Reign 2x07 - The Prince of the Blood – Review: The Brave and the Bold
Hey, Royals! It’s time to discuss another episode of Reign. This week’s installment of Reign really saw things heating up. This was a really fantastic episode that saw every single character get a chance to shine, put some wind in the sails of all the fandom ships as well as break our hearts and to be honest I wouldn’t have it any other way. A story of this nature is all about the ups and downs and it’s amazing how much I’ve been enjoying the ride for most of season 2. More on that later… Let’s just jump straight into the review, shall we?
This week’s episode was written by, not even going to lie, my favorite writing pair on the show (technically it’s a tie but whatever) Drew Lindo & Wendy Riss Gatsiounis. The last episode they wrote was episode of this season so I was very pleasantly surprised to them back and so soon to boot. They really brought their A game for this episode (like always). I was over the moon with how great this episode turned out.
Deborah Chow directed this week’s episode and I have to say it was visually stunning. I really do love when the show is able to film outdoors and make use of natural light. I loved all the wide shots, especially during Claude’s party and how the fireworks sequences were captured. But I think my favorite shot of the night was that of Francis sitting all alone on his throne, his image getting more distant and then it fading to black. It pretty much summed up Francis journey during this episode.
If I had to make a long story short here’s how I would sum up the episode’s course of events: Princess Claude returned home. Narcisse demanded that Francis sign an edict that would force everyone in France to openly declare their faith. Francis turned to Bash for help, confessing the truth that he killed Henry. Francis also asked Lola to plant false evidence that could get Narcisse killed, but she declines, because Francis refuses to share his reasons while Narcisse was immediately honest with her that he's blackmailing Francis with his patricide. Mary, who was kept out of the loop, went to Louis for help. Also Catherine saw the ghosts of her two young daughters threaten to harm Claude, so Catherine orders Claude to leave court.
Character of the Night
• Grand Prize Winner: Francis
•1 st Runner up: Mary
• 2nd Runner Up: Lola
Best Character Interactions
• Mary and Francis
• Mary and Conde
• Catherine and Claude
Scene of the Night
• Bash pulls the truth out of Francis
• Francis tells Bash that he wants to the right thing and doesn't want to sign the edict.
Line of the Night
• Lola: Do seek to take before I give.
Most Memorable Moment
•Lola slapping Narcisse
• Princess Claude won’t be staying
• Narcisse’s head is not on a pike
• Did Bash really have full on sex with Claude?
• When are we going to see Narcisse take a bath?
• What would Montgomery have to gain by coming forward if Narcisse is dead? Why not just prove that he is loyal to the crown and get paid off?
Biggest Surprise of the Episode
• Lola appears to be trusting Narcisse over Francis.
It seems that is Catherine’s turn to be haunted.
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