No writers, you can't convince me that she loves Francis more. Not when she giggled when Bash called her wife and touched her lips to keep his kiss. Like she couldn't contain her feelings. You can't convince me that the girl who proposed to Bash and almost wept when he dropped to one knee is a girl who always had Francis first and foremost in her heart. You can't convince me that he doesn't challenge her, exhilarate her, and inspire her to be just Mary--wild and free. I reject your 1x13 canon.
Do u think mash will have a sex scene in the consummation ep this week or not? Cuz if mary marries Francis omg bash is going to be devastated my mash heart is going to be broken! Wine and tissues and ice cream for us. But do u think the marriage will be happy and she might keep seeing bash or will we now get barely mabastian mash scenes after this week
Hi there! We had a spoiler that there will be 3 sex-scenes in the next episode. Mandy Treccia (TV Source journalist) also confirmed that one of these scenes involves an insignificant character (that has never appeared before). So judging by all the information we have now, the most likely pairs to do the deed are:
1. Insignificant character + someone
2. Mary + Francis (obviously the consummation ritual)
3. Kenna + Henry (there was a shot of them in one of the promos)
Sadly. that leaves no room for Mash, unless insignificant character is involved in threesome with the King and Kenna ;) That’s what the logic tells me, but I could always be wrong.
And still I’m 100% sure, that Mary won’t be totally happy with her choice, because she will face a huge amount of pressure. Her mother, Henry, basically everyone trying to force her hand… it’s just not how happy marriages are forged. Plus, the ghost of Francis’s hook-up with Lola will be looming over her marriage as well. So I’m positive, that she will still see Bash and that Mash are not over by any means possible. Their journey won’t be easy, but I love that about them. And remember, what Torrance said: “Happy couples are boring”:)
So I’ve definitely come around the realization that the 3 couples gettin’ down in this episode are 1. Nosty+unnamed lady 2. Francis and Mary and 3. Kenna and Henry. (not necessarily in that order.) The thing that solidified the idea for me that it would be Kenna and the king was this tweet Caitlin…
I can totally totally totally see this happening. From the first promotional stills we got from 1x14 I thought that it was Greer because she looked a little stern while Mary was talking to Lola, but after seeing the promotional stills from 1x13 and putting that together with this: totally makes sense. I actually do like Kenna, but if she does this I’m going to be very cross with her…
This may be a stupid question but if Mary is going to marry Francis how will Mash be endgame? There was no divorce back then and they are expected to be together and be king and queen. It's not like they can just break up if she later decides she wants to be with Bash. I'm just scared ):
PEOPLE ON ONTD WERE CALLING BASH BORING AND BASIC AND I'M SO SCANDALIZED AND I NEEDED TO TELL YOU THIS SO YOU CAN SHARE IN MY OUTRAGE BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK IS HE BORING AND BASIC EXCUSE YOU!!! HE IS THE OPPOSITE
BASH RODE OUT INTO THE NIGHT HALF-DRUNK TO RALLY TROOPS FOR MARY. BASH STRUNG A MAN UP IN THE WOODS FOR HUMAN SACRIFICE FOR MARY. BASH HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO KILL FOR MARY. BASH SHOVED A FUCKER OFF THE CLIFF PROTECT HIS MOTHER AND HIMSELF. BASH IS A WITTY MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE BEST COMEBACKS. BASH BASHED A GUARD’S HEAD AGAINST THE WALL IN AN ESCAPE ATTEMPT FROM HIS CELL. BASH SWORD-FOUGHT A MAN WHILE BLEEDING TO DEATH. BASH DOES ALL THIS BADASS SHIT AND THEN AT THE END OF THE DAY HE IS SO PERFECT WITH KIDS AND HE HOLDS BABIES LIKE THIS
So apparently people are complaining that I’m biased and I’ve given too much away about Reign. But instead of coming to me, like a mature person, they’ve gone to 1) my editor (who thinks the whole thing is hilarious and is proud of me for having haters) and 2) taken to complaining to the Reign writers / CW on Twitter. Just thought I’d share that with you guys this morning….
Why do you think this fandom is so full of slut-shaming, sexism and the word "bitch"? Like, there is that group in every fandom, but it's particularly prevalent here. Why do you think that is? Especially considering so much of the fandom is girls?
Honestly, I don’t know but I really really really hate it. The number of times I hear words like “bitch” and “slut” thrown around here especially towards Mary, Kenna, and even Lola is out of control.
The problem is that I don’t think many women understand. I don’t think many women realize that saying things like that is so very anti feminist. And I don’t think they understand how their views are hurtful in that way, to females as a whole. So I guess what I’d like to do here is go for a little lesson.
Words like bitch and hateful words that are similar, as well as many of the opinions surrounding it are hurtful to women because they are most often words that seek to degrade or hate a woman for making a powerful decision. Keep in mind that bitch, very literally means a female dog. It is meant to still carry that meaning when used on a girl or woman. Most often, we see people use words like this in the reign fandom when a woman asserts her power or opinion. Throughout the show, many men often step up and speak their mind, they often make important decisions or do things that hurt other people. And yet the moment a girl does, you will find hate in her tag caling her a bitch. For example, when Lola stood up to Mary in the pilot, she got called a bitch despite no one ever considering that she was hurt. That she’d just lost the love of her life, and also wanted to protect her friends, and she was scared. But yet no one seems to get angry the countless times that Francis has yelled at Mary in an even stronger way than that. In the last few episodes, I’ve seen a lot of people not like the more powerful/aggressive way that Mary is handling things. They call it “ooc” or her being too bitchy or not as sweet. And I think it’s funny, the understanding that we give male characters and yet the moment a female character is anything but the sweetest of flowers, we tell her she’s too strong. Mary was left in France to deal with a woman who wants her and her fiance dead, the wake of her break up with Francis, a whole court looking to Bash who has no idea what he’s doing, and Franics left. And yet all we here is that Mary is being too firm, or that Mary is being cold or bitchy. Let us also not forget a thing called character development. Of course, Mary arrived to French court as a doe eyed young girl straight out of a convent who was ready to take on the world. Since that she’s watched her friends die, been almost assaulted twice, had her life threatened over and over and had no certainty about the safety of herself or her country. All in the course of just a few months. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t still be all sunshine and roses after that either. I would do what I could to take charge of my life and I think that Mary has risen through it all as a much stronger women, a better ruler. But don’t forget, Francis got his heart broken and he’s afraid he might lose his Kingdom so we should excuse how angry and sad he is. Mary is the bitch.
Words like slut and other things like it, such as belittling a female that sleeps around or is sexually strong are hurtful to women because they are set to degrade any woman for having some kind of charge in her own sexuality, and for doing to her body what she wishes to do with it. When you watch the show, just like when I watch the show, I’m sure you get a little bit off put when suddenly they’re talking about a girl’s virginity like it’s a prize, or when you hear that a woman could be blamed for her own sexual assault. We go ‘oh my goodness’ and ‘but that’s how those times were’ and yet here, in these times, we hold on to the notion that if Kenna wants to sleep with the king, she must be a slut, or that if Mary wants to try and date Bash, we should berate her. The way of thinking is no more problematic and objectifying than the way they thought back then, and yet here we are centuries later. Why is it that we care so much about what each of these girls or women try to do with their bodies? Its the pre conceived notion that society has told us that they are not allowed to do so. That a woman who erases the value of her sexuality to men suddenly becomes worthless. When in reality, the further could not be true. A woman who can define her own value by her own standards and not by how society views what she does with her body is strong. And that isn’t to say she can’t choose to remain a virgin until the night of her wedding or even forever. And that isn’t to say she can’t have 3 partners or 30. Slut shaming is the practice of putting a woman down for choosing to do what she wishes with her body. How many times have we heard about Francis’s past? The other lovers he’s had? How many people watched the pilot and heard “riding who” and laughed. But can you imagine, if Kenna or Mary or one of the other girls ha dmultiple partners? Francis went from the girl he was dating int he pilot, to mary, to olivia, and back to mary again. He has been the most fickle since this show has begun. Henry went from marrying catherine, to dating Diane and many other women in between, to pursuing Kenna, leaving Diane, taking Diane back, and now sleeping with Catherine. Perhaps their abiity to change women so quickly is a family trait? And yet, the moment we find out that Mary has kissed a different man, the tumblr tags fill with things like “is it just me or is Mary starting to turn into a slut?” That, in my opinion, is disgusting. It’s so so damaging to women, and to young girls.
I think the reason a lot of that happens is because a large part of the viewers of the show are young high school and college girls. Those girls are taught almost the same things. They are taught if you hold out you’re a prude and if you give it up you’re a slut. They’re taught that if you stand up you’re bitchy or a know it all. It’s the year 2014, and the viewers of a show set in 16th century France are being as critical of the women as the noble lady characters that probably gossip about their reputations. As Mary said, the men are allowed to have pasts, but the women get their reputation ruined.
So often, we see these words get used. I’ve never seen a character in the reign fandom receive as much criticizing and hate as Kenna has. And I can’t help but wonder why. Kenna, is in a way a feminists dream of a character. She’s a little desparate, a little thirsty for power. She’s naive, but tries to appear mature. She cares about her friends but tries to still pursue her own future. She is a 16 year old girl that is struggling to find the balance between what society teaches her, and what intrigue fascinates her with, between being a young star struck little girl with flowers in her hair, to the king’s mistress when he wants it. She’s learning how to let other people define her by one thing and yet not to define herself that way. Kenna is, whether we like it or not, one of the most relatable characters on the show. She embodies a good 80% of females we know and love in high school and college. Perhaps that is why people hate her, perhaps that’s why they criticize her. Becuase she’ never be that “heroine” that Mary is, just like we never will be. We see ourselves in her, our sisters, our friends and we are so critical because it is so much closer to home. Most women, hate women like themselves without ever knowing it. That is what society has taught us to do. And perhaps that is why the reign tags seem to reek with a certain amount of misogyny.
I want people to remember that there si a difference between Feminism and Misandry. I am not and never will be claiming to hate the male characters. That is the furthest from the truth. I find Francis, Bash, and Henry all incredibly interesting and well written. They have faults and they are important to the story. What I am saying, is that we should remember those things, we should remember their faults and not hero worship them. Instead, perhaps save some of that tolerance we have for the female characters. Learn to not be quite so critical of them all the time, to analyze their every blink and movemement the same way some people do with the men because you will find that they are just as, if not more well written and deep. That they have depths as well and dreams and desires, personalities, fears and motivations outside of their lovers, and that their lovers are important to the story but they aren’t the story. This doesn’t need to be the Story of Mary the Queen who came to France and fell in love with two brothers. Let’s give her more credit than that. This is the story of Mary, the young Queen of Scotland, who along with her best friends, face together a court of people that never have their best interests at heart, that must learn to distinguish the difference between romance and politics, between friendship and miconception, and that must grow as women to make mistakes, fall in love, and pursue the course that life in the 16th century has set for them, and all that that entails. This is Mary’s story. This is a girl’s story. Sure, her love life is important but let it not be the only thing. Embrace her faults the way you embrace Francis’s. Understand her heart the way you seek to understand Bash’s. Appreciate her power the way you respect Henry’s, because she is no different from them. In fact, she is a woman. She is no different from you either.