-Francis and Bash reunite to try to investigate the 'darkness'--the being in the woods that took the life of Bash's friend, Rowan.
-Nostradamus, while examining Olivia's wounds, finds a tooth, and declares that the 'darkness' is human.
-While hunting the 'darkness,' Francis spots a human hand torn from a body--which he presumes to be Rowan's.
-He then falls through some ice and nearly dies.
-Bash saves him and they reconcile.
-Greer is caught kissing her lover, Leith, and her fiance calls off their engagement.
-Greer's former fiance becomes engaged to Lola, and Greer becomes engaged to Lord Casteroy instead.
-King Henry grows more insane with each passing day.
-A servant girl is elected "queen for the day" after finding a bean in a slice of cake, as part of an annual celebration.
-Queen Catherine entreats the winning servant girl, Penelope, to poison King Henry and put him into a coma, as his madness is making him a threat to court and to France--but Penelope has other plans.
-King Henry believes Penelope to be the true queen, and Penelope gives the poison to Queen Catherine instead, making her fall into a coma.
-King Henry, in his further madness, forces Kenna and Bash to wed.
-After the wedding, Bash reveals to Mary that he still loves her.
-Nostradamus and Olivia begin to forge a romantic connection.
-Leith is exiled to forced military service.