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Highland Games
Season Four, Episode 5
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Air date March 17, 2017
Written by Robert D. Doty
Directed by Michael McGowan
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Playing With Fire


Love & Death
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"Bastards and cheaters are not welcome on the
Scottish Throne.
Lord Taylor


Lord Darnley Must Prove Himself to Mary
In order to get Mary to agree to a marriage, Lord Darnley must demonstrate his loyalty when she voices her concerns about his true intentions. Catherine and Narcisse work to repair King Charles’ reputation after rumors spread about his strange behavior and threaten the throne.


Queen Catherine: We need to show them you are not a monster, by showing them what you really are. A King.

Lord Taylor: Earn my respect then, as I earn the respect of my men. In combat!
Mary Stuart: Duels only lead to dead men, not respect.
Lord Taylor: Fists then. A boxing match. If you win, I bend the knee. But if I win, you will withdraw your marriage offer to Queen Mary.

James Stuart: He does have his father’s history to overcome. You knew that when you chose him.
Lord Darnley: Chose me, like a prized pony.

Lord Darnley: I do have a first name, you know. It’s Henry.
Mary Stuart: Darnley…
Lord Darnley: Darnley it is then.

Queen Catherine: Charles will put his weight behind this!
Lord Narcisse: Well then perhaps I shall withhold my news from the huntsman.
Queen Catherine: And perhaps I shall have your throat slit in your sleep. Or have the villagers do it for me when they come for us to root out the beast we have protected.

Lord Taylor: I intend to make an example out of you, Lord Darnley. See, bastards and cheaters are not welcome on the Scottish throne.

Lord Darnley: I don’t want to find love. I want to be loved.

Lord Castleroy: You are Catholic. You could never marry again.
Lady Greer: Perhaps I have taken all the chances at love that I deserve. I’m sorry that I failed to love you in the way that you deserved. If you have found it with another, I won’t deny you your happiness... I release you from this marriage.

Princess Claude: And how do we know we can trust you?
Luc Narcisse: Because being married to a woman who is in love with another, isn’t exactly the ideal union I dreamed of either.



Death Toll [3][4]
- Young French boy


Historical Notes



  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Celina Sinden Lady Greer
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Will Kemp Lord Darnley
Guest Staring
Steve Lund Luc Narcisse
Michael Therriault Lord Castleroy
Nola Augustson Lady Lennox
Chad Connell Lord Taylor
Claire Hunter Emily Knox
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Related Pages

Pages relating to Highland Games are the following:

Mary and Darnley
Mary and Darnley's Wedding
Narcisse and Catherine
The Crown Matrimonial
Claude and LucClaude and Leith