Reign returns tonight for the 2nd half of Season 3
SEASON 3 – EPISODE 08
♥ MID SEASON FINALE Catherine believes that Narcisse will help her become regent, especially when he makes her promise to leave her servant lover, Christopher, for him. However on the day of the vote, Cardinal Morel declares that Francis might have been poisoned, and Catherine might be responsible. Narcisse, with the council’s support, is declared regent instead. Bash and Delphine expect the killer they’re investigating to attack Greer next, but the killer attacks Delphine instead. Delphine is spared when she temporarily absorbs the killer’s murderous instinct, but is unable to identify the man. Mary and Don Carlos are close to agreeing to an engagement, but are stalled by Gideon Blackburn, who claims that Don Carlos has a “dark secret”. Upon investigation, Mary learns that Don Carlos is a masochist who desires to be flogged. Mary is reluctant, but she and Catherine stage a secret flogging session for Don Carlos which ends badly — Don Carlos falls and cracks his skull, but survives and wanders out of the room.
♥ RETURNING EPISODE Don Carlos survives his injury but is brain-damaged. Fadrique, Duke of Alba investigates the accident, but Mary and Catherine escape being implicated. Narcisse holds an inquest into Catherine’s possible poisoning of Francis, but with Bash’s help, Catherine exhumes Francis’s intact corpse, proving that the blackened liver was from someone else. Unknown to all, Cardinal Morel was behind the attempt to frame Catherine at the urging of a secret party; upon his failure, the cardinal is killed. Lord Cunningham, a Scottish Lord, brings Mary news of famine in Scotland, and that Elizabeth has taken Lola’s family hostage and wants Lola to travel to her court in exchange for their freedom. At Catherine’s advice, Mary gets engaged to the child-like Don Carlos, who is smitten with Mary and sends grain to Scotland at her urging. Lola discovers the truth of how Narcisse manipulated her into marrying him; she leaves him and goes to Elizabeth’s court to save her family.