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Death Comes to Pemberley

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 3
User ratings: 5,692
Average rating: 7.1

Drama, Mystery, Romance

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

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Season 1


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Episode #1.1
Elizabeth Darcy and her husband of 6 years are in the midst of preparing for a ball. They welcome Elizabeth's parents and Mr. Darcy's cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. One who is not invited is Elizabeth's sister Lydia and her ne'er-do-well husband, George Wickham. An hysterical Lydia arrives at Pemberley late that same night saying that Wickham had argued with his friend Captain Denny who ordered the coach stopped and ran into the woods with Wickham running after him. She soon heard two shots leading her to order the coach to Pemberley at full speed. A search party soon finds Denny dead and Wickham bloodied and semi-conscious. Darcy contacts the local magistrate, Sir Selwin Hardcastle, who investigates and quickly arrests Wickham for murder.
User ratings: 174
Average rating: 7.2
Episode #1.2
Colonel Fitzwilliam visit Wickham in jail and it is apparent that Wickham has some hold over him. The Darcys cancel the ball and flashbacks show the reason Wickham is not welcome at family gatherings. The stress of the situation convinces Elizabeth that Darcy no longer loves her. Colonel Fitzwilliam declares his desire to marry Darcy's sister Georgiana something Darcy welcomes but leaves the decision to her. Elizabeth knows Georgiana's interests lie elsewhere. Elizabeth's views notwithstanding, a heartbroken Georgiana rejects young Alveston feeling she must support her brother. Alveston and Darcy support Wickham at the inquest but he soon finds himself bound over for trial, charged with murder.
User ratings: 123
Average rating: 7.3
Episode #1.3
With Wickham in jail awaiting trial, he admits to Darcy that he is the father of Louisa Bidwell's child. Louisa tells Elizabeth that on the morning of the murder she had met Captain Denny and a woman - the same woman Elizabeth and some of the housemaids had seen in the woods - who would adopt the baby. Louisa changed her mind at the last moment however. She also saw Colonel Fitzwilliam at the abbey that morning. Sir Selwyn Hardcastle becomes aware that Wickham is the father of Louisa Bidwell's child and seems intent on using that information at the trial. Fitzwilliam soon falls out of favor and after Wickham is found guilty and sentenced to hang, it's left to Elizabeth to uncover the identity of the true killer.
User ratings: 121
Average rating: 7.4
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