First air date
October 17, 2013
Adolescent Mary Stuart is desirable and confident at the start of her ascension to the throne. She has come to France with four trusted associates by her side to guarantee a treaty through her engagement to the handsome Prince Francis. Though the prince and future queen develop a genuine attraction to each other, Francis' half-brother Bash complicates circumstances with his own growing attraction to Mary. Queen Catherine, mother of Francis, seeks to prevent the planned union, frightened by Nostradamus' prophetic vision of her son's demise. Mary discovers dangerous enemies plotting against her and a hooded apparition who may become an unexpected friend. As Mary launches into preparations, she proves herself capable to reign over a new kingdom and to eventually become Mary, Queen of Scots.