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Francis' first step to his friendship with Mary Francis with his mother. Later, Francis is seen making knives and swords. Mary charms Francis with her own accomplishments, that she can milk a goat and cut peat for fire. After Francis' sister's wedding, Mary and the girls begin dancing and having fun which causes Francis to watch her.
Bash and Mary share an intense look that Francis catches. Then feathers rain down and spark a memory for both Francis and Mary of jumping on a bed as children and feathers exploding from the pillows. They remember the good times they shared and are about to dance together before the bedding ceremony begins and interrupts their thoughts. Mary and Francis Later, Francis confronts Mary about his concern for his country outweighing his happy memories of playing with Mary as children. He believes an alliance with Scotland could ruin France and doesn't want to jump into a marriage with Mary yet.
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Mary, however, is more concerned about Francis' feelings about her. Francis watching Mary and Simon. Later, Francis, who has joined Mary, determines that the assassin must have absconded with the body of the dead woman, and sends the guards to search the castle and the grounds.
Mary wonders if the assassin could have left through the passage in her room, and shows Francis the door she discovered. Francis later confronts his father, demanding to know whether they are planning to let Mary go or if they are going to have him eventually marry her. When Francis goes to see Mary, she holds his hand and thanks him. Outside, Francis has caught up with Bash who has found Colin hanging from the tree. Later, Francis stands up to his mother and gives her a warning about trying to murder Mary.
He commits himself to Mary and adds that they should at least try to start out as friends, and Mary happily agrees.
In KissedFrancis tries to get his father to send troops over to Scotland to help the Scottish defend themselves from the English, who have just sent a bunch of men to the Scottish-English border and are obviously looking to start a fight.
Francis realizes how to convince his father to aid Scotland when he sees Kenna look at the king after she ran up to him and was rejected- Francis was going to black mail the king, his father. Francis approached the king and told him it would be a shame if Francis' mother, the queen, and the king's mistress found out that the king had another mistress, since there is already enough tension and jealousy between his wife and first mistress already.
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Francis then tells his father that if he sends troops to Scotland's aid then he won't tell the women about his new mistress.
The King agrees and states that he is proud of Francis for thinking like and acting like a king. The king then tells Francis that he will need to send the best rider in order to get there in time, and the best rider it turns out is Bash. Mary and Francis kiss for the first time. Francis then sends Bash off; but Bash comes back near the end of the episode with a sever stab wound and is near death.
Francis feels guilty for having put his brother in harms way because he had let his emotions for Mary cloud his judgment. Mary then approaches Francis and tells him he did the right thing.
Francis and Mary then kiss. Francis vs Tomas in archery. In Hearts and MindsFrancis and Tomas engaged in an archery contest. On the field, Tomas does a bit of showboating and Francis does his best to be polite. Tomas wins the competition and Tomas offers Mary a flower. He accuses Simon who was trying to intimidate Mary of being the spy who caused the ambush against Bash and their men and has him apprehended.
The only person he blames for the ambush is Simon. Francis shares his frustrations about the other result of the ambush — Mary needing to rely on Portugal because France could not be there for her — with the queen and she does not immediately turn sour at the topic of Mary.
She says Francis has a good heart and praises him for trying to love his future wife she only wishes his father could do that. When Francis starts saying that his instincts are telling him not to trust Thomas and expresses concerns about what might be waiting for Mary in Portugal, then Catherine tells Francis to just let Mary go. Francis and Mary secret meeting.
To make matters more complicated, Francis is clearly still into Mary, surprising her with a kiss during a secret meeting in the woods to discuss whether Tomas is really the gentleman he presents himself as. Bash is on the road to recovery. Tomas walks in on the conversation to spout more about Mary belonging to him. Francis asserts that Mary is a friend of France and her wellbeing will always be his concern. Before he leaves, Tomas pretty much says that if they hear about Mary dying it will be because he killed her.
Francis tries to attack Tomas, but Bash manages to stop him. Everything clicks then for Francis. Francis confronts Tomas with the conclusion they drew earlier about Tomas being the spy. Francis and Mary quickly discuss how to go about attaining that proof.
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They decide immediately that Tomas is probably going to kill him. In the woods, Tomas prepares to kill Miguel. The brothers pull it off and Francis ends up with Tomas at the end of his knife. Tomas moves as if to attack again and Francis kills him. Later, after some negotiating, Mary and her friends talk about how well the talks are going. Mary is a bit in awe over Francis killing someone to protect her. He says his heart is telling him to be with her regardless of the consequences, but she knows and respects that his head says differently.
Francis and Mary In A Chill in the Airin the palace, Francis wants to talk politics with Mary but she doesn't want to think about the idea and wants to talk about their personal relationship. They playfully tell each other how they feel, although in a teasing, roundabout way, and then they kiss. Later at the Harvest Festival, Francis gives Mary a boat he made for her. As their moment is interrupted, Francis is reunited with Olivia.
Once Olivia is feeling better, she tells Francis what happened to her. Francis tells Mary about Olivia how they were found together in the boathouse. Francis tries to reassure Mary that he only has eyes, and feelings, for her now. However, Francis offers himself up as a hostage for the Count as a way of exacting revenge on Henry for taking Roberto, an offer that Vincent ultimately accepts. Mary and Catherine plot on how to go about defeating the Italians.
Mary mentions the secret passageways under the castle and the hidden door in the hall that will take them there, which Catherine skeptically accepts as a reasonable escape attempt. She adds the element of distraction to the plan, though, by suggesting that they attend the feast and try to buy Francis as much time as they can.
They'll keep Vincent and his men busy, giving Francis and the servants time to escape; Catherine says that she'll stay behind with Vincent to allow Mary and her ladies the chance to leave the castle, as well, claiming that she would go into hell for her son and that they can only trust one another right now.
Knowing that Francis would not come back alive if he were to leave with Vincent, Mary agrees to the plan; Francis, though, remains skeptical, telling Mary that he doesn't want to leave without her and apologizing for everything that happened with Olivia. Mary responds by saying that she believes that Francis can help lead those in the castle to safety and the two kiss before a guard comes into the room.
Mary and Francis decide to make love. Later, after being abandon by Olivia, Catherine grows noticeably tenser and threatens Vincent with the fact that Henry will go to war for his heirs. Vincent doesn't care, though, and she then offers Mary and her ladies to him and his men, claiming that they can take their virtues.
The men swarm Mary, Kenna, Lola, and Aylee and just as the sands on the hourglass run out, Catherine tells him that the reason his son died was because his father was too cheap and had to spend months haggling for his release.
Blood begins pouring from the nose and ears of each of Vincent's men and Catherine reveals that the gold she offered them at dinner was poisonous to the touch. Before he can attack the Queen, though, Mary stabs him with a knife and Francis comes in to cut off one of his hands therefore, killing him.
Francis confesses to Mary that he loves her and that the two need to be together in order to stay sane.
The two begin kissing and end up in bed, where they make love for the first time. Mary and Francis after their night together. In FatedIt's the morning after Mary and Francis made love for the first time and they're decidedly closer than they were prior, with Francis wishing that Mary was already pregnant so their wedding can be pushed up.
Their time gets cut short, though, when one of the servants comes into the room and informs Francis that a Cardinal was in the throne room and waiting for him. The papal emissary brings word to Henry and Catherine that the Tudor queen is dying, meaning that it's nearing time for the next Queen of England to assume her title.
As a marriage to Francis will help her cause, Henry proclaims that it's time for a marriage between his son and Mary, but during this, Nostradamus has a stronger vision of the death and destruction this marriage will bring, which includes Mary with blood on her hands. Francis asks Mary to marry him. Outside, Mary and Francis take a walk to get away from the madness of the castle and the pressure of Mary's decision about England.
She's terrified at the prospect of starting a war and of no one supporting her in her cause, but Francis assures her that he'll be there every step of the way and that they now have time before anyone gets in the way of their love for one another. As such, he proposes marriage to her, claiming that they can figure out later what they'll do with England; he'll listen to her, pressure her, argue with her - whatever she needs. Mary says yes to the proposal and the two run off to the castle. Lola worries about Mary's safety, Mary assures her that Francis is a good man and that their wedding tomorrow will be a good thing for all involved.
Then AyleeGreerand Lola begin to dream up how Mary will look on her wedding day. Catherine meets with Mary and questions her of her thoughts on Nostradamus' legitimacy before telling her of the dark prophecy of Francis' death. As his visions almost always come to pass, Catherine suggests that Mary walk away from Francis, causing Mary to recoil in surprise.
She doesn't want to leave Francis and begins questioning the prophecy. She trusts that Mary won't use that against her and her desire to protect Francis is stronger than her desire to live.
Catherine warns her to be very sure about her resistance to the prophecy and asks her to think of a prophecy of his that didn't come true, something she cannot do. Also a condition of the agreement? Don't tell Francis of the prophecy, as he'll try to talk her out of her fears and convince her that they can choose their own fate.
Mary goes to Nostradamus, proving that she at least somewhat believes in the prophecy, and he tells her the only way that the most recent prophecy can be changed is if she agrees to leave Francis.
Every incarnation of the vision has his death tied to her hands - a Francis barely older than he is now, cold to Mary's touch. I would die for you. Francis says that they have devoted their lives to their countries and are taking risks all the time. The two rush out to find that Aylee had fallen over the railing and hit her head, which was surrounded by a pool of blood. She reminds them Nostradamus said she would never go home again.
Mary quickly packs her things, as she fully believes in Nostradamus' gift and doesn't want to risk the lives of anyone else she loves by ignoring his prophecy. Before she leaves, she goes to Henry and lays no claim to the throne of England; even though he claims she's risking everything she's waited so long for, she still walks away, though Francis catches up with her and tries to get her to stay.
She says that she can't trust his claims of only wanting her, that "love is irrelevant for people like" them, and that she won't let anymore people die for her. Mary goes out to the stables where she tells Bash that she's going far away for the time being. He says that "away" is where he was going, too, and the two ride away from the castle, just as Francis comes running out after Mary, falling to his knees when he realizes he lost her.
Mary and Francis are reunited in For King and Country. But before Mary is returned to the French Court, Francis has been searching for her the past week.
Queen Catherine tries to convince her son to give up his search, but she has no luck there. She persists in trying to talk him out of wanting to wed Mary, but that is also completely futile. Francis also thinks his mother had a hand in Mary leaving. When Mary returns, he tells her that if the search had escaped back to Scotland he would have gone there to see her.
Someone approaches then to tell Mary the king wants to see her. Mary explains the prophecy then, and Francis is incredulous. When Francis talks about telling his father Mary insists he not because it would get both Nostradamus and Catherine killed. The show features an anachronistic, folk pop soundtrack performed by modern-day artists like The Lumineers, Troye Sivan, and Of Monsters and Men.
Mary and her ladies wear positively gorgeous but completely period inappropriate costumes. Many are strapless, sleeveless, sheer or covered in glitter. And everyone wears a sparkly headband of some type. So if what you want is a proper historical retelling of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, then Reign is not the show for you. It was always committed to writing great women. Though the series has plenty of historical and narrative flaws, it never shied away from telling a largely feminist and progressive story about female autonomy and agency.
The female characters of Reign run the gamut in terms of social position, relationship status, ambition and ability.
And yet, despite such setbacks, Reign still presents a compelling story in which these same women nevertheless find ways to succeed, thrive and even save themselves when necessary. Sure, on a good day, this show is a gonzo, mile-a-minute festival of ridiculousness and I mean that in the best wayfull of everything from serial killers to ghost husbands.
But even in the craziest, most insane moments, the women of Reign manage to shine. These three women lead very different lives, and have very different goals and motivations. They have complicated relationships with one another and with the mechanisms of power within their countries.
Particularly once Reign decided that—despite its love for making things up—it was going to stick to the broad strokes of history.