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Season 1 Episode
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date October 31, 2013
Written by Doris Egan
Directed by Holly Dale
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Snakes in the Garden


Hearts and Minds
"The lion will fight the dragon on the field of poppies."


Mary Considers Ending Her Engagement To Francis
When England's armies threaten Scotland's borders, Mary asks King Henry for help, but he refuses. Tomás (Manolo Cardona), the son of the King of Portugal, proposes marriage to Mary, promising her aid against England if she'll abandon Francis and turn to Tomas instead. Francis puts Bash in jeopardy when he lets his feelings for Mary cloud his judgment.


A Scottish boy is out mending the fence by his home. He is interrupted by a bulky Englishman. The little boy tells him that he and his family are unarmed, but if he wants, he can join them for breakfast. The man replies that they will have to feed a whole army.

Nostradamus and Catherine are in Nostradamus' chamber talking. Nostradamus has another vision, fortelling that the cost of war will reach inside the castle walls.

Kissed - 3 ladies

The ladies talking about kisses

Mary and her ladies are down by the river discussing boys. Kenna hints at a relationship with an older man while Greer confesses that she has never kissed anyone. But she does believe she may have found someone - the tall, dark, and noble son of the King of Portugal. He is a bastard like Sebastian, but a wealthy one with land. The girls' conversation is interrupted by a servant who informs Mary that her uncle would like to see her at once.

Claude de Guise is already waiting in his niece's room when she arrives. He hands Mary a letter from her mother apprising her of a crisis in Scotland. The English are massing on their border and they need men. As Queen, it is Mary who must solve the problem.

Mary bursts into a meeting between King Henry, Prince Francis and his privy council. They have been discussing the business in Scotland and are sending supplies. However, Mary argues that supplies are useless without soldiers. She adjures him to send eight companies of men, then settles for six, only for Henry to reject her and change the topic. Mary walks away in frustration and Francis goes after her.

He assures her that he is on her side, but they are currently powerless. He believes they need to wait until they inherit the throne, but Mary is tired of waiting. She is resolved to find a way of acquiring power.

"If we have no power, then we must find a way of getting some."
Queen Mary
Kissed - 7 Mary

Don't look up my dress please

Later, Mary agrees to play with Charles and the two talk while kicking around a soccer ball that eventually lands in a nearby tree. Mary climbs it to retrieve the ball and looks down to see Charles gone and Greer standing there with Tomás, her new beau. Greer introduces them and after getting Tomás to turn around so that her friend can climb down without having a man stare up her skirt, Mary falls from the tree onto Tomás. Mary realises she didn't make the best first impression, but can see why Greer likes him and why she'd go out of her way to woo him at the upcoming Boating Party.

Meanwhile, Henry and Sebastian are sparring and the latter is defeated when Francis comes in, hoping to talk his father into helping Scotland. Henry reiterates that he has already made up his mind and Francis challenges him to a sparring match - if Henry wins, Francis will shut up about the matter. If Francis wins, Henry sends the men. Francis ends up winning and yet, Henry refuses to honor the agreement, stating that making promises to everyone but keeping few is all part of being king.

"Well, that's what kings do. We make promises to everybody. And whatever works for the realm, we keep. Otherwise, they never happened. Lesson for today."
King Henry
Kissed - 13 Greer

Don't mess it up

In preparation for the boating party, Greer has written a long list of foods she'd like to have in her food basket. She reads her order out to a member of the kitchen staff named Leith, telling him she expects the best and leaving the sheet with him as he is capable of reading it on his own. Mary comes in, grabbing an apple and nodding at Greer to follow. Out in the hall, Mary asks Greer what trade deal Tomás hopes to seal in France, as it recently occurred to the queen that she may buy what she needs, if not command it.

Mary takes Tomás to a secluded spot away from court so as not to be overheard, and proposes a trade deal between herself and him. She explains her predicament at court: Scotland is in trouble and King Henry refuses to help. Tomás is intrigued and the two agree to meet again in the afternoon.

Kissed - 15 Kenna & king

Can't go any further

Meanwhile, King Henry and Kenna making out against a wall, but they stop when it becomes evident that Kenna will only go so far with Henry.

"I want to be with you completely as a woman. But as a girl, I need more time."
Lady Kenna

Later Mary meets up with Tomás again this time they are on horseback. Tomás explains to Mary he understand her situation and offers to add onto their bargain. He proposes to her. Mary says she is already engaged to Francis, and Tomás ask her why, since France will not even help her in her time of need. he also informs her that he will be the next King of Portugal as it has already been signed off by The Catholic Church and will be announced soon. He was born as bastard too, but as his father only has him, and a three-year-old grandson as an heir, he wants Tomás to be the next king.

Mary talks to Aylee about her situation, unsure how to break it to Greer. It is a good deal, but unsure about Francis. She may never end up marrying Francis, and there is still no date for their wedding. And Scotland needs help soon.

Kissed - 20 Catherine & Nostradamus

Look at you Mary

That evening at the dance, Catherine is off talking with Nostradamus, and King Henry is in a bad mood because Lady Kenna won't do as he wants. Kenna looks at Henry from across the room and smiles at him but he doesn't reciprocate her smile.

Francis tries to talk to Mary again but she is annoyed with him and goes to sit with her ladies. Annoyed, Henry calls out Nostradamus in public and asks Nostradamus what he's always whispering in his wife's ear. Catherine tries to blow off the situation by coming over and sitting beside her husband, as he gets jealous at small things when he's unhappy. He asks if he can read tarot cards like a man in Prague. When Nostradamus says he can't, Henry encourages him to tell the fortune of Mary and her ladies.

Nostradamus walks over to their table and asks them all to pick a card from the deck and have their questions ready. Lola asks if she will ever love again, and Nostradamus says yes, he tells Mary she will meet life with grace, but then has a deeper vision. Nostradamus than tells Greer she will fall in love with someone with a white mark, and then reveals to Aylee that she will never return to Scotland. Mary demands to know why he said that as he has upset their table.

"That's all I was given, you know no more that I."

Henry inconvenienced that his picking at Nostradamus has not caused such uneasy in the room blows off the women's feelings. Catherine orders the musicians to start playing again while Mary confronts Nostradamus. Asking why he would say such things, what game he was trying to play. He told her that he does not control his visions, and that's all he knows about the dragon & the lion.

Nostradamus blows Mary off and tries to leave again, but she keeps poking at him, thinking he is just twisted. Again Nostradamus tries to leave and finally succeeds. Francis comes over and takes Mary away to dance.

Greer is trying to get Tomás' attention and asks about a small white scar on his check. He mostly ignores her before excusing himself.

Kissed - 27 Mary & Tomas

This is how we do things

Francis and Mary begin a proper ballroom dance as he tries to explain himself to her. Bash watches on from the sidelines. They are soon interrupted by Tomás, who cuts in. Francis moved back to stand with his brother and seductive Portuguese music begins to plays. Tomás takes the lead getting very close to Mary as the move around in a fast and more adult way. Some of the women in the crowd look uncomfortable, while others look a little flushed. There is a lot of touching a spinning around before it ends.

Greer is annoyed at Mary but is also very embarrassed and walks away from the party; Mary runs after her. Mary tries to apologize and Greer explains how she feels unimportant to the Queen.

"You knew how important this was to me. It just wasn't important to you."
Greer Norwood

As soon as she leaves, Francis shows up and mock congratulates her. Mary confesses Tomás has proposed to her and this annoys and upsets Francis. He accuses her of going behind Francis' back and she explains that her options are limited because Scotland needs help now.

Later that night at the Boating Party, Kenna is snubbed by King Henry as he get on his boat with another woman, and Kenna leaves upset. Bash and Francis both see what there father is doing.

Kissed - 31 Kenna & Bash

Wish you were your dad

Mary is walking with Tomás and he expresses how happy he is to be with her. After his first wife he never thought he would love again. Greer is handed her picnic basket she requested earlier. Kenna returns to the castle and sees Bash, whom she seeks comfort from.

Greer is caught by Leith in the kitchen crying. He doesn’t catch on right away and teases her until she breaks down crying. Kenna questions Bash about his father and he's not very interested in talking about him since it is his father. He gives her some helpful advice, however.

Francis interrupts his father on his date and calls him on what he's doing with Lady Kenna. He then more or less blackmails him to send men to Scotland. He agrees to send 6 companies of men and tells Francis to send Bash.

Kissed - 36 Bash

I'm good to ride!

Francis gets Bash and he tries to sober up before his ride by dunking his head in water. Francis reminds him to tell all 6 captains and ask if he's okay to ride before he gets on his horse.

"I am a riding fiend, little brother."

Greer is much happier now as she is smiling with the kitchen boy Leith while eating the food he made earlier. Greer tells him of her father's wishes for her and must marry up. Leith suddenly kisses her and Greer gets upset, reminding him of his post and hers.

Francis comes to Mary and tells her the good news and they hug. Francis tells her she may still be better off with Tomás as he doesn’t know when they will marry. She tells him she'd rather have hope with him.

Kissed - 43 Leith


The next morning, Mary wakes Greer up with a cup of coffee. They both apologize, and make up. Mary confesses she's never been kissed either, and Greer confesses she just has been. The rest of the girls come into the room and Mary says she'll send for breakfast. Greer gets up and suggests that she does it. Greers gives the baker their request, and as he politely tells her 'he'll take care of it', Greer sneaks a peak at Leith. He greets her and she blushes and leaves. While he’s kneading bread he rubs his cheek and gets a white flour mark on it.

In The Throne Room, as Francis is explaining to Mary the battle strategies they have in place for Scotland, their attention is drawn to outside with yells. He opens the window to see his brother, Bash, injured. Bash is rushed to Nostradamus. He looks at his wounds and assesses the situation. Catherine realizes Nostradamus’ predictions have come true. Bash tries to tell his father who has just arrived that they were ambushed.

In the hallway Henry orders Mary to wait, he tells his Son that this is his fault, but this is a cheap lesson. Francis can't rule with his heart or he could end up losing France when he is older. He left upset and Catherine talks to her husband, reminding him that this wasn't because of war, as he was ambushed. He agrees but wants Francis to learn a lesson from this.


Good-bye kiss

Mary goes after Francis and tries to help him, but he's too upset over his brother. Francis tells Mary to wed Tomás as he can no longer help her. He kisses her goodbye and tells her she must do what is right for her country.

Mary goes to Tomás' chambers and tells him he'll have to teach her Portuguese. They both watch his ships leave for Scotland as he takes her hand. Mary repeats Nostradamus's vision when she sees that the Dragon is Tomás' symbol.


Prince Francis: The political situation is complicated.
Queen Mary: Complicated? People will be dying soon. Isn't that complicated enough?

Queen Mary: If we have no power, then we must find a way of getting some.

King Henry: Well, that's what kings do. We make promises to everybody. And whatever works for the realm, we keep. Otherwise, it never happened. Lesson for today.

Lady Kenna: I want to be with you completely, as a woman. But as a girl, I need more time.

Lord Tomás: So you see, I can leave my heart at your feet. And my country as well.

Nostradamus: Serving the truth at court is a crooked path.

Sebastian: Why don't you dance like that?
Prince Francis: Shut up!

Greer Norwood: You knew how important this was to me. It just wasn't important to you.

Prince Francis: I think we both know that Diane and my mother have a way of making life very difficult when they wish. Even for a king.

King Henry: Win or lose, you will answer for it. That's what kings do.

Sebastian: I am a riding fiend, little brother.


  • This episode marks Tomás of Portugal and Leith Bayard's first appearances.
  • Greer's family is mentioned for the first time.
  • Both Mary and Greer receive their first kisses. Mary receives it from Francis, while Greer receives it from a kitchen servant named Leith.
  • Although never stated, it is presumed that Lola's first kiss was from Colin MacPhail.
  • Kenna's first kiss is not revealed.
  • Mary introduces Greer to a new Venetian drink, Coffee.
  • Nostradamus makes multiple predictions:
    • "The cost of war will reach inside the castle walls." to Queen Catherine
    • "The lion will fight the dragon on the field of poppies." to Queen Mary
    • "Life will offer many challenges, you will meet them with grace." to Queen Mary
    • "You'll meet a dark, handsome stranger. Be wary of flattery." to Lady Lola
    • "You'll fall in love with a man with a white mark on his face." to Greer Norwood
    • "You'll never go home again." to Lady Aylee
  • The Boating Party takes place in this episode.


Historical Notes[]

  • Leith Bayard implied that he could read, which was an extremely rare ability for a 16th-century kitchen staff member.
  • Leith is a Scottish name and place.
  • Coffee was indeed a new beverage in 1557. It was first introduced to Europe in Hungary when the Turks invaded Hungary at the Battle of Mohács in 1526. Within a year, coffee had reached Vienna, which is why Mary called it a Venetian drink.


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 Starring
Rossif Sutherland Nostradamus
Shawn Doyle Claude de Guise  
Manolo Cardona Tomás of Portugal  
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard  
Peter Dacunha Prince Charles
Katy Grabstas Sarah
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut

Related Pages[]

Pages related to Kissed are the following:

Boating Party
Tomás and MaryGreer and Leith