Season 2: Episode 1 | Balm in Gilead

The bonds of family, love and freedom are tested in the new season of Mercy Street.

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Season 2: Episode 1 |  Balm in Gilead

Aired January 22, 2017

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The staff unites to save one of their own. A former slave turned activist arrives in town, causing a rift between Foster and Mary. The Greens are in disarray; Emma and Frank’s romance ignites and Samuel plans for a reunion with Aurelia. 

Historical Context The episode takes place over three days between June 25 and July 1, 1862, the period of the Seven Days Battles, during which Confederate General Robert E. Lee drove the invading Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, away from Richmond and into a retreat down the Virginia Peninsula. It marked the culmination of the Peninsula Campaign, a victory for the Confederacy.  

Directed by Stephen Cragg​

 

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