I had heard about the rape and so I was reluctant to watch so I took my time. I loathe rape storylines in modern day pieces because they are so rarely done properly. But in a TV show like Reign, it doesn't bother me that much . Honestly I can accept it a lot more in a story based on Medieval times when women were honest to God thought of as property. It's sick and makes me mad but I'd rather see it there than in a contemporary show or an Edwardian drama like Downtown Abbey which outside of the great war the most violence we saw was when Matthew and Richard messed up their hair slapping each other on the floor.
So I am going to wait and see how this storyline goes. As ScarletRegina said above, if this turns into "All about Francis", I'm going to be pissed. Right now I'm curious to see how far they take Mary's wishing on revenge and as a bonus it's given Megan Follows something to do other than chase around dead spirited children who keep threatening the life of her miserable daughter. What I didn't like is I think it was a bit graphic. But I am glad they wrote in Mary escaped herself.
Conde and Claude is interesting or at least for the first time I found the two of them interesting. It's also the first time I probably liked her. I think the marriage is a good idea, I mean neither wants to get married in the first place because usually it forces a change in how one socially interacts but if they both agree, they could have an open marriage. It also forces Catherine to figure something else out in regards to trying to kick Claude out of the castle.
I live for Narcisse and Lola moments now. While I'm anxious for more, I hope they don't rush it.