Season 1, Episode 2 - LES MISERABLES (2019): Episode 2


Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Number:Season 1, Episode 2
Air Date:04/21/2019

What You Need To Know:

In the second episode of LES MISERABLES, Jean Valjean has reformed his ways and become the mayor of Montreuil. He provides honest employment at a factory and it is to this factory that Fantine comes after leaving her daughter, Cosette, with the Thenardiers, an innkeeper and his wife. Afraid that being a single mother will keep Jean Valjean from employing her, Fantine lies that she’s alone in the world. She sends her money to the Thenardiers, who pocket it all and abuse Cosette. When Fantine’s secret is discovered, she’s dismissed from the factory. To care for Cosette, Fantine sells her hair, her teeth, and, eventually, her body. When Jean Valjean realizes what his dismissal has cost Fantine, he rescues her and promises to bring Cosette to her.

This second episode of LES MISERABLES is dark and painful to watch as Fantine slowly loses everything she has in order to meet the extortionary demands of the abusive Thenardiers. However, Jean Valjean’s humility and support for Fantine continues the story’s redemptive arc. It also juxtaposes his actions against the vengeful behavior of Javert, the Chief of Police. The mature themes addressed in Episode 2 warrant caution for older children.


(CCC, BBB, L, V, S, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Very strong Christian, moral worldview with the depiction of a cross, a priest and nuns, references to God, forgiveness, diligence, and prayer, and an emphasis on sacrificial motherly love;

Foul Language:
 One “b” obscenity;

 Man shown pulling out a woman’s teeth, a man slaps his wife several times, a woman attacks a man after he insults her;

 Several instances of sexual innuendo, an unwed mother becomes a prostitute in order to provide for her child, a man is shown rubbing against a woman, and sex is implied;

 No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
 Some alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
 No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
 Lying, bitterness, child abuse, vengeance, some anger.



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