TV Club: Reign decides to torment just its old guard in “Highland Games”

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.

  • At this point, there’s a certain sense of familiarity about Reign. We know the brisk rhythm of scenes, the cadence of political back-and-forth, the mandated gesture for people who are about to have a Serious Talk: sitting down slowly beside the person in need of counsel, with one hand ever-so-gently outstretched. ”Highland Games” leans on that familiarity, focusing on core characters (no Leeza, no Elizabeth) in some same-old situations, and even though the episode isn’t very good, it still feels like home.
  • This is an episode about relationships poisoned by doubt, like the flask of …

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