Reign “Reversal of Fortune” Season 2 Episode 18

Reign Season 2 Episode 18 “Reversal of Fortune” airs Thursday April 16th at 9:00 PM on The CW. In tonight’s episode, while Francis’ (Toby Regbo) life hangs in the balance, Mary (Adelaide Kane) becomes the temporary leader of France, which makes her realize she can use her newfound power to save Scotland. Catherine (Megan Follows), knowing about Mary’s indiscretion with Condé (Sean Teale), enlists in Narcisse (Craig Parker) to help beat Mary at her own game. Meanwhile, Bash (Torrance Coombs), having been saved by a Woman in White and determined to send his attempted murderer to death, discovers a familiar face in the village.

Show Summary: Over the course of the stormy first season, Mary Queen of Scots struggled to balance her many roles — as Queen of Scotland, as royal fiancée, and later as young wife to the future King of France, and as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting.

Challenges came in every form: the reigning queen consort of France, Francis’ mother, Catherine de Medici, did everything she could to destroy the union of Mary and Francis, even if that meant taking Mary’s life. Francis and Mary were both torn by their duties to their nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash, Francis’s illegitimate brother, who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. King Henry descended into madness. And a bloodthirsty menace in the woods was annihilated, but not before taking dozens of lives and heralding the coming of a plague. By the end of the season, the shocking death of King Henry made Francis and Mary the new King and Queen of France. But before their new crowns could be placed on their heads, Francis had placed himself on the wrong side of the quarantined castle’s gates, rushing to help Lola give birth to his first and possibly only child.

The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague — a disease that creeps inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravages the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives, and tearing at Mary and Francis’s commitment to each other, and their people. Friendships will be tested, loved ones murdered and betrayed. Meanwhile, a mysterious and deadly threat snatches victims from village streets and castle corridors; leaving evidence of savagery that looks like the work of monsters; mythical creatures who are the subject of nightmares, but who walk among us, doing the Devil’s bidding.

The series stars Adelaide Kane (“Teen Wolf”) as Mary, Toby Regbo (“One Day”) as Prince Francis, Torrance Coombs (“The Tudors”) as Bash, Megan Follows (“Anne of Green Gables”) as Queen Catherine, Celina Sinden as Greer, Caitlin Stasey (“I, Frankenstein”) as Kenna, Anna Popplewell (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”) as Lola and Jonathan Keltz (“Entourage”) as Leith.

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