the queens gambit Season 1 Episode 7

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Jolene informs Beth that Mr. Shaibel has died. They travel to attend his funeral, visiting the trailer Beth and her mother lived in and the orphanage, which Beth refuses to enter. After the funeral, Beth revisits the orphanage and is moved to tears when she finds newspaper clippings on Mr. Shaibel's basement wall revealing that he had followed her career up until his death, as well as a photograph of the pair together during her time at the orphanage. Beth gives up her funding to travel to Moscow from the Christian Crusade after she refuses to publicly endorse their conservative Christian, anti-communist beliefs. Benny is furious when she calls asking for help finding new funding, refusing to help her. Jolene volunteers to loan her the money, and Beth is able to travel to Moscow to play in the Moscow Invitational, accompanied by Booth, a minder from the State Department who gives her strict instructions not to fraternize with the Soviets. A sober Beth begins the invitational by swiftly beating her early opponents, earning her the adoration of the Soviet public and autograph requests every time she exits the playing venue. She defeats several tough opponents, including ex-World Champion Luchenko, who tells her she is the greatest chess player he has ever seen. While in Moscow, she remembers the events leading up to her mother’s fatal crash, revealing her mother deliberately crashed into the truck on New Circle Road. The night before her final game against Borgov, she finally resolves to play sober, flushing her stash of tranquilizer pills. In the final, Beth plays the Queen's Gambit to open but Borgov requests an adjournment, which is permitted after forty moves. That evening, Beth reconnects with Townes, who is covering the tournament for the Lexington Herald-Leader. The two make amends for Beth’s abrupt departure in Las Vegas. The next day, Beth receives a phone call from Benny, who has assembled Harry, Matt, Mike, Wexler, and Levertov to analyze the adjourned position of her game with Borgov. Beth expresses gratitude and takes detailed notes of their analysis. When play resumes that evening, Beth beats Borgov after refusing a draw offer and “Liza” is greeted to a hero’s welcome from the locals listening outside the venue. On the way to the airport, Booth tells her the President wants to receive her at the White House for a photo opportunity. Beth exits the car and heads for a Moscow park where elderly local men play chess. They recognize her and greet her warmly, inviting her to play.

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Anya Taylor-Joy

BC

Bill Camp

MI

Moses Ingram

IJ

Isla Johnston

CS

Christiane Seidel

RR

Rebecca Root

CP

Chloe Pirrie

AN

Akemnji Ndifornyen

MH

Marielle Heller

HM

Harry Melling

PK

Patrick Kennedy

JF

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

TB

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

MD

Marcin Dorociński

Stars:

Anya Taylor-Joy. Bill Camp. Moses Ingram. Isla Johnston. Christiane Seidel. Rebecca Root. Chloe Pirrie. Akemnji Ndifornyen. Marielle Heller. Harry Melling. Patrick Kennedy. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd. Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Marcin Dorociński.

Release Date:

October 23, 2020

MMPA Rating:

PG-0

Plot Keywords:

drama sport

Cast & Crew of

the queens gambit Season 1 Episode 7

Cast

A

Anya Taylor-Joy

BC

Bill Camp

MI

Moses Ingram

IJ

Isla Johnston

CS

Christiane Seidel

RR

Rebecca Root

CP

Chloe Pirrie

AN

Akemnji Ndifornyen

MH

Marielle Heller

HM

Harry Melling

PK

Patrick Kennedy

JF

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

TB

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

MD

Marcin Dorociński

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Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price. ...

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After her overdose, Beth is forbidden to play chess. Years pass, and Beth is adopted as a teenager by Lexington couple Alma and Allston Wheatley. Alma drinks heavily and Allston is emotionally distant, frequently leaving for "business trips," making clear to Beth that the marriage is not a happy one ...

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