The Tudors

Season 2 Episode 8

Lady in Waiting

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 18, 2008 on Showtime
9.1
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Queen Anne is as cold as ice when she welcomes Jane Seymour as a new lady in waiting. Succession is the word on everyone's lips when the king is knocked of his horse during a joust. Queen Anne walks in on Henry and is shocked by what she sees before her very eyes. The consequences of her shock cause both her and Henry much distress.moreless

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  • "Would you like to be Queen of England?"

    9.5
    This episode had it all, romance, tragedy, and a bit of humor. Seeing Thomas Seymour have that cold stare down with Jane's father, it was unintentionally hilarious. The episode did a great job of portraying the steady shifting of Henry's interest to Jane while formulating her down fall. The subtle glances, the mystery behind Katherine's death, the romancing, it was all so gradual, and in the end it created this big satisfactory conclusion at the end of the episode.

    And Anne having a miscarriage could be a metaphor of her time as Queen ending. With this season coming up to a wraps we sure know what that means.moreless
  • Lady in Waiting

    10
    Lady in Waiting was a perfect episode of The Tudors and I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character and plot development. The Royal Court seems to be shifting and every one is starting to make plans accordingly. It was interesting to see Queen Anne interact with her new Lady in Waiting, Jane Seymour. The King has discovered perhaps a new love, and an accident leaves the audience in suspense. The last few scenes of the episode were intense and there are to be new changes at hand. I look forward to watching the next episode of The Tudors!!!!!!!moreless
Stephen Hogan

Stephen Hogan

Sir Henry Norris

Guest Star

Serena Brabazon

Serena Brabazon

Nan Saville

Guest Star

Nicholas Grennell

Nicholas Grennell

Chaplain

Guest Star

Anita Briem

Anita Briem

Jane Seymour

Recurring Role

James Gilbert

James Gilbert

William Brereton

Recurring Role

Anthony Brophy

Anthony Brophy

Ambassador Chapuys

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The scene in which Anne hands out alms to the poor, mirrors an identical scene in episode 5 of season 1. In that episode, Katherine was the one handing out the alms.

    • The King's brush with death.
      In reality the king's recovery was much slower and he never recovered fully. His mobility was impaired which added to his growing weight.

      Anne Boleyn's baby was thought to be lost upon hearing news of the king's brush with death, and not due to a dramatic sight.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • King Henry VIII: I ask you only one thing. That you allow me to serve and worship you as Lancelot served and worshiped Guinevere. Sweet, gentle lady, will you let me serve?
      (after a short pause)
      Jane Seymour: I will.

    • Queen Anne: Because the love I bear you is so great, it broke my heart to see you loved others.

    • Edward Seymour: Imagine what it would mean to us, as a family, if he did grow to love her.
      John Seymour: I'm certainly aware there are some of course, who would like to see the queen replaced.
      Jane Seymour: Wait, wait... I thought that... Are you saying that I should be queen instead of her?
      Edward Seymour: Would you like to be?

    • Pope Paul III: My son, surely you realise, if I excommunicate a fellow prince, then that prince is not only separated from God but also from the communion of the faithful. His rule becomes invalid and it is a religious imperative to overthrow him. You are a great Catholic prince, you have armies, you have ships, you have guns. So, I ask you in all humility, as your Holy Father, will you invade England? Will you remove and kill the apostate? And will you return that country to our common faith?
      (the cardinals applaud and the Pope blesses King Francis before turning away, thus denying him the chance to answer)

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