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Transatlantic – Episode 6 Recap

Scene from Transatlantic Episode 6 to illustrate recap

Episode 5 ended with Commissaire Frot and Mr. Patterson finding out about MJ’s involvement in the British Intelligence.

Transatlantic is a historical drama based on the novel titled The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer. It follows the efforts of Mary Jayne Gold and Varian Fry who helped refugees escaped to the US during the WWII. Starring Gillian Jacobs, Cory Michael Smith, and Lucas Englander.

Streaming on Netflix

Transatlantic - Episode 6 Summary & Recap

Opportunity to save 300 people

The episodes starts off with the ERC and the refugees playing a game on the main table in the villa. Then, a little kid stumbled across a recording device at the bottom of the table. Someone had been listening to their conversations, including the one where Albert, Paul, and MJ plan to rescue the British POWs.

The captain of SS Sinaia is leaving Marseille the next day since the ports are open. He told Varian that he had spots for 200 people, and so Varian immediately get to work. He wanted to make full use of the space. At first, Varian thought that his team could fake some Chinese visa, but it turned out that the paperwork they were forging wasn’t for a visa. Varian then got in touch with Bingham to make more American visas for the refugees. Bingham agreed to help.

In the US consul office, Patterson told Bingham and his secretary, Letoret, about Mary Jayne’s involvement with the British. He ordered Bingham to find someone to pin the blame on- someone that isn’t an American. Bingham had a hard time blaming someone who is innocent, so Letoret stepped up and chose to pin the blame on Hans Fittko. Letoret even impored Patterson to look for Hans with the rest of the group at Villa Bel Air.

Secret revealed

Meanwhile, Paul and Albert found out that the French authorities are starting to deport Jew prisoners to Germany. Albert warned MJ, but MJ is now concerned about Albert. As per the last episode, Albert already got his American visa. However, it turns out that ha hasn’t collect it yet as he intend to stay in Marseille to save more Jewish refugees. Varian also found out about Albert’s visa from Bingham.

Mary Jayne and Albert helping Serge get a Mexican visa. Photo: Netflix

That night, Bingham got to work and printed visas for all the passengers on Varian’s list. He did so using Patterson’s pen and stamp. Meanwhile, Patterson was hands-on tracking Hans Fittko that very night. He saw Hans getting into a truck with Paul and Albert and they went to the revolutionary meeting. Having seen this with his own two eyes, Patterson reported the matter to Commissaire Frot.

Trouble ensues

In the morning, Varian got the Jews to the port and Bingham met him there with the visas. At the Splendide Hotel, Paul was arrested by the French authorities, but Petit managed to hide. In the US Consul, Patterson noticed that his stamp was used as the visa paper stack got thinner. He had a meeting with the ACM, so he ordered Letoret to call the French authorities to stop the ship and anyone with an American visa.

However, Letoret did not make those calls. Instead, it was revealed that she was the one who placed the recorder in the villa. Letoret typed out the conversation between MJ, Albert and Paul when they made the plan to break into the prison camp Then, she took the document to the German Reich. She has been a spy for the Germans all this while.

The SS Sinaia set sail for the US and MJ is happy that they managed to save 257 Jews. In a tender moment, she offered to marry Albert so that he could escape with her. At first, Albert was skeptical about what they could do from the US to help his people, but MJ convinced him that they would be closer to people of power in the US.

Just as Albert accepted her offer, Petit came running in, telling them that Paul had been captured.


Additional Observations From Episode 6

  • Bingham was fired by Patterson the very morning Patterson noticed that Bingam forged the American visas.
  • Patterson released MJ’s dog so that it can go back to MJ.

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