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Toy Soldiers
Season One, Episode 19
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Air date April 24, 2014
Written by Mike Herro and David Strauss
Directed by Chris Grismer
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No Exit


Higher Ground
"Let me have an example of you, to my other problems by grinding you into the dust you no longer see fit to sweep!"
Queen Catherine


For Love Or Country
When Mary’s uncle, the Duke of Guise (Gil Darnell), 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 - The CW


Queen Catherine: I wouldn't be so smug dear. You just let the devil into our home.

Duke of Guise: Nonsense. Don't trouble yourself over niceties. I don't.

Duke of Guise: From what I hear, even when your father is present, the King is 'no longer in the castle'.

Queen Catherine: Surely a bounty of demeaning tasks awaits you in the kitchen.

Queen Catherine: Nothing brothers me more than problems I’ve already solved coming back to be problems again.

Queen Catherine: Let me have an example of you, to my other problems by grinding you into the dust you no longer see fit to sweep!

Queen Catherine: Don't make friends with rats. They bite.

Mary Stuart: Trust is a luxury I can no longer afford.


  • 'Toy Soldiers' are what children use when playing. Referring to someone who is inexperienced in war, or carless with their men.
  • James Stuart was mentioned, but does not appear.
  • This marks the first appearance of Duke of Guise and Greer's family.
  • This episode's Timeline takes place weeks after the last episode.
  • This episode spans over almost two months.
  • This episode marks the first time Kenna and Sebastian consummate their marriage. [1]
  • Penelope was locked in The Tower for three to four weeks, and Greer's family were staying at the castle for at least a few weeks as Mary was shown writing her letter to her uncle and then when he had arrived time clearly had elapsed. After he arrived Penelope was let out of the tower, and Greer's family left court.
  • King Henry mentions he has illegitimate children all over the country.


Historical Notes


  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Toby Regbo Prince Francis
Celina Sinden Greer Norwood
Caitlin Stasey Lady Kenna
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Alan van Sprang King Henry
Guest Staring
Michael Therriault Lord Castleroy
Kathryn Prescott Penelope
Gil Darnell Duke of Guise  
Ari Cohen Robert Norwood  
Jenna Warren Ainsley Norwood  
Ella Sinatra Querin Colleen Norwood  
Brendan Cox Duke Francis
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut



Reign - Toy Soldiers Trailer


Reign 1x19 Canadian Promo ''Toy Soldiers'' (HD)-0