7.8
2,760 votes
Reign

Reign

The CW 2013

Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Reign

Reign - S4E16

#1 - All It Cost Her

8.14

Season 4 - Episode 16

Mary makes a decision that will change the course of history -- forever shaping the fate of her nation, her crown, and her newborn son. Mary's perilous move for her survival causes the stunning realization that perhaps she is not the only one who may not survive. Meanwhile, Elizabeth steadies herself for war and will become the instigator in Mary's demise while later realizing she and Mary might be more similar than either thought. (Series Finale)

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Reign from 698 votes.

Reign - S1E22

#2 - Slaughter of Innocence

8.14

Season 1 - Episode 22

When the King's madness and cruelty reaches a fevered pitch, Mary and Francis take action. Their choices could change the course of history, but an unforeseen terror brewing in the woods could cost them, and their friends, everything. Mary makes a drastic decision when she learns Lola is going through a life-threatening labor at a location outside of the castle.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Reign from 553 votes.

Reign - S3E17

#3 - Intruders

8.13

Season 3 - Episode 17

Mary is presumed dead, so Elizabeth seeks her crown with assistance from Lola. Meanwhile, Mary's half brother tries to safeguard her throne from John Knox; and Mary and Bash wind up in the clutches of the intimidating clan leader who killed Francis.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Reign from 718 votes.

Reign - S2E22

#4 - Burn

8.10

Season 2 - Episode 22

In the second-season finale, Mary stops at nothing to ruin Condé. Meanwhile, Catherine meets with Elizabeth as a part a vengeful plot against Mary; Francis doubts Mary's loyalty to France; and Kenna holds a secret that affects her relationship with Bash.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Reign from 474 votes.

Reign - S3E15

#5 - Safe Passage

8.10

Season 3 - Episode 15

Mary learns from Lola that she has a chance to get to Scotland safely, but she must act quietly and quickly. When Catherine is framed for murder, Mary must decide if she should stay to protect her, which would jeopardize her safe passage to Scotland.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Reign from 684 votes.

Reign - S1E7
#6 - Left Behind
8.08
Season 1 - Episode 7

Mary and Francis are forced to rely on one another when the castle is taken hostage, and Catherine shocks everyone when she makes a surprising proposal to try to save their lives. Meanwhile, Bash’s mother Diane tells Bash of her plan to have him legitimized.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Reign from 731 votes.

Reign - S1E8
#7 - Fated
8.05
Season 1 - Episode 8

Nostradamus tells Mary of his prophecy that one among them will die soon, which causes Mary to make a decision that will forever change her relationship with Francis. Clarissa becomes bolder with her endeavors, while Kenna informs Catherine of Diane's plan for Bash, which ends up backfiring.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Reign from 689 votes.

Reign - S3E5
#8 - In A Clearing
8.05
Season 3 - Episode 5

Grateful for a future with a revived Francis, Mary considers signing away her claim to the English throne, and staying in France forever. Catherine learns that Nostradamus has returned -- with a new vision involving Francis' fate.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Reign from 573 votes.

Reign - S3E18
#9 - Spiders in a Jar
8.05
Season 3 - Episode 18

Mary makes a bold move to defend her reign in Scotland, which results in a battle royale with her cousin, Elizabeth. Lola is accused of a heinous crime and suffers the drastic consequences. Meanwhile, back in France, Catherine finds that Charles has returned a changed man after paying a price for his mother's relentless quest for power.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Reign from 749 votes.

Reign - S4E9
#10 - Pulling Strings
8.03
Season 4 - Episode 9

Mary and Darnley wed in a lavish affair, which proves to be a successful decision in regards to her political standing. James makes an interesting discovery about Greer, while Elizabeth frantically tries to salvage England’s power.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Reign from 833 votes.

Last updated: apr 29, 2021

Comments

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Doesn't respect the history, and i believe that the american audience will think everything in the show did really happen, i doubt this show will succeed in Europe because it ends up insulting the people.

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Amazing first season and overall great show, even though it lost itself a bit during the second season with a lot of uninteresting plots and characters. However, the finale wraps things up nicely and really builds the hype towards a promising third season. You shouldn't care if they respect the history or not, this show is incredibly fun.

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The most underrated show ever. This show is non stop fun.

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I Call Bullshit, I've followed this show all the way from the very first release and I was looking forward to Bash returning when Mary needed him most, however, with CW axing the show, the makers had to re-work the whole season to try end it a whole season sooner than advertised. The actors did awesome work and to be honest they too have been let down by the network who axed the show a season to soon, It's a real shame CW never allowed TV-Show to run it's full 5 seasons that was planned, I mean one more season wouldn't have hurt really,.. I was really enjoying the show and looking forward to Bash's return amongst others things. I totally hate this shit, when Networks Axe shows nearing the end rather than just allowing them to finish... I want to Rant so badly right now... lol... this is very unusual for me, being a Sci-Fi lover at heart. Reign, You'll be missed and so will the missing Season :(

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Why people keep whining about Reign not being historically accurate is beyond me, I mean, come on people, Reign is what we call an "adaptation" made for television, it's not meant to be in a literary sense. It's underrated & deserves more credit, to be honest, It tells a really interesting modern day twist on daily decisions the real "Mary, Queen of Scots" may have gone through in her short time as a Queen. Personally, I love it, I think all the actors have each held their own and all put their stamp on each of the series. I have a feeling this may be the last one, I hope not, I'll sure miss this show when it's finally finished, will be keeping an eye out for the BluRay releases. P.S Adelaide Kane, Torrance Coombs, Craig Parker, Rose Williams (Rose is so beautiful, by the way), Thank you.

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This show had way too much drama in it for my liking. I think the first season was cool, the second was okay, the third and fourth were dreadful. Truly hate this love triangle that is used in way too many shows. Maybe I outgrew the series when the fourth season came out, but this is clearly aimed at teenage girls and I lost interest. Only kept watching to see if they would [spoiler] behead Mary like they did in history [/spoiler]. Glad it got cancelled.

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I was waiting for something more like the tudors. Except the history inaccuracies, which i don't really mind,because it's a show and i watch for fun,there are some other details that i dont really like for a show which shows things from another era. What's wrong, really, with all the prom-like dresses and the teenage drama music and songs? I may be the weirdo here but when i watch a historical show i at least expect to see the right clothing and the right atmosphere. Anyway it dissapointed me a little but it's okay to watch.

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Maybe not for my age group, I stopped midway season 1. Performances did not fascinate me, and the pacing of the story was too soapie for me. Plot seemed utterly familiar to other teen dramas but set in a different time period. Unfortunately I started watching this show for the nature that I enjoy Elizabethan Era novelties but this is a very loose historic fiction. It does surprise me that others enjoy this show so I guess I would recommend to young female teenagers.

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One of my favourite shows on right now. Soooo good!!!!

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I really loved the show, wish there was more. Only the fourth season seemed a bit rushed but overall I enjoyed it. Absolutely adored the cast too, especially Adelaide Kane.

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