‘Reign’ Episode Guide (May 5): Mary Launches a Coup Against Elizabeth

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‘Reign’ Episode Guide (May 5): Mary Launches a Coup Against Elizabeth

“Dead of Night” (05/05/17) – Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Darnley (Will Kemp) are at odds as they put their plan to seize England into action. Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) is conflicted about her feelings for Gideon (Ben Geurens) as she attempts to find a Catholic to marry.

Catherine’s (Megan Follows) son Henri (guest star Nick Slater) attempts to claim the throne from Charles (Spencer MacPherson) with the support of Spain and Narcisse (Craig Parker). Dan Jeannotte, Jonathan Goad, Celina Sinden and Rose Williams also star.

“Dead of Night” was directed by Deborah Chow. It was written by Wendy Riss Gatsiounis and Drew Lindo.

The second season of The CW’s “Reign” began with marriages and allegiances torn asunder, as well as the rise of enemies and political unrest. Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane), and her husband the King of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) lived through the birth of the King’s, but not the Queen’s, son, the plague, and a nation divided. Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows), realizing her limited power now that her daughter-in-law wears her crown, made a bold move to align herself with Mary’s ultimate enemy, Queen Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) of England. Bash (Torrance Coombs), wounded from his failed marriage with Kenna (Caitlin Stasey), sought refuge with an ethereal woman with mysterious powers, while Greer (Celina Sinden) was ousted from favor and took up a surprising occupation, where she flourished.

“Reign” began its third season with Mary and Francis realizing that they are more powerful together than apart, believing there is hope for them to move forward, leaving behind the anger and hurt. It also introduces us to another royal court, that of Elizabeth, “Virgin” Queen of England. Still early in her reign, Elizabeth faces opposition on all sides, particularly from men who doubt a woman’s ability to rule. Like Mary, and Catherine de Medici, she struggles to hold onto power and love; the women have much in common, and Mary and Elizabeth are reluctant foes, but foes nonetheless, each positioned by birth and fate to destroy all the other holds dear.

“Reign” is produced by CBS Television Studios and Whizbang Films/Take 5 Productions with executive producers Laurie McCarthy (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Frank Siracusa (“Beauty And The Beast”), John Weber (“Beauty And The Beast”), Brad Silberling (“Moonlight Mile”), Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts.

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