Fellow Travelers: Miniseries

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2023
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Over the course of four decades, Hawk, Tim, Marcus, Lucy, and Frankie cross paths through the Vietnam War protests of... More

Where to watch Fellow Travelers: Miniseries

Fellow Travelers: Miniseries is available to stream in Australia now... More on Paramount+.

Fellow Travelers: Miniseries episodes

Episode 1.1

You're Wonderful

In 1950’s Washington, Hawkins Fuller is a war hero moving... More up the ladder at the State Department, flirting with women while enjoying clandestine sex with men and avoiding emotional entanglements. Everything changes when Hawk meets religious Tim Laughlin: they begin an affair that puts them in jeopardy. In 1986, married Hawk receives a mysterious package and decides he must see Tim.

Episode 1.2

Bulletproof

When the State Department begins investigations into suspected homosexuals, Hawk... More distances himself from Tim, who questions his faith. Hawk’s colleague Mary comes under suspicion. Journalist Marcus loses his job after a dispute with Roy Cohn but is comforted by drag performer Frankie. Needing cover, Hawk draws closer to Lucy Smith. In 1980s San Francisco, Hawk observes gay life in the AIDS crisis when Tim’s sister forbids him to see Tim.

Episode 1.3

Hit Me

Hawk and Tim go on a road trip that turns... More sour when Tim realizes Hawk is using the trip to dig up dirt on Senator Smith’s enemies. Marcus and Frankie’s encounter with a racist bouncer nearly tears them apart. Roy is desperate to keep David from being drafted and Jean Kerr questions McCarthy’s masculinity. In 1980s San Francisco, Tim withholds forgiveness until a medical emergency gives Hawk a chance to prove he’s worthy of it.

Episode 1.4

Your Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire

As the government’s purge of homosexuals continues, Hawk faces a... More polygraph test about his sex life and publicly courts Lucy while involving Tim in a desperate plot to destroy McCarthy and Cohn. Marcus makes peace with his attraction to Frankie’s feminine persona. David has been drafted and Roy threatens to destroy the Army. In 1980s San Francisco, Hawk meets Marcus and Frankie’s adopted son and Tim recruits Hawk to help his AIDS activist group.

EPISODE 1.5

Promise You Won't Write

Roy Cohn’s obsession with David Schine leads to the televised... More Army-McCarthy hearings and national scandal as McCarthy’s allies attack Senator Smith, threatening to expose family secrets. Hawk tries to protect Smith while hiding his secret life from Lucy, although a tragedy brings them closer. Marcus must decide between his love for Frankie and his new job at the Post. Exposed to McCarthy’s – and Hawk’s – true natures, Tim makes a life-changing decision about his future.

EPISODE 1.6

Beyond Measure

It’s 1968 and Tim’s an anti-war protester sought by the... More FBI. Hawk and Lucy have a settled life, two children and a country house – the perfect spot for Tim to hide. Out of touch for years, Hawk wants Tim back in his life and Tim – on his way to becoming a priest – can’t resist Hawk’s charms. Marcus puts aside his career to care for his aged father while denying himself romance. Frankie becomes a counselor for “girls” left behind by society.

EPISODE 1.7

White Nights

It’s 1979 and Tim, now a social worker in San... More Francisco, travels to Fire Island where he suspects Hawk is drinking himself to death after a family tragedy. Hawk takes Tim on a tour of “gay paradise,” indulging in dancing, drugs and unbridled sex until things take a dark turn. In San Francisco, Marcus and Frankie are drawn into the explosion of gay rage prompted by the verdict in Dan White’s murder trial. Hawk’s adult daughter, Kimberly, challenges Lucy to share the truth about her marriage.

EPISODE 1.8

Make It Easy

In 1957, Hawk and Tim reunite at Senator McCarthy’s funeral... More and try, one last time, to find a way to be together, but the pressures of impending fatherhood may force Hawk to commit an act of betrayal. In San Francisco, in 1986, Hawk seeks redemption, seeing Tim through a medical crisis and facing Lucy, who arrives with an ultimatum. Marcus and Frankie are stunned by news concerning their adopted son, Jerome. Tim makes a wrenching decision that will change Hawk’s life forever.

Fellow Travelers: Miniseries | Ratings & Reviews

"This elegant gay love story transcends most of its clichés."

TV GuideTV Guide

"A complex, intimate, captivating and visually stunning portrait of anguish and desire."

VarietyVariety

"If the structure is flawed, the acting and characterization of the central trio are not."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"An unwieldy gay history lesson."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"The magnetism and pathos of the series' central duo remains powerful throughout."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"You’ll be with them until journey’s end, but you’ll wish they took fewer detours."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"If not unique ... still enough of a rarity that one is happy to find it exists."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"By turns vital and stodgy, with passionate, emotional elements ... in conflict with by-the-numbers storylines."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Irresistible sci-fi thriller."

The AgeThe Age

"A steamy saga about bittersweet love."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Gracefully guides a steamy romance through familiar history."

IndieWireIndieWire

"A historical trip that’s well worth taking."

CNNCNN

"As heart-wrenching as it is heartwarming."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Matt Bomer does his best work in years."

RogerEbert.comRogerEbert.com

"There’s real heat and chemistry between Bomer and Bailey."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"Bomer and Bailey make a great team through all of it."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Can’t seem to decide if it wants to be a history lesson or a human-scale story."

VultureVulture

"The series offers plenty of room for its two leads, but not much for everybody else."

ColliderCollider

"Resonates as a sweeping love story full of joy and pain."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

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