How dare you run over my son and give me mere coins!
Lucie Meets Her Father
Poor Dr. Manette
Miss Pross shoots Madame Defarge
In this scene the marquis has just run over a child while he was racing through town in his carriage. The young boy is killed and instead of trying to act remorseful towards the boy's father, he just throws a few coins then speeds away. This scene is important because it shows just how much the nobility cares about the people below them. If a peasant dies they barely bat an eye at the situation. This is part of the reason the revolutionaries are going after the nobility.
The Storming of The Bastille
We are right behind you!
In this scene Lucie meets her Father for the first time. He is sat in a dark room making shoes. He doesn't think that Lucie is his daughter, he believes she is his wife. This scene is important because it shows just how much of his life that Dr. Manette lost while imprisoned. He has lost out on raising his own daughter.
The Shoemaker's Bench Is Destroyed
Hopefully he isn't too upset that we are doing this.
This will help him in the long run.
In this scene Miss Pross has just shot and killed Madame Defarge. They were fighting prior to this and in the midst of it all, Miss Pross grabbed Defarge's pistol and shot her rather suddenly. Sudden enough that it shocked Miss Pross, as if she couldn't believe what she had done. This scene is important because it gives Defarge a 'taste of her own medicine'. Defarge went about sentencing people to death even if they really wanted nothing to do with the people who actually deserved death, such as Darnay, and in the end, she got killed because of it.
Darnay Tells The Marquis he Doesn't Want to Be A Part of The Family Anymore
I don't want your land or money!
In this scene revolutionaries are storming the Bastille. This scene is important because it is arguably the climax of the book. It is also when the French Revolution technically starts. A giant mob of peasants storm into the Bastille and steal weapons. They are all carrying different weapons yet united by the same hunger for Revenge.
In this scene Lorry and Miss Pross are destroying Dr. Manette's shoemaking bench. This is important because it freed Manette from his past in the prison. Every time something happened and unsettled him, he relapsed and went back to making shoes. Due to this, Lorry thought it destroying the bench would prevent these relapses. Luckily, it did indeed stop them.
In this scene Darnay is visiting his uncle. His uncle happens to be the Marquis, and Darnay is visiting because he wanted to tell his uncle that he wants to be detached from the family. He wants nothing to do with the family because he does not like what they stand for. The Marquis was rather appalled at this notion. When Darnay states he dislikes being hated by everyone the Marquis merely replies saying that the more people hate you, the better. After more dissagreemnts the Marquis states that if Darnay ever needed help, he wouldn't receive any from his uncle.