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Mary Francis & Catheine Promo S2

Promotional poster featuring the main cast, Queen Mary, King Francis, and Queen Catherine.

Season Two of Reign aired it's first episode, The Plague on October 2nd, 2013, and began its run on The CW and M3. The Winter Finale aired on December 11, 2014, with the Season Final on May 14, 2015.

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Season Three ----->

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Behind the Scenes

Episodes

Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
The Plague Laurie McCarthy Fred Gerber October 2, 2014 201
The Plague - Promotional image I
The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague -- a disease that creeps inside the castle walls, taking 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’s commitment to each other, and their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and 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 subject of nightmares, but who walk among us, doing the Devil’s bidding.
Drawn and Quartered Wendy Riss and Drew Lindo Jeff Renfroe October 9, 2014 202
Drawn and Quartered
In the aftermath of the plague, a powerful lord (Craig Parker) discovers that Mary was responsible for the death of his son and demands vengeance, testing the loyalties of Mary, Francis and Catherine. Francis returns to the castle with Lola and their newborn son, creating tension with Mary. Greer is torn by her loyalty to her fiancé, Lord Castleroy, who blames Leith for his daughter’s demise. Meanwhile, Kenna urges Bash to be formally recognized in his new role.
Coronation Harley Peyton Holly Dale Oct. 16, 2014 203
Spoilers - S2
With France in a state of famine, as well as religious and political unrest, Mary looks for a way to feed the people, risking the wrath of a vengeful Lord Narcisse. Francis is preoccupied by the harrowing suspicion that his dead father’s spirit can possess the living and is haunting Francis as revenge for his murder. As Catherine makes excessive and lavish preparations for a coronation ceremony to give the impression of stability to the realm, Bash confronts the reality of a country plagued by fear, bankruptcy, and murder.
The Lamb and the Slaughter Laurie McCarthy and Adele Lim Sudz Sutherland October 23, 2014 204
Lamb &amp; Slaughter - Promotional Image 4
When a shepherd is attacked by shadowy riders in the night, Bash and Lord Condé investigate what may be the unrest of angry spirits or the beginnings of a religious war. Mary examines her relationship with Lola in light of the upcoming christening, with Francis’ illegitimate child serving as both a bond and an obstacle between them. Greer takes control of her future when Leith returns to court. Meanwhile, Lola feels something is awry when Lord Narcisse introduces his familiar new bride.
Blood for Blood P.K. Simonds and Nancy Won Norma Bailey October 30, 2014 206
Blood for Blood - Promotional image
Tensions between Protestants and Catholics escalates when bloodshed at a Protestant service causes an already concerned Mary and Francis to intervene on the eve of Greer's wedding. Bash and Leith lead a search for the guilty that revels a surprising secret about Castleroy that could destroy his union with Greer. Meanwhile, Francis receives an unwelcome gift from his dead father. Kenna discovers a sex journal, with clues leading to the best lover at court, who might be a match for Lola.
Three Queens Doris Egan Steve DiMarco November 6, 2014 206
Three Queens - Promotional Images 2
Upon encountering a mob of angry peasants, Queens Mary and Catherine 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 forms a search party that includes Leith and Condé, only to discover the attack is actually a result of imposters abusing the power of the crown. Meanwhile, Lola sets out to become financially independent but, in the process, finds herself considering a complicated yet intriguing offer from Lord Narcisse.
The Prince of the Blood Drew Lindo and Wendy Riss Deborah Chow November 13, 2014 207
The Prince of the Blood - Promotional Images 9
Young, reckless and provocative Princess Claude makes asurprise visit home, torturing her already haunted mother, Catherine. Francis is pressured by Narcisse to act against his conscience or risk his throne and his wife. Mary finds a new ally in Condé. Francis confides in Bash and hatches a plot that involves an uncertain Lola. Kenna mistakes Claude for a newfound friend, while Greer returns earlier than expected from her wedding tour.
Terror of the Faithful Adele Lim and Melody Fox Charles Binamé November 20, 2014 208
Terror of the Faithful - Promotional Images 4
Tensions escalate between Mary and Francis when Vatican inquisitors perform barbaric acts on anyone suspected of being a Protestant. After a brave proclamation, Lord Condé is abducted, resulting in a precarious situation with a surprising group of assailants. Catherine experiences an annoying setback when she plays matchmaker on behalf of a reluctant Claude, while Narcisse offers a stranded Lola an innocent horse ride back to the castle, where a dark secret involving Francis is revealed.
Acts of War Laurie McCarthy and Nancy Won Fred Gerber December 4, 2014 209
Acts of War - Promotional Images 4
With a holiday celebration around the corner, Bash uncovers what could be the answer to Francis finally escaping the oppressive thumb of Lord Narcisse, and the two formulate a daring plan. Meanwhile, Mary proposes the radical idea of marrying the Protestant Lord Condé to the Catholic Claude, a scheme that she believes a viable path forward to peace, but Claude has other plans in store. As preparations are made for the upcoming feast, Greer discovers that she may be more involved with the Protestant movement than she originally thought.
Mercy Wendy Riss and Drew Lindo Rich Newey December 11, 2014 210
Mercy - Promotional Images 1
In the aftermath of an attack on the castle, a blood-thirsty Francis makes a startling decision that will forever change his rule as the King of France, causing him to track the missing Narcisse with a newfound lust for revenge. Meanwhile, Mary is stunned to discover the truth behind Francis’ recent decisions and embarks on a treacherous mission of her own with Lord Condé. Leith urgently pleads with Greer to flee the country after violence erupts across the land. Catherine receives an unexpected and erotic visit in her chambers after making a final decision regarding the fate of her daughter Claude.
Getaway Daniel Sinclair Lynne Stopkewich January 22, 2015 211
Getaway - TVLine
Mary takes action to save Condé when she learns the Vatican is hunting him for bearing the branded mark of the Dark Riders. Francis devises a plan to put an end to The Dark Riders legend, which puts Bash at risk. Meanwhile, Kenna reveals Catherine’s ulterior motives to Claude.
Banished Chelsey Lore Larysa Kondracki January 29, 2015 212
Banished - Promotional Images 5
Mary find out the truth from Greer about rumors going around court, forcing Mary to do something she never thought possible. Francis finds himself in a growing rivalry with Condè for Mary. Bash's mother Diane returns, igniting a long overdue confrontation with Catherine, while Claude is determined to find out the truth about who really killed the twins.
Sins of the Past Doris Egan and Melody Fox Deborah Chow February 5, 2015 213
Sins of the Past - Promotional Images 5
As the castle prepares for the Winter’s Ease Feast, King Antoine of Navarre reveals to Francis and Mary England's plan for revenge against France. Bash learns that an “undead” man has been seen in the village and his efforts to track the man down lead him to a mysterious woman in white. Meanwhile, Catherine finds out the cause of her hallucinations.
The End of Mourning Laurie McCarthy and Nancy Won Nathaniel Goodman February 12, 2015 214
The End of Mourning - Promotional Images 3
As Mary and Francis investigate who was behind the poisoning of King Henry, they unearth secrets of the past which force Mary to confront her feelings for Condé as she attempts to move forward. Catherine finds herself in the middle of a romantic triangle when the Duke of Guise returns, which forces Narcisse to commit a hideous act out of desperation. Meanwhile, Greer finds herself in a situation she never fathomed in order to survive.
Forbidden Laurie McCarthy and Nancy Won Charles Binamé February 19, 2015 215
Forbidden - Promotional Images 6
As Mary’s mother returns to advise Mary that her throne is in jeopardy. Mary makes a shocking proposition to Condé, along with a bold move to reclaim her throne. Francis moves closer to Lola after a setback with Mary, while King Antoine makes Kenna an interesting offer.
Tasting Revenge Drew Lindo and P.K. Simonds Lee Rose March 12, 2015 216
Tasting Revenge - Promotional Images 2
When King Antoine threatens to tell Francis of Mary and Condé’s evolving relationship, Francis makes a shocking move. Bash and Kenna’s marriage is beyond repair after he learns of her scheming, while Leith discovers Greer’s unsavory new career path.
Tempting Fate Lisa Randolph Sudz Sutherland March 19, 2015 217
Tempting Fate - Promotional Images 2
When Catherine becomes suspicious that Mary and Condé are having an affair, Mary risks Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis becomes gravely ill after he collapses and Bash’s life is in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King’s Deputy. Meanwhile, things become complicated for Leith when he is forced to be Claude’s personal guard after professing his love for Greer.
Reversal of Fortune Drew Lindo and Wendy Riss Anne Wheeler April 16, 2015 218
Reversal of Fortune - Promotional Images 2
While Francis’ life hangs in the balance, Mary becomes the temporary leader of France, which makes her realize she can use her newfound power to save Scotland. Catherine, knowing about Mary’s indiscretion with Condé, enlists in Narcisse to help beat Mary at her own game. Meanwhile, Bash, having been saved by a Woman in White and determined to send his attempted murderer to death, discovers a familiar face in the village.
Abandoned Nancy Won and Robert Doty Deborah Chow April 23, 2015 219
Promotional Images - Abandoned 2
Mary, with the threat of England looming, aligns herself with France and thus, the ailing Francis. Condé makes a bold move that would tie him to England. With all of the turmoil, Catherine and Narcisse work to win favor in court. Meanwhile, Kenna gets closer to General Renaude as Bash becomes increasingly distant.
Fugitive Doris Egan and
Daniel Sinclair
Norma Bailey April 30, 2015 220
Promotional Images - Fugitive 1
Mary goes to extremes to halt Francis from his quest to catch Condé at any cost. Catherine, jealous of Narcisse’s relationship with Lola, asks him to do something unforgivable to prove himself, Kenna crosses a line with General Renaude and Greer makes a choice that might end her relationship with Leith.
The Siege Adele Lim and Lisa Randolph Andy Mikita May 7, 2015 221
Promotional Images 1 - The Siege 9
As troops are about to descend on the castle, Mary and Francis must put aside their differences to determine the extent of Condé’s betrayal. Mary also learns of a bittersweet revelation that tears her apart and makes her question everything. Meanwhile, Catherine decides to teach Narcisse a lesson to prove he can never cross her again and Bash decides to bring Delphine to the castle.
Burn Laurie McCarthy and
Nancy Won
Fred Gerber May 14, 2015 222
Reign logo
Mary risks everything to take down Condé, even as Francis believes she is turning against France. Catherine makes a bold move and meets with Queen Elizabeth in a stunning plot to seek revenge on Mary. Meanwhile, Kenna has a secret that will seal the fate of her relationship with Bash.

...Continue to Season Three

Characters

Main Characters

  • Queen Mary - The young Queen of Scotland, and now Queen of France.
  • Queen Catherine - Queen Mother of France and a member of the wealthy and prominent Medici family.
  • Sebastian - The bastard son of the last king, Married to Lady Kenna, and now King's Deputy to his brother.
  • King Francis - The New King of France, and husband to Queen Mary.
  • Lady Greer - A lady-in-waiting for the Queen of Scotland, and the wife of Lord Castleroy.
  • Lady Kenna- A lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Scotland, former mistress to the last king, and wife of Bash.
  • Lady Lola- A lady-in-waiting for the Queen of Scotland, and mother the king Francis' only child.
  • Leith Bayard - Former kitchen servant for the French Court, and current War Hero.
  • Louis Condé - Cousin to King Francis, and secretly in-live with Queen Mary.
  • Lord Narcisse - A very rich noble who owns 90% of the grain, and an enemy of the Crown.
  • Princess Claude - Youngest surviving daughter of Catherine, with an arranged marriage to Louis Condé.


Recurring Characters

  • Lord Castleroy - 15th in-line to the throne, incredibly rich, and husband of Greer Norwood.
  • King Henry - The former king of France, and brief hallucination on Queen Catherine.
  • King Antoine - King of Navarre, and brother to Louis Condé. He also tried to court Kady Kenna.


Others

  • Henriette - Queen Catherine's daughter, that was murdered by King Henry's mistress Diane De Poitiers.
  • Emone - Queen Catherine's daughter, that was murdered by King Henry's mistress Diane De Poitiers.
  • Nostradamus - Close friend of Catherine, and is valued for his gift of sight and prophecies.
  • The Minister - Protestant Minister that was murdered by his own people to became a martyr.
  • Severin - Father to a Protestant minister, and the rapist of Queen Mary.

Summary

The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague -- a disease that creeps inside the castle walls, taking 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’s commitment to each other, and their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and 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 subject of nightmares, but who walk among us, doing the Devil’s bidding. - The CW

Over the course of the stormy first season, Mary, Queen of Scots, struggled to balance her many roles — as Queen of Scotland, as royal fiancée, and later as young wife to the future King of France, and as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting.

Challenges came in every form: the reigning queen consort of France, Francis’ mother, Catherine de Medici, 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 nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash, Francis’ illegitimate brother, who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. King Henry descended into madness. And a bloodthirsty menace in the woods was annihilated, but not before taking dozens of lives and heralding the coming of a plague. By the end of the season, the shocking death of King Henry made Francis and Mary the new King and Queen of France. But before their new crowns could be placed on their heads, Francis had placed himself on the wrong side of the quarantined castle’s gates, rushing to help Lola give birth to his first and possibly only child.

The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague – a disease that crept inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravaging 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 their people – and to each other. Though the plague will come to an end, famine will follow, and among the devastated survivors, there is a feeling that the dead still walk the earth. Reports of ghostly visitations will result in mass hysteria and lawlessness. Across all levels of society, there are people eager to exploit the fear and guilt of those who managed to live through the plague. Royals and commoners alike now face a future where friendships will be tested, loyalties betrayed and loved ones murdered.

No one knows this better than Francis, who is haunted by the part he played in his father’s death and by Henry’s final warning that betraying someone you love is a weight you will carry all your days. Francis’ guilt will tear at his relationship with Mary and his feelings about his own worth. While Francis struggles with his terrible secret, he is grateful that his half-brother Bash is standing by to help navigate the dangerous political waters. Even Catherine – now the Queen Mother – is still capable of plotting against Francis and Mary in order to regain her own power.

Despite the political and social upheaval, life at court continues to revolve around love, lust and arranged marriages. Among Mary’s ladies-in-waiting, Greer chose a suitor with social status over Leith, the kitchen servant-turned-soldier who begged her to marry him, while Kenna seems to have found happiness in her marriage to Bash. Mary herself must face the fact that her remaining lady-in-waiting, Lola, is the mother of Francis’ child. Though Mary does her best to have no animosity toward Lola, the child serves as a constant reminder that Mary has not yet produced an heir of her own. Her childless state diminishes Mary’s power in the eyes of the court and only adds to the danger she faces as she tries to control the nobles, maintain her marriage and rule over a nation forever changed by pestilence and famine. - The CW

Videos

CTV - Heroes Within Trailer01:01

CTV - Heroes Within Trailer

CW 2014 Fall Sizzle-101:01

CW 2014 Fall Sizzle-1

Music

  • "Scotland" and "Charlie Boy" by The Lumineers.

Logline

France, 1557. Mary, Queen of Scots has been hidden away at a convent for her safety since age 9. Engaged since childhood to the future King of France, she awaits her return to the French Court.

Promotional Quotes

  • Peace is Fragile

Cast

Stars

Recurring Roles

Others


Production crew

Directors

  • Holly Dale (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Fred Gerber (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
  • Sudz Sutherland (3 episodes, 2015)
  • Norma Bailey (3 episodes, 2015)
  • Deborah Chow (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Norma Bailey (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Sudz Sutherland 2 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Steve DiMarco (2 episodes, 2014)
  • Jeff Renfroe (2 episodes, 2014)
  • Rich Newey (1 episode, 2014)
  • Lynne Stopkewich (1 episode, 2015)
  • Larysa Kondracki (1 episode, 2015)
  • Nathaniel Goodman (1 episode, 2015)
  • Lee Rose (1 episode, 2015)
  • Anne Wheeler (1 episode, 2015)
  • Andy Mikita (1 episode, 2015)


Writers


Producers

  • Maureen Milligan - 42 episodes, 2013-2014 - (associate producer)
  • Ned Bastille - 23 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Co-Producer)
  • John Weber - 22 episodes, 2013-2014 - (executive producer)
  • Alan McCullough - 21 episodes, 2013-2014 - (producer / supervising producer)
  • Thom J. Pretak - 21 episodes, 2013-2014 - (producer (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Adele Lim -18 episodes, 2014-2015 - (co-executive producer)

Promotional Videos

REIGN - THE SEASON 2 premiere of Reign is just 3 days-000:12

REIGN - THE SEASON 2 premiere of Reign is just 3 days-0

CTV - Heroes Within Trailer01:01

CTV - Heroes Within Trailer

CW 2014 Fall Sizzle-101:01

CW 2014 Fall Sizzle-1

Reign - Season 2 NEW Extended Promo HD01:01

Reign - Season 2 NEW Extended Promo HD

Reign - Seize the Throne Clip-100:42

Reign - Seize the Throne Clip-1

Reign - Feel Alive Trailer-102:00

Reign - Feel Alive Trailer-1

Reign - The Plague Trailer-000:16

Reign - The Plague Trailer-0

Reign - Plague Lands Interview-100:37

Reign - Plague Lands Interview-1

M3 Reign Stars Toby Regbo & Torrance Coombs Discuss Season 200:58

M3 Reign Stars Toby Regbo & Torrance Coombs Discuss Season 2

A chat with Reign's Torrance Coombs (aka Bash)01:31

A chat with Reign's Torrance Coombs (aka Bash)

Reign - Adelaide Kane on Mary's Evolution Heading into Season 202:12

Reign - Adelaide Kane on Mary's Evolution Heading into Season 2

Reign, Teen Wolf, and Community - SDCC 2014 Fan Reaction01:04

Reign, Teen Wolf, and Community - SDCC 2014 Fan Reaction

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