Despite having never fired a pistol in his life, Pierre wins the duel over Dolokhov. Furious with Helene, Pierre tells her he is leaving her. Andrei returns home from war as his wife Lise is about to give birth to their son. Nikolai invites his Dolokhov to recover at his family's estate. When Pierre visits Andrei, he finds his old friend is filled with remorse and is disillusioned by the war. Prince Bolkonsky sends Andrei to Count Rostov to convince him to contribute more to the militia and meets Natasha for the first time and the sparks fly between them at a ball.