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Unchartered Waters
Season Four, Episode 8
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Air date April 7, 2017
Written by Bo Yeon Kim
Erika Lippoldt
Directed by Fred Gerber
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"You will have love or an heir, but not both. If you choose a child, it will be a son, and he will rule both nations. England and Scotland, united at last, and in peace."
David Rizzio


Mary’s Commitment To Her Upcoming Marriage Will be Tested
As Mary’s upcoming wedding looms, a terrible tragedy pushes Mary and Darnley apart, forcing Mary to enlist in Catherine’s help. Elizabeth encounters a traitor to Spain, who petitions her to support an expedition to the New World.


Over the coming week, guests will be arriving from across the continent to witness Queen Mary and Lord Darnley's Catholic wedding, and few are as important as Lucrezia de' Medici. She lends legitimacy and strength both to Queen Mary's Scottish rule and their joint claims to the English Throne.

However, after Lord Darnley jokingly insulted King Francis, Lucrezia withdrew her support and set sail for the following day back to Florence, Italy. Queen Mary was very upset over this. Because if the Duchess goes, she takes her support and the promise of funding with her. She agreed to reconsider if she was given the lands belonging to Lord Theodore Davies. The lands are quite valuable, and come with a title, The Earldom of Menteith. And only with this exchange would she willing to continue supporting Mary's rule.

After a day of misadventures, Queen Mary and Lord Bothwell were able to acquiring the Davies Estate' papers. With that, Lucrezia was pleased to continue the alliance between Florence and Scotland.

Unbeknown to Lucrezia, Lord Bothwell insured the papers by offering Lord Theodore Davies his choice of five of Bothwell's favourite horses, on top of Queen Mary's offer.


David Rizzio: You will have love or an heir, but not both. If you choose a child, it will be a son, and he will rule both nations. England and Scotland, united at last, and in peace. This is your fate.

John Hawkins: I brought something back called a turkey. Ugly bird, to be sure, but quite delicious.
Queen Elizabeth: Ah, yes. My guards warned me of the large, angry chicken. They've deemed it unsafe.

John Hawkins: Fruit from the New World! It's called a tomato!
Queen Elizabeth: This is a fruit?
John Hawkins: Some say vegetable. Standing argument.


Death Toll [3][4]
- Lady Keira


Historical Notes



  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Queen Mary
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Rose Williams Princess Claude
Dan Jeannotte James Stuart
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Will Kemp Lord Darnley
Guest Staring
Adam Croasdell Lord Bothwell
Steve Lund Luc Narcisse
Ann Pirvu Nicole Touchet
Andrew Shaver David Rizzio  
Max Lloyd-Jones John Hawkins  
Sara Garcia Lady Keira
Rose Napoli Lucrezia de' Medici  
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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