Question: What will Mary and Francis’ reunion be like on Reign after the way he left? — Bree
Ausiello: As you can imagine, Bree, “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe Francis and Mary’s relationship in Season 2. “There is a connection between Francis and Lola, and he has to have a civil relationship with her, but he’s determined to show Mary that he cares about their relationship more than anything — and he does that through sex,” Toby Regbo says. “He just throws sex at his problems until they go away.”
The first episode of Reign season two is set to air on October 2nd!
PLAGUE ROCKS THE KINGDOM – The new King and Queen of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) and Mary (Adelaide Kane) are plummeted into chaos after the Black Plague ravages the land and creeps inside the castle, threatening lives and the stability of their new rule. Francis finds himself on the wrong side of the quarantined gates, with Lola (Anna Popplewell), as they try to make their way back to safety. New and murderous foes are introduced as nobles grasp for power, pressuring Mary — and Catherine (Megan Follows) — even as the death count rises. Meanwhile, Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) find themselves separated; Kenna’s life endangered as she risks all to save their young ward. Greer (Celina Sinden) is forced to watch Leith (Jonathan Keltz) move on with a new love and is shocked to realize he’s involved with her fiance’s daughter. Fred Gerber directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy
When to Watch: Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.
What to Expect: The Plague is here will have a major impact on all of the ladies in season two. Kenna is “going to be much more ambitious after the plague,” with her ambition “testing” her relationship with husband Bash, showrunner Laurie McCarthy previewed, adding that Greer’s love triangle will take a “tragic” turn in the premiere. As for Lola, the French Court will learn she’s the mother of Francis’ child, which will “elevate her status” and bring “surprising new love interests.” And how’s this for a juicy tease? “We’ll see an open marriage during the course of the season and I don’t want to say who,” McCarthy previews. Fingers crossed it’s not Francis and Mary!