The BEST episodes written by Didier Decoin

Episode 2
139 votes

#1 - Episode 2

The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) - Season 1 - Episode 2

Edmond Dantes arrives in Paris to begin his quest for revenge. As Count of Monte Cristo, Dantes gains acceptance with the Count de Morcef, the man who years earlier as Mondego denounced him as a traitor and married his fiancée Mercedes. Realizing that he will need a female companion with whom he can be seen at public functions, Dantes courts Camilla de la Richardais, a beautiful recluse widow. He then pursues the betrayers Danglers and Villefort, devising a plan to torment his enemies at a luncheon on the Richardais estate.

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1812-1821 The Immortal of Saint Helena
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#2 - 1812-1821 The Immortal of Saint Helena

Napoleon - Season 1 - Episode 4

The snow surprised the Grande Armée in the immensity of the Russian plain. The disaster is such that the enemies of France demand that the Emperor renounce all of his conquests. Napoleon tries to assert his marriage with Marie-Louise who rallied him to the house of Austria, in vain. And it's war again. He must throw all his forces into battle. Feeling the wind turn, the most faithful soon abandon him.

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Episode 1
144 votes

#3 - Episode 1

The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Edmond Dantes (Depardieu) has been held in the notorious prison, Château D'If under the false charge of political treason. After 18 years he escapes from captivity and finds a buried treasure on the barren isle of Monte Cristo. Determined to seek vengeance and find his lost love Mercedes, Dantes uses his vast wealth to assume a new identity -- the Count of Monte Cristo. With the help of his servant Bertuccio, he embarks on a journey to bring justice to the men responsible for his imprisonment.

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Episode 4
139 votes

#4 - Episode 4

The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Morcef is found guilty of treason after Dantes brings an unexpected witness to testify before the floor of the National Assembly. He fakes Valentine's death, leaving Villefort to think that his wife succeeded in poisoning their daughter. Dantes then confronts the attorney with the horrific news that he will have to prosecute his son for murder. All Danglars' investments collapse, and the banker flees to Paris a penniless man, fearing for his life. With his revenge complete and his enemies ruined, Dantes makes arrangements to return to Marseilles with Camille, but fate, personal redemption, and undying love stand in the way of their future together.

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1807-1812 The Emperor of Kings
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#5 - 1807-1812 The Emperor of Kings

Napoleon - Season 1 - Episode 3

Will the blood shed in Eylau be enough to establish a lasting peace? Napoleon wants to believe it when he meets Tsar Alexander and the two men become friends. However, the durability of the Empire seems tenuous, Josephine not being able to give him an heir. The Spanish Civil War, the Tsar's betrayal and the scheming of those close to him ended up weakening Napoleon who, after another difficult campaign, was forced to sacrifice Josephine for reasons of state.

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1800-1807 The Sun of Austerlitz
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#6 - 1800-1807 The Sun of Austerlitz

Napoleon - Season 1 - Episode 2

Paris 1800, Christmas Eve. Napoleon, First Consul, narrowly escapes an attack. Advised by Talleyrand, his minister, he organised the kidnapping and arrest of the Duc d'Enghien, cousin of Louis XVI and presumed leader of the plotters. The execution of Enghien assures him the support of the Jacobins who see in him the only man capable of preventing the return of the monarchy. Napoleon is crowned Emperor of the French. The powers of Europe, however, do not recognise its legitimacy and declare war.

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1795-1800 The Song of Departure
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#7 - 1795-1800 The Song of Departure

Napoleon - Season 1 - Episode 1

1818, Saint Helena. Exiled in the middle of the South Atlantic, Napoleon remembers the time when he was just a young general without pay: his ambitions, his republican convictions, his meeting with Josephine. Then the first battles and the first victories... On the way to glory at just 27 years old, Bonaparte was already dreaming of transforming France and emerging from anarchy.

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Episode 3
140 votes

#8 - Episode 3

The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Dantes continues further along his path of vengeance. Using both financial influence and calculated deception, he forces Danglars' bank into economic ruin. As the lives of those who betrayed him slowly crumble, Dantes ruthless plan enters its final stages.

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