The Best Episodes of Reign (2013)

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2019

Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.

Three Queens

#1 - Three Queens

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 Conde, 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.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Doris Egan
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Mercy

#2 - Mercy

Season 2 - Episode 10

Francis tracks Narcisse with a passion for revenge. Meanwhile, Mary discovers Francis was being blackmailed, leading her and Condé to tackle a dangerous mission; Leith begs Greer to flee for her own safety; and Catherine receives a surprisingly erotic visit in her chambers.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Rich Newey
Writers: Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, Drew Lindo
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Banished

#3 - Banished

Season 2 - Episode 12

Mary finds 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 Condé for Mary. Bash’s mother Diane returns, igniting a long overdue confrontation with Catherine, while Claude (Rose Williams) is determined to find out the truth about who really killed the twins.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Chelsey Lora
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The End of Mourning

#4 - The End of Mourning

Season 2 - Episode 14

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.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Laurie McCarthy, Nancy Won
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Forbidden

#5 - Forbidden

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Laurie McCarthy, Nancy Won
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In A Clearing

#6 - In A Clearing

Season 3 - Episode 5

Grateful for a future with a revived Francis, Mary considers signing away her claim to the English throne, and staying in France forever. Catherine learns that Nostradamus has returned -- with a new vision involving Francis' fate.

star 8.50
4 votes
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Betrothed

#7 - Betrothed

Season 3 - Episode 2

Catherine is imprisoned when she returns to France, and Elizabeth faces a political backlash for sheltering her. Meanwhile, the fate of Scotland's future forces Mary to make some tough choices; and Lola feels torn regarding Narcisse.

star 8.30
6 votes
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The Price

#8 - The Price

Season 3 - Episode 4

Mary's mother sends her a pressing message to inform her of Scotland's troubles, so Mary seeks help from Francis. Meanwhile, Narcisse becomes an obstacle in Catherine's endeavor to become the regent to Charles; and pressure mounts for Elizabeth to marry.

star 8.30
3 votes
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To The Death

#9 - To The Death

Season 3 - Episode 14

Mary realizes her need to return to Scotland is becoming increasingly imminent and that along with the help of Bash, she must raise her own army to save her throne. Elizabeth enlists Lola's help to find out information about her mother, which backfires when Lola gets caught.

star 8.30
3 votes
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Blood for Blood

#10 - Blood for Blood

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tension rises between the Catholics and the Protestants. Francis receives a gift from his dead father. Kenna is shocked by a discovery.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: P.K. Simonds, Nancy Won
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The Prince of the Blood

#11 - The Prince of the Blood

Season 2 - Episode 7

Young, reckless and provocative Princess Claude makes a surprise 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, a plot that involves an uncertain Lola. Kenna mistakes Claude for a newfound friend, while Greer returns earlier than expected from her wedding tour.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Deborah Chow
Writers: Drew Lindo, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis
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Acts of War

#12 - Acts of War

Season 2 - Episode 9

Mary proposes a marriage idea for Claude, but Claude has plans of her own. Meanwhile, Bash and Francis concoct a scheme to free Francis from following Narcisse's demands; and Greer discovers she may be deeper in the Protestant movement than she realized.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Laurie McCarthy, Nancy Won
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Sins of the Past

#13 - Sins of the Past

Season 2 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Deborah Chow
Writers: Doris Egan, Melody Fox
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Tasting Revenge

#14 - Tasting Revenge

Season 2 - Episode 16

When King Antoine threatens to tell Francis of Mary and Condé’s (Sean Teale) evolving relationship, Francis makes a shocking move. Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Kenna’s marriage is beyond repair after he learns of her scheming, while Leith discovers Greer’s unsavory new career path.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Writers: P. K. Simonds, Drew Lindo
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Blood in the Water

#15 - Blood in the Water

Season 4 - Episode 15

Mary’s life hangs in the balance — Childbirth threatens to take Mary’s life, which leaves her and her unborn child’s safety in jeopardy. Elizabeth discovers that someone in her inner circle was the cause of the death of someone close to her.

star 8.03
692 votes
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The Plague

#16 - The Plague

Season 2 - Episode 1

The new King and Queen of France, Francis and Mary are plummeted into chaos after the Black Plague ravages the land and creeps inside the castle, threatening lives and the stability of their new rule. Francis finds himself on the wrong side of the quarantined gates, with Lola, as they try to make their way back to safety. New and murderous foes are introduced as nobles grasp for power, pressuring Mary -- and Catherine -- even as the death count rises. Meanwhile, Kenna and Bash find themselves separated; Kenna's life endangered as she risks all to save their young ward. Greer is forced to watch Leith move on with a new love and is shocked to realize he's involved with her fiancé’s daughter.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Laurie McCarthy
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The Lamb and the Slaughter

#17 - The Lamb and the Slaughter

Season 2 - Episode 4

Shadowy riders have attacked a shepherd, Lord Conde and Bash investigate. Mary reconsiders her relationship with Lola. Leith returns to court.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Laurie McCarthy, Adele Lim
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Drawn and Quartered

#18 - Drawn and Quartered

Season 2 - Episode 2

A powerful and dominating Lord learns Mary was responsible for his son's death, he demands retribution. Francis and Lola return to the castle with their new son.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, Drew Lindo
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Coronation

#19 - Coronation

Season 2 - Episode 3

Mary searches for a way to feed the people of France; Francis is haunted by suspicions about his dead father's spirit; Catherine plans a lavish coronation ceremony.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Harley Peyton
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Terror of the Faithful

#20 - Terror of the Faithful

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.00
5 votes
Writers: Adele Lim, Melody Fox
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Getaway

#21 - Getaway

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Daniel Sinclair
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Tempting Fate

#22 - Tempting Fate

Season 2 - Episode 17

Catherine is suspicious that Mary and Condé are having an affair; Francis becomes ill; Bash's life is in peril; Leith is forced to guard Claude.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Lisa Randolph
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Fugitive

#23 - Fugitive

Season 2 - Episode 20

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 unforgiveable to prove himself, Kenna crosses a line with General Renaude and Greer makes a choice that might end her relationship with Leith.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Doris Egan, Daniel Sinclair
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Succession

#24 - Succession

Season 3 - Episode 11

Charles' coronation nears, forcing Mary to find a suitor who will be her ally. Meanwhile, Lola discovers who's been poisoning Elizabeth; and the castle's serial killer has special plans for Catherine.

star 8.00
4 votes
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Strange Bedfellows

#25 - Strange Bedfellows

Season 3 - Episode 13

Mary, in order to protect Elizabeth, unknowingly puts Gideon’s life in danger. To save him, Mary turns to another Englishman for help – Robert Dudley. Meanwhile, Bash is determined to track down the men behind the threats to Catherine

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Shannon Goss
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