Sharpe's gold: Hunting for lost Aztec gold, Sharpe runs afoul of a local partisan leader (Folk); Wellington's cousin Bess (Linehan), searching for her lost gold-prospecting husband, shows up with her daughter (Ashbourne) and gets mixed up in the mess. Sharpe's battle: British officer Richard Sharpe is given the task of preparing the hitherto purely ceremonial Royal Irish Company for real battle. The commander's ambitious wife and false rumors of a massacre in Ireland complicate the job. Sharpe's sword: Sharpe (Bean) is sent to protect El Mirador, Wellington's best spy, and finds himself a target of Colonel Leroux (Fierry), a ferocious French swordsman who has been commanded to capture El Mirador. When Sharpe is wounded in battle, a mute French convent girl (Mortimer) comes to his aid. Sharpe's regiment: In June, 1813, Wellington prepares for the invasion of France. Sharpe goes to England to recruit new soldiers for the South Essex, only to discover corruption in the highest ranks putting them at risk for assasination. Sharpe's siege: Newlywed Sharpe leaves his sick wife to capture a French castle.