Narcisse: Where are you off to?
Catherine: Dinner, with Lord Conde. Your favorite.
Duke of Guise: And we should meet after, correct?
Catherine: The Lavender House. The north end of the grounds. The greenhouse is magical this time of year. [Duke kisses Catherine's hand]
Narcisse: I had sex in that greenhouse once. It was a lovely venue.
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Conde: If you want me to court your friend, don't ask me to spend another minute in your presence, not now. If you don't want us together, if it no longer services you, then say it. Be honest about the power you hold over all of us. Be honest about what you want so we can all get on with our lives.
Mary: I don't want you to court Lola.
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[to Narcisse] Or, more accurately, did you think that just because you don't entertain women my age that no other men do?Catherine
Duke of Guise: What I meant is your official mourning period is over.
Duke of Guise: And I'm here to court you.
Catherine: You say that as if I just won a prize. You can't be serious.
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We have all been hurt by this assassin's poison and no one hurts my family and lives to tell the tale. Whoever they are, they will pay the price and their family will weep tears stained with blood.Catherine
Narcisse: The question would be who poisoned it.
Francis: Yes, Narcisse, that would be the question. Thank you for pointing out the obvious and will you please stop doting on my mother!
Francis: How could you send me to another? How?
Mary: Because I love you. And one of us should be happy.
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The book is deadly.Catherine
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There are those who merely believe they have power, and there are those who actually have it.Narcisse
Catherine: Syphilis? Oh, Henry! Oh that is so like him. Hmm. A last gift so I'll never forget him or his whores.
Claude: Don't be so gloomy, mother. I have a rather rambunctious friend who underwent the cures and...oh wait...she did say they were rather excruciating. I'll send for her specialist.
Catherine: Why, thank you.
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Catherine: This is for killing my babies! This is for taking my husband, tearing my family apart and this is for turning my daughter against me!
Diane: I did it for Henry.
Catherine: How perfect! He did it all for Henry, too! You loved him so much, he's... all... yours!
Kenna: Is that what you want to hear? Is that what I should have said when we married? That, yes, I loved him; before he went mad.
Bash: You never told me that.
Kenna: Why would I? You asked me to give us a chance, so I did. Bash, you have no idea what it's like to be a girl in this world. Owning nothing, having no power, except the effect that you have on men. The King noticed me and for the first time I mattered. What was I supposed to do? Throw it away? Did you throw away Mary's love when you had it? Besides, why are we even fighting about this? Everybody makes mistakes. It's in the past!
Bash: Some things can't stay in the past. Some things are too unforgivable. When a person is willing to sacrifice lives for their own petty interests, that is one of those things.