North and South

Season 1 Episode 3

Book 1 - Episode 3

Aired Unknown Nov 03, 1985 on ABC
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Time period: spring 1848 - summer 1854. George gets married while Orry inherits the family plantation. The Mains visit the Hazards in Pennsylvania, causing both love and hate spring between some of both family members. Billy and Charles join West Point together while Orry and George begin a partnership business.moreless

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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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: Orry's walking cane clearly bends when he hits one of the fighters on the back while breaking up Charles's fight at the tavern.

    • QUOTES (37)

      • Orry: It nearly killed me being away from you.
        Madeline: Please... we mustn't say things like that to each other.
        Orry: Why not? We feel them.
        Madeline: There's nothing we can do.
        Orry: You don't love him. You are not his.

      • Madeline: I'm not afraid.
        Orry: I'm afraid for you.
        Madeline:: Well then, this is all we have.

      • (Slaves are being punished)
        Madeline: It's my fault!
        Maum Sally: It's nobody's fault. It's just the way things are.

      • Madeline: (About George) He's a very good friend, isn't he?
        Orry: He's the best I'll ever have.

      • (George says goodbye to Orry at the train station)
        Orry: George, can you see anything we could have done to stop all this?
        George: No, I think we had a chance somewhere along the line and we missed it.
        Orry: Or threw it away.

      • (Orry breaks a wine glass, and Brett storms into the room worried)
        Orry: What do you want?
        Brett: I thought the house was falling down.
        Orry: Just give it time, Brett. A house divided cannot stand... and neither can I.

      • (Orry agrees to be Charles's second in a duel between him and Whitney Smith. Charles says he can handle it without any training)
        Orry: But you can't. This is not just another one of your country brawls, Charles. This is a duel, theoretically between gentlemen. It will be fought with rules, strict rules. Now you are a Main, Charles. You hear me? You are a Main. Now I can't have you dying on me and sullying the family name.
        Charles: Well, if there's one reason on earth I wouldn't want to get my brains blown out, that's it.

      • (Virgilia sends the Mains a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Brett is horrified by the things written in it)
        Brett: George and Constance and Billy, they know that we're not like that, don't they?
        Orry: Of course they do, Brett, they understand.
        Brett: But Orry, you didn't understand.
        Orry: What?
        Brett: When Virgilia helped Grady leave.
        Orry: Go home, Brett.

      • Constance: (To George) I want Belvedere to be a link to the underground rail road.

      • Madeline: (To Orry about Justin) You can see how dangerous he is, he'd find me and kill me.

      • Ashton: (To Billy) If you cared about me, you wouldn't be such a damn gentleman.

      • George: Main and Hazard, that's got a nice ring to it.
        Orry: Almost as good as Hazard and Main.

      • Virgilia: Slave owners are nothing more than whore masters.

      • Ashton: If you don't like Southerners Virgilia, then why in the world did you invite us up here?
        Virgilia: I didn't want you here, but I wasn't consulted.

      • Charles: (To Brett about Billy and Ashton) Never mind pretty girl, he'll get enough of her games sooner than you think. Come on, lets take a walk, you and I.

      • Charles: (To Billy about Ashton) One hundred proof of trouble, take my word and give her a wide birth, Brett's the one you want, take another look at her.

      • Brett: Oh Ashton, I just have to say it, I think he is so handsome.
        Ashton: Billy? He'll do, of course along side Charles most anyone would look good.

      • Orry: Here's to life.
        Charles: Thanks to you.

      • Orry: (To Charles) You have shown every attribute of a South Carolinan gentleman today. I'm proud of you.

      • Orry: (About Whitney Smith) That peacock over there is to stupid to be scared.

      • Orry: (To Charles) Fear will push you into haste and haste will push you into the grave.

      • Orry: (To Charles) Now I'm going to teach you how to shoot and how to win. 72 hours is all we got.

      • Salem Jones: I can't find a way to get away from that tribe.
        Charles: What's that you say Salem?
        Salem Jones: None of your business boy, you keep your ugly Main nose in your own ale.
        Charles: You insult my family.
        Salem Jones: Your family, is that what you call them? That ain't what they call you.
        Charles: So happens I'm not in love with the Mont Royal branch of the family myself, but I've talked to some of the slaves about you Mr. Jones, the fact is I defend you. They said you weren't fit to sleep with pigs, but I said you were!

      • Orry: It's best to take care of hard business early, and that's what I'm here to do.
        Salem Jones: Is that so?
        Orry: I'm relieving you from your employ of Mont Royal.
        Salem Jones: Why?
        Orry: I never liked you or the way you did your job.

      • Semiramis: I've been a slave all my life, that don't mean that I liked it.

      • Charles: (To Semiramis) They don't care about me, they treat me like I'm a stranger. Hell if it wasn't for my last name they wouldn't have me here at all.

      • Isabel: (To Stanley) We'll have out chance, we'll get back everything that your brother George has stolen from us, him and his Irish slut of his. We're going to make them sorry. Very sorry indeed.

      • Isabel: (To Stanley) I just don't understand you. Why weren't you stronger with him? Instead you let your brother George walk all over you.

      • Orry: I've ridden by a hundred times hoping you'd be here.
        Madeline: Oh, I tried to stay away too, but I couldn't.
        Orry: There hasn't been a day that I hadn't thought about you.

      • Justin: Quite a reputation around here, Madeline the Merciful.

      • Virgilia: (Anticipating the Mains visit) Oh mother, we need to notify the architects, so we can set up slave quarters in the back.

      • (To Huntoon about courting Ashton)
        Orry: You may, and god's feet will guide you Mr. Huntoon, you will need it.

      • (About her engagement to Huntoon)
        Ashton: But what's love got to do with anything? Everybody says James is going to be real important someday and a girl can never have to many important men courting her, now can she?

      • (To Orry, after being fired)
        Salem Jones: You hear me, the day may come when you'll regret throwing me out like this, and I promise you that.

      • Madeline: In my heart I'm married to you and I always will be.

      • (About slavery)
        Virgilia: The true crop of a Southern Plantation is a human crop.

      • Orry: Miss Hazard. Perhaps if you knew more about our state and way of life you wouldn't be so quick to condemn.
        Virgilia: Mr. Main, I know all I need to know. And I will not sit down at a table with a man who chooses to keep his fellow human beings in bondage!

    • NOTES (2)

      • Patrick Swayze was mourning the death of his father while filming the scenes in which Orry Main deals with his father's death. Swayze had a hard time shooting those due to such a sad coincidence.

      • Season 1 Episode 3 script was written by Kathleen A. Shelley. The final draft dates September 6, 1984. Revisions date October 3, 1984.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Virgilia sends the Mains a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

        Harriet Becher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852. It had a deep effect about slavery in the United States, intensifying the internal conflict that lead to the American Civil War.