I did the last two Reign reviews over on Youtube if you're interested in those, but this week I'm getting back to doing a blog post.
It feels strange to watch Reign without Francis there. I don't think I really knew how much you felt his presence in Reign until he was gone. The thing I really love about Francis being gone though is how much it has brought Catherine and Mary together. I love it. I love it so much. My two favorite characters working together is such a beautiful thing. While I still feel really excited about the idea of Mary going back to Scotland, I also kind of want her to stay in France forever just so we can continue to have such awesome scenes between Catherine and Mary.
Seriously though. After this episode, I think it's obvious that Catherine will actually go to great lengths to help make sure Mary makes an alliance (which is really a way of protecting both Mary and Scotland in the long run).
That death scene though. That was unexpected. It was also bloody than I would have liked to be honest, since I really hate blood. Ignoring that detail though, it was just kind of...shocking I guess. It really did come out of nowhere, and it happened in such a...bizarre way. Now I guess we get to find out what Mary and Catherine do next though, which I'm hoping will be a good storyline.
It's treated as a small detail in this episode (although I'm sure it'll be a much bigger one later), but Narcisse cheats on Lola with Catherine. Not surprising. This is another one of those things that I feel absolutely terrible saying actually makes me happy. I hate Narcisse so much that I just want Lola to hate him too. I really do hate saying that I want Lola to despise her husband, but I do. Their entire relationship just irks me so much precisely because Narcisse is like he is and does stuff like that.
Delphine and Bash wind up thinking that Greer is the killer's next victim and hang out at her tavern for the night. I appreciated that storyline because it allowed Greer and Leith to have screen time together. When's the last time we got that? They're so cute, and I just really love them having a nice conversation. At this point I've resigned myself to just letting their stories go wherever they go, so I'm not treating that scene as a "they must get married now!" thing, but it was just nice to see them getting along and whatnot again.
Greer is also pregnant, which was about as surprising as the death scene at the end of the episode. I wasn't expecting it. I think that made the Greer/Leith scene before even sweeter to me just knowing all of that. My guess is that it's the pirate's baby, since that makes more sense than anything else. Greer's taken on being independent so perfectly that I feel like we're going to be seeing her as a single mother, still being awesome and independent. As much as I love the idea of Greer and Leith together again, I can also really look forward to that.
I'd definitely say this was a great episode, and it has me excited to see what happens with Mary, Catherine, and Greer.