Reign Season 1 Review “Hearts and Minds”

Though past weeks of Reign have quite rightly been all about Mary, this episode, ‘Hearts and Minds’, was much more about the many men who have entered her life since arriving in France. Francis is finally fighting for her in the way that we’d expect and the seemingly innocuous Tomas turns into a pantomime villain worthy of slaying – while Bash still seems to be staying out of the love triangle trap. Mary steps into the spotlight at the end of the episode by renegotiating her deal with France on her terms, but she first has to disentangle herself from the bad decisions she made last week.

As we begin, Bash lays dying from his wounds in battle last week but, this being episode four, we’re pretty sure he isn’t going to die. It was touch and go there, though, with Lola’s admission that she’s nursed two brothers into the grave. She says it like it’s something to recommend her as Bash’s nurse, but I took it suggest that he shouldn’t let her anywhere near him. Do we sense the beginnings of a romance here? With Mary and Francis growing closer, isn’t it time we introduce the second brother to shake things up? Maybe we sold Reign short when we assumed this would happen?

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