In 1859, Grace Marks, a servant and convicted murderess in the deaths of her employer and housekeeper, is escorted from the Kingston Penitentiary to do housework for the prison’s governor. Meanwhile, Simon Jordan, an ambitious New York doctor, arrives to meet a committee dedicated to pardoning Grace. Grace recounts to Simon her torturous childhood and emigration from Ireland. She claims to have no memory of the events surrounding the murders and describes her horrific prison conditions. As pressure mounts on Simon to deliver a favourable report, he becomes transfixed and bewildered by Grace’s enchanting and persuasive nature. Warning: The following program may contain nudity, sexuality and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.