Two years pass and Grigory returns from the Turkish war. He and Catherine start a torrid affair. A madman named Pugachev claims to be the dead Peter III and is gaining support from the peasants. Grigory captures him and brings him back to Catherine to be punished.
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Potemkin did not take part in the hunt for Pugachev nor in Pugachev's imprisonment; his cousin, Count Pavel Potemkin, did. See more