With Abe Lincoln's election as President, secessionist feelings are running high. George Hazard pays a surprise visit to Orry at Mont Royal to apologize for what his fanatical sister said on his last visit. They resolve their differences and Orry finally gives his permission for Brett to marry Billy Hazard. Ashton is still out for revenge against Billy and arranges for him to be attacked on the street by thugs, though it turns out they're not very successful. She then turns to Forbes Lamotte to get the deed done. Billy and Brett's wedding seems to be just the right day to get the job done. Madeline overhears the plot and rushes to tell Orry who tells her she will stay at Mont Royal and never return to Justin. Elkanah Bent plots to run any blockade the North may try to impose on Southern ports. Orry travels to Pennsylvania to repay George his investment in the cotton mill and realizes the full extent of the hatred that now exists. On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces attack Fort ... Written by
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Co-stars John Stockwell (Billy Hazard) and William Ostrander (Forbes LaMotte) had played adversaries before in 1983 in John Carpenter's "Christine". Stockwell was 'Dennis Guilder' who protected Keith Gordon (Arnie Cunningham) from Ostrander who was 'Buddy Repperton', a bad & mean Vinnie Barbarino-type thug bully. See more
When George and Orry leave the Hazard mansion during the anti-southern procession, George is wearing a round Union-sympathy mark. When they arrive at the rail station, the mark is flower-shaped. See more
[talking with George as the Civil War breaks out in 1861, and they realize they'll be on opposite sides
You know, years ago John Calhoun said that West Point men would lead great armies.
[shakes head sadly
He never thought they'd be leading them against each other.