Thursday’s Reign found French Court’s finest fighting for their lands, their loves and their lives. Let’s begin with Mary, who outsourced her first murder/kidnapping in an effort to save her mother.
Over on the battlefield, Leith suffered a nasty wound battling alongside Francis, who urged him to live for someone back home. When Leith revealed there’s a girl he loves above his station, Francis promised him land and a title (when he’s king).
Meanwhile, back at Court, it was revealed that Lord Julien is flat broke — and intended to run off with Lola’s dowry — but once he confessed all of this, he decided to stay.
MARY & FRANCIS | “The reunion between Mary and Francis is going to be somewhat bittersweet,” Kane admits. “With any couple, if you spend that much time apart, there’s going to be a disconnect when you come back together. And then, of course, with Lola and the baby and [Mary] still remaining childless, she’s had more time to focus on the fact that she can’t have children. Just because they love each other and he’s been away at war, that doesn’t mean they don’t still have conflicting patriotic duties. That’s never going to change.”
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BASH & KENNA | While Kenna has been fairly self-motivated thus far, McCarthy says her marriage to Bash will soften her: “Love changes you. That’s when you learn to sacrifice, so it’ll be interesting to see where that takes her.”
BASH & MARY | “They have a bond that is never really going to go away,” McCarthy admits. “We write to that bond and we honor it, but they’re moving in different directions.” Adds Coombs, “There are those people in your life that you don’t fully get over, but you do move on. … Nothing, in particular, is coming to a head.”
GREER & LEITH | “With Grier and Leith, they said goodbye and really thought they were never going to see each other again,” McCarthy explains. “It will change everything when Leith comes back [to French Court]. He’s a different person. He has different opportunities and different ambitions, we’ll come to find out as well.”
LOLA & JULIEN | Not only will skeletons continue to creep out of Lord Julien’s closet, but McCarthy also confirms his bride will give birth in Season 1 — and not without potential danger. “A lot of women died of childbirth [in that time],” McCarthy warns. “We hear that Julien’s first two wives died of childbirth. It’s not an uncomplicated thing to give birth to a child.” Gulp.
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