The Best Episodes of The Royals (2015)

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

The series depicts the lives of a fictional monarchy in modern times where power is everything, limits do not exist, and trust is a luxury this family can’t afford.

The Serpent That Did Sting Thy Father's Life

#1 - The Serpent That Did Sting Thy Father's Life

Season 2 - Episode 10

The royal family faces the possibility of the abolition of the monarchy.

star 8.31
237 votes
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To Show My Duty in Your Coronation

#2 - To Show My Duty in Your Coronation

Season 3 - Episode 10

Liam finds himself in unexpected places; Helena's heart breaks over a recent loss; Jasper makes a final play for Eleanor's heart; historic changes assure that nothing will ever be the same.

star 8.16
371 votes
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Our Wills And Fates Do So Contrary Run

#3 - Our Wills And Fates Do So Contrary Run

Season 1 - Episode 10

Not knowing that Cyrus manipulated the paternity announcement, Liam asks Ophelia to run away with him. Eleanor drops the charges against Jasper and enlists his aid in meeting Robert's killer. Helena does a television interview. Cyrus finally gets his wish.

star 8.09
211 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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How Prodigal The Soul

#4 - How Prodigal The Soul

Season 4 - Episode 1

Robert gains popularity on his coronation tour, while Jasper and Liam have information that could end his reign; Eleanor must choose between returning to Jasper or working abroad with Sebastian.

star 8.09
194 votes
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Foul Deeds Will Rise

#5 - Foul Deeds Will Rise

Season 4 - Episode 9

Liam’s true intentions are revealed and the family come together to try and navigate the hard path that has been set for them. Jasper helps Liam with a plan and Willow and Robert hit a rough patch.

star 8.05
137 votes
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Forgive Me This My Virtue

#6 - Forgive Me This My Virtue

Season 4 - Episode 7

Eleanor enlists Jasper’s help for one of her covert missions. Helena begins a new chapter at a royal event where the press attacks Willow. Cyrus meets an unlikely ally.

star 8.03
146 votes
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In The Dead Vast And Middle Of The Night

#7 - In The Dead Vast And Middle Of The Night

Season 4 - Episode 8

Eleanor throws Willow a party that spirals out of control, while Robert forms a sinister alliance. Liam proves his loyalty to his brother, but at what cost?

star 8.02
146 votes
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Our (Late) Dear Brother's Death

#8 - Our (Late) Dear Brother's Death

Season 3 - Episode 4

Jasper and Eleanor immerse themselves in their relationship while Liam is forced to reappraise his latest tryst. Enduring his cancer, King Cyrus is visited by his past, while the palace arranges a press conference to announce earth shattering news.

star 8.02
362 votes
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Aye, There's the Rub

#9 - Aye, There's the Rub

Season 3 - Episode 3

While under the weather, Helena gets hooked on a reality television program. The true paternity of Liam and Eleanor is revealed at a time when the prince and princess are each focusing on passionate relationships.

star 8.00
375 votes
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Confess Yourself To Heaven

#10 - Confess Yourself To Heaven

Season 4 - Episode 2

Cyrus helps Liam gather intel on Robert. A contender emerges as Helena and Willow assess possible brides for Robert. Jasper goes rogue at a press conference, as Eleanor watches.

star 7.98
192 votes
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And Then It Started Like a Guilty Thing

#11 - And Then It Started Like a Guilty Thing

Season 2 - Episode 9

Questions of the King's killer come to the forefront and the monarchy's structure is challenged.

star 7.97
232 votes
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There's Daggers In Men's Smiles

#12 - There's Daggers In Men's Smiles

Season 4 - Episode 5

Robert extends his power further than ever before and exiles a disloyal Cyrus. Eleanor undertakes a covert mission and Helena explores her romantic options.

star 7.93
166 votes
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The Great Man Down

#13 - The Great Man Down

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Royal Family is put on lockdown in a safe room at the palace after an assassination attempt.

star 7.93
219 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Black As His Purpose Did The Night Resemble

#14 - Black As His Purpose Did The Night Resemble

Season 4 - Episode 4

A total blackout in London sparks chaos. Willow’s feelings for Robert grow stronger. Eleanor opens the palace to the public and Jasper finds himself in the middle of a riot.

star 7.91
161 votes
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O, Farewell, Honest Soldier

#15 - O, Farewell, Honest Soldier

Season 3 - Episode 9

Eleanor and Queen Helena consider romantic invitations; a Privy Council meets to determine who will reign as the one true King of England; Jasper reveals to Liam information that presents a new mystery for the monarchy.

star 7.90
360 votes
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My News Shall Be The Fruit To That Great Feast

#16 - My News Shall Be The Fruit To That Great Feast

Season 4 - Episode 6

Tensions rise at a family dinner celebrating the Queen’s birthday, as Liam brings a surprising guest and Jasper finds out the identity of the man who shot him.

star 7.90
154 votes
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With Mirth In Funeral And With Dirge In Marriage

#17 - With Mirth In Funeral And With Dirge In Marriage

Season 4 - Episode 10

The finale culminates in a day that will change the family and the nation forever. A burgeoning uprising has Robert suspicious of everyone, as the rest of the family unites to combat a formidable foe.

star 7.89
122 votes
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The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune

#18 - The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune

Season 1 - Episode 6

A trip to Monaco helps Prince Liam and Ophelia's relationship blossom but a different side of Princess Eleanor is revealed.

star 7.87
214 votes
Writers: Mark Schwahn
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Born to Set it Right

#19 - Born to Set it Right

Season 3 - Episode 5

On the eve of a very public appearance, the family’s private turmoil threatens to go public; Beck returns to the palace with his sights set on Eleanor, and a confrontation with Jasper ensues.

star 7.86
363 votes
Directors: James Lafferty
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In The Same Figure, Like The King That's Dead

#20 - In The Same Figure, Like The King That's Dead

Season 3 - Episode 8

Jasper tries to strike a bargain to protect his past and secure his future; Helena slips away for a romantic trip to Paris; Eleanor participates in a nearly naked tiger run; Liam and Willow try to navigate emotional waters.

star 7.85
348 votes
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The Counterfeit Presentment of Two Brothers

#21 - The Counterfeit Presentment of Two Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 7

The royals prepare for the People's Gala; each member of the family is auctioned off for charity; Cyrus initiates a plan to retain his crown; Liam and Robert square off in a charity boxing match.

star 7.82
346 votes
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Together with Remembrance of Ourselves

#22 - Together with Remembrance of Ourselves

Season 3 - Episode 1

In the wake of the death of King Simon's murderer, the royal family returns with a fresh perspective. Liam seeks solace in disreputable places, while Prince Robert is revealed to be alive, but is he well?

star 7.82
417 votes
Directors: Mark Schwahn
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Passing Through Nature to Eternity

#23 - Passing Through Nature to Eternity

Season 3 - Episode 2

Queen Helena, along with her new Lord Chamberlain, devises a plan to secure proof of Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor's paternity. Liam begins a new but complicated relationship, while Jasper and Eleanor look to the past to inspire their future together.

star 7.81
377 votes
Directors: James Lafferty
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Your Sovereignty Of Reason

#24 - Your Sovereignty Of Reason

Season 1 - Episode 7

The king makes a decision that affects the family; Ophelia must deal with the fallout from the PR tour in Monaco.

star 7.81
211 votes
Directors: Tom Vaughan
Writers: Scarlett Lacey
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Seek For Thy Noble Father In The Dust

#25 - Seek For Thy Noble Father In The Dust

Season 4 - Episode 3

Liam makes a big move with the evidence he has on Robert while Eleanor uses her status to help others and Helena finds herself at the center of a new scandal.

star 7.80
165 votes
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