Catherine: “A favor for a favor keeps you on the throne.”
“The Plague” is the October 2 episode of “Reign.” Beware, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Reign” airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. CT on the CW.
Don’t worry guys, the castle is totally safe from the plague. Well, excepting for the cheating husband who gets infected from his mistress and then shares a drink with someone at the castle. The dangers of cheating, ladies and gentlemen.
While the cheater is infecting everyone at the castle, Francis runs off to find Lola. He encounters some gross looking, plague-infected people. Instead of being discouraged or grossed out, Francis marches on. He finally stumbles into Lola’s cabin and learns that she is sadly alive with her newborn son. That’s right, Lola gave birth to a male heir. This is going to get ugly.
Mary is learning what being the Queen of France is really life. There are people that demand that other people get killed by plague. The world of politics is a weird one. Catherine takes this time to lay down the law. This is how politics work. Royals aren’t anything without the support of their nobles, and the nobles are greedy people.
Leith learns that Yvette, the mysterious woman who he has grown smitten with, is Lord Castleroy’s daughter. This is super awkward. He could become Greer’s stepson if he married Yvette, which would make family gatherings super fun. Luckily for him, Greer talks him out of going to meet with Yvette. If he would have gone, he would have ended up poisoned like Yvette. Guess Leith owes Greer a favor now.
Sadly, Mary has morals. It sounds weird to say it is sad someone has morals, but Catherine is surprisingly correct. If they would have just agreed to Edward’s request to infect his foe, then it would just be one life for food for the rest of their subjects. What should Mary have done?
Lola and Francis are on the run. The son of family who is housing Lola falls ill to the plague. Okay, the baby has basically no immune system. Shouldn’t he already be sick? They are all breathing infected air, and they don’t have nifty fire like Catherine and Mary have.
Kenna decides that she doesn’t need to hide from the plague. She must find Pascal! Well, she does, and he is sick. The cheater is dead, and Kenna gets locked in there with them. How can it get worse, you ask? Pascal and Kenna have a heartbreaking chat, and then Bash frees a plague infected woman who he thinks is Kenna. She’s not, and he has to kill her. Her dead corpse falls on Bash, most likely infecting him. Everyone is dying!
While searching for clean water, Francis runs into some cousin of his, Louis Conde. While they are chilling with Louis, Lord Narcisse strolls by with the woman who helped Lola give birth in a cage. He claims it is because she might be sick because bars will totally keep in the plague. Science has proven it. Anyone else think he is going to sell her?
The plague has infected another – Catherine. Wait, did her fire fail her? She departs more wisdom on Mary. Without the support of the king, a queen is a guest at court. Shock of shocks, Mary and Nostradamus teamed up to infect Catherine, temporarily. After a couple of days, Catherine will make a miraculous recovery. She does this so she can decline Edward’s murderous request without Catherine intervening.
Bash has a creepy, creepy dream. He sees the girl who dropped her stuffed animal earlier. She’s dead, but he will survive. Does that mean he isn’t infected or he will beat it? The girl says she and others cannot move on yet until it is done. A reckoning is coming, and doesn’t that sound like fun? He chooses not to focus on that, and to instead run to reunite with Kenna.
Francis learns that Louis has a ship leaving to escape the plague, and he tells Lola that she should get on it. This will allow her and the baby to live a life away from Earth. You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you? Francis holds his son and decides that Lola cannot take him away. Did Francis make the right decision?
Wait, so Mary doesn’t want to take any lives, but she puts Edward Narcisse in with the sick. How is that not taking a life? Perhaps this is done because it is her version of justice. Death only comes to those who deserve it. What do you think the implications of this will be?
What did you think of the premiere? Do you wish Lola would have gotten on that ship? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.