Moscow gradually comes back to life and Maria and Natasha return to the city.
Pierre is rescued by a partisan group but Petya, operating with them, is fatally wounded.
Pierre is reprieved from execution at the last minute and meets Karatayev in prison.
Nikolai's love for Maria is rekindled, but he can't break his promise to Sonya.
Napoleon enters Moscow, only to find it deserted and short of supplies.
The Rostov's join the evacuation of Moscow, taking wounded men instead of provisions.
Countess Rostova refuses to flee Moscow until she's heard from Petya.
The French advance into Russia continues and Prince Bolkonsky dies defending his home.
Natasha recovers in Moscow & Pierre explains his link to Napoleon.
In Andrei's prolonged absence, Natasha has become susceptible to Anatole's advances.
Natasha accepts Andrei's marriage proposal, but her father insists they wait a year.
Andrei meets Natasha for the first time and is enchanted by her.
Pierre wounds Dolohov in a duel over Helene and meets Bazdayev en route for Petersburg.
Sonya rejects Dolohov's proposal in favour of Nikolai. Andrei returns to tragic news.
After the Battle of Austerlitz, the Russians are forced to withdraw.
Nikolai is wounded but wins promotion.
Napoleon's troops have advanced rapidly across Central Europe.
Pierre's prized inheritance makes him a sought after guest at social gatherings.
Speculation over who wld inherit Count Bezuhov's title and estates is rife in Moscow.
The Rostov family prepares to celebrate the name-day of Countess Rostova.