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
Featured in this Episode
Real World Connections
Blog | Sore Attachments
Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., examines the psychological impacts of the war on nurses.
Behind the Lens | Disease
Learn how food, sanitation and hygiene impacted the spread of disease amongst soldiers.
Scenes from Episode 2 | Photo Gallery
In the wake of Lincoln’s visit, the hospital staff tries to save one of their own.
The Greens work together to hide an ugly secret. McBurney plots to send Mary home.