Vronsky persuades Anna to ask for a divorce, but Karenin's actions are dominated by Countess Ivanovna.
Anna and Vronsky return to St. Petersburg and realize society will not forgive the scandal of their affair.
Kitty and Levin resolve their differences; Vronsky decides to accept a distant army post.
Despite his decision to divorce her, Karenin goes to Anna when her labor begins and finds Vronsky waiting.
Karenin decides on actions to end the affair; Ketty and Levin accidentally meet.
Karenin is convinced of Anna's infidelity when he watches her reactions to Vronsky's ride in a steeple race.
Disappointed by Kitty, Levin goes home to his country estates; Vronsky pursues Anna.
Stunned by Kitty's rejection, Levin visits his alcoholic brother; Anna attends the Grand Ball with Kitty.
Levin and Kitty look to their future, but nothing seems possible for Vronsky and Anna.
Stiva sends for Anna to act as peacemaker when Dolly discovers his infidelities. From the novel by Tolstoy.