During the closing stages of tonight's episode, our central character, Sarah, delivers the following monologue:
If there is a flaw in chess as a game of war, it is this. Unlike war, the rules of chess are constant, the pieces unchangeable. You will never win the heart of a rook or the mind of a knight. They are deaf to your arguments. And so be it.
The goal of a chess game is total annihilation. But, in war, even as the blood beats in your ears and you race after your enemy, there is the hope that saner minds than yours will stop you before you reach your target. In war, unlike chess, rules can be changed. Truces can be called. The greatest of enemies can become the best of friends.
In war - there is hope.