Mary: “Has it ever occurred to you that the bars are of your own making?”
“The Lamb and the Slaughter” is the October 23 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.
Lola doesn’t seem to thrilled about Catherine’s christening plans. Maybe it has to do with how Lola isn’t being allowed to make any of the decisions, maybe. However, Lola is more concerned with Mary. There hasn’t been a shouting match or anything since Mary learned about Lola’s pregnant state, and Lola wants there to be anger. Be careful what you wish for, Lola.
Lord Narcisse strolls up all fancy like in a carriage with a drugged looking girl. Oh, it’s Estelle! You remember her, right? She helped Lola give birth, and then Narcisse put her in a cage, which is apparently just a precursor for him asking for her hand in marriage. There probably wasn’t much asking. Estelle gives Lola a gift, and shock of shocks, there is a note that says help me inside.
Mary and Francis have a nice little chat reminiscing about where they used to play as kids, and how there are so many great places for, say, a child to learn to walk. Mary is pregnant! Break out the champagne!
Catherine is the most excited that she has ever been. She clearly has no concept of privacy. While Mary and Francis are celebrating…naked…Catherine just walks in and sits on their bed to share in the joy. Then she invites in a bunch of servants. Ah, the life of royalty.
Bash and Conde go to talk to this shepherd who was accosted by hooded horsemen with ice cold hands. They should spend some time by the fire. The shepherd said that the horsemen wanted to give him a mark to offer his family protection.
There’s just one little thing: the shepherd has to renounce his faith in God. The devil will protect you as long as he has your soul. It sounds like a fair trade, right?
Even though Francis told Leith to work with Bash, Leith doesn’t make this trip. Whatever, he can just hang out and play chess. He has Greer obviously staring at him to keep him busy. Seriously, a little discretion, Greer? Then things get even more awkward by them dancing together. While Castleroy is away, will Greer play?
Lola got her wish. Mary gets angry. Lola is identifying with Estelle and her lack of a choice in life, but Mary tells Lola that she made her choice, and with that choice, she made her own cage. Then Lola deals a face punch. The only reason Mary gets a choice is that she is a queen. No other woman does, and Mary doesn’t care about anyone else. Oh, and by the way, we’re no longer friends, my queen. It looks like Lola is going to get that cottage outside of campus after all.
Even though Francis and Mary tell her not to, Lola does what she wants. She is goes to help Estelle. Lola fears no one, not even a psycho like Narcisse. Meanwhile at the party, Mary is trying to fix Estelle’s situation by setting Narcisse up with another. It almost works, until someone finds one of Narcisse’s guards dead. Estelle better start running.
Lola and Mary have words, again, when Mary finds a bloody Estelle in Lola’s room. Enter exhibit A that Mary is a good person. She helps Estelle escape, and then tells Lola that she wants her to stay in court as her friend and lady.
Exhibit B that Mary is an awesome person is that she agrees to be Lola’s child’s godmother. Mary doesn’t believe in awkwardness between mistress and wife.
What, you need more proof of Mary’s goodness? When she starts bleeding and realizes that she is losing her baby, Mary tells Conde to tell no one until after the christening. She doesn’t want to ruin Lola’s baby’s day. Personally, screw those people. Call the doctor, now.
Estelle threw herself off a cliff because she saw her family below beckoning her.
Conde is such a good guy. He gives Francis a heads up that Mary is not herself. And then, most likely, Francis ran to Mary and learns that she has Ebola. Oh wait, no, that’s New York. Sorry, the last ten minutes of “Reign” got cut off to show a news conference on Ebola.
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Castleroy and Greer slept together. She wanted to give them a chance to be passionate and be in love. Castleroy must have been easily persuaded. Also, the shepherd killed his entire family. It looks like the horsemen really wanted his soul, and they don’t take no for an answer.
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone else just love Mary in this episode? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.