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Bruises That Lie
Season Three, Episode 10
Bruises That Lie
Air date January 22, 2016
Written by P.K. Simonds
Directed by Megan Follows
Episode Guide


"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.


Death Toll [1][2]
- Servant Boy
- Elizabeth and Roberts Unborn Baby


  • 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.

Historical NotesEdit


Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
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
Guest Staring
Tom Everett Scott William Cecil
Guest Staring
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
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Reign 3x10 Extended Promo "Bruises That Lie" (HD) Winter Finale-000:43

Reign 3x10 Extended Promo "Bruises That Lie" (HD) Winter Finale-0

Best Claude moment01:18

Best Claude moment. "I'm a Princess " - Reign S03E10 Bruises That Lie

References Edit

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