Francis: I know you are frightened, but I needed you to do this!
Lola: Because you're the better man! Well one of you used me, and it wasn't him.

Claude: How did Bash and Kenna get together?
Francis: It's a very romantic story, actually. Father threatened to kill them both if they didn't marry.

You asked me what I liked about baths. I suppose it's the vulnerability, the sense of comfort one feels covered, embraced, when in fact one is quite exposed. Why are you here?


Claude: I loved him!
Catherine: And yet you wanted him frocked.

I can only say it's insurance, should he make himself an enemy of the crown.


Bash: Kenna, Claude is not your friend and she's not even my sister. She's my half sister. And while I can't speak to her passion for beads, I know she's never liked other girls.
Kenna: Well, people can change. I used to think that I was just a shallow girl who only cared for nice jewels and parties. [Bash raises his eyebrows] Alright fine! I still like nice things and parties. Is that a crime? This castle used to be fun.
Bash: On behalf of France, I'd like to apologize for the plague, famine and religious violence.

Conde: Queen Mary. To what do I owe this surprise.
Mary: Unfortunately, my husband isn't giving me what I want, so I've come to ask you instead.

Francis: I need to handle this on my own and to do it my way. What I need from you is to be patient and to believe in me.
Mary: Alright, then I will do that.

Take a stand, my love. I'll take it with you.


Bash: And Mary?
Francis: She can never know. She must be able to deny on oath before God that she knew anything. It's the only way to keep her safe.

Bash: Francis. Did you hire Montgomery to kill our father?
Francis: No. I did it myself. I took Montgomery's place.
Bash: Francis. I understand. I know as well as anyone the harm that he caused. Have you been carrying this all alone?
Francis: Not alone. Narcisse knows! He's blackmailing me.

The nobles want Francis to sign a law that will require all French subjects to declare their faith to the King -- publicly.


Reign Quotes

My dear, this was not an act of passion. It was treason.

Queen Catherine

Love is irrelevant to people like us.