Highland Games
Season Four, Episode 5
Promotional Images - Highland Games 3
Air date March 17, 2017
Written by Robert D. Doty
Directed by Michael McGowan
Episode Guide
Playing With Fire


Love & Death
Season 4 Episode
"Bastards and cheaters are not welcome on the
Scottish Throne.
Lord Taylor


Lord Darnley Must Prove Himself to Mary
In order to get Mary to agree to a marriage, Lord Darnley must demonstrate his loyalty when she voices her concerns about his true intentions. Catherine and Narcisse work to repair King Charles’ reputation after rumors spread about his strange behavior and threaten the throne.


Queen Catherine: We need to show them you are not a monster, by showing them what you really are. A King.

Mary Stuart: Duels only lead to dead men, not respect.

James Stuart: He does have his father’s history to overcome. You knew that when you chose him.
Lord Darnley: Chose me like a prized pony.

Lord Darnley: I do have a first name, you know. It’s Henry.
Mary Stuart: Darnley…
Lord Darnley: Darnley it is then.

Queen Catherine: Charles will put his weight behind this!
Lord Narcisse: Well then perhaps I shall withhold my news from the huntsman.
Queen Catherine: And perhaps I shall have your throat slit in your sleep. Or have the villagers do it for me when they come for us to root out the beast we have protected.

Lord Taylor: Bastards and cheaters are not welcome on the Scottish Throne.

Lord Darnley: I don’t want to find love. I want to be loved.

Lord Castleroy: You are Catholic. You could never marry again.
Lady Greer: Perhaps I have taken all the chances at love that I deserve. I’m sorry that I failed to love you in the way that you deserved. If you have found it with another, I won’t deny you your happiness... I release you from this marriage.

Lord Narcisse: Because being married to a woman who is in love with another, isn’t exactly the ideal union I dreamed of either.



Death Toll [3][4]
- Young French boy


Historical NotesEdit

  • Lord Darnley's real name is actually Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.
  • Lord Lennox was Lord Darnley's father. He was second cousins once removed to King James V, and (at best) third in line of succession for the Scottish Crown. He spent most of his youth in exile in England, but returned to Scotland to assert his claims to the line of succession when King James V died in 1542.
  • Lord Darnley does have Tudor Blood in him, through his mother Lady Lennox.
  • War of the Rough Wooing Lord Lennox married Lady Lennox, daughter of Margaret Tudor and half-sister of the deceased King James V. When the Parliament of Scotland rejected the Greenwich treaty, Lennox changed sides and supported King Henry VIII of England's military efforts to secure a marriage between in the War of the Rough Wooing. After the defeat of his supporters at the Battle of Glasgow Muir, he fled once more to England.
  • Highland Games were indeed started by King Malcolm III of Scotland. In the 11th century, he summoned contestants to a foot race in order to find the fastest runner in the land to be his royal messenger.


Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Celina Sinden Lady Greer
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Will Kemp Lord Darnley
Guest Staring
Steve Lund Luc Narcisse
Michael Therriault Lord Castleroy
Nola Augustson Lady Lennox
Chad Connell Lord Taylor
Claire Hunter Emily Knox
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


References Edit

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