|Mikhail Alexandrovich Berlioz and Ivan Nikolayevich Bezdomny meet a strange
foreigner (Woland) while conversing at Patriarch's Ponds.
|| EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING
In Yershalaim it is the 12th day of Nisan
Yeshua is invited to dine with Judas of Kerioth. Levi Matvei
is too ill to go to Yershalaim with Yeshua.
|Berlioz is decapitated when a streetcar runs him over. Bezdomny, strongly
affected by the death of Berlioz and the story of Pontius Pilate, chases
Woland and his gang through the streets of Moscow and is eventually taken
to an asylum.
|| LATER WEDNESDAY EVENING
Yeshua is arrested while dining with Judas of Kerioth
after making a political comment about Caesar.
|At around 11:30 a.m. Styopa Likhodeyev discovers that Woland has sent him
to Yalta. Woland settles in apartment No. 50.
|Nikanor Ivanovich Bosoi is taken away after Korovyov plants foreign currency
on him. Ivan Savelyevich Varenukha becomes a vampire
|| THURSDAY AFTERNOON
|Bezdomny meets his neighbor in the asylum, the Master. Bezdomny and the
Master discuss Woland and the events that have taken place since his arrival.
While this conversation is taking place at the asylum Woland and his entourage
are giving a performance at the Variety.
|| THURSDAY EVENING
|Grigory Danilovich Rimsky barely escapes the vampires Hella and Varenukha.
|| FRIDAY DAWN
|Vasily Stepanonovich Lastochkin witnesses horrors throughout Moscow such
as the suit without a body and the unwilling choir set up by Korovyev. While
this is occuring Margarita rereads what is left of the Master's novel. Margarita
then goes to a park where she meets Azazello.
|| FRIDAY MORNING
Pontius Pilate is tormented by the pain in his head
due to hemicrania. Pilate interrogates Yeshua and becomes intrigued when
Yeshua correctly diagnoses and eventually relieves his pain. Pilate sentences
Yeshua to death. During late morning the prisoners walk to the place of
|Woland's entourage spends the day frightening visitors to Apartment No.
|| FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Yeshua is crucified as Levi Matvei looks on.
|| EARLY FRIDAY EVENING
After Yeshua's death a storm desends on Yershalaim. Pilate
meets with the chief of the secret police, Afranius.
|Margarita becomes a witch after smearing Azazello's cream over her body.
She then destroys the critic Latunsky's apartment before flying off to meet
Woland and and his followers.
|| LATE FRIDAY EVENING
Judas of Kerioth is lured outside of the city and murdered.
Yeshua's body is buried and Levi Matvei comes to Herod's Palace.
|Satan's ball takes place with Margarita as the hostess. Baron Maigel is
murdered at the ball.
|| NEAR MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY
Pilate finally falls into a troubled sleep.
|Satan's ball ends without having used up any time. Woland grants Margarita
a wish. She chooses to be reunited with her lover, the Master.
|| BEFORE DAWN SATURDAY MORNING
Afranius reports to Pilate of the murder of Judas and
the burial of the criminals. Pilate has a conversation with Levi Matvei.
|A shootout occurs in apartment No. 50. No one is hurt, but the building
burns. Behemoth and Korovyev perform more pranks that leave many areas of
|| SATURDAY MORNING
|Levi Matvei comes to Woland with a message from Yeshua. Yeshua requests
that Woland give the Master peace.
|| SATURDAY EVENING
|Azazello gives poisoned wine to the Master and Margarita. Their bodies die,
the Master's at the asylum and Margarita's in her home near the Arbat. The
Master is allowed to set Pilate free from his immortal insomnia. The Master
and Margarita are given a little cottage to spend the rest of eternity in.
|| LATE SATURDAY EVENING
Pontius Pilate is finally able to walk up the moonbeam
with Banga to the light.