Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history.
Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, the series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a naive young Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family's luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. Ruled under martial law, Alexandria is now the melting pot of the region, filled with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded fighting men from both sides, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators and spies.
The intersection of North and South within the confines of a small occupied town creates a rich world that is chaotic, conflicted, corrupt, dynamic and even hopeful — a cauldron within which these characters strive, fight, love, laugh, betray, sacrifice and, at times, act like scoundrels. This series is not about battles and glory, it's about the drama and unexpected humor of everyday life behind the front lines. It's a fresh twist on an iconic story, one that resonates with larger themes we still struggle with today.
Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters - doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists - realizing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.
Rating: 7.50/10 (avg out of 1967 votes)
Mercy Street Airs: Sunday
Mercy Street Status: Ended
MERCY STREET - General Information
Series Premiere: January 17, 2016 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama | History Network: PBS Airs: Sunday at 08:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
MERCY STREET - Season 1 -- 7 Episodes
1x1 -- Jan 17, 2016 -- The New Nurse 1x2 -- Jan 24, 2016 -- The Haversack 1x3 -- Jan 31, 2016 -- The Uniform 1x4 -- Feb 07, 2016 -- The Belle Alliance 1x5 -- Feb 14, 2016 -- The Dead Room 1x6 -- Feb 21, 2016 -- The Diabolical Plot 1x7 -- Mar 08, 2016 -- Inside Mercy Street
MERCY STREET - Season 2 -- 6 Episodes
2x1 -- Jan 22, 2017 -- Balm in Gilead 2x2 -- Jan 29, 2017 -- The House Guest 2x3 -- Feb 05, 2017 -- One Equal Temper 2x4 -- Feb 12, 2017 -- Southern Mercy 2x5 -- Feb 19, 2017 -- Unknown Soldier 2x6 -- Mar 05, 2017 -- House of Bondage