Colonel Brandon wounds but spares Willoughby, who married heiress Grey, in a duel. Later Brandon explains that while he was in colonial India, the doc seduced his first love in England and abandoned here with a daughter, now fifteen. Elinor is heartbroken herself that Edward Ferrars is engaged to Miss Lucy Steele. His haughty mother disinherits him in favor of younger brother, Robert after sister Anne betrays that engagement. But new turns of events bring both sisters unexpected fortune.
Did You Know?
This episode opens with a duel between Colonel Brandon and Willoughby, something that merits one line in the novel. This is the first time this moment has been filmed. See more
The action takes place in the early 1800s but, after the ball, Mrs Jennings refers to the event as being like the Black Hole of Calcutta, The Black Hole of Calcutta was an infamous incident during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 some 50 years later. See more
Miss Dashwood, Elinor, I came here with no expectation. After everything that's happened to you, you have every right to turn me away this instant. But I cannot leave here without conveying the intensity of my feelings for you. I loved you at Norland, almost from our first encounter. I couldn't express it then as I was bound by my promise to Lucy. I think you felt it and were puzzled and hurt by my lack of openness with you. Let me be open now. Everyday since I first saw you, my love for you ...