CW 35 - Reign
Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotlands strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French kings dashing son, Prince Francis.
But the match isn't signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.
Further complicating things is Bash, Francis handsome, roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own " despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his fathers favorite. Though he is all too aware that Francis is the heir to the throne and Marys intended, Bash soon develops his own feelings for Mary. None of the intrigue at Court is lost on Francis mother, Queen Catherine. The strong-willed Queen is aware of Marys inflammatory effect on her son and his half-brother, just as she is aware of the dalliances of her husband, King Henry, not only with his mistress, but with other ladies of the Court, as well.
For guidance, Queen Catherine turns to her trusted advisor, the seer Nostradamus, who terrifies the Queen with his prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life. Catherine is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives.
The series stars Adelaide Kane (Teen Wolf) as Mary, Toby Regbo (One Day) as Prince Francis, Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) as Bash, Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) as Queen Catherine, Alan Van Sprang (The Tudors) as King Henry, Celina Sinden (newcomer) as Greer, Caitlin Stasey (newcomer) as Kenna, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) as Lola, and Jenessa Grant (Cyberbully) as Aylee.
Airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m./8c
Season Finale on Thursday, May 15 at 9 p.m./8c.
“No Exit”, 04/17
MARYS BROTHER ARRIVES AT THE CASTLE TO PLEA FOR MARYS RETURN TO SCOTLAND " When Marys brother James (guest star Joe Doyle) arrives in France and convinces Mary to return to Scotland, Francis (Toby Regbo) is suspicious and uncovers a plot that would destroy Mary (Adelaide Kane), which causes a rift between them. King Henrys (Alan Van Sprang) downward spiral continues, leaving Penelope (guest star Kathryn Prescott) in charge, causing Catherine (Megan Follows) and Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) to take drastic measures. Meanwhile, Lola (Anna Popplewell) becomes wary of Lord Juliens (guest star Giacomo Gianniotti) motives behind his marriage proposal. Torrance Coombs and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Mike Rohl and written by Hannah Schneider (#118).
“Toy Soldiers”, 04/24
FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY " When Marys uncle, the Duke of Guise (guest star Gil Darnell), arrives in France with devastating news about her mother, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) realize they are torn between putting their own countries first or saving their marriage. With the English throne in jeopardy, King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) hatches an elaborate plan that will end in disaster. Meanwhile, Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) solidify their marriage and begin to trust one another. Megan Follows, Anna Popplewell and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Mike Herro and David Strauss (#119).