Conclusion. The emergence of Lenin as a political power and "long years of war and internal strife" foreshadow the "Death of the Dynasty" as the country grows ripe for revolution, threatening the future of the Romanovs.
Part 1 of three. The story of "Nicky and Alix" recalls Nicholas' devotion to his wife, Alexandra, and their five children. Included: personal photos of the Imperial family; eyewitness accounts. Voice of Nicholas II: Ralph Fiennes. Voice of Alexandra: Alex Kingston.
In Part 2 of three, The "Shadow of Rasputin" begins to fall over Russia as the "mystical healer" ingratiates himself into the Imperial household by "curing" young Alexei's hemophilia, and begins to abuse his newfound political power.