|“||Despite your heartbreak, I must warn you, I show no mercy.||”|
Lady Lola Flemming Narcisse is a main character of Reign. She is a close friend of Mary Stuart and is one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting, along with Greer, Kenna, and Aylee. She is the mother of Francis's illegitimate son, Jean-Philippe, and Lord Narcisse's wife.
When first arriving at the French Court, she was excited to be reunited with Mary. Soon her boyfriend, Colin, arrived to surprise her. Thinking that everything was going perfect, Colin was soon executed for trying to rape Mary, by order of Queen Catherine and Lola blamed Mary for it. Later on, Lola betrayed Mary when she slept with Francis. Lola soon learned that she was pregnant and tried to get an abortion, but was stopped by Mary. Mary quickly connected the dots and realised that Lola was pregnant with Francis' child. Their friendship was ruined as Mary no longer trusted Lola and would never forgive her. Lola did not want Francis to know of the baby so Mary had to keep it a secret from her husband. Lola later found a husband thanks to Greer, who suggested Lord Julien and Lola eventually married him. However, a few months after their marriage, she discovered that he had been lying to her and using her for money as he planned to eventually leave her. He changed his mind and decided to stay with her. Soon after, she found out her husband's true identity due to Lord Julien's uncle Bartos appearing at their home. Lola accidentally killed Bartos and in order to cover it up, they set their home on fire and faked her husband's death, never seeing him again. Some time after leaving, Lola went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy.
She had planned to leave the French Court permanently, but soon found herself stuck at French Court after Francis refused to let her take the baby when holding him for the first time. Her friendship with Mary put them at odds but they eventually made up and Lola even asked her to be her son's godmother. Lola also began to feel an attraction to her new love interest, Lord Narcisse and continually tried to deny it. However, things took a turn when she saw a different side to him and how much he cared for her. After Catherine's exile, she confessed her love for him and after obtaining Francis' blessing, she married him. However, their short-lived marriage was soon destroyed when she found out of the treacheries he created in order to gain more power, having new hidden secrets and him cheating on her with Catherine. She then left him and went to England to save her family.
Lola was beheaded in Spiders in a Jar after conspiring to assassinate Elizabeth under what she believed to be Mary's orders. The assassination attempt was revealed to be the work of John Knox at the end of the episode.
Lady Lola was a member of the House of Narcisse by marriage.
She was portrayed by English actress, Anna Popplewell.
Lola was born and raised in Scotland. She grew up with her best friend, Mary, after being personally handpicked to be her playmate by Marie de Guise. She had two brothers who died of scarlet fever.
Throughout the Series
Lola is a sweet and gentle soul with a heart of gold and a desire for romance. She is sensitive, but not weak. In fact, she can be a bit outspoken at times. She is described as the strong one of the ladies-in-waiting by Catherine. Lola is protective of her family and friends, going to great lengths to protect them. In the end, she dies for her loyalty and doing what she believes is right.
Lola is a beautiful and slender young woman with full lips, light blue eyes, and long, dark curly hair that contrasts to her fair skin. From Higher Ground, one could also see her obvious pregnancy, which lasts until the end of the season.
Though her gowns were not as sensual or fashionable as Mary's or Kenna's, and she does not wear much jewelry or other accessories due to her lack of reliance on them, Lola's sense of personal fashion is still tasteful and elegant, with a preference for luxurious, romantic fabrics like silk and velvet. Hence, she is perfectly able to hold her own among her fashionably-dressed and richly-adorned friends.
"Lola read to me as the romantic, and I immediately thought of the iconic image of Ophelia in the water, surrounded by flowers. She became our romantic type and kind of the heroine. And that kind of turned into having a 1920s vibe to her, and I think a lot of those silhouettes look so beautiful on Anna. So we kept her in a lot of plums 'and burgundies and pinks and lavenders, and keeping her feminine but also strong at the same time, because her character speaks out and is opinionated." Meredith Markworth-Pollack about Lola.
Remy: Julian was intended for Greer, but that was ruined when she got caught kissing Leith. Lola and Julien officially got engaged in Liege Lord. Julien is very protective of her and even shares his past life about how his past wives had died during childbirth and he doesn't want children. Lola trusts Julien by telling him that she is pregnant and he comes accepts to that and stay by her side. It is later revealed that Lord Julien is dead and Remy is pretending to be him. (See Lola and Remy.) Colin McPhail: Colin was Lola's long term partner since before the series to the beginning. They has been separated shortly after Lola left Scotland for France to be one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting. However, not long after Lola's arrival at court, she's surprised by Colin whom had followed her there so they could stay together. They then asked permission from Queen Catherine if he could stay at court. Catherine asked to speak with Colin in private. Little did Lola know the price for Colin to stay at court would be to rape Mary. Colin got caught trying to do so and was killed for it, thus ending their relationship. (See Lola and Colin.) Francis: Lola and Francis had a one night stand when Francis and Mary separated. This resulted in Lola's pregnancy to which she went into labour during the season one finale. She regretted sleeping with her best friend's husband. Also ashamed and not wanting her child to be a bastard, she hid the pregnancy from Francis. Until she went into labor which she then felt it was necessary for him to know. Once Francis learned of the news he left court, regardless of the plague to be at Lola's side.
Fredrick: Fredrick is Lola's older brother. Since he's her only sibling still alive, Lola despite being the youngest of the two, is very protective of her wayward brother. Fredrick travels around Europe gambling getting himself in debts and a few troubles. Lola goes around following helping him out of these situations.
Mary Stuart: Lola struggles with her friendship with Mary because of what she feels for her as a friend and what she feels for her as a queen and sometimes that friendship and that duty are in conflict with each other. As of now, their relationship is damaged due to Mary finding out that Lola betrayed her by sleeping with Francis and is pregnant with his child. Mary feels threatened that Lola will ruin her marriage with her husband. Though Mary helped Lola find a husband so that "he" will be the father. Honestly Mary no longer trusts Lola and can't forgive her. (See Mary and Lola.) Aylee: Lola and Aylee first met in childhood when they were both chosen to be Mary's ladies-in-waiting. Their friendships was comforting in nature. After the siege of court during Left Behind, they comforted each other. When Aylee passed away, Lola grieved alongside the rest of their group of friends. Kenna: Lola and Kenna are close friends and both ladies-in-waiting to Mary, though they don't particularly spend a lot of time together. They often hang out with Mary, Aylee, and Greer. Kenna was the first to know of Lola's pregnancy and affair with Francis, also being the first person she confided in for advice. Kenna has also turned to Lola for comfort with the her marital concerns. During the second season, Kenna came across a Sex Journal and began helping Lola finding a match for her. Greer Castleroy: Lola and Greer are close friends whom have known each other since childhood, they are also both ladies-in-waiting for Mary. Most of their time spent together is shared between them and their group if friends consisting of Mary, Kenna, and formerly Aylee before she passed away.
|Snakes in the Garden||Appears|
|Hearts and Minds||Appears|
|A Chill in the Air||Appears|
|For King and Country||Appears|
|Long Live The King||Appears|
|Slaughter of Innocence||Appears|
|Drawn and Quartered||Appears|
|The Lamb & The Slaughter||Appears|
|Blood for Blood||Appears|
|The Prince of the Blood||Appears|
|Terror of the Faithful||Appears|
|Acts of War||Appears|
|Sins of the Past||Appears|
|The End of Mourning||Appears|
|Reversal of Fortune||Appears|
|Three Queens, Two Tigers||Appears|
|In a Clearing||Appears|
|Fight or Flight||Appears|
|The Hound and the Hare||Appears|
|Bruises That Lie||Appears|
|No Way Out||Appears|
|To The Death||Appears|
|Spiders in a Jar||Appears|
|With Friends Like These||Mentioned|
|A Grain of Deception||Mentioned|
|Leaps of Faith||Mentioned|
|Playing with Fire||Mentioned|
|Love & Death||Absent|
|A Better Man||Mentioned|
|Dead of Night||Absent|
|Coup de Grace||Mentioned|
|A Bride. A Box. A Body.||Mentioned|
|Blood in the Water||Absent|
|All It Cost Her||Appears|
- Lola is a feminine given name of Spanish origin, it is a diminutive of Dolores. It means "lady of sorrows".
- Her first love interest is Colin.
- In Sacrifice, Catherine names her 'the strong one' of Mary's ladies.
- At the end of Season One, she has given birth to her and Francis' child, Jean-Philippe.
- Historically, Mary's four Ladies-In-Waiting were all named "Mary".
- Mary Fleming
- Mary Seton
- Mary Beaton
- Mary Livingston
- She is the only woman, besides Mary Stuart, to appear in the opening sequence.
- She is the first of Mary's ladies to become a mother before Kenna and Greer.
- She is the only lady-in-waiting to appear in the opening sequence.
- She is the last to be let go as Mary's lady-in-waiting.
- She is disowned by her family after King Francis publicly recognised their child.
- She received her dowry from her marriage with Lord Julien back from Lord Narcisse.
- She is beheaded for committing treason against the Queen of England, Elizabeth I.
Lola Narcisse has a photo gallery.