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'Reign' recap: For king or country

All I can say is that I’m very happy that I live in the 21st Century, and that my future husband will likely not own a castle with some sort of lock tower. And let’s be honest: Even if he did, he’d never have the power to lock me away in it (because, you know, equality and stuff).

That being said, I’m not totally mad at Francis right now. Is he looking out for France? Of course. Is he looking out for Mary? Yes. Is he still a teenager with a ridiculous amount of responsibility? Always. Let’s dig in!


'Reign' react: For the love of Scotland

Dearest Reign devotees, your usual recapper Samantha Highfill is on a plane right now so I’m filling in to fill you in on how cute Lord Julien looks tonight (very cute) and what kind of sass Queen Catherine has to give us (a lot). So let’s get started! READ FULL STORY

'Reign' react: Oh, Henry

So Henry is absolutely batshit crazy, and I love it. Let me give you some perspective: Humping a woman out of a window was something a sane person would do compared to the things he’s pulling now. Declaring a servant his new queen? Threatening his own sons? And, most importantly, wielding a sword while attending a wedding completely barefoot? Yep, he’s done them all. At this point, I think Henry’s a bigger monster than The Darkness, but he’s also a much more attractive one, and quite frankly, watching him lose his marbles is nothing if not incredibly entertaining. Let’s do this, shall we?


'Reign' react: How much is that candle in the window?

Welcome back to France, where being a royal is as difficult as it is sexy, and there are two ways to die: Either The Darkness gets you, or Henry kills you after (or during) sex. I don’t know about you all, but if I had to go, I would choose option B every time (and maybe twice). Then again, The Darkness only kills those who see it, so perhaps I would just shut my eyes and go hang out with Leith. But enough about me, let’s get down to business! READ FULL STORY

'Reign' react: Thrust into darkness

You guys, the King just humped a woman out of a window! He literally humped someone to their death. That just happened, and I don’t know how to feel about it. Honestly, that was the second greatest hump I’ve ever seen, behind this one. Now, let me attempt to write this react through my tears of laughter. READ FULL STORY

'Reign': Are the uncensored sex scenes all that different?

Reign has been pushing the CW’s envelope since day one, originally having to trim a masturbation scene in its pilot. And now, halfway through its freshman season, it has released an uncensored version of the most recent episode, titled “The Consummation,” online. In the television version of the episode, there were two censored sex scenes. Online, the full director’s cut was immediately made available. But is it worth watching? I’m not so sure. READ FULL STORY

'Reign' react: The royal wedding

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the March 6 episode of Reign, stop reading now!

Mary is married! Clarissa is alive! Bash is gone! Was this just the best hour Reign has ever had? I’m thinking so! So unless someone has a royal trumpet to announce my entrance — which would be amazing — let’s dig in!

The episode started with Queen Catherine’s head literally on the chopping block. But don’t worry, she was only rehearsing her execution, as one does. In order for the Queen to go out in style, she had to plan the event as if it were as big as a royal wedding (foreshadowing, I know). She wanted 50 musicians and ships made of silver and gold in order to symbolize her journey to heaven, even though Henry informed her that was not where she was headed. But that’s not important right now, because those royal trumpets are blowing. Everyone say hello (or perhaps curtsy) to Marie de Guise, Mary’s mother!

Mommy dearest was quick to inform Mary of her disappointment in the fact that she sent her daughter to marry a King and found her engaged to a bastard. Let’s just say she wasn’t one to believe in Nostradamus’ prophecy. She told Mary that Scotland was in danger of falling to Protestantism, and that they needed Catholic France. In a panic, Mary took that as a sign that she and Bash had to elope now, before her mother could ruin things. Bash was off to find a priest and she would meet him at the church. I’m not sure how I feel about his line, “Don’t plan on sleeping this night, wife.” It was cute, right? Or kind of uncomfortable? Maybe it’s just me, but their relationship has slowly been growing on me, and I like them, but the idea of them sleeping together feels weird. But that’s neither here nor there. (How royal and British do I sound?)


'Reign' star Torrance Coombs quotes 'The Big Lebowski,' aces our Pop Culture Personality Test


Being royal isn’t easy, but neither is being the bastard son of a king, especially when it’s suddenly decided that you will be legitimized and take the throne from your brother (along with his girl). But the drama is only just starting on The CW’s new hit show Reign.

In tonight’s big episode, Mary is finally forced to choose between brothers. By the end of the hour, she will either be with Francis, the man she’s been promised to her entire life, or Sebastian, the bastard brother who’s slowly stealing her heart. And when we had the opportunity to get that bastard brother to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, we took it!

Torrance Coombs, who plays Bash on the show, stopped by our offices to talk about the show, and we put him in the hot seat while we had the chance. Watch his test below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Oscars go live, 'Bates Motel' premieres, 'True Detective' ends, and more

I sincerely hope your DVRs aren’t full, because this week has quite a few must-watch events. For starters, tonight features the most glamorous evening of the year — the Academy Awards. Speaking of which, be sure to check our site around showtime for all of your coverage needs.

And come Monday, it’s time to welcome back the Bates family for another season of mystery and general creepiness. Add in a new Pharrell album, Wes Anderson’s latest film, and the True Detective season finale, and we’d say your week is looking pretty good right about now.

Here your entertainment plan for the week:


'Reign' react: Drama Queen

First things first, I’d like to announce that I’m now officially on the market for a large barrel-sized bathtub, because that bath — poison aside — looked absolutely heavenly. But we needn’t get caught up on my shopping habits. Instead, let’s talk about Clarissa’s big reveal, Bash’s love confession, all the Queen’s lies and and the Queen’s schemes!

Just as Mary told Bash that the baby was safe with Henry away, a woman ran in exclaiming, “Henry’s back,” — unfortunate timing — and he’d brought the Medici family with him (Catherine’s peeps). Apparently, the Pope had refused to see Henry about legitimizing Bash, which is why he’d now turned to plan b, which involved fake adultery and decapitation, as all good plan b’s do. He was lining up the Queen’s enemies and preparing them to lie about having witnessed her (fake) affair with Nostradamus, who was currently in the dungeon. But the Queen wasn’t going to let her husband and his new prosecutor, Richard, scare her … READ FULL STORY

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