-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.
What's wrong with you isn't any poison I delivered, I swear to you, but you are ill.Queen Catherine
This has been the source of my fury. People who refuse to listen to their king. Or are your ears full of wax?King Henry