-Queen Catherine's cousins Hortensa and Roman come to visit.
-After Catherine refuses to give Mary the money she needs to rescue her mother, Mary develops a plan.
-She enlists a thief, John, to steal money from Catherine.
-But the thief kidnaps Catherine instead, and tries to ransom her to her cousins.
-The cousins refuse to pay.
-Catherine promises to pay John double if he becomes a turncoat and brings her the head of whoever has had her kidnapped.
-Hortensa reveals herself to be paranoid and murderous, convinced that everyone in court is a spy for Catherine.
-Believing that Hortensa is about to kill the servant Beatrice, Mary tells John to kill Hortensa and make it appear that she is the one who had Catherine kidnapped.
-Mary uses Catherine's money to recruit the soldiers who used to work for Hortensa, and hires them to rescue her mother.
-Catherine remains suspicious of Mary, even after being given a forged note that implies Hortensa's guilt.
-Lola believes that Lord Julien is keeping a secret from her.
-And Lola is right-- Lord Julien is poor, and initially only married her for her money, planning to abandon her before she gave birth.
-But Lord Julien has a last-minute change of heart, and the two vow to be honest with each other.
-Francis leads a military unit in a battle against France.
-Leith, Greer's former love, saves Francis from an Englishman.
-Francis tells Leith he owes him a debt, and when Leith is injured, Francis promises him a title so that Leith can marry the noblewoman whom he loves.
-Francis does not know, however, that that noblewoman is Greer.