Women at War New Series Season 1 Episode 6 Recap And Review

Episode 6 Recap 

  Eleanor takes Charles to a convent-turned-hospital at the beginning of episode 6 of Women at War after discovering that both of his hands have been irreparably damaged by the use of destructive equipment.

  Apparently, Charles had no other way to get away from the front line. Charles' paranoia led him to self-harm because despite his best efforts, he was unable to kill Caroline. Charles demands immediate surgery, as Joseph discovers when he removes the cloth covering his hands. He is taken to the operating room by Joseph and Suzanne, where it is discovered that all of his bone fragments are damaged. So they have to amputate him because they have no other alternative options. Charles tries to get out of bed, but Suzanne calms him down.  

As the German army attacks them with deadly chlorine gas on the front lines, the French soldiers cannot keep up and are seriously injured one by one. The men are immediately taken to the hospital because they are bleeding.

  General Duvernet is forced to ask Lucien for help in conducting reconnaissance flights on the front line. The General ignores Suzanne's attempts to convince him that Lucien is not fit enough to fly.

  Agnes and sister Geneviève argue as a result of Agnes' attempts to contact her. Father Vautrin tricks Geneviève into thinking that his abuse is an act of heaven. Suzanne sees Geneviève trying to storm down the hall.

  Later, after speaking with Suzanne, Agnes decides to report Father Vautry to the diocese. Agnes is advised by Suzanne that she is not sufficiently supported in her complaints about him. He says that the Diocese will accept Agnes' account of events if Geneviève is honest with them about the whole incident.

  Marcel shows up unexpectedly in the neighborhood and pulls Joly out of the barracks because he needs to share some sensitive information. Marcel reveals the truth that he is Marguerite's mother and then gives her a public assistance number.

  General Duvernet and Lucien order a reconnaissance flight while they analyze their strategy. Their schemes have been destroyed by poison gas, so the general must find out where the German troops have stored the gas.

  When Joseph returns to the convent, he tries to talk to Suzanne because he thinks Lucien is abusive and wants to protect her from him.

  Agnes discovered Geneviève's last trimester of pregnancy. Father Vautrin watched Agnes' movements in the convent. Agnes informs Geneviève of the situation and tells her to keep the information from Father Vautrin.

  Charles' removal from the Ministry is revealed to Eleanor. Charles says he was fired more than a year ago. Of course, his brother's passing makes him the owner of the company, and now that Charles has taken over, all the employees are unhappy. For Madeleine's sake, Eleonore cannot do what she wants to do - remove Caroline from the family.

Marguerite learns that Colin knows who she is. When Colin rushes to the military unit to talk to her, she can't forgive him. Marguerite tells him the truth about herself. She goes on to say that she was Colin at the young age of seventeen after falling in love with a man. Marguerite's father abandoned her because she embarrassed the family by getting pregnant. Marguerite decided to work as a prostitute to save her son. He changed his body for Colin's basic needs and the lifestyle he deserved. Furthermore, to allow Colin to live his life, Marguerite had to leave him.

  Marguerite tells Colin that she continued to follow him for the four years after he was taken from welfare. Marguerite admits that she didn't want Colin to know about her and that she just wanted to get to know him.  

  The next day, to lighten the mood, the emergency workers invite Carolyn to a party at their new home. Thanks to General Duvernet, ladies can stay in this house. Speaking of Colin, Marguerite tells Caroline that Colin will never forgive her. Therefore, Carolina advises Margarita to consider giving her some space. Juliette witnesses a heat of the moment kiss between Marguerite and Caroline.

  The next evening, Juliet arrives at the brothel and tells Marcel about the kissing encounter. In her pettiness, she tells Charles that she did the same. Charles takes the opportunity to tell Eleanor all the details of Caroline's past when she returns home. Eleonore kicks Caroline out after Charles claims she betrayed Victor's trust by having an affair with Marguerite.

  Lucien successfully betrays the French soldiers and he reveals their entire strategy to Karl, a German officer. General Duvernet intended to target their gas supply, but the German soldiers instead target General Duvernet's troops, killing many soldiers in the process.

  Father Vautrin continues to follow Geneviève around the convent, seeing that she no longer comes to see him. Geneviève tells him the truth that she is pregnant. Father Vautrin forces Geneviève to have an abortion to further seduce her. He tries to convince her that giving up the child is a means of faith. This time, Geneviève ignores her advice and goes to Agnes' room to inform her of the situation.


 Episode Review

  This episode amped up the drama a lot at this point. The show starts out perfect, then halfway through the show has you on the edge of your seat. Unfortunately, towards the later part - and in this episode as well - the show misses the mark by becoming a little too melodramatic and soap opera style.

  For example, when Sister Geneviève is about to commit suicide, Mother Agnes senses something is wrong and runs to the church. These over-dramatic sequences make the show seem somewhat absurd.

  Although this episode resolves the cliffhanger from the previous episode. Women in War clarifies Father Vaughtry's character arc and reveals his actions. It will be interesting to see how this complex situation unfolds in the upcoming episodes.

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