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Mercy Street: Seasons 1 & 2

This series from PBS follows the lives of a distinctive cast of characters at a Union hospital in the early years of the Civil War.

mercy_street_phinney_fister_hero Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor).

Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — realizing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.

Weekdays at 6 p.m.
Beginning August 6 on PBS 6 Plus

SEASON 1 Episode 1: The New Nurse
New England nurse Mary Phinney navigates her first day in Mansion House, a hotel turned Union hospital in an occupied Southern town.

Episode 2: The Haversack
Confederate belle Emma nurses her wounded friend. Dr. Foster wrestles with his marriage and career.

Episode 3: The Uniform
Dr. Foster operates on his brother, a Confederate soldier. Alice realizes the depth of Tom’s trauma.

Episode 4: The Bell Alliance
During a Union ball at their house, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring plan to help him escape.

Episode 5: The Dead Room
The unexpected visit of a hospital inspector throws the staff into disarray.

Episode 6: The Diabolical Plot
President Lincoln's visit sets in motion a diabolical rebel plot and offers an opportunity to free James Sr.

SEASON 2
Episode 1: Balm in Gilead
The staff unites to save one of their own. A former slave turned activist arrives in town, causing a rift between Foster and Mary.

Season 2 Episode 2: The House Guest
A house guest becomes the focus of Alice's schemes. When Mary falls gravely ill, Foster's attempts to care for her antagonize the new chief.

Season 2 Episode 3: One Equal Temper
As Pinkerton looks at the Greens more closely, they join forces to hide an ugly secret.

Season 2 Episode 4: Southern Mercy
After the Second Battle of Bull Run and Battle of Chantilly, Hopkins and Emma set out to rescue a stranded group of wounded Union soldiers.

Monday August 20, Back-to-Back Episodes
Season 2 Episode 5: Unknown Soldier
Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion.

Season 2 Episode 6: House of Bondage
After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton's inquiry heats up.


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