"Great Expectations" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 2011) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Not wanting to accept that Magwitch is his benefactor Pip goes to Satis House where,not only is it confirmed but he is horrified to learn that Estella is marrying Drummle,to destroy him,the continuation of her adopted mother's plan for her to break men's hearts,Pip having been the guinea pig. Back in London his snobbery must be put aside when Herbert tells him that,as a lifer returned illegally to England to see Pip,Magwitch will be hung if caught and plans are made to smuggle him on board a ship. Discovering that Estella's mother is Molly,Jaggers' housekeeper whom he saved from the gallows,he forces the lawyer to tell him that Magwitch is the girl's father. Pip thwarts an attempt to kill him by Orlick,who boasts that he attacked Pip's sister,but Orlick,after the reward for Magwitch's capture,is in league with Compeyson,another ex-convict and Magwitch's sworn enemy,as well as the man who jilted Miss Havisham. As Pip rows his benefactor to safety they are intercepted by soldiers led by Compeyson,whom Magwitch kills,himself dying after Pip has told him that his daughter is alive and loved. Returning to Kent to beg Joe's forgiveness he learns that Drummle has died and Estella returned to Satis House to live alone after Miss Havisham has died in a fire. He runs to see her and this time she does not reject him.


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