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Leaps of Faith
Season Four, Episode 3
Promotional Images - Leaps Of Faith 1.jpg
Air date February 24, 2017
Written by April Blair
Laurie McCarthy
Directed by Charles Binamé
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A Grain Of Deception


Playing With Fire
"We're all die Gideon. The question is what we stood for while we lived."
Mary Stuart


Mary Makes A Decision That Could Change The Course Of History
Gideon shows Mary what life could be like if she chose love over country. Catherine fights to cover King Charles’ increasingly erratic behavior, while Claude finds an enemy in her sister.


King Charles: I'll take it under advisement.
Queen Catherine: You'll take what under advisement!? What, you're just going to mouth King-ly words?!

Lord Narcisse: What exactly is Leeza's grudge agents you.
Queen Catherine: That I'm a terrible mother. I mean all my children say that. In Leeza's case, it's true.

Gideon Blackburn: I'm asking you to marry me. but I’m begging you to save your own life.

Gideon Blackburn: Tell me this. Do you think we can be happy together?
Mary Stuart: Yes.
Gideon Blackburn: For tonight. That’s all I need to know.

Queen Leeza: Having a disability doesn't disqualify a skilled applicant, not in Spain. And not here.
Queen Catherine: Yes, Spain is known for its equality and compassion. The Inquisition thaught everyone that.

Mary Stuart: My child will be heir to her throne, to both Nations.

Gideon Blackburn: Mary, this is a course you cannot step back from. And if you take it, I fear I am looking at a dead woman.
Mary Stuart: We all die Gideon. The question is what we stood for while we lived.


Death Toll [3][4]
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  • The episode title was released on December 29, 2016.
  • The episode Synopsis was released on January 3, 2017.
  • Jonathan Goad was credited, but did not appear.


  • Who Will Carry You? by ADAM JONES & K.S RHOADS

Gideon surpise Mary with a secert rendezvous on the lake, telling her that a life together would be private and protect, they then make love on the bed stationed on a platform on the lake.

  • You Won't Go It Alone by ANDREW GALUCKI

Greer comes with James to tells him her doubt in her in suggestion that he pursue Emily Know and suggest he actual available women; Mary explains to Gideon how James thinks they must play the part in showing the Scottish people that they are in love with a show of affection; Lady Lennox and Lord Darnley arrive to see Mary with Gideon; Darnley asks his mother if he can return to Keira in England with agrees with and tells him she'll stay behind to smooth things over with Mary.

  • The Only Thing I Want by MATTHEW PERRYMAN JONES

Darnley goes to meet at their chosen spot; (flashback) Keira recieves a forged letter breaking things off with Darnley; Lady Lennox servant tells her that Keira got the letter and married Lord White the night before; Mary goes to talk with Gideon.

  • All on Fire by CUT ONE

'Playing With Fire' promo.

Historical Notes

  • There was a tremendous amount of foreshadowing in this episode. Queen Elizabeth never did marry. Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley do marry. Mary, Queen of Scots's son, King James VI does become King of England and Scotland.
  • Mourning for Royals in Europe at the time was 40 days. Those affected by the loss of a loved one would wear all black. However, it was only reserved for other royals.
  • James Stuart's mother was too lowborn for him to become king. Her name was Lady Margaret Erskine and she was a noble woman, and mistress of King James V. However, she was still alive and lived in Lochleven Castle when Mary, Queen of Scots took up residents in in 1560.
  • The Spanish Inquisition was established in 1478. It was intended to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms and to replace the Medieval Inquisition, which was under Papal control. Royal Decrees issued in 1492 and 1502 ordering Jews and Muslims to convert or leave Spain.
  • There is no Sandwich Castle in Kent, England.
  • Lady Lennox did not have a second-cousin named Albert



  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Celina Sinden Lady Greer
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Ben Geurens Gideon Blackburn
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Will Kemp Lord Darnley
Guest Staring
Anastasia Phillips Queen Leeza
Nola Augustson Lady Lennox
Sara Garcia Lady Keira
Claire Hunter Emily Knox
Kyle Gatehouse Prince Magnus
Neil Foster Cardinal Rosales
Sofia Banzhaf Bianca Simon
Amanda Lisman Lady Patrice
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Related Pages

Pages relating to Leaps of Faith are the following:

Mary and Darnley
Mary and Darnley's Wedding
Narcisse and Catherine
The Crown Matrimonial
Mary and Gideon
Claude and LeithClaude and Luc