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Halloween night, 1981: James Potter is dead, but his wife and son have escaped. Fleeing Voldemort's punishment, Lily takes shelter with an unexpected companion. The Order of the Phoenix seeks to solve James's murder and bring Harry back to safety.
Lily doubts her rescuer while Dumbledore counts the cost of his actions. Sirius's rescue party reports back from Godric's Hollow with sobering news.
Delivering the news of Lily's murder to her Muggle sister, Dorcas Meadowes uncovers the first clues in the search for Harry. Snape and Lily are forced to a confrontation.
At Hogwarts, Hagrid tries to help Sirius with his guilt and anger as the two friends lay out plans for Harry's rescue. Dorcas recounts her experience at the Dursleys', and Sirius shares his memories of growing up with James. The Order prepares for the Potters' funeral in Godric's Hollow.
Snape copes with Harry on his own, and receives a disturbing summons from Voldemort.
Together, Snape and Lily devise a plan to survive their encounter with Lord Voldemort.
Leaving Harry behind in what they hope is a safe location, Lily and Severus present themselves to Lord Voldemort.
At Castle Lestrange, Severus and Lily fight to save their own lives, using the Dark's own weapons of pain and deception.
Preparations for James and Lily's funeral begin with a shock for Sirius and Dumbledore.
Snape and Lily recuperate in Myra Spring's home, and deal with fallout from the previous night.
Dorcas, Hagrid, and Sirius receive information about Snape's activities from a questionable source. Sirius finds it difficult to keep his promise to Dumbledore.
The Death Eaters search for their escaped prisoners, and Petunia Dursley mourns her sister.
Dorcas makes a shocking discovery about Sirius Black, and Petunia battles to save herself and her baby.
Sirius, Dorcas, and Hagrid attend Dumbledore's debriefing. The Death Eaters' failures frustrate Lord Voldemort.
Severus recovers under Myra's care and struggles with warring impulses.
Dorcas interviews Pomona Sprout for information on Snape's possible whereabouts, and Hagrid calls her methods into question.
The Malfoys and Bellatrix lay a trap in Wales.
Lily and Myra each make wrenching decisions in the name of Harry's safety. Severus weighs emotion against common sense.
Sirius and Dorcas confront Death Eaters in Wales.
The hunt for the Potters comes to a shocking end in the forest.
Lily's disturbing dream leads her to the dungeons of Hogwarts in search of answers.
Lily and Severus must move forward: "...It is far easier to die for a loved one than to live for her."
Another faith restored.
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