Mercy Street (2017): S02E04 – Southern Mercy


Introduction

Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel.

Outline

A Union private named Ames arrives at Mansion House fresh from the Second Battle of Bull Run seeking help for his sick companion. Chaplain Hopkins wants to do more for the war effort, and he and Emma head out for the battlefield to rescue wounded soldiers. As the two share a kiss, they are attacked, and Hopkins fights with and drowns their attacker. Jane witnesses Emma aiding the wounded Union soldiers, confirming her suspicions. Jed is startled to meet Lisette, as the two turn out to have a stormy past. Jed suspects Ames and his companion of being gay lovers and tries to expel Ames from the hospital, but Lisette discovers the truth – Ames is a woman in disguise. As Charlotte teaches at a new school for contraband ex-slaves, Samuel helps Byron prepare for the medical exam by conducting an autopsy, and the two happen upon a startling medical discovery. Matron Brennan’s son arrives at Mansion House seeking a medical deferment from combat, and after his mother refuses, turns to Nurse Hastings. As James proposes a “cotton diplomacy” plan to Confederate officials, Jimmy’s plans to smuggle European weapons to the battle lines are discovered by two of his black employees. Pressured to kill them, Jimmy can’t bring himself to do it and instead lets them flee, telling them to go north. While spying, Alice obtains a list of traitors to the Southern cause, which includes her own brother’s name.

Mercy Street Series

You can find a full index and overview of Mercy Street here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 February 2017.
  • Running Time: 54 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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