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Season One, Episode 8
Air date December 12, 2013
Written by Laurie McCarthy
Directed by Fred Gerber
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Left Behind


For King and Country
"You're a monster sent from hell!"
Queen Mary


Mary Learns That Someone Close To Her Will Die
Nostradamus tells Mary of his prophecy that one among them will die soon, which causes Mary to make a decision that will forever change her relationship with Francis. Clarissa (Katie Boland) becomes bolder with her endeavors, while Kenna informs Catherine of Diane's (Anna Walton) plan for Bash, which ends up backfiring.


Mary Stuart becomes upset when she is informed that someone close to her will die. Nostradamus warns her of this prophecy, causing Mary to make a rash choice about Francis. Clarissa is becoming more and more bold under the Queen's thumb.


Queen Mary: Elizabeth has support as well. Armies she's been gathering for years. You realize what laying claim to England can cost me?
Francis: Yes, I do. It could cost you your head.

Queen Mary: Elizabeth is Henry VII's daughter.
King Henry: Yes, by Anne Boleyn. Her parents' marriage was never recognized by the Catholic Church. She's illegitimate, her claim is weak at best. In God's eyes she doesn't even exist!
Queen Catherine: How convenient God has this opinion. As Elizabeth happens to be Protestant.

Queen Catherine: The Scottish Queen on an English Throne. A daughter born of one of Henry's wives dismissed? There would be uprisings. Wars. Catholic against Protestant. Neighbour against neighbour.
Queen Mary: England against Scotland.
Francis: And Elizabeth against Mary.
Queen Catherine: They say she's very cunning. And that she has many followers.

King Henry: She will come after you, whether you reach for the crown or not.

King Henry: Don't let fear keep you from greatness.

Queen Catherine: Why must I always be the one with blood on my hands?

Queen Catherine: Henry's fondness for anyone is eclipsed by his love of power.

Queen Mary: Love is irrelevant to people like us, a privilege that we do not share. You told me that. I'll remember it all--every word, every moment--for the rest of my life. I love you. But I won't let other people die for me.


Death Toll [3] [2]


Historical Notes

  • Mary, Queen of Scots never wanted the English Crown, France and other people in her service convinced her to go after it. Queen Elizabeth and Mary never had a problem with each other, prior to this.
  • Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII's 2nd wife. However, he divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon to marry her. The Vatican refused to allow this, resulting in King Henry breaking away from Rome, and creating his own church, The Church of England all so he could marry Anne.
  • Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for 9 days, The House of Dudley tried to use her to take the throne from Mary Tudor. She was eventually sentenced to death when she was 17 years old.


Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Toby Regbo Prince Francis
Jenessa Grant Lady Aylee
Celina Sinden Greer Norwood
Caitlin Stasey Lady Kenna
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Alan van Sprang King Henry
Guest Staring
Rossif Sutherland Nostradamus
Katie Boland Clarissa
Anna Walton Diane de Poitiers
Chris George Page
Olivia Gudaniec Stairway Servant
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut



Reign 1x08 "Fated" Canadian Promo


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Reign - Fated Trailer