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Pulling Strings
Season Four, Episode 9
Mary and Darnley's Wedding
Air date April 17, 2017
Written by April Blair
Laurie McCarthy
Directed by Andy Mikita
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"Be that as it may, Scotland has one true ruler, Mary, Queen of Scots, daughter of James V, crowned on her sixth day and appointed not by the Pope, but the Almighty Himself. It is my duty, my God-given birthright and my crown. And I will defend it from anyone who attempts to take it."
Mary Stuart

SynopsisEdit

Mary Takes A Second Husband
Mary and Darnley wed in a lavish affair, which proves to be a successful decision in regards to her political standing. James makes an interesting discovery about Greer, while Elizabeth frantically tries to salvage England’s power.

QuotesEdit

Lady Lennox: We have much in common. Both mothers of kings, soon enough.
Queen Catherine: I meant great affection for Mary, Queen of Scots. Though, as to our sons, I suppose king consort is a kind of king.
Lady Lennox: I hear the same about young Charles, a "special" kind of king.

Queen Catherine: I've learned not to put much stock in what "they" say. Just today, I heard that your son, well, he's been greeted with skepticism from the established royal families. It's a shame so few are willing to accept a royal upstart.

Queen Catherine: My dear daughter, Leeza, she's the Queen of Spain, hopes you don't take her lack of attendance as a slight. She sent a full dining set of pure gold with her personal apologies. The gifts are always so telling, aren't they? Francis and Mary received 50 white stallions from the Portuguese royal family.
Lady Lennox: Nearly a hundred just arrived.
Queen Catherine: And King Sigmund of Poland, he couldn't make it?
Lady Lennox: He sent the crown prince in his stead.

Mary Stuart: Be that as it may, Scotland has one true ruler, Mary, Queen of Scots, daughter of James V, crowned on her sixth day and appointed not by the Pope, but the Almighty Himself. It is my duty, my God-given birthright and my crown. And I will defend it from anyone who attempts to take it.

Queen Elizabeth: You say some of my lands are now a part of Scotland. How many lands?
Lord Blackburn: Half a dozen more than we thought possible. They were disputable regions.
Queen Elizabeth: But they were English! Until she married Darnley.

Queen Elizabeth: Get out!

Queen Elizabeth: Take your leave, Lord Blackburn.
Lord Blackburn: No.

NotesEdit

Death Toll [2][3]
- None

TriviaEdit

  • Craig Parker, Rose Williams, Spencer MacPherson were all credited, but do not appear.
  • Despite previously being part of the cast line-up, Jonathan Keltz was not credited, and did not appear.
  • Greer is very upset when Martin has pierced her daughter's ears and given her earrings and says: "Noble girls do not have pierced ears". In multiple episodes however, Greer herself wears earrings and Queen Mary having earrings is actually a main plot of the episode. 

Historical NotesEdit

GalleryEdit

Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Celina Sinden Lady Greer
Ben Geurens Gideon Blackburn
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Jonathan Goad John Knox
Will Kemp King Darnley
Guest Staring
Adam Croasdell Lord Bothwell
Nola Augustson Lady Lennox
Andrew Shaver David Rizzio
Cameo
Saamer Usmani Martin de Lambert
Claire Hunter Emily Knox
Paulino Nunes Cardinal Odomo
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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Related PagesEdit

Pages relating to Pulling Strings are the following:

Mary and DarnleyMary and Bothwell
Mary and Darnley's WeddingKing Darnley's Coronation
The Crown Matrimonial
Elizabeth and Gideon
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