Welcome to our premiere week of Now Playing!!! Today, we’re holding hands and braiding hair. Just kidding, we’re talking about world conquest, Catherine the Great style.
In the first episode of "The Great," Catherine takes her first steps toward a coup. She seeks advice from Marial and attempts to seduce and recruit palace intellectual Count Orlo, which ends in disaster. However, after witnessing Peter's brutal treatment of local nobles and his unwillingness to listen, Count Orlo decides to join Catherine's coup. This episode sets the stage for the rise of Catherine the Great from an outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia's history.
Have you watched The Great before? What did you think of this episode?
(Tomorrow: Interrogation Episode 1.1)