Season 4 Episode
Playing With Fire
Season Four, Episode 4
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Air date March 3, 2017
Written by John J. Sakmar
Kenny Lenhart
Directed by Fred Gerber
Episode Guide
Leaps of Faith


Highland Games
"Luc may appear to be a decent man. But I've learned never trust the beginning of a book."
Queen Catherine


Mary Must Decide If She Can trust Lord Darnley
When Lord Darnley surprises Mary with a visit in Scotland, Mary sees a glimmer of a union that could be more than just political. Elizabeth fights to gain allies in her favor and Catherine must work to get Claude back on track by finding her a new husband.


Queen Elizabeth: Why were you up all night with a child?
Gideon Blackburn: Because I am a widow. As you know.

James Stuart: You invited me here because you think of me, as often as I think of you.
Emily Knox: Sir. You are too bold.

King Charles: What about the shame you've brought to this family? Not to mention this country and to God himself?!
Queen Catherine: Enough. God himself has seen much worse and survived.

Mary Stuart: All though I am curious. Have you already named our children? Or did you leave that part for me?
James Stuart: Well, I hope one of them will be called James. After our father.

Lord Narcisse: I must admit, since first hearing of it I have given a great deal of thought to Claude in a nunnery.
Queen Catherine: Why?
Lord Narcisse: Because it arouses me.

Queen Catherine: Luc may appear to be a decent man. But I've learned never trust the beginning of a book.

Queen Catherine: I know this isn't what you wanted, but for now, this marriage will protect you. And because I am partially to blame for your situation, here is my promise to you. Once we rid this court of Leeza, I will help you deal with the consequences of your union to Luc, should there be any. If he ever lays a hand on you, I will get you out of this marriage.
Princess Claude: Do you mean that?
Queen Catherine: I may not be able to get you back from a nunnery, but when the time is right, I can make you a widow.

Mary Stuart: I’ll be honest Lord Darnley. I did nor expect to like you. But I do.

Lord Darnley: I am an ambitious man. And if this is my one chance at king, I will take it. And if I am king for only as long as you live, then I say long live the Queen.

Queen Leeza: May matrimony set you on a more honorable path. God will be watching should you stray from it. As he does all of his creatures.
Luc Narcisse: Thank you, your Majesty. God should be pleased to know that I have every intention of providing a happy life for Claude.


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Historical NotesEdit

  • Princess Claude was married to Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, when she was 13, on 19 January 1559.
  • Princess Claude actually had 9 children, with two already born by 1565 when she was only 18.


Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Celina Sinden Lady Greer
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Ben Geurens Gideon Blackburn
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Jonathan Goad John Knox
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Will Kemp Lord Darnley
Guest Staring
Anastasia Phillips Queen Leeza
Steve Lund Luc Narcisse
Ted Dykstra Lord Maxford
Claire Hunter Emily Knox
Sofia Banzhaf Bianca Simon
Amanda Lisman Lady Patrice
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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