While the Count is busy charming Danglars to death, Mrs. Danglars catches wind that her favorite horsies have been sold without her knowing about it.
Mrs. Danglars gets really mad.
The Count ducks out, along with Mrs. Danglars's lover, Lucien Debray (whaaa??).
Hoping to win the "Mr. Nice Guy of the Year" award, the Count returns the horses to Mrs. Danglars later that night.
He knows that Mrs. Villefort is going to take the horses out for a trot the next day.
The next day, as Mrs. Villefort is taking the horses out for a trot in her carriage, the Count manages to somehow rig a catastrophe – he somehow gets the horses to go wild just as Mrs. Villefort and her son Edward are passing by the Count's house.
The Count's servant, Ali, calms the horses down and "saves" Mrs. Villefort and her son's lives.
Edward faints, and the Count uses a mysterious concoction to wake him up.