TV Club: Everyone gets a little “Love & Death” on a too-busy Reign

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • This is one of those episodes that reminds you just how much Reign is juggling right now, and how hard it is to make an episode that has a thematic through-line and still gets to everyone. (It is hard; this episode has to handle so much none of the plots really get their due.)
  • That said, Elizabeth and Gideon are developing a very interesting relationship. To some degree, the show has sold Gideon and Mary’s more romantic connection, but right now, Elizabeth and Gideon’s intrigue-heavy friendship has a stronger base. Pinning them so closely together …

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