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“Manhattan” Season One Recaps

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Here is a list of our recaps of each episode of season one of WGN America’s television show “Manhattan.” The show portrays a fictionalized version of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. The first season focuses on Frank Winter’s team as they try to develop an implosion method for a plutonium bomb, while the other scientific teams remain convinced that a “Thin Man” gun-type plutonium bomb would work. “Manhattan” received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design

The second season will premiere on Tuesday, October 13. Follow us on Twitter @AtomicHeritage as we live-tweet each episode as it airs. We will post a recap shortly after each episode.