Season 1 Episode 7

Left Behind

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2013 on The CW
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The Kingdom on France is taken over with Mary, Fancis and Queen Catherine still inside. Catherin suggest a surprising proposition in order to save all of their lives. Meanwhile Sebastian's mother wants to make him a legitimate heir to the throne of France, and in his father's eyes.


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  • So... is it safe to assume that Olivia died?

    I mean... I do understand the character's motivations and everything but... I didn't really like

    That final scene was bound to happen, I'm just surprised (and slightly irked that every series I watch recently show these sorts of scenes) that they actually shot it like that [and that cheesy dialogue!] (though admittedly, a lot of things are cheesy in this show, which is why I keep watching, I guess...

    I like the development with Greer, I wonder what will happen with her and if she'll be happy with that guy (who was surprisingly nice). I also wonder what the King will say when he comes back?

    I don't know if I'm missing something else... I need to go back to studying now XDmoreless
Michael Aronov

Michael Aronov

Count Vincent

Guest Star

Rogan Christopher

Rogan Christopher

Italian Lieutenant

Guest Star

Peter DaCunha

Peter DaCunha

Prince Charles


Celina Sinden

Celina Sinden


Recurring Role

Caitlin Stasey

Caitlin Stasey


Recurring Role

Anna Popplewell

Anna Popplewell


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Death Count - 11

    • During the feast, Count Vincent subtly insisted Queen Catherine eat first, and watched as all of Queen Mary and her ladies begin eating and drinking. Only once did Count Vincent watch Queen Catherine both eat and drink did he give a nod to his men to eat their own food.

    • Goof:
      All of the royal princes of Frances were gathered up to be taken back to Italy. However there was no mention whatsoever of Madeleine, Young Prince Charles wife.

    • Queen Elizabeth I of England was mentioned in this episode, referring to her as a bastard being legitimized by her father. Thought historically Elizabeth was declared illegitimate for a while in her lifetime, she was never called a Bastard, since bastard was a tern coined for children born out of wedlock.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Queen Catherine: Please, please do not take my children. What else can I give you? Do you want women? Take them. Take their virtue. They won't dare say a word about it. They'd be ruined. You can have them, you can have anything-
      Count Vincent: Then give me your heart then! Carve it out and hand it to me so that we might understand another. That is diplomacy. To understand my loss. To carry the weight of your dead heart with you every night and day until you find your grave.

    • Lady Kenna: You have no idea what this is like. To have a target on your back.
      Queen Catherine: I know exactly what this is like. When I was eight years old, Rebels stormed the Florentine Palace. Both my parents were already dead. But my name and my family's fortune made me a target. War doesn't spare children. I was held hostage for years. Until finally they had to decide what to do with this this- Medici girl. Many of the solider, men just like these, they demanded that I be turned over to them so that they would-...So that I would be shared. And I can still hear their laughter outside the convent. That sickening laughter.
      Lady Aylee: ...What happened?
      Queen Catherine: The nuns and I prayed. We prayed for God to send the Pope and his armies to re-take the city and rescue me in time. And then one day. The laughter stopped. It grew quiet. And I stepped out, into the sunlight, over their bodies. And Pope Clement welcomed me into his arms. I emerged intact. And so will you, if you have faith.

    • Count Vincent: Soldiers must have their, indulgences.
      Queen Mary: Of course, Count. You know best. It's just that Lady Kenna would be so much more useful to me upstairs. Indeed, now that you are master of this castle, I humbly ask that my Scottish ladies and I retire to our chambers while you're negotiating with the French. By your mercy.

    • Queen Catherine: I learned long ago that a secret know by only one person, remains a secret.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Pope Clement VII not only saved Catherine de' Medici from being held hostage and raped when she was a child, but prior to that, he had raise and house her after the death of her parents when she was a small child.