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The Lamb and the Slaughter
Season Two, Episode 4
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Air date October 23, 2014
Written by Laurie McCarthy & Adele Lim
Directed by Sudz Sutherland
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Blood for Blood
"The world can be dark, Mary, and uncertain and cruel. The only thing that matters is that we face it together. No matter what happens, you are my light."
King Francis


Dark And Mysterious Forces Are Afoot
When a shepherd is attacked by shadowy riders in the night, Bash and Lord Condé (Sean Teale) investigate what may be the unrest of angry spirits or the beginnings of a religious war. Mary examines her relationship with Lola in light of the upcoming christening, with Francis’ illegitimate child serving as both a bond and an obstacle between them. Greer takes control of her future when Leith returns to court. Meanwhile, Lola feels something is awry when Lord Narcisse (Craig Parker) introduces his familiar new bride.


King Francis: I don't think I've ever been this happy in my entire life.

Queen Mary: I am with child. Our child, at last!

Queen Catherine: Well done avoiding the whole thing, few queens have ever attended the Christening of their husband's bastard. I say that with growing affection, for my grandson.

Queen Catherine: Good morning. How's the happy trinity? Father, mother, unborn son - oh, I'm hoping for a son! Plenty of time for daughter's later.

King Francis: Whatever the future brings, you are my light.

Sebastian: There is always a reckoning and human or devil I think the riders
play a part. Dark times are upon us. Plague, famine, King's following. The reckoning has begun.

Sebastian: There is a door between the living and the dead and The Plague kicked it open which causes the Reckoning to begin, and souls cannot cross without being guided.

King Francis: The world can be dark, Mary, and uncertain and cruel. The only thing that matters is that we face it together. No matter what happens, you are my light.


Death Toll [2] [1]


  • The name of this episode was released by pictures on the Reign Writer's Twitter account on August 7th.
  • Mary's wore an Oscar de la Renta Silk Faille Gown, with a Deepa Gurnani Jeweled Scallop Belt and an Eugenia Kim Goldtone Crown while at the ball. [3]
  • The necklace Mary wore before the Christening was an Anthropologie Chained Elsbeth Pendant.[4]

Historical Notes



  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Toby Regbo King Francis
Celina Sinden Greer Kinross
Caitlin Stasey Lady Kenna
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Jonathan Keltz Leith Bayard
Sean Teale Louis Condé
Guest Staring
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Michael Therriault Lord Castleroy
Steven McCarthy Shepherd  
Camille Stopps Estelle
Matthew Nette Narcisse's Guard
Sarah Slywchuk Servant Woman
Howard Hoover Priest
Ava Preston Henriette  
Madison Oldroy Emone  
Kira Gelineau Shepherd's Daughter
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut



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Reign 2x04 Promo "The Lamb and the Slaughter" (HD)


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