North and South (1994): S03E01


Introduction

North and South is the title of three American television miniseries broadcast on the ABC network in 1985, 1986, and 1994.

Set before, during, and immediately after the American Civil War, they are based on the 1980s trilogy of novels North and South by John Jakes.

Outline

Summer 1865 to autumn 1865.

Elkanah Bent, having survived the explosion of his hidden ammunition depot near Richmond, becomes obsessed with getting his “final revenge” on Orry Main and George Hazard, whom he blames for his failures in life. Bent travels to Richmond and stabs Orry to death. Ashton visits Madeline with the threat of taking back everything of hers that Orry and Madeline took from her, including Mont Royal, but is horrified to learn that Bent killed Orry. When Bent tells her he has no use for her anymore, a furious Ashton tries unsuccessfully to kill him. Heartbroken at Orry’s death, Madeline tries to rebuild the Main family mansion at Mont Royal and helps local freed slaves, to the disapproval of most of her white neighbours. After learning of Orry’s death, George goes to Mont Royal and helps Madeline. Charles Main, now a corporal in the US Cavalry in the Old West, meets and romances Willa Parker. Ashton begins working as a prostitute in Santa Fe to earn enough money to buy Mont Royal, unaware of its fate. Carrying out the next part of his plan of revenge, Bent goes to the Hazard mansion near Philadelphia and murders George’s wife Constance.

North and South Series

You can find a full index and overview of North and South here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 1994.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Running Time: 90 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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