The Best Episodes of Versailles (2015)
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Born strategist, mischievous manipulator, Louis will use every resource at his disposal to keep the Noblesse on a short leash, while feeling bitter resentment in his private life, even paranoia. The man is also capable of romantic passion. But how to live them when you're the greatest king in the world?
#1 - The Legacy
Season 3 - Episode 10
Looking to the future, King Louis XIV seeks to reconnect with his people, and reconcile his family. As some oppressed Parisians plan a violent welcome for Louis, has one of his friends become a foe?
#5 - The Tinderbox
Season 3 - Episode 9
His resolve reinforced, Louis is dismissive of the pain his plans will cause others, be they Philippe or Protestants of all classes. Cardinal Leto is confident of making the king marry Isabella of Portugal.
#6 - The Book of Revelations
Season 3 - Episode 7
Has Louis finally learnt the identity of the man in the iron mask? Cardinal Leto is still determined to use his knowledge against the king. Fabien Marchal is in pursuit of fugitive Sophie and the young woman he must kill.
#8 - Episode 9
Season 2 - Episode 9
As Louis starts to doubt his divinity, devilish behaviour tempts some courtiers. Rejected Madame de Montespan hopes a dark ritual will restore her status, while Philippe toys with Thomas, prompting jealous Chevalier to respond recklessly.
#9 - Truth Will Come Out
Season 3 - Episode 3
A betrayal by one of the women closest to the king has unforeseen consequences, while a graphic revelation results in a fall from grace for another. Philippe gets dangerously close to the mystery prisoner. Reprisals against the protesters in Paris place Fabien Marchal in peril.
#11 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5
Hero of the battlefield, Philippe returns from the front transformed. The French soldiers admire the Duke of Orleans, all wreathed in glory. This recognition begins to overshadow Louis. The roads are still not safe just outside Versailles and convoys of attacks are increasing. To celebrate the peace treaty he just signed with the Spanish, the King decides to invite the biggest noble families in Versailles for great entertainment. He invites the Duke of Cassel.
#12 - Smoke and Mirrors
Season 3 - Episode 1
Louis welcomes a defeated royal relative to the palace, but with unforeseen personal consequences. Philippe stumbles upon a mystery man. Madame de Montespan finds how to hurt a former friend, the King's prim companion Francois de Maintenon.
#13 - Crime and Punishment
Season 3 - Episode 4
Seeking retribution, Louis lashes out at the Parisian rebels though Philippe urges a more reasoned response. Word from Spain casts doubt on Marie-Thérèse's intentions. Sophie's loyalties are tested.
#15 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6
Debauchery is banned when Marie-Therese takes charge while Louis is away at war. However, signing an urgent treaty requires a man's touch, if Philippe can be persuaded to play his part. On the battlefield, the king meets his match. The court's shameless decadence cannot be suppressed as the lively period drama continues.
#16 - The Wheel of Fortune
Season 3 - Episode 6
Louis hopes diplomacy will hide his duplicity as he works to undermine Leopold while winning over severe cardinal Leto. Marchal helps Philippe learn a family secret, and is troubled by a command from the king.
#17 - Episode 8
Season 2 - Episode 8
Louis resolves to reassess his relationships, while Madame de Montespan is determined to make a memorable impression on him. Philippe fears losing another wife to the poisoning plot, and its unwitting victim Cassel has a revelation to make.
#21 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3
Louis has one thing in mind: Versailles. For the nobles to come to Versailles, the king demanded the representatives of high society bring him their noble titles, only guarantors of their privileges. First to be stripped of his title, Montcourt seeking the support of the Duke of Cassel, one of the North's most powerful nobles, who bears the king in high esteem. Louis asks the queen to leave the mourning to welcome his guest: Prince of Assini, able to open his trade routes in West Africa.
#23 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6
After the war, the soldiers were requisitioned to carry out the work on the palace of Versailles. But worn by the hardness of their task, their lives and broken promises, they revolt. Two thousand of them lay down their tools. Convinced by Madame de Montespan, the Duke of Cassel went to Versailles to attend the festivities. The king has just decreed that nobles that locate in the area will be relieved of their debts. No castle or land, the Duke of Cassel must resolve to stay.
#24 - Episode 7
Season 2 - Episode 7
Clandestine discussions and an unexpected close encounter take their toll on Louis's mental state. Back at the palace mistrustful de Montespan questions where Madame Scarron's heart lies, while Queen Marie-Therese appeals to mourning Marchal to return. The lavish French historical drama continues with intense confrontations and exposed jealousies.