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By Carl Burton
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Episode 1: DUSTWUN
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In the middle of the night, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl grabs a notebook, snacks, water, some cash. Then he quietly slips off a remote U.S. Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into the dark, open desert. About 20 minutes later, it occurs to him: he’s in over his head.
Episode 2: The Golden Chicken
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On the move with Bergdahl, the Taliban slip past the U.S. Army’s massive effort to find him. During those days and weeks, each side is asking, what is Bergdahl worth to us?
Episode 3: Escaping
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Bergdahl’s first year in captivity starts with an escape and ends with an escape. In between, he learns necessary, twisted lessons of survival.
Episode 4: The Captors
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What's happening on the other side of the door?
Episode 5: Meanwhile, in Tampa
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CIA, FBI, YouTube, the Portland PD? There was no handbook for getting Bergdahl back.
Episode 6: 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off?
Episode 7: Hindsight, Part 1
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It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.
Episode 9: Trade Secrets
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You don’t make peace with your friends.
Episode 10: Thorny Politics
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Are you hearing what I’m hearing?
Episode 11: Present for Duty
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The Season Two finale: What is Bowe’s fault, and what isn’t?