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Narcisse and Lola
Narcisse and Lola
Real Names: Stéphane Narcisse
Lola Fleming
Status: Over, ended in Lola's death

Married couple

Length of Relationship:

2 years


Kingdom of France
Kingdom of Scotland
House of Narcisse

First Appearance: The Plague
Last Appearance: Spiders in a Jar

"Fruit often tastes sweeter when it's forbidden."
Lord Narcisse


Season 2[]

Lady Lola and Lord Narcisse met when Narcisse was passing through the forest with his men. Lola noticed that behind him is Estelle in a cage. He admitted how barbaric it looked, and as Lola approached the cage, he warned her not to get too close, because Estelle was possibly infected with the plague. He further elaborated that he had her in the cage to isolate her before he determines whether she is infected with the plague or not. [1]

Lola returned to court, and so did Narcisse, but Lola adamantly avoided him, as Mary claimed he was poisonous and cruel. [2] However, one day, Narcisse brought his new bride, Estelle, back to the castle. Estelle pleaded Lola to help her escape from Narcisse, whom she heard had been abusive to his past wives. Lola agreed, and together with the Queen of France, she arranged for her to leave the castle undetected.

The Lamb and the Slaughter - 39 Lord Narcisse n Lola

I'm not a bad guy

However, the following day, Lola was informed that Estelle committed suicide. She then found out that Narcisse was only trying to protect her, as she had attempted to commit suicide prior. But he also married her to have more children. He opens up to her about his life and the pressures he faced to sire an heir, effectively dispelling the rumours of his abusive treatment toward his past viwes.

Season 3[]

Three Queens, Two Tigers
At the beginning of the third season, it is revealed that Lola has been avoiding Narcisse for weeks. He has been sending her letters, and though she read them all, she hasn't responded to them.

One day, Narcisse accosts Lola in the hallway and confronts her about avoiding him. She claims she has been avoiding him in fear of Catherine's wrath, as well as in fear that he would hurt her, but Narcisse points out that he would never hurt her and she knows that.

Later, Francis and Lola discuss Narcisse and Francis forbids their union. However, later that day, Narcisse finds Lola in his bath. She offers herself to him for the night, but he declares that he doesn't want to bed her, but to marry her, and pledges to show her that they are right for each other.

"I am going to marry you. And I can promise you that it is not a mistake, because we are right for each other. You don't see it, but I do. And I am prepared to wait until you see it, too."
Lord Narcisse

An attempt on her life brings Lola closer to Narcisse, as she suspects Catherine was behind it and believes that Narcisse can protect her. Narcisse continues to pursue Lola and insists on marriage, not because of him, but because he knows marriage is important to her. In the end, Lola asks Narcisse to be patient and trust her, which he seems to comply with. It is also revealed that Narcisse was behind the threat on Lola.

Extreme Measures
Narcisse proposes to Lola as they're in bed. She accepts and he gives her an engagement ring.

At a banquet later that evening, Narcisse asks Lola to slip away with him. However, earlier in the evening, Francis chastised Lola for continuing her tryst with Narcisse and brought out what kind of influence Narcisse would be on their son, John Philip, which has planted seeds of doubt in Lola's mind and now she isn't so sure about Narcisse anymore.

However, Narcisse manages to earn Francis' trust in the span of one chaotic evening and, at last, Francis gives Narcisse his blessing to marry Lola, as long as he does so quickly. And so, the following evening, Narcisse and Lola's Wedding takes place at court. They embrace in the hallway afterward as Catherine de Medici approaches them, bitterly wishing them a "long and happy life".

The Price
When Narcisse overhears Lola confronting Catherine about the dead rat and Catherine denying it, he quickly steps in and leaves with Lola. He assures Lola that she will be safe and that Catherine will be busy trying to get votes to be Regent. While on their honeymoon he sneaks out and Lola questions him about it but he deflects her questions by saying he was arranging breakfast and a tour of the vineyards. Later while they are eating, a peasant woman accuses Narcisse of tricking her illiterate father out of his land. He explains to Lola that he did it so that he would be able to take Jean's spot on the privy council and protect them from Catherine.

Safe Passage
Narcisse and Catherine are discussing Queen Mary's travels back to Scotland. Queen Catherine says Mary is sailing into a hostile nation of Protestants, and must leave immediately. Needing her mercenaries for her own protection. Lord Narcisse warns her if that situation explodes, it is better for Mary to incur losses over her. Catherine realized he really does not like Mary. Narcisse reminds her Mary sent his son, Eduard Narcisse to his death. He may not have been a son to be proud of, but he was his, nevertheless. And when Lola had doubts about his commitment to her, and Mary fanned the flames of their discord, driving her to England.

Season 4[]

Narcisse grieves Lola deeply. So much so, he comes up with an elaborate plan to avenge Lola by influcting pain upon everyone who played a part in her death: John Knox and Queen Elizabeth, but by doing so, he hurts people who weren't in any way involved, such as Gideon Blackburn and Queen Mary.



Lady Lola: Have you ever been in love?
Lord Narcisse: That is a rare jewel I've yet to see. [13]

Lord Narcisse: The beginning is often promising. The trick is to keep it going that way. [14]

Lord Narcisse: You asked me what I liked about baths. I suppose it's the vulnerability, the sense of comfort one feels covered, embraced, when, in fact, one is quite exposed. [15]

Lady Lola: Do not seek to take before I give! [15]

Lord Narcisse: Oh wait, what is that I see in the distance? Is that someone coming to your aid?... No. Sorry. Perhaps it's a very big wolf.
Lady Lola: You're the wolf. [16]

Lord Narcisse: Fruit often tastes sweeter when it's forbidden. [16]

Lord Narcisse: What happened tonight was reckless. It was the act of a people who feel that they have nothing to lose. To rob people of hope is a dangerous mistake, and I suspect it may have been my doing. [17]

Lord Narcisse: I feel this nation is burning and I am the man who lit the match. [17]

Lady Lola: I can't believe you're still making these suggestions. The king discredited you. You don't even have a house now. [18]

Lady Lola: He didn't even offer me a bath! And he always offers a bath. [19]

Lord Narcisse: Careful, Lady Lola. Tongues less discreet than my own will wag. [20]

Lady Lola: You told me to protect my reputation, and now you've hurled it in the mud. [21]

Lady Lola: You said you cared about me, and now you-
Lord Narcisse: I say a great many things. The mistake was yours in trusting me. [21]

Lord Narcisse: Do you think, because we shared a few nice moments, that you saw some good in me that no one else had ever seen before? [21]

Lord Narcisse: Should anything happen to either of us, I hope that you will remember me not as the man who lied, who betrayed you. I hope you will remember me as the man who would have cherished you, if he had had the chance. [22]

Lady Lola: You hurt me to please your lover! [23]

Lord Narcisse: From now on, you're only allowed to dream about me.
Lady Lola: As you wish, Lord Narcisse. [24]

Lord Narcisse: Will you marry me?
Lady Lola: To marry you, is to defy my king, risk Catherine's wrath, and the judgement of my friends. And yet, you make me feel stronger than I’ve ever felt before. I can't believe I’m saying this, but yes. Yes I’ll marry you...Someday we will. But for now we must keep it a secret.
Lord Narcisse: For now. [24]

Lord Narcisse: I have many children of my own you know. Some of them turn out quite well. [24]

Lady Lola: As long as Francis has doubts, so will I. [24]

Lady Lola: For so long I thought my life belonged to a king. Now I’ve realized, my life really belongs to my son. [24]

Lady Lola: I know we’ve not yet discussed personal matters. But I will tell you something about my husband. I receive a letter from him nearly everyday. And I haven’t read one. They remain unopened, in a pile. Because he lied to me, and I deploy him. Even so. Without him the nights are long, and lonely. I can’t image what the night must be without the man you truly love. [25]

Lady Lola: Please go. While I still have the courage to say goodbye. [26]

Lady Lola: Stephan, go! I don't want you to see this...Protect my son! Tell John I love him. Tell him everyday! [26]

Lady Lola: Stéphane. Let me go. [26]


Season Two
The Plague Drawn and Quartered Coronation The Lamb and the Slaughter Blood for Blood Three Queens The Prince of the Blood Terror of the Faithful Acts of War Mercy Getaway
Banished Sins of the Past The End of Mourning Forbidden Tasting Revenge Tempting Fate Reversal of Fortune Abandoned Fugitive The Siege Burn
Season Three
Three Queens, Two Tigers Betrothed Extreme Measures The Price In a Clearing Fight or Flight The Hound and the Hare Our Undoing Wedlock
Bruises That Lie Succession No Way Out Strange Bedfellows To The Death Safe Passage Clans Intruders Spiders in a Jar
Season Four
With Friends Like These A Grain of Deception Leaps of Faith Playing With Fire Highland Games Love & Death Hanging Swords Uncharted Waters
Pulling Strings A Better Man Dead of Night The Shakedown Coup de Grace A Bride. A Box. A Body. Blood in the Water All It Cost Her

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