|Bruises That Lie|
|Season Three, Episode 10|
|Air date||January 22, 2016|
|Written by||P.K. Simonds|
|Directed by||Megan Follows|
- "The English did this to me. For daring to love who I want. Perhaps they are right. Perhaps I forgot what it means to be a queen."
- —Queen Elizabeth
Mary Finds Herself Falling For Gideon
Mary struggles to resist her feelings for Gideon as she works to align herself politically with potential allies. Elizabeth and Greer find themselves in similar heart-wrenching situations with the potential for very different outcomes. Catherine and Narcisse continue their vicious power struggle over the Regency, while Claude finds herself in the fight of her life on her wedding night.
Princess Claude: Stop saying you have no choice Charles, you are the king!
Queen Catherine: Is it so unthinkable, a crime might take place in this castle that I had nothing to do with.
Lord Narcisse: You two have become thick as thieves.
Queen Mary: Do you still hold it agenst me that I defended her agents a false accusation of murder?!
Queen Mary: Ambassador Gideon, you look like a man working out this frustrations, perhaps I should take a swing, as we are both frustrated with the same Queen.
Leith Bayard: Sons of cobblers, doesn’t get to be with princesses.
Lady Greer: I need to believe, that who we are, matters more than our station.
Leith Bayard: I’ve come around to your old way of thinking. Because it was right Greer. You are who you're born into, and nothing more than people say you are. You can pretend otherwise, but the world won’t pretend with you.
Queen Mary: As if I didn’t have enough problems Catherine. You give me the Dukes stolen gold.
Princess Claude: I’m a princess!
Queen Elizabeth: Royals have such a strange sense of family, don’t you think. My father cut off my mothers head. My sister jailed me as a threat to her rule. And You. You have a kings bastard for a son.
Queen Elizabeth: Amy is dead. Our baby is gone. And to what end? We are lost to each other.
Robert Dudley: I will always love you Elizabeth. Always.
Leith Bayard: Marry me.
Queen Elizabeth: The English did this to me. For daring to love who I want. Perhaps they are right. Perhaps I forgot what it means to be a queen.
- King Francis, King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Mary Tudor, John Philip, Amy Dudley and Agatha Blackburn were all mentioned but do not appear.
- Queen Elizabeth was looking for suiters from Austria, and Sweden.
- Greer and Martin are considering raising their child.
- Princess Claude was officially married to Duke Boinel, but it was annulled as it was never consummated.
- Claude and Leith are unofficially engaged.
- Queen Elizabeth was poisoned, and lost her baby.
- Elizabeth and Robert have broken up for their safely, and Elizabeth's reign.
- The episode Synopsis, and title were released on December 31, 2015.
- The episode images were released on January 8, 2016.
- This marks the first episode to be directed by a cast member.
- This marks Megan Follows's director debut.
- Megan Follows daughter Lyla guest star in this episode as Greer's oldest sister Ellen.
- Princess Claude married Charles, Duke of Lorraine when she was 13, and they had 10 children.
- King Henry VIII did order his wife, Anne Boleyn's beheading in 1536, when Elizabeth was only 3 years old.
- Queen Mary ordered her sister, Princess Elizabeth to be locked away for 2 months in The Tower of London.
- Queen Elizabeth confirmed on her death-bed she was still a virgin.
- Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth never had a sexual relationship. Though they both agreed to have loved each other deeply, but knew they could never really be together.
- Amy Dudley did die at the bottom on a staircase under questionable circumstances, but it was believed to be suicide, and Robert Dudley was cleaned of suspicion.
- Queen Elizabeth did entertain a marriage arrangement from King Eric XIV of Sweden, but before she was queen. He himself didn't marry until 1568.
|Official Pictures from each episode, and an additional 50 pictures gallery is available here.|
- Credit Order
|Adelaide Kane||Mary Stuart|
|Megan Follows||Queen Catherine|
|Rachel Skarsten||Queen Elizabeth|
|Celina Sinden||Lady Greer|
|Anna Popplewell||Lady Lola|
|Jonathan Keltz||Leith Bayard|
|Craig Parker||Lord Narcisse|
|Rose Williams||Princess Claude|
|Charlie Carrick||Robert Dudley|
|Ben Geurens||Gideon Blackburn|
|Tom Everett Scott||William Cecil|
|Spencer MacPherson||King Charles|
|Saamer Usmani||Martin de Lambert|
|Lyla Porter-Follows||Ellen Norwood|
|Stephen Tracy||Lord Thomas|
|Jean-Michel Le Gal||Lord Mollet|
|Clive Walton||Duke Boinel|
|Morgan David Jones||Jeffery|