Season 2 Episode
Tempting Fate
Season Two, Episode 17
Tempting Fate
Air date March 19, 2015
Written by Lisa Randolph
Directed by Sudz Sutherland
Episode Guide
Tasting Revenge


Reversal of Fortune
"Forgive the sins of my body my Lord, they give my heart the streghth it needs to heal."
Queen Mary


Mary is In Danger of Being Exposed
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.


Queen Mary: Forgive the sins of my body my Lord, they give my heart the streghth it needs to heal.

Queen Mary: It may not be my throne by the time I get there. And that girl, who knew no fear. I’m not her anymore.
Lady Lola: No you are wiser. And stronger. Remember that strength that so many people have tried to take from you. It is still in you. My friend. My queen.

Leith Bayard: But I LOVE HER!...Your majesty. I love her.

King Francis: As a king I want to solve the world's problems. And I would ccertainly love to solve yours. But...

King Francis: Leith my friend. Let her go.

Queen Mary: If you do not confess by tomorrow morning I will send Elizabeth that basket, with your head in it.


Death Toll [1] [2]
- Ridley Collins


  • The episode title, pictures and synopsis were released February 26, 2015.
  • This is the first episode written by Lisa Randolph.
  • Torrance Coombs Live Tweeted this episode.
  • According to Torrance Coombs the sence between him and Toby Regbo, the horses were continuously farting during it.
  • Torrance Coombs also stated, there were 4 outdoor scenes to be shot in one day, but it was so cold they only go though one, as it was -40C.
  • Torrance Coombs was sad to film the breakup scene betwwen Sebastian and Kenna and tweeted "It's hard after doing a show for so long to separate your feelings from characters' feelings. Doing these scenes broke my heart."
  • The Sebastian and Kenna break up scene was originally longer.


Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Toby Regbo King Francis
Celina Sinden Greer Castleroy
Caitlin Stasey Lady Kenna
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Sean Teale Louis Condé
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Guest Staring
Alexandra Ordolis Sister Delphine
Vincent Nappo General Renaude  
Jonathan Watton Ridley Collins
Pascal Langdale Church Official
Linzee Barclay Sharlene
Rob Stewart Lord Burgass
Richard Waugh Lord Giles
Michael Robenneeld Corrupt Deputy  
Helen King Deputy's Wife
Matt Cassidy Royal Guard
Shanda Bezic Whore
Paul Fauteux McNadd
Loagan Brown Tower Guard
Bruce Davies Farmer
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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Reign 2x17 Canadian Promo "Tempting Fate" (HD) Season 2 Episode 1700:52

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