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Hearts and Minds
Season One, Episode 4
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Air date November 7, 2013
Written by P.K. Simonds
Directed by Scott Peters
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A Chill in the Air
"You've never learned to take, like a bastard can.
Take a crown. Take a woman. Take a life.
Tomås of Portugal


Mary And Francis Grow Closer Amidst The Chaos
Mary has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry let her out of her engagement to Prince Francis. Meanwhile, Francis and Bash are suspicious of Tomas' true intentions which will ultimately lead to a confrontation with disastrous results.


"If we do leave tomorrow, I don't mind you knowing, I'll think of you."
Lady Kenna

Tomás of Portugal turns out to be not quite the gentleman he wanted Mary to believe. Prince Francis, Sebastian and Mary try to uncover the truth about an English ambassador, whose life and the peace between whole countries lie in the balance, all while attending a The Michaelmas Banquette


Nostradamus: I'm going to make us both feel better, and leave.

Kenna: (to King Henry II) If we do leave tomorrow, I don't mind you knowing, I'll think of you.

Leith Bayard: Saint Michael. He slew Lucifer, who's sold vanity, pride and shame. Which, is why we wear these masks. So on this one day, No one is better than anyone else. We're all the same.

Tomás of Portugal: You've never learned to take, like a bastard can. Take a crown. Take a woman. Take a life.

Sebastian: Killing isn't supposed to be easy. If your hands weren't shaking, you'd be him.

Francis: (To Queen Mary) I don't know who is lucky anymore. I thought that we were... The years we had as children, the time we've had at court since you've been back at court. Now I feel those days like something sharp in my heart."

Francis: You know what my heart says now? It says I should forget about politics and be with you. No matter what. You are a true queen. A queen that any king would kill for.

Mary Queen of Scots: Clarissa! I don't know if you're there, but I'd like to thank you. You saved Simon's life. And I suppose you've saved mine. I used to feel so alone here, I don't anymore. And I hope you don't either.

King Henry: Kenna, I have a mistress. Diane has been with me through half my life- we've had decades together! The heart needs time.


Francis: This is not about my broken heart, Mother.

Katherine: No, this is about your good heart. I am not mocking you, Francis. Your heart is good! It's good enough to love your bastard brother, and to try and love your future wife. Now if only your father's heart could do that.


Francis: My insticts say not to trust Tomas. They were right before, maybe it's time I stop doubting them.

Francis: Let him think that I'm jealous if he wants to. As long as he knows he is accountable for how he treats you.

'Francis': Mary if anything happens to you, I feel responsible... When I couldn't make Scotland safe, I told you to marry this man.

Mary Queen of Scots: I'm not going into this blindly. I won't let him hurt me.

Francis: That half-blind portrait artist didn't realize I was sitting in a chair while my sister is standing and now half of Europe thinks I'm a dwarf.

Tomas of Portugal: You are bound by a treaty of your betters, your uncle, myself, and King Henry and if you're not impressed by the treaty, maybe you will be by this; My ships made your country safe, but I can remove them as easily as this. Whatever freedoms of actions you were taught or given by Francis- forget them. When I am king, I will rule like most kings along the lines that my queen belongs to me.

Tomas of Portugal: If anything happens to Mary, it would be up to me. She is my property now, not yours, no matter how many touches you steal.

King Henry: (to Kenna) You- you have tormented me long enough with waiting.

Sebastian: Head, heart, who cares. He is a monster no matter what the Pope chooses to call him. If you won't kill him, I will.



Historical Notes

  • In Christianity, the Archangel, Michael, is the greatest of all the Archangels and is honoured for defeating Lucifer in the war in heaven.
  • Michaelmas is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel.


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
Manolo Cardona Tomás of Portugal
Shawn Doyle Claude de Guise
Luke Roberts Simon Westbrook
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Katie Boland Clarissa
Katy Grabstas Sara D'Piro
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut



Reign 1x04 Extended Promo "Hearts and Minds"


Reign - Hearts and Minds Clip

Related Pages

Pages relating to Hearts and Minds are the following:

FashionThe Michaelmas Banquette
Tomás and MaryFrancis and Mary
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