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The Plot Against America - Episode Guide

Season 1

Part 1

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Mar 16, 2020

Part 1

Herman Levin, anticipating a promotion at work, takes his family to look at a house in an upwardly mobile neighborhood, though Bess is wary of leaving the safety of their tight-knit Jewish community and raising a family amid growing anti-Semitism sparked by Lindbergh's ascendancy. As the family spinster, her sister Evelyn has a disappointing rendezvous with a married lover, but later, finds herself charmed by a distinguished local clergyman, Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf. Meanwhile, getting an earful from Herman for being fired from his job, his orphaned nephew, Alvin Levin seeks retaliation for an aggrieved friend.

Part 2

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Mar 23, 2020

Part 2

Bengelsdorf, with Evelyn as his assistant, becomes a fundamental asset in the Lindbergh camp. Alvin decides between serving a local magnate or fighting the fascist forces spreading across the world.

Part 3

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Mar 30, 2020

Part 3

In the early days of the Lindbergh administration, Herman decides the family will continue with their planned trip to Washington, D.C, despite Bess' desire to visit Canada, where Jewish families are emigrating. After paying a visit to Evelyn, Sandy shows interest in an assimilation program targeting Jewish youth and spearheaded by Bengelsdorf. In London, Alvin stands out during his military training and is selected for a special mission.

 

Part 4

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Apr 6, 2020

Part 4

Evelyn and Bengelsdorf receive an invitation from Mrs. Lindbergh to a state dinner for Nazi Germany's foreign minister, as Evelyn makes Sandy the face of the youth assimilation program. Back from war, Alvin takes a job at his uncle's warehouse. Philip is traumatized by a death in the neighborhood.

Part 5

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Apr 13, 2020

Part 5

After learning the family has been selected for an essentially forced relocation to Kentucky under the Homestead Act, Herman looks to make a challenge in court, while Bess and Philip appeal to Bengelsdorf and Evelyn, respectively. Later, Bess gives Herman an ultimatum when violence breaks out at a rally for Lindbergh's most public liberal challenger.

Part 6

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Apr 20, 2020

Part 6

As riots and conspiracies spread across the country in the lead up to Election Day, Herman takes measures to keep his family safe. Meanwhile, Bess does all she can at a great distance to help a small child caught in a maelstrom of anti-Semitism in Kentucky. Alvin is recruited for a new and secret mission as the ties that bind the Levins together are stressed.

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