Mercy Street Airs Sundays at 8 on PBS
Mercy Street, PBS’ first American drama in nearly a decade, is inspired by real events of Civil War Alexandria, Virginia. Set in 1862, the second season of MERCY STREET picks up directly from the dramatic events at the end of the season one finale, continuing to explore the growing tensions within Alexandria, the complicated interpersonal dynamics of Dr. Foster, Nurse Mary and the Mansion House staff, the increasingly precarious position of the Green family and the changing predicament of the burgeoning black population. Allegiances blur, loyalties shift and the drama intensifies as the scope of the war expands.
In last week’s episode, the staff united to save one of their own. A former slave turned activist arrived in town, causing a rift between Dr. Foster and Mary. The Greens are in disarray; Emma and Frank’s romance ignites and Samuel plans for a reunion with Aurelia.
On tonight’s episode (airing at 8:00 PM (7 CT) on PBS), a house guest becomes the focus of Alice’s schemes. When Mary falls gravely ill, Dr. 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.
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