I'm sorry we've come to this.Mary
But if you sincerely believe that your best path to healing is at his side, I will not stand in your way.Francis
Francis: So I should stand by, a King, and grant my wife free reign to be with another man?
Lola: I don't know, Francis. It depends on how much you love her. And how much you want her to heal. And to heal yourself.
Why would he risk your life to keep us apart?Mary
Amelie: As to your marriage, I've learned to live with wanting things I can't have.
Francis: Well, that's a lesson I'd like to learn.
And yet, here we are only two or three chess moves away from becoming a pair Bourbon kings.Antoine
Lay down your burdens, Mother, so I am no longer you worry. I promise you, I will let no one, not Elizabeth, not any usurper, take my country from me. Since I was a babe, I have been a Queen. Since a child, I have been alone on foreign soil. I know how to keep my life, my crown and I will.Mary
Mary: What are you doing to dull you ache for power? Do you really miss sitting on my throne that much?
Marie de Guise: I am dying and I am leaving you alone to a terribly uncertain future.
Francis: Then be my wife!
Mary: I can't. We've been over this already. Too much has passed between us.
Francis: Too much you blame me for. While Conde remains untarnished. And now you want to go to him, thinking it will erase your pain. It won't Mary. I won't let you do it. No. I forbid it.
One night. Don't flaunt your bountiful womb at me. It may have been one night, but you are and always have been Mary's Lady. When you were a child, there were dozens of little girls whose families begged me for that position, but I chose you because you played well together, because you didn't hurt or throw mud at her. But now you have done both, as clearly Francis can procreate with anyone, they say. The gossip of his tryst finds fault with Mary!Marie de Guise
Greer: Charlene, there are other clients you might make yourself available to.
Charlene: I'm available. Because I'm a whore, you see, that's the point.
Francis: I cannot believe that you would base your choice solely on international policy. Once you spoke to me about the need for love. What would this encounter be? Are you saying that you are hoping to us beginning again?
Mary: I'm speaking of our duty. To our nations, to each other. I'm asking you to help me protect myself, my rule.
Francis: I need to think about it and I think you do as well.