Reign Sneak Peek: Elizabeth Names Her Successor, Gasps Abound

Your response to Reign‘s latest twist will, as always, depend on how much of a history buff you are.

Following weeks of pressure from her inner circle, Elizabeth finally announces her successor in TVLine’s exclusive clip from Monday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c) — and it rhymes with Larry, Queen of Spots!

Of course, Elizabeth’s announcement is just one step in Mary’s next journey, which star Adelaide Kane tells TVLine will continue to unfold as Season 3 draws to a close.

“It’s a whole new chapter, a whole new country and a whole new court,” Kane says. “There will be new friends and new enemies. We’re gearing up for some really big storylines in Season 4. Mary’s life didn’t even really start until she got to Scotland; that’s when things really kicked off for her. France was a lovely interlude, but it was only a small part of her life.”

Sadly, there won’t be any room for Bash in this next chapter; Torrance Coombs plans to exit the CW drama at the end of the season.

“It’s a bummer, but Bash doesn’t have a lot of traction in Scotland,” Kane concedes. “His storyline soon will come to its conclusion, and his character has other avenues to explore that might not necessarily be on screen.”

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