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Season 4 / Episode 1 and airs on 11 February 2017 02:00
The highly fictionalized series follows the early exploits of Mary, Queen of Scots during her years living in France. The first season opens in 1557, with Mary living in French court and awaiting her marriage to Prince Francis, to whom she has been engaged since they were six. Mary has to contend with changing politics and power plays, as well as her burgeoning feelings for Francis and the romantic attentions from Francis' bastard half-brother, Bash. Francis' mother, Catherine de' Medici, secretly tries to prevent the marriage following Nostradamus's confidential prediction that the marriage will lead to Francis' death. The series also follows the affairs of Mary's Scottish handmaidens Kenna, Aylee, Lola and Greer, who are searching for husbands of their own at court.
The second season opens after the death of King Henry II, and follows the rise of Francis and Mary as King and Queen of France and Scotland. Together they have to balance their marriage with their roles as monarchs, and deal with the rising religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants, as well as the ambitions of the rival House of Bourbon for the throne of France. (source: en.wikipedia.org)
The new King and Queen of France, Francis and Mary are plummeted into chaos after the Black Plague ravages the land and creeps inside the castle, threatening lives and the stability of their new rule. Francis finds himself on the wrong side of the quarantined gates, with Lola, as they try to make their way back to safety. New and murderous foes are introduced as nobles grasp for power, pressuring Mary -- and Catherine -- even as the death count rises. Meanwhile, Kenna and Bash find themselves separated; Kenna's life endangered as she risks all to save their young ward. Greer is forced to watch Leith move on with a new love and is shocked to realize he's involved with her fiance's daughter.
In the aftermath of the plague, a powerful lord discovers that Mary was responsible for the death of his son and demands vengeance, testing the loyalties of Mary, Francis and Catherine. Francis returns to the castle with Lola and their newborn son, creating tension with Mary. Greer is torn by her loyalty to her fiancé, Lord Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault), who blames Leith for his daughter's demise. Meanwhile, Kenna urges Bash to be formally recognized in his new role.
With France in a state of famine, as well as religious and political unrest, Mary looks for a way to feed the people, risking the wrath of a vengeful Lord Narcisse. Francis is preoccupied by the harrowing suspicion that his dead father's spirit can possess the living and is haunting Francis as revenge for his murder. As Catherine makes excessive and lavish preparations for a coronation ceremony to give the impression of stability to the realm, Bash confronts the reality of a country plagued by fear, bankruptcy, and murder.
When a shepherd is attacked by shadowy riders in the night, Bash and Lord Condé investigate what may be the unrest of angry spirits or the beginnings of a religious war. Mary examines her relationship with Lola in light of the upcoming christening, with Francis' illegitimate child serving as both a bond and an obstacle between them. Greer takes control of her future when Leith returns to court. Meanwhile, Lola feels something is awry when Lord Narcisse introduces his familiar new bride.
Tensions between Protestants and Catholics escalate when bloodshed at a Protestant service causes an already concerned Mary and Francis to intervene on the eve of Greer's wedding. Bash and Leith lead a search for the guilty that reveals a surprising secret about Castleroy that could destroy his union with Greer. Meanwhile, Francis receives an unwelcome gift from his dead father. Kenna discovers a sex journal, with clues leading to the best lover at court, who just might be a match for Lola.
Upon encountering a mob of angry peasants, Queens Mary and Catherine find themselves concealing their true identities after being forced to abandon their carriage and escape into the woods. Fearful the uprising is a response to his own actions, Francis forms a search party that includes Leith and Condé, only to discover the attack is actually a result of imposters abusing the power of the crown. Meanwhile, Lola sets out to become financially independent but, in the process, finds herself considering a complicated yet intriguing offer from Lord Narcisse.
Young, reckless and provocative Princess Claude makes a surprise visit home, torturing her already haunted mother, Catherine. Francis is pressured by Narcisse to act against his conscience or risk his throne and his wife. Mary finds a new ally in Condé. Francis confides in Bash and hatches a plot that involves an uncertain Lola. Kenna mistakes Claude for a newfound friend, while Greer returns earlier than expected from her wedding tour.
Tensions escalate between Mary and Francis when Vatican inquisitors perform barbaric acts on anyone suspected of being a Protestant. After a brave proclamation, Lord Condé is abducted, resulting in a precarious situation with a surprising group of assailants. Catherine experiences an annoying setback when she plays matchmaker on behalf of a reluctant Claude, while Narcisse offers a stranded Lola an innocent horse ride back to the castle, where a dark secret involving Francis is revealed.
With a holiday celebration around the corner, Bash uncovers what could be the answer to Francis finally escaping the oppressive thumb of Lord Narcisse, and the two formulate a daring plan. Meanwhile, Mary proposes the radical idea of marrying the Protestant Lord Condé (Sean Teale) to the Catholic Claude, a scheme that she believes a viable path forward to peace, but Claude has other plans in store. As preparations are made for the upcoming feast, Greer discovers that she may be more involved with the Protestant movement than she originally thought.
In the aftermath of an attack on the castle, a blood-thirsty Francis makes a startling decision that will forever change his rule as the King of France, causing him to track the missing Narcisse with a newfound lust for revenge. Meanwhile, Mary is stunned to discover the truth behind Francis' recent decisions and embarks on a treacherous mission of her own with Lord Condé (Sean Teale). Leith urgently pleads with Greer to flee the country after violence erupts across the land. Catherine receives an unexpected and erotic visit in her chambers after making a final decision regarding the fate of her daughter Claude.
Mary takes action to save Condé when she learns the Vatican is hunting him for bearing the branded mark of the Dark Riders. Francis devises a plan to put an end to the Dark Riders legend, which puts Bash at risk. Meanwhile, Kenna reveals Catherine's ulterior motives to Claude.
Mary finds out the truth from Greer about rumors going around Court, forcing Mary to do something she never thought possible. Francis finds himself in a growing rivalry with Condé for Mary. Bash's mother Diane returns, igniting a long overdue confrontation with Catherine, while Claude is determined to find out the truth about who really killed the twins.
As the castle prepares for the Winter's Ease Feast, King Antoine of Navarre reveals to Francis and Mary England's plan for revenge against France. Bash learns that an "undead" man has been seen in the village and his efforts to track the man down lead him to a mysterious woman in white. Meanwhile, Catherine finds out the cause of her hallucinations.
As Mary and Francis investigate who was behind the poisoning of King Henry, they unearth secrets of the past which force Mary to confront her feelings for Condé as she attempts to move forward. Catherine finds herself in the middle of a romantic triangle when the Duke of Guise returns, which forces Narcisse to commit a hideous act out of desperation. Meanwhile, Greer finds herself in a situation she never fathomed in order to survive.
Mary's mother returns to advise Mary that her throne is in jeopardy. Mary makes a shocking proposition to Condé, along with a bold move to reclaim her throne. Francis moves closer to Lola after a setback with Mary, while King Antoine makes Kenna an interesting offer.
When King Antoine threatens to tell Francis of Mary and Condé's evolving relationship, Francis makes a shocking move. Bash and Kenna's marriage is beyond repair after he learns of her scheming, while Leith discovers Greer's unsavory new career path.
When Catherine becomes suspicious that Mary and Condé are having an affair, Mary risks Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis becomes gravely ill after he collapses and Bash's life is in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King's Deputy. Meanwhile, things become complicated for Leith when he is forced to be Claude's personal guard after professing his love for Greer.
While Francis' life hangs in the balance, Mary becomes the temporary leader of France, which makes her realize she can use her newfound power to save Scotland. Catherine, knowing about Mary's indiscretion with Condé, enlists in Narcisse to help beat Mary at her own game. Meanwhile, Bash, having been saved by a Woman in White and determined to send his attempted murderer to death, discovers a familiar face in the village.
Mary, with the threat of England looming, aligns herself with France and thus, the ailing Francis. Condé makes a bold move that would tie him to England. With all of the turmoil, Catherine and Narcisse work to win favor in court. Meanwhile, Kenna gets closer to General Renaude as Bash becomes increasingly distant.
Mary goes to extremes to halt Francis from his quest to catch Condé at any cost. Catherine, jealous of Narcisse's relationship with Lola, asks him to do something unforgiveable to prove himself, Kenna crosses a line with General Renaude and Greer makes a choice that might end her relationship with Leith.
As troops are about to descend on the castle, Mary and Francis must put aside their differences to determine the extent of Condé's betrayal. Mary also learns of a bittersweet revelation that tears her apart and makes her question everything. Meanwhile, Catherine decides to teach Narcisse a lesson to prove he can never cross her again and Bash decides to bring Delphine to the castle.
Mary risks everything to take down Condé, even as Francis believes she is turning against France. Catherine makes a bold move and meets with Queen Elizabeth in a stunning plot to seek revenge on Mary. Meanwhile, Kenna has a secret that will seal the fate of her relationship with Bash.
Rachel Skarsten(Elizabeth I of England)
Torrance Coombs(Sebastian "Bash")
Craig Parker(Stéphane Narcisse)
Adelaide Kane(Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots)
Megan Follows(Catherine de' Medici)
Toby Regbo(Francis II of France)
Alan van Sprang(Henry II of France)
Yael Grobglas(Olivia d'Amencourt)
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