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Promotional poster featuring Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

Season Three of Reign aired its first episode on October 9th, 2015, and airs on The CW and E! Canada.

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Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
Three Queens, Two Tigers Laurie McCarthy Holly Dale October 9, 2015 301
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Queen Mary struggles to hold on to her power in Scotland amidst Queen Elizabeth's campaign to sabotage her with the help of a new ally in Queen Catherine. Meanwhile, with Francis' fate at odds and Elizabeth distracted by temptation in her first love, Robert Dudley, both queens struggle to rule.
Betrothed Lisa Randolph Fred Gerber October 16, 2015 302
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Elizabeth must deal with the political backlash of harboring Catherine in England, while Catherine is imprisoned upon her return to France. Mary is forced to make some difficult decisions about securing Scotland's future and Lola is conflicted in her feelings for Narcisse.
Extreme Measures Drew Lindo
Wendy Riss Gatsiounis
Holly Dale October 23, 2015 303
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When King Antoine unexpectedly returns to Court, Mary must help Francis hide his weakening condition long enough to secure his family's future. With the Throne in jeopardy and time running out, they must turn to an unlikely ally in need of redemption.
The Price April Blair
Robert Doty
Nathaniel Goodman November 6, 2015 304
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After Mary receives an urgent message from her ailing mother about the dire situation in Scotland, she finds herself looking to Francis for aid. Catherine finds herself up against Narcisse as she fights to become the regent to Charles. Meanwhile, Elizabeth faces continued pressure to wed.
In a Clearing Shannon Goss Deborah Chow November 13, 2015 305
In A Clearing
Grateful for a future with a revived Francis, Mary considers signing away her claim to the English throne, and staying in France forever. Catherine learns that Nostradamus has returned with a new vision involving Francis' fate.
Fight or Flight Lisa Randolph Charles Binamé November 20, 2015 306
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Mary realizes she must help Catherine in her quest to become regent, even at the risk of hurting the alliance with Scotland. Claude is determined to help Leith marry while Elizabeth struggles with the prospect of losing Dudley.
The Hound and the Hare Bo Yeon Kim
Erika Lippoldt
Anne Wheeler December 4, 2015 307
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When Prince Don Carlos of Spain visits France, Mary uncovers a dark secret he is hiding and enlists in Catherine to advise her on how to handle. When Gideon, the new ambassador from English court arrives, suspicions arise about what his true intentions are, while Bash's pursuit of the mysterious killer comes to a head at Greer's tavern.
Our Undoing Gretchen J. Berg
Aaron Harberts
Lee Rose January 8, 2016 308
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Mary and Catherine deal with the aftermath of Prince Don Carlos' accident. Mary realizes that she will have to marry for the good of her country and not follow her heart. When Catherine is accused of poisoning Francis, Lola is shocked when Mary thinks Narcisse framed Catherine in order to become Regent of France.
Wedlock Wendy Riss Gatsiounis
Drew Lindo
Norma Bailey January 15, 2016 309
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Mary becomes suspicious of Prince Don Carlos' true condition and relies on Gideon to help her uncover the truth. Elizabeth makes a shocking discovery which could change the course of her reign over England and forces Dudley to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Narcisse forces Claude to marry someone of his choosing, against her wishes.
Bruises That Lie P.K. Simonds Megan Follows January 22, 2016 310
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Mary struggles to resist her feelings for Gideon as she works to align herself politically with potential allies. Elizabeth and Greer find themselves in similar heart-wrenching situations with the potential for very different outcomes. Catherine and Narcisse continue their vicious power struggle over the Regency, while Claude finds herself in the fight of her life on her wedding night.
Succession April Blair Charles Binamé April 25, 2016 311
Mary must find a powerful suitor to align herself with as Charles' impending Coronation looms. Lola stumbles upon the identity of Elizabeth's poisoner, while Catherine becomes a new kind of victim for the castle's serial killer.
No Way Out Wendy Riss Gatsiounis Fred Gerber May 2, 2016 312
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Mary might have to sacrifice her cousin's life to save her own, as she and Gideon find themselves in unchartered emotional territory. Catherine's past returns to haunt her, while Lola and Elizabeth become unlikely allies.
Strange Bedfellows Shannon Goss Norma Bailey May 9, 2016 313
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Mary, in order to protect Elizabeth, unknowingly puts Gideon's life in danger. To save him, Mary turns to another Englishman for help – Robert Dudley. Meanwhile, Bash is determined to track down the men behind the threats to Catherine.
To The Death Lily Sparks Michael McGowan May 16, 2016 314
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Mary realizes her need to return to Scotland is becoming increasingly imminent and that along with the help of Bash, she must raise her own army to save her throne. Elizabeth enlists Lola's help to find out information about her mother, which backfires when Lola gets caught.
Safe Passage Drew Lindo Stuart Gillard May 23, 2016 315
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Mary learns from Lola that she has a chance to get to Scotland safely, but she must act quietly and quickly. When Catherine is framed for murder, Mary must decide if she should stay to protect her, which would jeopardize her safe passage to Scotland.
Clans Gretchen J. Berg

Aaron Harberts

Fred Gerber June 6, 2016 316
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When Mary arrives in Scotland, she is stunned by the treacherous world it has become and is forced her to keep her royal identity a secret until she learns who she can trust. When Elizabeth jeopardizes her standing with an unbearable new suitor, Lola steps in to help, which causes the Queen to question Lola's ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Charles secretly plots to relinquish Catherine of her power.
Intruders April Blair

Drew Lindo

Lee Rose June 13, 2016 317
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With Mary presumed dead, Elizabeth enlists Lola's help in taking the Scottish crown for herself, while Mary's half-brother James must defend her throne from John Knox. Meanwhile, Mary comes face to face with Francis' killer when she and Bash find themselves in the hands of a fearsome clan leader named Munro.
Spiders in a Jar Laurie McCarthy Deborah Chow June 20, 2016 318
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Mary makes a bold move to defend her reign in Scotland, which results in a battle royale with her cousin, Elizabeth. Lola is accused of a heinous crime and suffers the drastic consequences. Meanwhile, back in France, Catherine finds that Charles has returned a changed man after paying a price for his mother's relentless quest for power.


The third season follows King Francis' declining health and his death partway through the season, leaving Queen Mary a widow and struggling to find new footing since she's no longer bound to France as its ruler. Francis' brother Charles is crowned the new under-aged king, with Queen Catherine as regent. The third season also introduces the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England, who plots against her own distant cousin Queen Mary, fends off marital prospects, and deals with her secret love affair with Lord Robert Dudley.

Promotional Quotes

  • "Royal Cousins. Mortal Enemies."





Production Crew