Richard Sharpe is a fictional character who serves as a British Officer during the Napoleonic wars. He starts his career in the ranks after saving the life of General Wellesley, future Duke of Wellington. As the episodes tell his story, they show him battling from Spain to India winning battles and love. The character is based on a series of books written by Bernard Cornwell. The episodes premiered as two hour movies at apprioximately three a year.
Sharpe is held captive by the leader of the opium trafficking ring. Harper is left in charge of making sure the train makes it through. Sharpe manages to escape with Marie-Angelique After he is reunited with with Harper they are forced to hide out in a village. Sharpe tries to get the locals ready to fight a battle that could be his last.