Editor’s note: Miriam Ramirez, a freelance writer and former reporter for The Monitor in McAllen, Texas, served as an active-duty Military Police/Corrections Specialist in the United States Army. She’ll be recapping Serial Season 2 for Mashable.
SPOILER ALERT! The following contains spoilers from Season 2, Episode 9 of the Serial podcast.
Episode 9, “Trade Secrets,” begins with US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl describing the first few moments after his rescue by a special operations team, where he is airlifted to a military base to begin his recovery.
He is disoriented and unable to speak. It’s been five years since he had this much freedom, and this many non-Taliban soldiers around him. It seems like a storybook ending until we hear another soldier ask: “All that for one soldier?” …