Reign - 2.13 - Sins of the Past - Review: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Hey Royals! Whose ready to talk about last night’s episode of Reign? I know I am. Even though there were no swords or sex scenes I found this episode to be very interesting. It seems as though a new chess game has begun and I can wait to see which pawns fall first. There’s lots to discuss so let’s get started.
This week’s episode saw the castle prepare for The Winter’s Ease Feast. King Antoine of Navarre revealed to Francis and Mary England’s plan for revenge against France. Bash learned 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 found out the cause of her hallucinations.
This episode was written by Doris Egan & Melody Fox. The directorial duties were provided by Deborah Chow. Y’all know how much I love it when there’s a double dose of girl power on the technical side. I quite enjoyed the pacing, dialog and characterizations in this episode. There were quite a few unexpected character interactions that worked really well. While I don’t enjoy all of the coming together and pulling apart of Frary, I do understand it. But I really miss Frary vs. The World hopefully this season is just their crucible and they come out the other side stronger for it and we will see an unstoppable Frary for a good chunk of season three (fingers crossed).
Cut to two of my favorite lurkers skulking about castle, Claude and Narcisse. It appears that Claude was searching for Narcisse to make a very interesting proposition. It appears she wants him to serve her in the bedchamber as well as to learn all about French court politics and intrigue so that she doesn’t end up in a marriage of convenience and bored to tears. Narcisse jumps at the chance.
Our tender Frary moment gets interrupted by Mary’s nightmare and she awakens afraid and distance. But Francis convinces her that it will be alright and they will get through all of this and they hug.
Meanwhile, in the dark forest Bash has tracked down the man that rose from the grave and even the man himself thinks he’s a ghost but Bash tries to squash that nonsense.
Back at the castle Lola tries to get Conde to dance but Conde is not interested, he’s more interested in what his brother is up to.
Narcisse comes bearing news about the kingdom of Navarre. There were French refugees in Navarre and England has offered the money Antoine seeks and there are rumors that England is setting up troops there.
In the nerve of all nerve Mary asks Conde to spy on his brother and he refuses.
Claude tries to dictate the terms of what her sexual relationship will be with Narcisse and he ends up declining her proposition.
Finally, we come to a scene with Francis and Mary discussing their options about Elizabeth. Mary realizes that the mistakes Francis made will keep her in danger forever and that she definitely wants to lead separate lives but not out of spite but because she loves him and wants him to be happy. Mary tells him to go find love somewhere else.
Character of the Night
Best Character Interactions
• Francis and Mary
Scene of the Night
•Francis comforts Mary after her nightmare.
Line of the Night
Most Memorable Moment
• Catherine’s “vision” of a dying Francis
That awkward moment when…
• That awkward moment when you’re watching Reign and all of the sudden you feel like you just got thrown into an episode of Pretty Little Liars. Was it just me or did anyone else feel like they were briefly in an episode of Pretty Little Liars when they saw that open grave?
The 'You Must New' Award
• The Physician: I don’t suppose your husband took lovers outside of the martial bed?
Double Entendre Alert
• Narcisse: It would be a mistake to think that I won’t be back on top.
• Who poisoned Henry’s bible?
• Are we ever going to see Nostradamus again?
• So are we ever going to mention Greer again or nah?
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