Reign returns on Thursday with an all new episode titled “The End Of Mourning”. On last week’s episode of the hit show, we saw the Queen Mother Catherine de Medici being poisoned, but not after she thought she was afflicted with Syphilis after King Henry’s many dalliances. This week, Catherine learned that she might’ve been poisoned by the ever enterprising Narcisse who is looking to gain influence in any way possible.
Mary Must Resolve her Feelings for Condé
As Mary and Francis investigate who was behind the poisoning of King Henry (Alan van Sprang), they unearth secrets of the past which force Mary to confront her feelings for Condé as she attempts to move forward. Catherine finds herself in the middle of a romantic triangle when the Duke of Guise (Gil Darnell) returns, which forces Narcisse to commit a hideous act out of desperation. Meanwhile, Greer finds herself in a situation she never fathomed in order to survive.
Catherine is naturally upset after figuring out that she wasn’t suffering from Syphilis, so she wants to find out who would’ve tried to betray her family. Mary must find a way to move past her feelings for Conde as she has previously tried to brush him off onto Lola. That would’ve tied Lola and Conde’s storylines up in a nice little package, but apparently that won’t come to pass.
Perhaps the royals think that Catherine’s poisoning may have been intended for King Henry prior to his death and that is why they are investigating the poisoning incident. The Duke of Guise returns and apparently has feelings for Catherine. It’s an interesting play, considering that we all know of Francis’ impending death (if the story stays true to historical facts). He probably thinks that if he gets closer to Catherine should anything befall Francis, he could stand by her side as the acting regent of France until Catherine’s other sons come of age to rule.
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