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 The Darkness is the fifteenth episode of Season One and it attracted 1.61 million viewers on its original airing.


BASH WITNESSES THE DARKNESS OF THE WOODS — The castle is abuzz with First Light, where the women of the castle mingle with potential suitors. Much to Mary’s dismay, Lola is reluctant to participate in the tradition. After another violent incident with the increasingly erratic King Henry, Kenna fears for her safety and confides in Queen Catherine, while Bash experiences the terrors of the woods and vows to uncover the truth behind the Darkness. Francis and Greer also appear.


Mary and Francis return to court after their two-month long honeymoon. Mary finds out that Lola is pregnant by Francis. Henry and Catherine hide a dead body. Kenna attempts to find a husband.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast





  • The First Light Banquet takes place.
  • This episode introduces the first gay character, Philipe Nardin, and the first lesbian act, between Kenna and a girl.
  • Lola is looking for a new husband.
  • This might be the second time Kenna works with Catherine since Fated.
  • Kenna kisses a girl after Henry forces her too. When Kenna wakes up, the girl is dead.
  • It is revealed The Darkness is in Henry.
  • Rowan gets taken away by the Darkness after looking at it in the eyes.
  • Greer's family sends her a new suitor to the castle.

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