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Promotional poster featuring the main cast, Queen Mary, Prince Francis, and Sebastian.

Season One of Reign first aired its Pilot on October 17th, 2013, and began its episode run on October 24, 2013 on The CW and M3. The Winter Finale aired on December 12, 2013, with the Finale on May 15 2014.

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Behind the Scenes


"Since Mary, Queen of Scotland was a child, the English have wanted her country and her crown. She is sent to France, to wed its next king to save herself and her people, a bond that should protect her. But there are forces that conspire, forces of Darkness, forces of the heart. Long may she reign."
Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
Pilot Laurie McCarthy
Stephanie Sengupta
Brad Silberling October 17, 2013 101
Pilot - 12 Queen Mary
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.
Snakes in the Garden Laurie McCarthy Matt Hastings October 24, 2013 102
Snakes in Garden - 20 Francis & Mary
When Simon, an English envoy, tells Mary that the English are aware of her fragile engagement to Francis, Mary and Francis put on a show to protect their alliance. Meanwhile, when Queen Catherine learns that someone who knows about her plot to destroy Mary is still alive, she stops at nothing to make sure they are silenced for good.
Kissed Doris Egan Holly Dale October 31, 2013 103
Kissed - 27 Mary & Tomas
When England's armies threaten Scotland's borders, Mary asks King Henry for help, but he refuses. Tomás, 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.
Hearts and Minds P.K. Simonds Scott Peters November 7, 2013 104
Hearts and Minds - 33 Mary
Mary has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry let her out of her engagement to Prince Francis. Meanwhile, Francis and Bash are suspicious of Tomás' true intentions which will ultimately lead to a confrontation with disastrous results.
A Chill in the Air Jennie Snyder Urman Bruce McDonald November 14, 2013 105
Chill in the Air - 43 Mary n Sebastian
When Olivia, an ex-lover of Francis', arrives at the castle, she brings the dangers of the woods with her. Mary seeks comfort in Bash. Bash is threatened by heretics for interfering with a sacred blood rite. Meanwhile, Aylee is forced to spy on Mary when Queen Catherine blackmails her.
Chosen Wendy Riss Bradley Walsh November 21, 2013 106
Chosen - 22 - Mary n catherine
An attempt to scare Mary causes Queen Catherine to take drastic measures to make sure the guilty party is caught. Francis, aware of Bash and Mary's growing attraction, turns to Olivia. Bash ventures into the woods to pay his debt - the human sacrifice the pagans demand - and returns with blood on his hands. Meanwhile, Kenna comes clean with the girls about her affair with the King, to a mixed response.
Left Behind Drew Lindo Jeremiah Chechik December 5, 2013 107
Left Behind - 37 Mary kenna n Count Vincent
Mary and Francis are forced to rely on one another when the castle is taken hostage, and Catherine shocks everyone when she makes a surprising proposal to try to save their lives. Meanwhile, Bash's mother Diane tells Bash of her plan to have him legitimized.
Fated Laurie McCarthy Fred Gerber December 12, 2013 108
Fated - 12 Mary n Francis
Nostradamus tells Mary of his prophecy that one among them will die soon, which causes Mary to make a decision that will forever change her relationship with Francis. Clarissa becomes bolder with her endeavors, while Kenna informs Catherine of Diane's plan for Bash, which ends up backfiring.
For King and Country Gary Graham Nicole Dubuc January 23, 2014 109
For King and Country
When Mary and Bash are captured and forced to return to the castle, they discover Catherine waiting and even more determined to keep Mary and Francis apart. Francis learns of the prophecy, but his determination to wed Mary changes everything: in love, in politics, tearing the bond of brothers apart, and hardening Catherine's resolve to destroy Mary at any cost.
Sacrifice P.K. Simonds
Daniel Sinclair
Rachel Talalay January 30, 2014 110
When a plot to kill Bash goes wrong, Queen Catherine is suspected of orchestrating it. Mary offers to help free a wrongly imprisoned pregnant peasant named Isobel who has a mysterious tie to Bash. Meanwhile, Lola blackmails Queen Catherine to keep her from trying to ruin Mary and Bash, whose bond continues to grow.
Inquisition Doris Egan Mike Rohl February 6, 2014 111
Inquisition - Mary n Bash
When King Henry accuses Queen Catherine of treason and adultery, she sets out to save her life by exposing Bash's dark past. Mary and Bash go on a quest to expose an even more deadly secret from Catherine's past. Meanwhile, Nostradamus reveals the truth about the castle ghost, Clarissa, which shocks everyone.
Royal Blood Wendy Riss Holly Dale February 27,2014 112
Royal Blood
When Clarissa kidnaps the younger children of King Henry and Queen Catherine, Mary and Bash work with the Queen to find them, with tragic results. Meanwhile, when Lola attempts to help her brother with a debt he owes, Francis rescues her, causing the two of them to grow closer.
Consummation Laurie McCarthy Fred Gerber March 6, 2014 113
With a forced marriage looming, Mary must consider both her heart and her nation when deciding whom she will wed – Francis or Bash – when Francis returns to court with Lola at his side. Further complicating matters is Mary's mother, Marie de Guise, who visits the castle with her own agenda for Mary. Marie's presence worries King Henry and Queen Catherine, who have their own plan for the future of France, regardless of who gets hurt in the process.
Dirty Laundry Drew Lindo Norma Bailey March 13, 2014 114
Dirty Laundry - Henry n Catherine
Mary returns from her honeymoon and, suspicious of Lola's strange behavior, uncovers a deception that changes everything. Bash encounters a confused and terrified Olivia, an escaped victim of the terrors of the woods, which causes him to enlist Nostradamus for help. Meanwhile, when King Henry's odd behavior causes misfortune, he is forced to ask for Queen Catherine's aid.
The Darkness Charlie Craig Steve DiMarco March 20, 2014 115
The Darkness - Bash
The castle is abuzz with First Light, where the women of the castle mingle with potential suitors. Much to Mary's dismay, Lola is reluctant to participate in the tradition. After another violent incident with the increasingly erratic King Henry, Kenna fears for her safety and confides in Queen Catherine, while Sebastian experiences the terrors of the woods and vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness.
Monsters Drew Lindo
Wendy Riss
Jeff Renfroe March 27, 2014 116
When Francis reluctantly agrees to help Bash uncover the threat in the woods, he ends up in grave danger, with only Bash to save him. Meanwhile, the King's madness causes chaos when a servant wins "Queen for the Day," and the King becomes obsessed with her. Henry also forces a surprising, and unbreakable union with a new couple at Court. Meanwhile, Greer gets caught kissing kitchen servant Leith, which threatens to ruin her.
Liege Lord Doris Egan Allan Kroeker April 10, 2014 117
Liege Lord
When Mary learns of a secret clause in her marriage contract that her mother, Marie de Guise and Queen Catherine orchestrated, Mary and Francis embark on a dangerous plan to turn Scotland against her mother – and Mary gets her first taste of power as the Queen of Scots.
No Exit Hannah Schneider Mike Rohl April 17, 2014 118
No Exit 44 Mary Stuart n James Stuart
When Mary's brother James Stuart arrives in France and convinces Mary to return to Scotland, Francis is suspicious and uncovers a plot that would destroy Mary, which causes a rift between them. King Henry's downward spiral continues, leaving Penelope in charge, causing Queen Catherine and Kenna to take drastic measures. Meanwhile, Lola becomes wary of Lord Julien's motives behind his marriage proposal.
Toy Soldiers Mike Herro
David Strauss
Chris Grismer April 24, 2014 119
Toy Soldiers - Penelope 3
When Mary's uncle, the Duke of Guise, arrives in France with devastating news about her mother, Mary and Francis realize they are torn between putting their own countries first or saving their marriage. With the English throne in jeopardy, King Henry hatches an elaborate plan that will end in disaster. Meanwhile, Sebastian and Kenna solidify their marriage and begin to trust one another.
Higher Ground David Babcock
Daniel Sinclair
Sudz Sutherland May 1, 2014 120
Higher Ground 22 - Leith n Francis
Mary enlists a mercenary to help her, which forces her to realize there are sacrifices and lives she is willing to risk to save her country. Francis embraces his role as Dauphin to lead France in a brutal battle against England, and finds a new ally in Leith. Meanwhile, as Lola grows closer to Lord Julien, she gets increasingly suspicious that he is going to betray her.
Long Live The King Wendy Riss
Drew Lindo
Jeremiah Chechik May 8, 2014 121
Long Live The K 49 - King Henry
Mary and Catherine form an unlikely alliance when deciding how to deal with the increasingly manic King Henry, which puts Francis in jeopardy. Bash finds a boy who lived to tell about his encounter with the Darkness, which makes Bash determined to end it for good at any cost. Lord Julien reveals the truth about his motives, and Lola, blinded by love, finds herself in a dire situation after she attempts to protect him.
Slaughter of Innocence Laurie McCarthy
Doris Egan
David Frazee May 15 2014 122
Slaughter Of Innocence - Mary n Henry
When the King's madness and cruelty reaches a fevered pitch, Mary and Francis take action. Their choices could change the course of history, but an unforeseen terror brewing in the woods could cost them, and their friends, everything. Mary makes a drastic decision when she learns Lola is going through a life-threatening labor at a location outside of the castle.

...Continue to Season Two


The first season opens in 1557, with fifteen-year-old Queen Mary Stuart living in a convent in France, but she is quickly returned to the castle where we learn she is awaiting her marriage to fifteen-year-old Crown Prince Francis, to whom she has been engaged since they were six. Mary has to contend with changing politics and power plays, as well as her burgeoning feelings for Francis and the romantic attentions of Francis' bastard half-brother, Bash. Francis' mother, Catherine de' Medici, secretly tries to prevent the marriage following Nostradamus' confidential prediction that the marriage will lead to Francis' death. The series also follows the affairs of Mary's Scottish handmaidens Lady Kenna, Lady Aylee, Lady Lola and Greer Norwood, who are searching for noble husbands of their own at French Court.


France, 1557. Mary, Queen of Scots has been hidden away at a convent for her safety since age 9. Engaged since childhood to the future King of France, she awaits her return to the French Court.

Promotional Quotes

  • "The rise of Mary, Queen of Scots."
  • "The untold story of Mary, Queen of Scots."
  • "Love is the most dangerous subject."
  • "Behind the throne..."
  • "The Queen. The Prince. The Alliance."





Production Crew


  • Holly Dale (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Fred Gerber (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Mike Rohl (2 episodes, 2014)
  • Jeremiah S. Chechik (2 episode, 2013)
  • Matthew Hastings (1 episode, 2013)
  • Bruce McDonald (1 episode, 2013)
  • Scott Peters (1 episode, 2013)
  • Brad Silberling (1 episode, 2013)
  • Bradley Walsh (1 episode, 2013)
  • Sudz Sutherland (1 episodes, 2014)
  • Norma Bailey (1 episode, 2014)
  • Steve DiMarco (1 episode, 2014)
  • Chris Grismer (1 episode, 2014)
  • Allan Kroeker (1 episode, 2014)
  • Jeff Renfroe (1 episode, 2014)
  • Helen Shaver (1 episode, 2014)
  • Rachel Talalay (1 episode, 2014)
  • David Frazee (1 episode, 2014)


  • Laurie McCarthy (22 episodes, 2013-2014) - (creator)
  • Stephanie Sengupta (22 episodes, 2013-2014) - (creator)
  • Drew Lindo (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Wendy Riss (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Doris Egan (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Alan McCullough (3 episodes, 2014)
  • P.K. Simonds (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
  • Edgar Lyall (1 episodes, 2014)
  • Daniel Sinclair (2 episode, 2014)
  • Jennie Snyder (1 episode, 2013)
  • Charlie Craig (1 episode, 2014)
  • Mike Herro (1 episode, 2014)
  • Hannah Schneider (1 episode, 2014)
  • David Strauss (1 episode, 2014)


  • Brad Silberling - 22 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Executive Producer)
  • Bill Goddard - 21 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Co-Producer)
  • Maureen Milligan - 21 episodes, 2013-2014 - (associate producer)
  • Alan McCullough - 19 episodes, 2013-2014 - (producer / supervising producer)
  • Ned Bastille - 13 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Co-Producer)
  • Frank Siracusa - 7 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Executive Producer)
  • Laurie McCarthy - 7 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Executive Producer)
  • Stephanie Sengupta - 7 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Executive Producer)
  • David Babcock - consulting producer (5 episodes, 2014)
  • John Blair - 4 episodes, 2013-2014 - (Co-Producer)
  • James Flynn - 1 episodes, 2013 - (Executive Producer)
  • Morgan O'Sullivan - 1 episodes, 2013 - (Executive Producer)