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CW22 Shows - Reign

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

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).


The Prince of the Blood, 11/13

THE ROYAL WILD CHILD RETURNS " Young, reckless and provocative Princess Claude (guest star Rose Williams) makes a surprise visit home, torturing her already haunted mother, Catherine (Megan Follows).  Francis (Toby Regbo) is pressured by Narcisse (Craig Parker) to act against his conscience or risk his throne and his wife.  Mary (Adelaide Kane) finds a new ally in Cond (Sean Teale).  Francis confides in Bash (Torrance Coombs) and hatches a plot that involves an uncertain Lola (Anna Popplewell).  Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) mistakes Claude for a newfound friend, while Greer (Celina Sinden) returns earlier than expected from her wedding tour.  Jonathan Keltz also stars.  Deborah Chow directed the episode written by Drew Lindo and Wendy Riss Gatsiounis (#207).


Terror of the Faithful, 11/20

RISING TENSIONS LEAD TO BLOODSHED " Tensions escalate between Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) when Vatican inquisitors perform barbaric acts on anyone suspected of being a Protestant.  After a brave proclamation, Lord Cond (Sean Teale) is abducted, resulting in a precarious situation with a surprising group of assailants.  Catherine (Megan Follows) experiences an annoying setback when she plays matchmaker on behalf of a reluctant Claude (Rose Williams), while Narcisse (Craig Parker) offers a stranded Lola (Anna Popplewell) an innocent horse ride back to the castle, where a dark secret involving Francis is revealed.  Torrance Coombs, Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden and Jonathan Keltz also star.  Charles Binam directed the episode written by Adele Lim and Melody Fox (#208)