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The Queen of Scotland is a dainty but fierce 15-year-old girl named Mary. Reign follows her journey as she re-enters French court after spending her adolescence at a convent. She is torn by her duty to Scotland and her burgeoning love for Francis, her betrothed and future king of France. It is easy to see that these two have strong chemistry, but where do their alliances lie? It is not easy to trust a foreigner in royal court of intrigue.

Mary is constantly on the lookout for threats against her life and crown. Luckily, she has a group of lively young friends who help distract her from the harsh reality of her place in French court. The costumes and music are not directly representative of the era, but the package is light and entertaining. Do not expect accurate details or a story that is based on the real lives of the people involved.

Side characters include an attractive Notradamas, who tells the future to an overbearing Catherine de Medici. One cannot forget the sly and mysterious half brother of Francis, Sebastian. He is a favorite of the King and the son of his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. Reign is a must see for historical fiction lovers.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on The CW
3 Seasons, 62 Episodes - Currently Airing
October 17, 2013
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  • Mary makes a bold move to defend her reign in Scotland, which results in a battle royale with her cousin, Elizabeth. Lola is accused of a heinous crime and suffers the drastic consequences. Meanwhile, back in France, Catherine finds that Charles has returned a changed man after paying a price for his mother's relentless quest for power.

  • Mary is presumed deceased, so Elizabeth seeks her crown with Lola's help. Elsewhere, Mary's half brother attempts to safeguard her throne from John Knox; and Mary and Bash end up in the grasps of the intimidating clan leader who murdered Francis.

  • When Mary arrives in Scotland, she is stunned by the treacherous world it has become and is forced her to keep her royal identity a secret until she learns who she can trust. When Elizabeth jeopardizes her standing with an unbearable new suitor, Lola steps in to help, which causes the Queen to question Lola’s ulterior motives.

  • Mary discovers from Lola that she has an opportunity to get to Scotland safely, but she must act quietly and quickly. When Catherine is set up for murder, Mary has to choose if she should stay to protect her, which would jeopardize her safe passage to Scotland.

  • Mary realizes her need to return to Scotland is becoming increasingly imminent and that along with the help of Bash, she must raise her own army to save her throne. Elizabeth enlists Lola's help to find out information about her mother, which backfires when Lola gets caught.

  • While attempting to protect Elizabeth, Mary incidentally puts Gideon's life in danger. To save him, Mary seeks help from an Englishman. Meanwhile, Bash is on a mission to find the men behind the threats to Catherine.

  • Mary must prioritize her life over her cousin's. Meanwhile, Lola and Elizabeth unexpectedly join forces; Catherine can't escape her past; and Mary and Gideon begin to see each other in a new light.

  • Mary has to find a strong suitor to line up herself with as Charles' impending Coronation draws closer. Lola happens upon the identity of Elizabeth's poisoner, while Catherine turns into a new kind of victim for the castle's serial killer.

  • Mary struggles to control her emotions for Gideon during her efforts to align herself politically with potential allies. Elizabeth and Greer find themselves in similar heart-wrenching situations with the potential for very different outcomes.

  • Mary enlists Gideon's help after becoming suspicious of Prince Don Carlos' condition. Elizabeth discovers something that could alter the course of her reign over England. Narcisse forces Claude to wed someone he chooses.

  • When Prince Don Carlos of Spain visits France, Mary discovers a secret he is harboring and seeks Catherine's advice on how to handle the situation.

  • Mary realizes she must support Catherine's quest to become regent, even if it damages the alliance with Scotland.

  • Thrilled that Francis has a second chance at life, Mary considers signing away her claim to the English throne, and staying in France forever. Meanwhile, Catherine learns that Nostradamus has returned.

  • Mary receives word from her ailing mother about the grim situation in Scotland and turns to Francis for aid.

  • When King Antoine unexpectedly returns to Court, Mary must helps Francis conceal his ailing health long enough to secure his family's future.

  • Elizabeth deals with the consequences of harboring Catherine in England, while Catherine is imprisoned upon her return to France. Mary faces difficult decisions about securing Scotland's future and Lola is torn between her feelings for Narcisse.

  • In the third season premiere, Queen Mary fights to maintain her power in Scotland amidst Queen Elizabeth's determination to sabotage her with Queen Catherine's help.

  • Mary risks everything to take Condé down. Catherine meets with Queen Elizabeth.

  • With the impending attack on the castle, Mary and Francis must set aside their differences to determine the extent of Condé's betrayal. Mary also learns of a bittersweet revelation that leaves her heartbroken and makes her question everything.

  • Mary is determined to prevent Francis from catching Conde.

  • Mary becomes France's ally as the threat from England is imminent.

  • Mary assumes temporary leadership of France. Bash sees a familiar face in the village.

  • After Francis collapses, he becomes gravely ill. Meanwhile, Bash's life is threatened; Catherine doubts Mary's fidelity; and Leith is tasked with being Claude's personal guard.

  • Francis responds boldly when King Antoine threatens to tell Francis of Mary and Condé's evolving relationship. Bash and Kenna's marriage is destroyed by her scheming, while Leith discovers Greer's unsavory new career path.

  • Mary's mother arrives with new information. Francis and Lola grow closer.

  • Francis and Mary try to get to the bottom of King Henry's poisoning. Meanwhile, the Duke of Guise's return throws Catherine into a love triangle; Mary confronts her feelings for Condé; and Greer finds herself in an unexpected situation.

  • As they prepare for a feast, King Antoine reveals England's plot for revenge to Francis and Mary.

  • Mary makes an unexpected move. The rivalry between Francis and Condé intensifies.

  • Mary tries to help Condé after she finds out the Vatican is after him.

  • Francis comes to an expected conclusion. Mary participates in a treacherous mission with Lord Condé.

  • Bash and Francis concoct a daring plan while Mary makes an unexpected proposal to Claude.

  • When Vatican inquisitors punish Protestants, tension mounts between Mary and Francis. Meanwhile, Condé is abducted after he makes a bold declaration; Catherine fails to find a suitor for Claude; and Narcisse gives Lola a ride home.

  • The sexy and careless Princess Claude makes an unexpected visit home. Greer's wedding tour ends suddenly.

  • To protect themselves, Mary and Catherine must hide their identities when they encounter a mob of angry peasants. Lola wants to become independent.

  • Tension erupts between the Catholics and the Protestants. Francis receives a gift from his dead father. Kenna makes an unexpected discovery.

  • When a shepherd is attacked by mysterious riders in the dark, Bash and Lord Conde investigate.

  • Mary considers a solution to feed the people of France. Francis is haunted by suspicions about his dead father's ghost. Catherine plans an extravagant coronation ceremony.

  • A vengeful lord blames Mary for the loss of his son. Meanwhile, Francis, Lola and their baby arrive at the castle.

  • In the second season premiere, a plague breaks out in the land, and Francis and Mary's new rule becomes threatened. Greer discovers something shocking about Leith.

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