Sadly for Mary, she believes that Lola feels guilty about her betrayal, despite there being great evidence to the contrary. That would thankfully give way as Mary finally reached her breaking point, lashing out. Her coolly articulated and accurate points would’ve leveled a remorseful person, stricken. However that was not the case for the self-righteous Lola, who remained indignant over her responsibility in any of the turmoil she helped create. Even as Mary graciously accepted Lola and Francis’ baby and planned a lavish christening for him. It still wasn’t enough for the girl who wants to eat her cake and have it too. She needs to learn about consequences and humility.
One surprising development of the episode was Greer’s (Celina Sinden) mature decision to be with Lord Castleroy (Michael Therriault), as she made a final argument for him to marry her. It was a sweet scene, hopefully born out of sincerity. She and Leith (Jonathan Keltz) are root worthy, their tender dance to the string version of The Lumineers’ “Stubborn Love” ranking among their most romantic moments. “Reign” deserves credit for making both men strong candidates, instead of making one a cartoonish villain. The thing is Lord Castleroy is a woman’s choice. He has shown her nothing but kindness, generosity and utter devotion. She is fortunate to have him. She could’ve just as easily fallen prey to someone dastardly. It still seems the other shoe has yet to drop. It’s rare for a CW show to follow through on a coupling that counters a star-crossed angle. Here’s hoping this proves an exception.