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Reign Review: We Can Make It If We Run

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Love - romantic, familial, and otherwise - was certainly a battlefield on Reign Season 1 Episode 21; why, it even had a body count!

Please Make it Stop
Another priceless, and very fake, smile from Catherine as she stands at King Henry's side in "Long Live the King."

But as much as I enjoyed Lola's sudden transformation from passive victim into Lady Macbeth, the real star of this show was the man who never showed his face.

Yes, kids, we are back on the trail of the Darkness! Glad to know Bash didn't just forget about it after he started getting laid.

So who is the Darkness? Well, we know from Pascal that he has pointy teeth, and he murdered Pascal's parents...except we now know that Bash murdered Pascal's father. I don't know, I wouldn't call Bash's teeth "pointy," exactly...geez, you're pretty judgmental for a 10-year-old covered in blood, Pascal!

And is Kenna's trip with Pascal somehow a trap? Was Pascal himself some kind of trap, sent to draw Bash and his family into unsafe places? Is Bash, with his pagan bloodline, somehow responsible for all of this?

Is Bash somehow the Darkness? Is this Fight Club? Is the first rule of Reign that you don't talk about Reign? (I have broken that rule a lot.)

Not that now wouldn't be a good time for all of court to blow up their apartments, assume an identity and move to the bad side of town. Despite a brief moment of lucidity, King Henry remains an insane, sweaty mess (though always a source of good Reign quotes).

What is that altar boy feeding him? It's gotta be the altar boy, right? I am calling it for the altar boy being behind all of this right now. He looked pretty sweaty and insane himself.

With this the penultimate episode of Reign Season 1, we've got a helluva lot of loose ends to tie up next week.

Is Henry actually going to try to kill Francis? Is Lola just going to easily transition into her life as a murderer? Is Bash going to realize who's father he's killed? Who on this show hasn't killed someone at this point? It's just Kenna, isn't it?

And where is Greer??? I mean, I know there are only so many minutes in an episode, but really. Leith must be home, surely she would have said something to one of her friends?

Official Reign FashionWatch: 8/10. Kenna's dress made her look like an Olympic ice skater going to the prom, which, as we all know, is an absolutely #flawless look.

And Mary was no slouch either, plotting murder in a see-through dress! Looks like someone is growing up!

Speaking of see-through, do you think King Henry will see this season through to the end (see what I did there?)?

Will King Henry make it out of Reign Season 1 alive?

 

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Marissa

Great episode. The king may have had a moment of clarity but he went right back to crazy and it was crazier than the crazy before. He's totally talking to who's not even there which he was doing before but now he's decided to kill his son and marry Mary which is just totally insane. Bash and the darkness storyline was good and the ending where we saw that it was Bash that killed the guys dad my first thought that he is the darkness Bash is the darkness he just doesn't know it kind of like another personality. I was hoping to see Leith and Greer this episode I really wanted to but I hope we see them in the next episode. Can't wait for the next episode.

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maybe King Henry has syphilis or some other STD and its driving him insane? (and I know nothing about this time period btw)

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Great episode. Definitely reckon Henry will be gone by the end of the next episode. Was I the only one who found Pascal creepy? Wondered if he was working with the Darkness....That's my bet anyhow. Excited for next week yet at the same time sad! I'll miss Reign over the next few months..it's such a guilty pleasure :)

Reign Season 1 Episode 21 Quotes

Duke of Guise: When you disarm, your opponent shoots you.
Mary: We're not at war.
Duke of Guise: Royals are always at war.

An interesting choice. Assuming you let her know she has one.

Mary

Reign Season 1 Episode 21 Music

  Song Artist
Josh-jenkins-i-still-love-you I Still Love You Josh Jenkins iTunes
Song Was There Nothing? Ásgeirh
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