North and South

Season 1 Episode 2

Book 1 - Episode 2

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Aired Unknown Nov 03, 1985 on ABC
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Time period: autumn 1844 - spring 1848. Orry and George graduate from West Point after having forced Bent leave the academy with a revenge, which will soon take place during the Mexican War. Both men return home and George finds love.

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    Genie Francis

    Genie Francis

    Brett Main Hazard

    James Read

    James Read

    George Hazard

    Lesley-Anne Down

    Lesley-Anne Down

    Madeline Fabray LaMotte

    Patrick Swayze

    Patrick Swayze

    Orry Main

    Wendy Kilbourne

    Wendy Kilbourne

    Constance Flynn Hazard

    Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley

    Virgilia Hazard

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (35)

      • Madeline: (To Maum Sally) Sometimes... Orry's face is... so clear to me.

      • Bent: What do you want, Hazard? Your manner is offensive. And what's more, you're out of uniform.
        George: I'm glad you notice. Or else I couldn't give you this. (Punches Bent).

      • Orry: George, there's some things people never recover from.

      • (They are trapped in the middle of the battle)
        George: We can't stay here! And we can't go back!
        Orry: That's what Bent had in mind!

      • Orry: This is our way of life, it has been for more than a hundred years! How would you like me, to come up to Lehigh Station, telling you how to run your life, to change the way you have always lived? But I mean this George. You and me... we're good friends, and if we wanna keep that friendship, there are certain things we can never say to each other. Some things we can never talk about.
        George: (Long pause) I guess you're right. We're supposed to be fighting Mexicans... not each other.

      • Tillet: Priam needed to be punished!
        Orry: I would not punish an animal that way, and neither would you!
        Tillet: Don't get me anymore of your yankee sermons!
        Orry: I am not preaching! I am arguing against brutality!
        Tillet: Well it's not your place! Now be so good as to leave me alone!

      • George: (To Orry) You didn't think I'd let you go to Mexico without me, did ya?

      • Bent: And you be on your guard. Because I won't forget you two. I won't forget you two, ever!
        George: That man is crazy.
        Orry: So we better believe him.
        George: And be on our guard? For how long...? The rest of our lifes?

      • (Visiting Orry at hospital)
        George: I'm in love Orry. Her name is Constance Flynn and she's wonderful. Now I know what you meant about Madeline and you.
        (Orry looks sad)
        George: She's warm, she's funny. She's beautiful. She's a first class cook too. I think I've been looking for her all my life. When I get up the courage, I'm going to ask her to marry me.
        Orry:

      • Justin: Nathaniel! Get your bloody carcass over here!
        Maum Sally: (To Madeline about Justin) What kind of man is he anyway?

      • Dr. Flynn: (Plots to get Constance dance with George) Why don't you follow me, Lieutenant. And be prepared to move fast. (He runs into Major Lafferty and spills his drink on him) Oh sorry, I didn't see you. It's a terrible waste of whisky, isn't it?

      • Orry: I wasn't sure for a while but I know now that I am very much alive.

      • Priam: (To Madeline) Folks have said you've got about the kindest heart around here.

      • George: You're going to start at Lehigh Station by being the best man at my wedding to Constance.
        Orry: I would be very proud to stand up with you, George.

      • George: (To Orry) Well, I don't think you got the judgment of a mule right now. All you can do is sit there and feel sorry about yourself.

      • Madeline: (About Orry) Oh, Maum Sally, I have to go to him, I have to, he needs me.
        Maum Sally: That is the one thing that you can never do.

      • George: (To Constance) Nothing like a trip to hell to show you what it's like.

      • George: Constance Flynn I love you. Will you marry me?
        Constance: Oh George, we both know it isn't as simple as that.
        George: You mean because you are a Catholic.
        Constance: And Irish Catholic. And my father's an abolitionist.
        George: Well so is my sister... even if my family refuses to admit it.
        Constance: Well they may refuse they have a daughter in law specially if she goes to mass and speaks like one of the house maids.
        George: Whatever my family thinks or doesn't think it doesn't make any difference. I love you. And I wanna marry you. If you wanna marry me.
        Constance: Of course I do.
        (They kiss)

      • (Constance and George make out for the first time)
        Constance: You know Pa won't be home for hours.
        George: We really shouldn't.
        Constance: And why not, aren't we almost married?

      • George: Get up Bent, I always knew you were a coward. If you ever cross me or my friend Orry Main again, I'll find you, and I'll kill you, just as sure as you crippled him.

      • (To Constance)
        George: Your laugh is one of the beautiful things about you.

      • (To George)
        Constance: My father thinks he's very clever Lieutenant Hazard, he doesn't want me feeling obligated to go back to Ireland with him, so he's been trying to find me a husband.

      • (To Constance)
        George: I could dance with you forever.

      • Senator Edwards: Elkanah, you should learn to curve your enthusiasm for yourself.

      • (To Orry)
        George: We're supposed to be fighting Mexicans, not each other.

      • (To Orry)
        Madeline: Forget me Orry, it's the only way.

      • (To Madeline)
        Orry: I love you, I had to tell you just once.

      • (To Madeline)
        Justin: If you ever speak out and embarrass me on any subject whatsoever ever again, you will suffer as you have never suffered before.

      • George: Well, I guess the best thing I ever did at West Point was to make a good friend from South Carolina.

      • George: Be on our guard? For how long, the rest of our lives?

      • Bent: I wanted to be the one to tell you, be here, see your faces when you hear the good news: I have been dismissed from this academy... you be on your guard because I won't forget you two, I wont forget you two ever.

      • Madeline: Perhaps that's why I remember Orry, to help me forget my life here at Resolute.

      • Orry: I can't forget about Madeline just like that.
        George: You don't have to forget her, you just have to stop thinking about her for a while.

      • Constance: You know I fell in love with you during our very first dance.
        George: Was it my face or the uniform?
        Constance: It was the way you looked when Major Laferty cut in on us, like a little lost puppy dog.

      • George: Constance Flynn I love you. Will you marry me?
        Constance: Oh George, we both know it isn't as simple as that.
        George: You mean because you are a Catholic.
        Constance: And Irish Catholic. And my father's an abolitionist.
        George: Well so is my sister... even if my family refuses to admit it.
        Constance: Well they may refuse they have a daughter in law specially if she goes to mass and speaks like one of he house maids.
        George: Whatever my family thinks or doesn't think it doesn't make any difference. I love you. And I wanna marry you. If you wanna marry me.
        Constance: Of course I do.
        (They kiss)

    • NOTES (5)

      • Executive Producer David L. Wolper and John Jakes argued about if Orry Main should lose his arm in the screen version. According to Wolper, the audience would be too distracted wondering where Swayze has it hidden to pay proper attention to the story. Jakes agreed to the change of having Orry suffer a limp, taking advantage of a real one that the actor suffered.

      • Patrick Swayze has a real limp due to an old knee injury. This was the reason why Orry was written to injure his leg instead of his arm (which would have been faithful to the novel).

      • Nomination:
        1986 Emmy: Several people for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special.

      • Script vs Screen: During George and Constance's first dance in Mexico, she replies twice to something he says in this form: Oh did you now? and Oh do you now?.
        However, the now is omitted both times in the script.

      • Season 1 Episode 2 script was written by Paul Edwards. The final draft dates September 6, 1984. Revisions date October 3, 1984.

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