With the war having come to an end, Orry and Madeline are living in Richmond until Mont Royal can be rebuilt. Elkanah Bent and Ashton Hontoon pay them a visit. She thinks it's to get money out of Orry but Bent has revenge in mind and Orry is killed. Ashton pushes Bent into the river and when he awakens, he can't remember who he is. Madeline relocates to South Carolina intent on rebuilding their former home. With the help of Prudence, she also wants to build a school. George Hazard was unable to attend Orry's funeral but visits Madeline with a business proposition. After his visit, Madeline gets a night time visit by the Ku Klux Klan. Just as he arrives home in Lehigh Station, Pennsylvania George finds that Bent has already been.