-Mary's half-brother James arrives at French court, urging Mary to make a trip to Scotland to reassure her subjects.
-Mary agrees to go.
-After much prodding and consideration, Francis agrees to go with her.
-However, after Francis spies one of James's men visiting a very expensive courtesan, he becomes suspicious.
-After some torture, the man reveals that there is a plot to murder Mary, so that James may rule Scotland.
-Francis imprisons Mary in the tower to keep her from leaving French court.
-King Henry's mental decline continues apace.
-When a papal official visits court, Queen Catherine and Kenna develop a scheme to use him to unseat Penelope.
-They feed Penelope bad information so that when the papal official drops by King Henry's chambers, Henry is in the middle of depraved sexual acts with Penelope.
-Penelope is banished as a result.
-Lola becomes wary of the motives of Lord Julien's marriage proposal, after he repeatedly puts off their honeymoon, and makes many mentions of receiving her dowry.