The Tudors

Season 2 Episode 2

Tears of Blood

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 06, 2008 on Showtime
8.8
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It's Christmas but the court is not very cheerful in the absence of a queen. Sir Thomas More makes an important decision and Thomas Cranmer visits Lutheran Germany. Henry has an argument with Charles Brandon and Henry and Anne visit France.

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  • Tears of Blood

    9.5
    Tears of Blood was a superb episode of The Tudors as the intrigue surrounding the King and Anne Boleyn continues. I really enjoyed watching this episode as different characters chose which side of the King's Grace they fell upon. I enjoy watching the continued relations between the King and Sir Thomas More, as they seem to have opposing views. Lady Anne Boleyn gets every thing a woman could ask for in these times, as Queen Katherine is given few options and is forced from Court. I am really enjoying the drama and intrigue of the series. Although this is not 100% historically accurate this episode and series gives a great window into the lives of the people who actually lived through these situations. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Better than last weeks episode.

    9.2
    As the Catholic Church struggles in vain to control Henry VIII's demands for an annulment, the King appoints himself head of the Church of England. When Anne Boleyn insists Henry break all contacts with Katherine, the Queen is banished from court. The Reformation has begun. Anne is created Marquess of Pembroke before she and Henry visit France to present Anne as the future Queen of England and Henry's future wife. This episode was better than last weeks and it devoloped the story much more as well. the best scene in this was probably where the man layed thpose cards down with a beheaded Anne.moreless
  • Henry and Anne finally do it, but it isn't up to par.

    8.0
    So the big news about this episode was obviously the consummation of Henry and Anne's relationship, which was much less exciting than it was expected to be. However, the episode makes up for it by bringing new and old characters together in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Who is the assassin stalking Anne Boleyn? What is going to happen to Thomas More? What is Brandon's motivation in trying to convince Henry that Anne may not be as virginal as she claims? These questions and more will all need to be answered before this season is up, and The Tudors continues to heat up the screen as we move towards the inevitable decapitation.moreless
Paul Burke (II)

Paul Burke (II)

Messenger

Guest Star

Catherine Byrne

Catherine Byrne

Alice More

Guest Star

Guy Carleton

Guy Carleton

Chamberlain

Guest Star

Emmanuel Leconte

Emmanuel Leconte

King Francis

Recurring Role

Perdita Weeks

Perdita Weeks

Mary Boleyn

Recurring Role

David Alpay

David Alpay

Mark Smeaton

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Thomas Cromwell: You will be sewn in a sack and thrown in the river Thames if you don't speedily hold your tongue.
      Sir George Throckmorton: Keep your threats for your fellow courtiers. As for us friars, we take no account of them at all since we know very well that the way to heaven is as good by water as by land.

    • Charles Brandon: Someone told me you were once a mercenary soldier.
      Thomas Cromwell: I saw some action in my youth, as did Your Grace, I believe?
      Charles Brandon: But I was never a soldier of fortune. If I displeased the king, it was in a good cause.
      Thomas Cromwell: I'm sure, although some would argue otherwise.
      Charles Brandon: Like you?
      Thomas Cromwell: I'd never have the temerity to argue with Your Grace.
      Charles Brandon: Not to my face anyway.

    • Thomas Wyatt: A court without ladies is like a garden without flowers.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for nudity and adult content.

    • On the basis of this episode, Joan Bergin, Costume Designer, and Susan O'Connor Cave, Wardrobe Supervisor won the 2008 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Costumes For A Series".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Greece: July 1, 2008 on Mega
      United Kingdom: August 8, 2008 on BBC2
      Germany: December 27, 2008 on ProSieben
      Switzerland: February 24, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: March 18, 2011 on Doma

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