okay okay… i NEED to express my feelings about reign right now…
I AM SO UPSET. OMG. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THE EPISODE WENT THAT WAY.
i actually had some hope… i thought that MAYBE mary would realize her mistakes and leave conde after she found out that he was also thinking about marrying queen elizabeth… but nope… all he had to do was apologize and change how he felt and then she fell right back into his arms. too bad its not so easy for francis to regain her trust and love. ugh.
i need to say some things to people who ship monde…
i am not gonna hate on you guys for shipping them, everyone has the right to ship who they want, and if all you want is for mary to be happy and you dont care about how many things that she does to hurt others as long as she is happy, then i can see why you would ship monde right now… but you need to admit that what she is doing is WRONG. Francis has made mistakes in the past, but he has always always always done everything he could to make up for them. and he loves mary SO much, and he has always done what he has felt was the right thing to protect her. literally every single step he has made has been to protect mary.
here is the story of francis and mary-
they were engaged since they were kids and they were childhood friends, when they met again at an older age when mary came to court, they fell in love so easily and so quickly. they were really amazing together right away. francis could not marry mary right away because he didnt know for sure if it was right for france, even though he did want to marry her… when she needed men to help her country, and france couldn’t give them to her, francis was willing to let her go and marry someone else so that she could get the men she needed from a different country. even though he loved her, he wanted her to make the right choice for her country… he wanted to make sure that she would end up marrying a good man though, so he looked into the man that she was planning on marrying and found out that he actually was a horrible man… and he did everything he could to stop the marriage, which resulting in him actually killing the man… which was the first man that he had ever killed. that was hard on him, but he did it for mary. they ended up resolving her problems and she ended up being able to have hope with francis, which she was sooo happy about. after all this is resolved, a girl that francis had loved before mary shows up at the castle, francis is a little bit confused about his feelings cuz he never got closure with this girl… they end up kissing, and he tells mary about it immediately and says that he stopped it from continuing… then mary ends up kissing his brother bash… which francis sees and then mary does not tell him about for a long time. because of this, francis’s jealousy gets a little out of hand and he ends up seeking comfort in olivia, the girl from his past, and acts a little out of hand. this hurts mary, and he should not have acted out like that. but you can tell he is trying to protect his heart from being hurt… he loves mary so much and he knows that they cannot be together yet, because it isnt right for their countries, and he is trying to stop himself from caring so much… but it doesnt really work. he ends up coming back to try and save mary from men taking over the castle, because he cannot leave her to possibly be killed.. even though she told him to lead their people out of the castle. he does that, but then also comes back for her. thats when he realizes that it doesnt matter what is right for their countries, he LOVES this girl, and he cannot live without her. they decide to get married, but francis’s mother is very upset about this because due to nostradamus’s visions, francis’s union with mary will cost him his life, and she doesnt want to lose her son. she shares these concerns with mary, and mary finally believes them after a little proof, and she leaves francis, in order to save his life. francis is completely heart broken… through a series of events, mary ends of engaged to his brother bash who is now also taking francis’s spot as the next king of france. francis is so hurt by this because he does not believe in the prophecies… but the only reason bash and mary are doing this is because they want to save his life. mary ends up trying to open up her heart to bash, thinking that hes the one shes gonna be with for the rest of her life… and she does fall for bash too, but as you find out later, she still loves francis more… and as soon as the prophecy is proven to be false, she goes back to francis and marries him. francis is still very upset with bash at this point and is taking out all of his pain on him… this isn’t really fair of francis to do.. again he is letting his jealousy get the best of him. this is definitely his biggest problem, and its something that he needs to work on. which, if you continue to read this, i will explain how that happens. but as much as francis does let the jealousy get the best of him, and it causes him to act like an asshole a lot during this time period, its just because of how much love he has for mary. anyway, francis and bash do end up making up because they are brothers and they both love each other a lot. they both loved the same girl, but bash does end up moving on and is happy for francis and mary. francis and mary are happy together and married. their love is so strong and you can see it every single episode. they face a lot of troubles because they are married and they are king and queen… but they always work through them. marriage is hard by itself, try being married and in charge of two different countries! i respect the fact that these two have problems, but always always work through them. its part of what made their marriage REAL… because no relationship is perfect. it was their love for each other that kept them going. anyway, at the end of season 1, francis’s father, the king, ends up going completely mad and ends up wanting to kill francis and marry mary so that he can continue being the king and rule over france, scottland, and england. he grows power hungry and dangerous… francis ends up having to kill his own father to protect all of his people and to keep him from marrying mary. this was a horribly hard thing for francis to do… but he did it to PROTECT mary. to me, this was the defining moment where francis really became an amazing person. he grew up completely and got over his childish issues that he had before. he knew he was now king and his love for mary was so strong he would do anything for her. this brings us into season 2… where you meet one of the nobles named narcisse. he suspects that francis killed his father, and ends up figuring it out for sure… once he knows this for sure, he uses it to BLACKMAIL francis. he turns francis into the exact kind of king that he doesnt want to be, because if anyone finds out that francis killed the king, it could cause his death. francis spends this time having to lie to mary about it because he wants her to be able to swear in front of god that she had no idea that francis killed his father, so that she wouldnt be charged guilty and killed as well. he is doing this because he believes it is the right thing to do to protect mary. as always… but eventually he cannot handle constantly disappointing mary by his choices, and decides that he is going to tell her the truth… but then narcisse tells him about how he also knows that mary and his mother tried to poison the king before francis killed him… they tried to kill them first, so if francis comes clean about what he did, they will be punished as well and probably killed. that stops him from doing it because he cannot stand the thought of mary getting KILLED. because he LOVES HER. in the process of francis trying to figure out a way to beat narcisse at his own game, the people that francis has upset while ruling the way narcisse wants him to end up breaking into the castle… and that is the night that mary ends up getting raped… after this happen, francis is so upset with himself, he keeps saying it is all his fault… and finally tells mary what has been going on. he should have told her before, so anyone who tries to say that, i agree, he should have, but i also understand why he didnt… he was trying to protect her, and it ended up backfiring on him, but that doesnt change the fact that his intentions were real… when mary finds out about what was actually going on… she completely blames francis for what happened to her. she cannot be with him anymore because of this… she also cannot be with a man at all really because she was raped. i actually did understand all of this… she needed time and i thought that was understandable, and francis did everything that she wanted and needed…. blaming himself the entire time. living with the fact that the girl that he loves and has always tried to protect, blames him for the worst thing that has ever happened to her. he sleeps on this couch type thing in mary’s room for as long as she wants him to.. because she cant stand sleeping next to a man, but she wants him close to her still. she even tries to invite him into her bed one night just to sleep there, but she cannot handle it. but francis is willing to sleep on the couch for as long as she needs him to… this is all so incredible, and i understood both sides. i understood mary needing time, and i was so happy that francis was giving that to her and trying to do everything he could to be there for her in any way that she needed him to be… now, this is where things get TOTALLY FUCKED UP. conde, francis’s cousin, has feelings for mary, and has had feelings for mary… and then SUDDENLY OUT OF NO WHERE… mary begins to have feelings for him too. one minute she was in love with francis, and then the next she was opening her heart to someone new. she barely could talk about opening her heart back up to francis and being with him again because of everything that had happened, and then the first time she finally starts being able to be close to a man, its conde…. francis is so hurt by this, and he forbids them to be together… which I TOTALLY DONT BLAME HIM FOR. mary is his WIFE and he loves her so much and she is completely breaking his heart right now… after he had been doing everything to try and make her happy… but, after a little bit of needing to cool down and relax about the topic, francis tells mary that he will set her free and let her be with conde if that is what makes her happy… because all he wants is her to be happy. he says that he will not only set her free to be with him, but do anything he can to protect them so that they dont get caught having an affair and end up getting themselves killed. he is allowing the love of his life just be with someone else right in front of him, and hes protecting them while it happens. THIS WAS SERIOUSLY SO SELFLESS. i have always liked francis, i have always seen him as a character who has such an amazing heart… hes had some struggles along the way, but you can always just tell how much he loves mary. and i’ve always loved him for that… but this was the moment that he became one of my favorite characters ever… it amazed me that he could do that… because idk about you, but i dont think that i could! it just really amazed me that he could do that… and i am sure he is still HATING himself for the mistakes he made.. the mistakes that were only made because he was trying to protect mary… UGH IT JUST MAKES ME SO ANGRY. damn if i lost everything i loved over my biggest mistakes and i had to live with that forever… i’m not sure that i could actually. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES SO STOP BLAMING FRANCIS FOR HIS! its the people who make mistakes and never get better and never show redeeming qualities that are the problems… but francis has become such an amazing and selfless character. its literally breaking my heart to see him so completely heart broken… and now if we fast forward to what is happening now… he spent the entire episode super upset and heart broken over mary, unable to focus on anything else… and then at the very end, he passes out from having an ear infection, it looks like hes literally DYING… hes by himself, in bed, looking like hes gonna die, probably is gonna die, and mary is LITERALLY IN BED WITH CONDE AS FRANCIS IS LAYING BY HIMSELF DYING. also, mary just forgave conde for doing what i said at the very beginning of this super long rant… and is sleeping with him now… while her husband that literally loves her so much is dying… like what? what is happening right now?! idk if i can bring myself to keep watching this show if francis dies, and mary doesnt care, and keeps being with conde like it doesnt matter… idk if i can handle that. we will see how the next episode goes… but i havent been this upset about a show in a long time. it literally makes me feel sick. i loved mary so much in the beginning of this show, i loved her all the way until she found comfort in conde’s arms… and i might have even been able to get past that… she was hurting and she needed someone just to help her heal and forget… but the fact that she literally wants to run away with him and have a life with him… its just soooo crazy to me. she was so in love with francis, or so she seemed, and now she is just fine with completely breaking his heart and moving away with conde to live with him and have a life with him. it literally makes me sick. i feel so bad for francis. he is literally probably going to die heart broken and having to live with his mistakes costing him everything he loved. no matter what he did to make up for those mistakes, no matter what his intentions were… it doesnt matter… he couldn’t fix it. at this point i was almost hoping him and lola would get together because at least she realized how much love was in his heart and appreciated him. i have never been so disappointed in a character like i am in mary. she literally went from one of my favorite characters to one of my least favorite of all time. ugh i am so upset right now i can barely even focus on anything else.
i guess that is all i really have to say. sorry everyone for how long this rant is. if anyone actually reads this feel free to let me know how you feel about it all! what are your opinions on what is happening in reign right now?