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Danger and intrigue lurk around every dark castle corner in this story of a young, Mary Queen of Scots.

After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King's dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis' handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis' mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows).

When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives.

Brad Silberling directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie SenGupta.

Series One

Episode 1 -Pilot

"Pilot" After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King's dashing son, Prince Francis.

Episode 2 - Snakes in the Garden

Mary and the English kingdom know about the fragility of her arranged marriage, so Mary seeks Francis' help to protect their alliance, and engagement. Meanwhile Queen Catherine finds out a loose end hasn't been taken care, and someone might be able to link her to her crime.

Episode 3 - Kissed

The Scottish borders are being threatened with war, and King Henry won't agree to send adequate help for Mary. Sebastian and Francis are at odds, and the future Prince of Portugal begins to find interest in the still unmarried Queen of Scotland.

Episode 4 - Hearts and Minds

Tomas turns out to be not quite the gentleman he wanted Mary to believe. Francis, Sebastian and Mary try to uncover the truth about an English ambassador, who's life, and the peace between whole countries lies in the balance, all while attending a masquerade ball.

Episode 5 - A Chill in the Air

Mary enjoys her romantic time with Francis, until he ends up reunites with Olivia his ex, who was attacked in the woods. Mary is unthreatened by her arrival, until she reveals her upcoming attempts to be with Francis, even as his mistress, to Mary's face.

Reign
  • RTÉ Two, Saturday, 8.05pm