Although she showed signs of remorse and by episode’s end seemed determined to not further her betrayal, she refused to take sole accountability for the destruction of her marriage. She even went so far as to say that she wished they could both undo the harm they’d caused each other. What it is she believes Francis is guilty of in any of this, is quite frankly bewildering. Whatever role he played in the events that led to her assault, were completely unintentional. All of the hurt she has caused him has been deliberate. The injured party is apparent and it’s a party of one.
Side Notes/Burning Questions: Francis lives but for how much longer? It was disturbing that Bash so easily extinguished the life of poor Clarissa, whose fate was horrifyingly tragic. Even creepier was the nurse’s calm demeanor as it happened. “Reign” dug into its supernatural treasure chest and conjured up two saves, can you say episode MVP? Will Claude ever grow up? How does Mary live with herself? Francis keeping his word to protect Scotland further solidified that he is the better person.
Whether Ragnar’s conversion to Christianity is his ultimate revenge on Floki or a genuine way to stay with his friend in the afterlife remains to be seen. Why Rags would rather spend eternity with his best friend, instead of his already departed daughter and the family members destined to join them is strange. The aftermath of his decision will have repercussions for seasons to come (if he sticks to it). How it is handled in the season finale will be incredibly compelling to watch play out.
Side Notes/Burning Questions: Where has the wanderer guy who’s been collecting all of this intelligence on different cultures been this whole time? Certainly Ragnar would have been utilizing him similarly. Hopefully he sticks around. He’d be a very interesting character to explore further.