On Reign Season 2 Episode 8, tensions escalate between Mary and Francis as Vatican inquisitors start to perform some truly barbaric acts on Protestant suspects.
When Reign Season 2 Episode 8 gets underway, a man who looks like a Cardinal decides to cut off the lips of those who lie in this new reign of terror.
Mary is astonished and repulsed by Francis' actions and their consequences. Bash says if Francis was trying to alienate Mary, well, then good job.
Francis rejects Narcisse's threat to take Mary's head and doubles down on his desire to keep her safe (or so he says), no matter what fallout may arise.
Jacob, a Protestant leader, likes what he heard about Francis sending a letter to the Pope to call back his men, and wants Conde to appeal to the King.
Will his prayers fall upon deaf ears? As you know if you watch Reign online, these things are complicated and forever intertwined with other questions.