Season 2: Episode 2 | The House Guest
Aired January 29, 2017
A house guest becomes the focus of Alice’s schemes. When Mary falls ill, Foster’s attempts to care for her antagonize the new chief. Charlotte tries to contain the smallpox epidemic and Samuel has to make a difficult decision.
This episode plays as vivid descriptions of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s retreat from Richmond reach Alexandria. Gen. Robert E. Lee has prevailed; Confederate victory and a negotiated peace seem achievable.
Directed by Stephen Cragg