Season 1, Episode 5
Conclusion. Mildred marries Monty and buys his Pasadena mansion, but imprudent financial moves get her in trouble with the restaurant's investors, and her reconciliation with 19-year-old opera sensation Veda (Evan Rachel Wood) proves to be short-lived.
Season 1, Episode 4
Part 4 of 5. In the late 1930s, Mildred's booming business enables her to open a third restaurant in Laguna Beach, but her success also puts a strain on her relationship with the 17-year-old Veda (Evan Rachel Wood), who is busy working her way up the social ladder and blossoming, unbeknownst to her mother, as an opera singer.
Part 3 of 5. Despite suffering a great personal loss, Mildred opens her restaurant, which, thanks to help from Ida and Lucy, becomes the talk of the town after a slow start. Meanwhile, Mildred grows impatient with the carefree Monty's expensive tastes and casual approach to Veda's upbringing.
Season 1, Episode 2
Part 2 of 5. Mildred begins selling her homemade pies at Cristofor's, and with Wally's help, opens her own restaurant, though on her last day at the diner, she takes off on an impulsive getaway with a dashing customer, Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce).
Season 1, Episode 1
In the first part of this five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel, Depression-era housewife Mildred Pierce (Kate Winslet) searches for work to maintain a middle-class lifestyle after her husband leaves her with two young daughters in Glendale, Cal. Cowritten and directed by Todd Haynes, it also features Melissa Leo.