The Tudors

Season 3 Episode 4

The Death of a Queen

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2009 on Showtime
8.8
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The leaders of the uprising meet their fate but Charles Brandon is disturbed by the cruelty involved. King Henry finally gets his wish, a male heir. However, the consequences of this birth are considerable.

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  • The Death of a Queen

    10
    The Death of a Queen was a perfect episode of The Tudors because Charles Brandon aka Lord Suffolk had to deliver swift, harsh, and merciless justice to rebels in the countryside of England and he had some really deep scenes full of emotion. Queen Jane also had a lot going on this episode as her pregnancy continued and she gives birth. The Lady, Princess Mary, is by Queen Jane's side through every thing which was nice. There was a lot of character and plot development as the leaders of the rebellion were dealt with, The King's child is born, and there are many other sub plots that were presented. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Too much happened in this episode

    8.0
    There were so many things addressed in this episode, but I can't blame them because I thought everything fit well otherwise it would've been cheesy and boring.



    Aske is, in my opinion, unfairly executed and Brandon has a terrible time of his own trying not to disappoint the King, but at the same time he has problems with his family.



    I once said that it was going to be hard for the next actress that played Henry's next wife because of the excellent job Natalie Dormer did as Anne Boleyn, but I have to say that Anabella's performance as the submissive and sweet Jane Seymour was both subtle and outstanding.



    Nice conversation between Mary and Elizabeth about the boys. Just a preview of what would happen in the future.



    I also liked Jonathan Rhys Meyers' performance. Sometimes you hate him, sometimes you love him.moreless
  • A sad episode.

    7.8
    The Tudors third season has been a bit "iffy", for lack of a better adjective. Sure, it's had the same drama and amount of topless women we have come to know and love from the series, but something just felt a bit off about it. I don't know if that's from other dramas stepping up their game, weaker writing, a more difficult period in history to translate to TV or some combination of the three, but this just is not on par for the most part with the first two seasons of the show.



    But I thoroughly enjoyed this particular episode. It was fast-moving and the story, for the first time in awhile, was easy to follow. We saw the graphic effects of the rebellion not only on the families of those who lost loved ones, but those who did the killings. The real shining star of this episode was the last five minutes when we saw a broken King Henry VIII. This was a defining moment in the series as one of the most powerful leaders shed tears and for the first time that I can remember seemed vulnerable.moreless
Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Bishop Gardiner

Guest Star

Rod Hallett

Rod Hallett

Sir Richard Rich

Guest Star

Jason Healy

Jason Healy

Henry's groom

Guest Star

Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger

Mary Tudor

Recurring Role

Charlotte Salt

Charlotte Salt

Ursula Misseldon

Recurring Role

Anthony Brophy

Anthony Brophy

Ambassador Chapuys

Recurring Role

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