In the final episode, Napoleon (Ian Holm) experiences military defeats and personal misfortunes: the disastrous Russian campaign; exile to Elba; the battle of Waterloo; separation from his wife and child; the death of Josephine; and exile and death on St. Helena.
In Warsaw after defeating the Russians, Napoleon falls in love with Marie Walewska (Catherine Schell), wife of a Polish count, to whom he promises to re-create an independent Poland. Napoleon: Ian Holm.
Josephine (Billie Whitelaw) reluctantly leaves Parisian society to join Napoleon in Italy, where he had gone to take charge of the army just two days after their marriage. Napoleon: Ian Holm. Charles: Tony Anholt.