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Over the course of the stormy first season of REIGN, Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) struggled to balance her many roles, as Queen of Scotland; as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting; as royal fiance, and later as young wife to the future King of France, Francis (Toby Regbo). Challenges came in every form: the reigning Queen Consort of
France, Francis's mother, Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows), did everything she could to destroy the union of Mary and Francis, even if that meant taking Mary's life. Francis and Mary were both torn by their duties to their respective nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis's illegitimate brother,who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) descended into madness, and a bloodthirsty menace in the woods threatened those within the castle and beyond the castle's walls, taking dozens of lives before it was ultimately annihilated.

REIGN begins its second season with Mary and Francis at the helm of a nation burning. France is rocked by the after effects of the plague, a disease that takes thousands upon thousands of lives across the land and ravages the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives and tearing at Mary and Francis, commitment to each other and to their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and alliances betrayed. Meanwhile, a mysterious and deadly threat snatches victims from village streets and castle corridors,
leaving evidence of savagery that looks like the work of monsters: mythical creatures who are the stuff of nightmares, but who may actually walk among us, doing the Devil?s bidding.

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


Episode Description

The Lamb and the Slaughter, 10/23

DARK AND MYSTERIOUS FORCES ARE AFOOT " When a shepherd is attacked by shadowy riders in the night, Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Lord Cond (Sean Teale) investigate what may be the unrest of angry spirits or the beginnings of a religious war.  Mary (Adelaide Kane) examines her relationship with Lola (Anna Popplewell) in light of the upcoming christening, with Francis (Toby Regbo) illegitimate child serving as both a bond and an obstacle between them.  Greer (Celina Sinden) takes control of her future when Leith (Jonathan Keltz) returns to court.  Meanwhile, Lola feels something is awry when Lord Narcisse (guest star Craig Parker) introduces his familiar new bride.  Megan Follows and Caitlin Stasey also star.  Sudz Sutherland directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy and Adele Lim (#204).


Blood for Blood, 10/30

CHURCH VS. STATE " Tensions between Protestants and Catholics escalate when bloodshed at a Protestant service causes an already concerned Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) to intervene on the eve of Greers (Celina Sinden) wedding.  Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Leith (Jonathan Keltz) lead a search for the guilty that reveals a surprising secret about Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault) that could destroy his union with Greer.  Meanwhile, Francis receives an unwelcome gift from his dead father.  Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) discovers a sex journal, with clues leading to the best lover at court, who just might be a match for Lola (Anna Popplewell).  Megan Follows and Sean Teale also star.  Norma Bailey directed the episode written by P.K. Simonds and Nancy Won (#205).


Three Queens, 11/09

MARY AND CATHERINE GO UNDERCOVER " Upon encountering a mob of angry peasants, Queens Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Catherine (Megan Follows) find themselves concealing their true identities after being forced to abandon their carriage and escape into the woods.  Fearful the uprising is a response to his own actions, Francis (Toby Regbo) forms a search party that includes Leith (Jonathan Keltz) and Cond (Sean Teale), only to discover the attack is actually a result of imposters abusing the power of the crown.  Meanwhile, Lola (Anna Popplewell) sets out to become financially independent but, in the process, finds herself considering a complicated yet intriguing offer from Lord Narcisse (Craig Parker).  Torrance Coombs, Caitlin Stasey and Celina Sinden also star.  Steve DiMarco directed the episode written by Doris Egann (#206).