Catherine: “Honestly is Greer drawing out the suspense to make a grander entrance?”
“Blood for Blood” is the October 30 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.
A group of Protestants meet in private to worship. For them, private is in a barn in the middle of the woods. Sadly, it isn’t all that private because a group of Catholics are able to find them, and kill one kid, who just happens to be Conde’s nephew. They also burn the barn for good measure. It’s not as if the plague just led to the destruction of multiple properties or anything.
Oh, and one more thing. Castleroy was one of the Protestants at the barn. That’s right – Castleroy’s got a secret. Meanwhile, Greer is preparing for their wedding night. Hmm, shall we start taking bets to whether or not this wedding will happen?
Kenna hears some familiar and out of place sounds. Yup, Kenna sees two women having sex out in the public. Now, Kenna doesn’t judge, but she points out that maybe this should be done in private. It’s a good point. They weren’t exactly being quiet.
The women inform Kenna about this journal that they found. It’s full of smut – yes, smut. A woman chronicled her sex-capades with various men. Kenna decides that her and Lola must figure out the identity of one particular man – a hunter.
Not so surprisingly, Catherine is aware of this journal and has read it herself. She even has a theory on who the mystery guy is. Kenna’s new mission is to get Lola to hook up with that guy. Everyone needs a friend like Kenna.
Caroline, the nanny, manages to worm her way back into the castle, and she has been leaving Francis reminders of what he did to Henry. Francis tries to keep her in the infirmary because for some reason he thought it would help. Maybe if Nostradamus was still around, he would have been able to help.
Now, Narcisse and other Catholic nobles are putting pressure on Francis. They want him to release the Catholics who killed Conde’s nephew. Francis, meanwhile, is with Mary – there will be justice. Someone’s faith does not condemn nor spare them.
Mary and Conde question the group of Catholics who attacked the barn and killed Conde’s nephew. After some intense staring sessions, one of the Catholics confesses. Conde’s son was murdered to prove a point. Because of this, violence and distrust is spreading throughout France. Protestants are attacking Catholics for revenge.
Caroline or, well, Henry gets some one on one time with Francis. The topic of discussion? The kind of man Henry was and Francis is. This all leads to Francis confessing that he did kill Henry. Oh, and who just happens to be standing in the doorway? Why the worst person possible – Narcisse.
Leith may have helped Castleroy escape notice before, but he believes that Greer has a right to know. He tells Greer to go ask Castleroy about this morning. After Yvette’s death, Castleroy began searching for meaning. Protestantism gave it to him.
Greer asks him to give up his faith for his safety. Castleroy tells Greer that he will keep his promise to provide her sisters’ dowries if Greer decides that she doesn’t wish to marry him. However, if Greer marries Castleroy, then he promises that the two of them will be partners. What should Greer do?
Narcisse proves that he is a crafty son of a gun. He put this all in motion. Narcisse hired the nanny to act as if she was possessed by Henry. Also, he has the rider, Montgomery, who allegedly killed Henry (aka who Francis pretended he was). Is anyone else surprised by the level of Narcisse’s skills?
At the last moment, Greer decides to marry Castleroy. Her reasoning is that Castleroy stands up for his beliefs, and he is offering her something exciting. Did Greer make the right decision?
It turns out, the butterfly marked man is none other than Narcisse! He certainly has a lot going on. Lola learns this after Narcisse asks her to tea. The verbal sparring is absolutely fantastic. Alright, who else ships them?
Narcisse demands that Francis release the Catholics who killed Conde’s son. Francis is concerned that he already made a decision with Mary. Narcisse does not care one bit. He points out that if Francis’ murderous secret ever comes out, no one will believe that Mary didn’t know about it.
Francis is terrible at handling Mary’s confrontation. Mary knows something is going on with Francis – something bigger. Her idea is that it is that he doesn’t believe that Mary can bear an heir. Francis is an idiot who agrees with her. It would have been less painful to tell Mary the truth, Francis!
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