Look, we get that Francis (Toby Regbo) is heartbroken. We really do. The love of his life, Mary (Adelaide Kane) just ditched him to and declared her intention to marry his brother, Bash (Torrance Coombs). Sure, she only agreed to it out of a firm conviction that it was the only way to save Francis’s life. But the fact of the matter remains, she dumped him for his brother. That’s got to hurt.
Still, we in no way expected the shocking romantic twist that came during Thursday’s Reign Season 1, Episode 12: “Royal Blood.” A heartbroken Francis, fueled by hurt feelings, soft candlelight, and more than a little bit of wine... slept with Mary’s best friend, Lola (Anna Popplewell).
And when we say slept with, we mean they did a lot more than just cuddle under the covers. Sure, it started out harmless enough. But by the next morning, they were bonding over their shared feelings of emptiness and discontent. Then Francis leaned over and kissed Lola!
Naturally, she pushed him away in protest. But Francis assures her that he and Mary can and will never be. “She’s made her decision. And I’ll never see her again,” he tells her.
He kisses her again. This time, she doesn’t stop him. Oh, and since Francis is on the run and Lola won’t ever see him again, either... they decide, hey, what the heck? Might as well just hook up.
So they do. Francis sleeps with Mary’s best friend. Is it just us, or does anyone else feel like this decision might come back to haunt them both... in a really major way?