While travelling from St Petersburg to Moscow to sort out a family crisis, Anna fatefully meets an army officer and embarks on a reckless affair that will change her life forever.
Anna is still living under her husband Karenin's roof, even though he now knows she is pregnant with her lover Vronsky's child. But if she breaks any of his rules, he will divorce her.
Anna's illness has changed her almost beyond recognition. She hears about Vronsky's failed suicide attempt and he is distraught at her continuing refusal to see him.
In this final episode, Kitty is pregnant and Levin reluctantly takes her to Moscow for the birth. Anna is holed up inthe countryside without Vronsky and becomes increasingly insecure.