Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories.
Now a young woman, Cosette moves to Paris under Valjean’s protection. There, she meets the handsome law student Marius, who unwittingly brings a nightmare to life.
As revolution sweeps Paris, Valjean and Cosette hide out, Marius searches for Cosette, Thénardier disappears and Javert obsessively tracks Valjean.
Marius mans the barricades, where a hostile Valjean intercepts him. They end up fleeing together through the sewers of Paris. Cosette’s story reaches its conclusion. So does Javert’s.
Masterpiece: Les Miserables, Sunday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.