North and South

Season 3 Episode 1

Book 3 - Episode 1

Aired Unknown Feb 27, 1994 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Only his fellow army fiend used to refer to Charles as Charlie, but in Book 3, everyone does so.

    • Goof: When Charles first starts to court Willa, he is a Corporal. Then, he is a First Sergeant, then he goes back again to Corporal.

    • Goof: Charles tells Willa that Gus' mum was killed in Virginia. However, Augusta died in the birth of their child.

    • Goof: Isabel Hazard is blonde haired in the third book while she was a brunette for the first two installments.

    • Ashton is extremely angry after finding out that Bent has killed Orry to the point of trying to kill Bent herself. However, she was most pleased about the idea of getting rid of his brother in the previous book.

    • Bent has apparently convinced Orry to meet together because he wants to start helping him and Madelline to feed the refugees of the south. There is no way Orry would have bought such a plan.

    • How is Ashton supposed to know exactly where Rose and her husband hide the gold? When she and Fen steal it, they head directly for the precise spot on the floor.

    • Bent kills both Orry and Constance in this episode.

    • Bent has severe scars in his chest and left shoulder as a result of the explosion at the end of the previous book.

    • Goof: When Ashton visits Madeline at the beginning of the episode, she steals the needle point work of Mont Royal that Clarissa made. However, how is it in Orry's and Madeline's possesion in the first place? It is not likely that Madeline stole it before leaving Mont Royal and Orry and her only came back to the family home to see it burn to ashes.

    • Goof: George leans forward and places his ear close to Constance's neck to check out if she is dead or alive. There's no way he can tell without checking for pulse.

    • Cooper Main, Orry's older brother, first appears in the show even if he was never mentioned or acknowledged in the previous books.

    • Bent tells Contance that Orry and George gave him the nickname of "Butcher Bent", something we never heard about before.

    • Goof: Madeline says she can recognize Cooper because of his hair, even though his head is fully covered with the Ku Klux Klan hoodie.

    • Goof: Charles' son Gus is five years old whereas Orry's son is just 1, even though Orry is the first born.

    • Goof: Despite being trown to the river and found in a severe condition, Bent still keeps his cane.

    • Madeline keeps Orry's half of the $10 note that George ripped when they were cadets in West Point.

    • Ashton can be hilarious in her wickedness. When she ends up as a prostitute in Santa Fe, she calls herself Senorita Brett after her sister.

    • Goof: When Bent kills Constance, their faces are touching in the close shots, but not in the wide shots.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • An older brother of Orry, Cooper Main, appears out o the blue. He is supposed to have been living for over 20 years in Columbia, but he has not been mentioned at all during books 1 and 2.

    • There is absolutely no mention to Billy Hazard fo the whole Book 3.

    • Genie Francis does only appear for two scenes in the whole book 3.

    • Lt. Pickles, the dark haired leader of the Ku Klux Klan was a fellow soldier of Charles Main in Book II.

    • Patrick Swayze (Orry Main) was not hired to appear in Book III, so his murder takes place at the beginning of Book III to justify his absence. Stock footage of Swayze from Book II and a look-alike stunt were used for the stabbing scene. This disappointed many fans because Orry was a really popular character.

    • North and South Book III was to be a NBC production rather than an ABC one (which produced the first two series), which would have prevented from showing the flashback scenes to the first two series. Finally, ABC got the rights to produce and air it.

    • Book III wasn't originally planned to be created due to the huge differences in the end of Book II as compared to the novel, hence it took so long to be brought to the screen.

    • International release dates:
      USA: 27 February, 1994.
      Poland: 7 January, 1995 (video premiere)
      Poland: 9 June, 1996.

    • A facade of the Boone Hall Plantation (Mont Royal) was rebuilt outside San Antonio (Texas) for the filming of Heaven & Hell.

  • Allusions

    • Willa: I've played Portia, Beatriz.

      Portia and Beatriz are two feminine characters from Shakespeare's plays Merchant of Venice and Much Ado about Nothing.

    • Willa: I've seen Edwin Booth.

      Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was a famous 19th century American actor.

    • Bent: My superiors compared my tactics to Napoleon's.

      Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military leader and one of the most influential political figures of his age.

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