REIGN

You do have a way of leaving chaos in your wake

"I think this bed is our little sanctuary. Here we’re not the future King and Queen but husband and wife. Just Mary…and just Francis. I don’t want our intimacy to turn into duty as well. I just want to focus on loving you." (+)

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kayeberrie:

IS IT SO STRONG?

I love this scene. I love everything about this scene. It also just happens to be the most beautifully illustrated example of the #thepull I can remember thus far, and it represents everything that I adore about this couple.

Francis, as we saw, had recently been so directionless, so restless, so purposeless. So…adrift. Yet here he is, anchored and locked securely into Mary’s orbit, drawn in and held in place by a force whose power he once dreaded. In loving her, he has discovered the sun around which his heart rotates.

Let us not forget, though, that these two are equals in all things. Just as Mary holds him, he holds her. In the previous two episodes we had seen the Mary we thought we knew and loved spin out of control, making reckless decisions and taking enjoyment in humiliating Catherine and gloating over her death sentence. Here however, at this moment during her wedding, she is grounded and steady once more. Her movements are more rapid than his, more dizzying, but she stays centered by keeping her eyes fastened on him, as if his gaze were a polestar that both guides and binds her.

If she is his sun, he is her true north.

And while they may argue, fight, and stir up more than their fair share of angst, I never worry that they will become those two people travelling on separate paths, as Francis once fearfully expressed. No diverging roads for these two, only concentric circles pulled toward—and rotating around—an axis that neither time or gravity can defy: 

Love.

(gif credits to selflesstefan and reginary)

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PLAGUE ROCKS THE KINGDOM — The new King and Queen of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) and Mary (Adelaide Kane) are plummeted into chaos after the Black Plague ravages the land and creeps inside the castle, threatening lives and the stability of their new rule. Francis finds himself on the wrong side of the quarantined gates, with Lola (Anna Popplewell), as they try to make their way back to safety. New and murderous foes are introduced as nobles grasp for power, pressuring Mary — and Catherine (Megan Follows) — even as the death count rises. Meanwhile, Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) find themselves separated; Kenna’s life endangered as she risks all to save their young ward. Greer (Celina Sinden) is forced to watch Leith (Jonathan Keltz) move on with a new love and is shocked to realize he’s involved with her fiancé’s daughter. Fred Gerber directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy (#201).