Original air date: 02/26/2013 Runtime: 58:47 min. Principled aristocrat Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with a cruel socialite. Ignoring her overt flirtation with other men, Christopher resolves to remain faithful, even after encountering a fearless young suffragette.
Original air date: 02/26/2013 Runtime: 57:53 min. After a stint in France with her fawning admirer, Sylvia reunites with Christopher, though their relationship remains turbulent. When war is declared and he is ordered to massage military numbers, Christopher quits and enlists in the army.
Original air date: 02/27/2013 Runtime: 57:00 min. As Christopher recovers from shell shock in France, a round of vicious rumors leads to a shocking tragedy at Groby, his family home; Sylvia finds a new admirer; Valentine secures a London teaching job, but falls out of favor with Edith.
Original air date: 02/27/2013 Runtime: 57:49 min. In Rouen, Christopher prepares recruits for battle; Sylvia visits her husband in France, oblivious to the consequences; Christopher angers the chief of military police and another officer and is ordered to leave Campion's training unit--for the front.
Original air date: 02/28/2013 Runtime: 56:56 min. At the front, Christopher takes over from an officer who suffers from shell shock and a drinking problem. After General Campion arrives, Christopher is sent home--where Sylvia desperately tries to keep her husband from building a future with Valentine.