The Tudors

Season 2 Episode 10

Destiny and Fortune

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 01, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • All along the episode, the swans in the lake that King Henry keeps looking at (the ones that are a symbol of his love for Anne) are Trumpeter Swans (black beak), but the stuffed one that he eats at the end (supposedly taken from the lake) is a Mute Swan (yellow beak).

    • Despite the fact that in the series, Anne was looking at the sky when she was beheaded, in reality Anne was blindfolded.

  • Quotes

    • Archbishop Cranmer: My child, do you have a confession?
      Queen Anne: Yes. I confess my innocence before God. I solemnly swear on the damnation of my soul, that I've never been unfaithful to my lord and husband, nor ever offended with my body against him. I do not say that I have always borne towards him the humility which I owed him, considering his kindness and the great honour he showed me and the great respect he always paid me. I admit to you that I have often taken it into my head to be jealous of him, but God knows as my witness I have not sinned against him in any other way.

    • Lady Mary: Is it done? Is the harlot dead?
      Ambassador Chapuys: I don't know, but certainly she will be dead before very long.
      Lady Mary: The Lord is good.

    • Elizabeth's Governess: The world is a slippery place my Lady. If you would take my advice, for what it's worth, find a rich man to marry who is too stupid to know anything about politics. Then, perhaps, unless you die in childbirth, which is likely, or the plague, which is almost inevitable, then you'll be happy.

    • Charles Brandon: Did you watch your son die? What about your daughter? Will you watch her suffer? Will you watch her die? Tell me Boleyn, was it all worth it?

  • Notes

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for violence, adult language and adult content.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Greece: July 11, 2008 on Mega
      Germany: January 10, 2009 on ProSieben
      Switzerland: April 21, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: May 13, 2011 on Doma

  • Allusions