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Reign

Series Summary
Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart travels to France with four ladies-in-waiting to secure her politically strategic engagement to the king's son, Prince Francis. Mary and Francis share a mutual attraction, even though he has reservations about the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Complicating issues is Bash, Francis' illegitimate half-brother whom Mary finds herself drawn to in spite of herself. The French Court is also full of less romantic challenges for Mary, who finds her engagement -- and life -- threatened until she finds an ally in a mysterious shrouded guide. With all that she faces, Mary rallies, readying herself to rule and trying to find a balance between the demands of her country and those of her heart.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Historical drama

Network: CW

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Season 2, Ep. 4 : The Lamb and the Slaughter Oct 23, 2014

Lord Condé and Bash investigate when shadowy riders attack a shepherd; as the christening approaches, Mary considers her relationship with Lola; Leith returns to court as Greer takes control of her future.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : Coronation Oct 16, 2014

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    Mary searches for a way to feed the people of France; Francis is haunted by suspicions about his dead father's spirit; Catherine plans a lavish coronation ceremony.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : Drawn and Quartered Oct 9, 2014

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    A powerful lord learns Mary was responsible for his son's death and demands retribution; Francis and Lola return to the castle with their newborn son; Kenna pushes Bash to be recognized in his new role.

  • Season 2, Ep. 1 : The Plague Oct 2, 2014

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    The stability of Francis and Mary's new rule is threatened as the plague ravages the land; Kenna's life is put into jeopardy; Greer makes a shocking discovery about Leith.

  • Season 1, Ep. 22 : Slaughter of Innocence May 15, 2014

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    Francis and Mary take action as the king's madness reaches a fevered pitch, making choices that could change history; Lola endures life-threatening labor.

  • Season 1, Ep. 21 : Long Live the King May 8, 2014

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    Catherine and Mary form an uneasy alliance as they decide how to deal with King Henry, who is becoming increasingly manic; a boy tells Bash about his encounter with the darkness.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Even though many will find this brand of overripe melodrama as silly as the indelible "Death of Mary Queen of Scots" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus, I can't help but root a little for such a zany risk. show more

  • This joyful look into the past makes the dullest of facts come alive. show more

  • Reign isn't half bad at times with its marvelous costumes, palace intrigues and Follows' delicious take on Catherine. But the minute you start getting into fantasy, you're yanked right out by the contemporary music and other oddities—like a montage of giggling gals putting on makeup. show more

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