During the Storming of the Bastille, Oscar is shot. Bastille Prison falls shortly after, marking one of the first major strides for the French Revolution. Later, Alain, Bernad and Rosalie reflect on France's shift in power, and the lives that were lost.
André has been fatally wounded, leaving Oscar to continue the fight alone. As she struggles with the despair of losing her true love, the French revolutionaries prepare to mount a preemptive strike against Bastille Prison, a symbol of Royal tyranny.
Oscar and André have found comfort in each other's love, but it's a short-lived comfort. Right after returning to Paris, Oscar rallies Company B in support of the revolution. With the city in chaos, Company B attempts to rally the commoners.
After finding out that André is going blind, Oscar begins to take notice of the feelings she has for him. But before Oscar has the chance to confront André, they are given orders to return to Paris and take arms against the revolutionaries.
The Queen dispatches the Royal Guards to Paris and Versailles in an attempt to quell the growing discontent of the French people. Oscar, fearing that the French Guards will soon be ordered to fight their own countrymen, attempts to reason with the Queen.
After refusing to remove the commoner's faction from the Estates-General assembly, Oscar is found guilty of treason and her men are locked up, awaiting execution. Oscar's father, overcome with grief, takes it upon himself to deal with Oscar.
The Estates-General is in full swing. As support grows for the commoners' faction, the nobility and clergy begin to take drastic measures. In conflict with her own feelings on the matter, Oscar is ordered to prevent the commoners from assembling.
Facing a debt crisis, King Louis the XVI is pressured to convene the Estates-General. But a more pressing matter is on the King's mind: the failing health of his son, Louis Joseph, who summons Oscar to visit him one last time.
Alain accuses Oscar of betraying her comrades when a member of Company B is sentenced to be executed. Oscar convinces the General to reverse the condemned's sentence, but as she travels to Paris to thank him, she and André are attacked by an angry mob.
With acts of terrorism on the rise in France, Oscar and Company B are charged with protecting a visiting Spanish Duke. Unbeknownst to Oscar, one of the members of her unit is a traitor working with the terrorists.
After leaving the Royal Guards, Oscar enlists with the French Guards and is made the new commander of Company B. But Oscar has her work cut out for her, and Company B has a reputation for being particularly rough.
Count Fersen learns of Oscar's feelings for him, but too little, too late. Oscar has already accepted that they can' t be together and to further distance herself, requests permission to leave the Royal Guards.
Just when Oscar and André think they have the Black Knight cornered, he manages to injure André's eye in the ensuing fight and then slip away. While André struggles with the possibility of being blind, Oscar attempts to track down the criminal.
A man known only as the Black Knight has been robbing the homes of the rich and affluent and giving it away to the poor. Though his actions are helping the down-trodden find some small solace, a crime is still a crime.
Count Fersen has returned to France, having long been at war in America. When he hears the news of how much Marie's image has been damaged, he opts to help her protect her reputation. Meanwhile, Oscar struggles with her own feelings for Fersen.
Jeanne escapes prison and uses her freedom to publish scandalous memoirs regarding the Queen's indiscretions. While the whole of France drinks in the gossip, Oscar exhaustively searches for Jeanne's whereabouts.
Marie, having just been blessed with a son, chooses to seek respite in her villa outside of court. Tensions begin to rise, as nobles feel the Queen' s actions are a slight against them. Meanwhile, Jeanne is presented with an opportunity.
Jeanne has had a lot of luck extorting money from Cardinal Rohan, preying on his obsession with the Queen. But as Rohan's impatience grows, Jeanne is forced to take greater risks and sparks Oscar's ire when she attempts to bribe her.
Rumors of Marie and Fersen's love affair have spread like wildfire. As the gossip torments the two lovers, Oscar feels powerless to stop it. Then, Fersen must make a difficult choice after receiving news that a dear friend has died in a war.
The truth regarding Rosalie's birth mother is discovered, but the news only serves to cause Rosalie further grief. Meanwhile, Countess Polignac's daughter, Charlotte, is to be married to the much older Duke Roland de Guiche.
Oscar is injured during a fight with brigands, but Count Fersen rushes to her aid and saves her life. While Oscar recovers from her wounds, Fersen takes the opportunity to visit Marie; however, Marie's joy in her reunion with Fersen is cut short.
While Oscar and André scour through records for the identity of Rosalie's birth mother, Rosalie continues to search for her mother's killer. Hearing of Rosalie from Oscar, Marie Antoinette calls on her to attend court in Versailles.
In order to help Rosalie avenge her mother, Oscar has been teaching her swordsmanship. Rosalie attends a local ball in hopes of finding the woman responsible, but instead she finds herself under the scrutiny of Countess Polignac's daughter.
When Marie feels the pressure to provide Louis the XVI with an heir crushing her, Countess Polignac urges Marie to fake a pregnancy. As France's excitement for an heir grows, so too does Marie's guilt.
Marie has grown exceedingly fond of the Countess Polignac, who in turn uses their friendship to obtain gifts and estates. Marie does not realize that lavishing Countess Polignac with wealth is bound to have consequences.