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Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotlands strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French kings dashing son, Prince Francis.
But the match isn't signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.
Further complicating things is Bash, Francis handsome, roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own " despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his fathers favorite. Though he is all too aware that Francis is the heir to the throne and Marys intended, Bash soon develops his own feelings for Mary. None of the intrigue at Court is lost on Francis mother, Queen Catherine. The strong-willed Queen is aware of Marys inflammatory effect on her son and his half-brother, just as she is aware of the dalliances of her husband, King Henry, not only with his mistress, but with other ladies of the Court, as well.
For guidance, Queen Catherine turns to her trusted advisor, the seer Nostradamus, who terrifies the Queen with his prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life. Catherine is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives.
The series stars Adelaide Kane (Teen Wolf) as Mary, Toby Regbo (One Day) as Prince Francis, Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) as Bash, Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) as Queen Catherine, Alan Van Sprang (The Tudors) as King Henry, Celina Sinden (newcomer) as Greer, Caitlin Stasey (newcomer) as Kenna, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) as Lola, and Jenessa Grant (Cyberbully) as Aylee.
Airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m./8c
Season Finale on Thursday, May 15 at 9 p.m./8c.
“The Consummation”, 03/06
A ROYAL WEDDING OCCURS BUT WHO DOES MARY CHOOSE? " With a forced marriage looming, Mary (Adelaide Kane) must consider both her heart and her nation when deciding whom she will wed " Francis (Toby Regbo) or Bash (Torrance Coombs) " when Francis returns to court with Lola (Anna Popplewell) at his side. Further complicating matters is Marys mother, Marie de Guise (guest star Amy Brenneman), who visits the castle with her own agenda for Mary. Maries presence worries King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) and Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), who have their own plan for the future of France, regardless of who gets hurt in the process. Celina Sinden and Caitlin Stasey also star. The episode was directed by Fred Gerber and written by Laurie McCarthy (#113).
“Dirty Laundry”, 03/13
A LIFE-CHANGING SITUATION AFFECTS MARY AND HER NEW HUSBAND " Mary (Adelaide Kane) returns from her honeymoon and, suspicious of Lolas (Anna Popplewell) strange behavior, uncovers a deception that changes everything. Bash (Torrance Coombs) encounters a confused and terrified Olivia (guest star Yael Grobglas), an escaped victim of the terrors of the woods, which causes him to enlist Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland) for help. Meanwhile, when King Henrys (Alan Van Sprang) odd behavior causes misfortune, he is forced to ask for Queen Catherines (Megan Follows) aid. Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden and Caitlin Stasey also star. The episode was directed by Norma Bailey with the teleplay by Edgar Lyall and story by Drew Lindo (#114).
“The Darkness”, 03/20
BASH WITNESSES THE DARKNESS OF THE WOODS " The castle is abuzz with First Light, where the women of the castle mingle with potential suitors. Much to Marys (Adelaide Kane) dismay, Lola (Anna Popplewell) is reluctant to participate in the tradition. After another violent incident with the increasingly erratic King Henry (Alan Van Sprang), Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) fears for her safety and confides in Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), while Bash (Torrance Coombs) experiences the terrors of the woods and vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness. Toby Regbo and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Steve DiMarco and written by Charlie Craig (#115).