Season 3 Episode
Season Three, Episode 17
Air date June 13, 2016
Written by April Blair
Drew Lindo
Directed by Lee Rose
Episode Guide


Spiders In a Jar
"Francis would have never wanted you to risk your life, to avenge his!"


John Barrowman Guest Stars
With Mary presumed dead, Elizabeth enlists Lola’s help in taking the Scottish crown for herself, while Mary’s half-brother James must defend her throne from John Knox. Meanwhile, Mary comes face to face with Francis’s killer when she and Bash find themselves in the hands of a fearsome clan leader named Munro.


Sebastian: Francis would have never wanted you to risk your life, to avenge his!

Princess Claude: Please tell me that wasn't you.
Queen Catherine: It's complicated.
Princess Claude: Honestly mother! How many people have you killed?!
Queen Catherine: Shhhh!

Queen Mary: I would have stayed in France for the rest of my life! But you brought me here. You took my heart! And now I’ve come to repay you.

Queen Mary: I am Mary, Queen of Scotts and I have come for my throne.


Death Toll [1][2]


Historical Notes

  • John Knox was a Scottish clergyman who was a leader of the Protestant Reformation. He was born in 1513 and lived to be 59. In 1564 he married Margaret Stewart a distant relative of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Queen Mary returned to Scotland 9 months after her husband's death, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561.
  • The last Scottish Monarch was Anne, Queen of Great Britain who became Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland in March 1702 until she died at 49. She was part of the House of Stuart family dynasty.
  • House of Commons of Great Britain was not established until 1714.



  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Guest Staring
John Barrowman Munro  
Jonathan Goad John Knox  
Adam Kenneth Wilson Lord Duncan
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Lewis Kirk Martel de Guise  
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Guilherme Omena Wulver
Ryan Christopher Unknown
Laurie Murdoch Hugh
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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