On a Rostov family trip to Moscow, Natasha starts to doubt Andrei's love for her. Natasha later meets Helene and Anatole at the opera and finds herself quickly charmed by Anatole and tells Mayra she wants to break off her engagement to Andrei. Hearing of the incident, Pierre threatens to kill Anatole if he doesn't leave Moscow immediately. Suffering extreme heartbreak, Pierre attempts to comfort Natasha, but is unable to tell her how much he truly loves her. As French army approaches Russia, Andrei advises his father to leave for Moscow before Napoleon reaches Bald Hills, which Bolkonsky defiantly refuses. Prince Bolkonsky suffers a stroke and Marya finds herself unable to flee. Nikolai offers his assistance to escort her to Moscow. Pierre arrives in Borodino to assist in the Russian effort and seeks to convince Andrei to make things work with Natasha.