Emily and Sue lie in bed and discuss the idea of running away together. Emily discovers a lecturer is due to give a presentation on volcanoes but her father is against women getting a higher education. Later, Emily's mother is angry at her husband's decision to get a maid and reveals she feels useless. While shopping for dresses with her sister Vinnie, Emily accidentally spills that Sue got engaged.
Afterwards, Emily and Sue decide to dress as men and sneak into the lecture themselves. At the college, George spots them, but agrees to keep their secret. However, partway through the lecture, Emily accidentally gives away that they are there. Her father is angry to discover Emily's actions and tells her to stop her antics. Emily's mother then accuses her of being selfish and not thinking of her father. Emily then asks the maid, Maggie, to teach her to make bread.
That night, Emily tells Sue she feels trapped, like the people in Pompeii. Sue then tells her she knows what volcanoes feel like and they proceed to have sex.
- Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson
- Toby Huss as Edward Dickinson
- Adrian Enscoe as Austin Dickinson
- Anna Baryshnikov as Lavinia Dickinson
- Ella Hunt as Sue Gilbert
- Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Dickinson
- James Dwyer as Prefect
- Corwin Tuggles as College Boy #1
- Cody Jamison Strand as College Boy #2
- Timiki Salinas as Another Student
- Charlie Romo as Scrawny Freshman
- The episode'stitle and themes based on the poem of the same name by Emily Dickinson.
"Because I could not stop" • "I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’" • "Wild nights" • "Alone, I cannot be" • "I am afraid to own a Body" • "A brief, but patient illness" • "We lose - because we win" • "There’s a certain Slant of light" • "‘Faith’ is a fine invention" • "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
"Before I Got My Eye Put Out" • "Fame Is A Fickle Food" • "The Only Ghost I Ever Saw" • "The Daisy Follows Soft The Sun" • "Forbidden Fruit A Flavor Has" • "Split The Lark" • "Forever - Is Composed Of Nows" • "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" • "I Like A Look Of Agony" • "You Cannot Put A Fire Out"