Till We Meet Again (1989): Part 02


Introduction

Judith Krantz’s Till We Meet Again is a 1989 two-episode television miniseries based on the 1988 Judith Krantz novel, Till We Meet Again. Its stars include Mia Sara, Bruce Boxleitner, Hugh Grant, Maxwell Caulfield, and Courteney Cox.

Also known as Judith Krantz’s ‘Till We Meet Again’.

Outline

The year is 1940, and World War II is in full motion. Freddy is stationed as an army pilot in England and becomes good friends with co-pilot Jane Longbridge (Serena Gordon). She meets Jane’s older brother Tony (John Vickery) and soon marries him and becomes pregnant. Unbeknownst to her, Tony’s best man Jock Hampton (Bruce Boxleitner) is in love with her. Meanwhile, in France, Bruno takes over control of the chateau after the country surrenders to Germany and the family’s vineyard becomes occupied by the German army. Bruno happily collaborates with German Captain Ruttemann. Delphine desperately tries to find Armand, who was taken prisoner in Dunkirk. Bruno helps her set up a meeting with a German official to gather information but the official makes sexual advances which she rejects. Bruno is enraged at her for disrespecting the German army and violently rapes her.

Soon after, Bruno sets up a champagne trading business with the German army and is spotted by Charles Martin, a loyal worker who has been with De Lancels for decades. Bruno shoots and kills Charles in cold blood in front of Charles’ son Edward (Nick Wright). Armand, meanwhile, is assigned to do labour work at the vineyard in Chateau Valmont where Eve recognises him. When it turns out he has no vineyard skills he is to be sent off to a concentration camp. He and other prisoners revolt and manage to escape with help from Eve. He flees to Paris where he is reunited with Delphine. Paul, who was previously stationed in England, now serves the army in France and sees his wife for the first time in years. He tells her that Freddy has given birth to a daughter in England. At the chateau Paul learns of Bruno’s champagne trading business and orders him to leave the country. Bruno attempts to murder Paul but fails and leaves France.

After the war ends, Freddy moves back to Los Angeles, where she starts a business venture in aviation. She becomes a workaholic which comes at the cost of her marriage. Tony is unhappy and seeks comfort with alcohol and other women. Soon after he asks for a divorce and moves back to England. Jock, who is now working for Freddy, tells her that he has always loved her and was aware of Tony’s adultery. Freddy feels betrayed that Jock never told her anything about the mistresses and runs off to fly a plane. The plane crashes and she is seriously injured. Following her recovery she sells the shares of her company.

In 1952 Paul dies of a heart attack. Bruno interrupts his funeral to spit on his grave. There Edward recognizes him as his father’s killer. It also turns out that Bruno prepared a scheme that he would own the chateau after Paul’s death, following which he kicks Eve, Freddy and Delphine out. Edward takes revenge on Bruno by shooting and killing him; Bruno’s death is ruled as an accident. In the final scene Freddy, who was afraid to fly following her serious flying accident, conquers her fear of flying and kisses Jock.

Till We Meet Again Series

You can find a full index and overview of Till We Meet Again here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date:
    • Part 01: 19 November 1989.
    • Part 02: 21 November 1989.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 240 minutes (total running time).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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