Reign - S3

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 Bedfellow 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
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
Episode 16 Writer Directer May 30, 2016 316
Episode 17 Writer Directer June, 2016 317
Episode 18 Writer Directer June, 2016 318

New Characters

New Characters

  • Robert Dudley Married to Amy and the favorite of Elizabeth. Robert has known Elizabeth since they were children and hide secrets known only to them. Despite wanting to move on from his past with Elizabeth, she uses her power to keep him close.
  • Amy Dudley Married to Robert Dudley, Amy is concerned over her marriage. Robert spends much of his time with Elizabeth and rumors suggest that their friendship is more then just that. Despite these rumors, Amy fights to keep her marriage alive.
  • Prince Charles, Charles is the Dauphin of France. Described as mischievous and a party-boy, he has recently returned from Spain to be taught by Francis. Francis’ time is running out however and Charles is not interested in partaking in his lessons.
  • Martin de Lambert A fearless & dangerous pirate who arrives at French court. Capable of going toe-to-toe with monarchs, Martin is good at getting women into bed and leaving them glad they shared the experience.
  • Nicholas A charming man who is appointed by Queen Elizabeth to be England’s ambassador to France. Little does Mary Stuart know, Nicholas is also a spy for her rival, and has a deep grudge against her.
  • Don Carlos Spain’s sexy and charming prince. With aspirations to be king (a good one) and very specific sexual taste, Don Carlos will prove a point of intrigue and desire for the royals.
  • William Cecil A trusted advisor to the English Queen. William will also appear opposite Robert Dudley.
  • Lady Donatella She works for Queen Elizabeth of England.
  • Constance She knows the power her charm, and she will immediately catch the eye of Prince Charles.



Recurring Roles

Guest Cast


Reign begins its third season with Mary and Francis realizing that they are more powerful together than apart, believing there is hope for them to move forward, leaving behind the anger and hurt. It also introduces us to another Court, that of Elizabeth, “Virgin” Queen of England. Still early in her reign, Elizabeth faces opposition on all sides, particularly from men who doubt a woman’s ability to rule. Like Mary, and Catherine de Medici, she struggles to hold onto power, and love; the women have much in common, and Mary and Elizabeth are reluctant foes, but foes nonetheless, each positioned by birth and fate to destroy all the other holds dear. - Laurie McCarthy

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