Payback is a bitch on The Royals this week as Cyrus finds out he has to have one of his balls cut out to stop the cancer from spreading. He may or may not deserve it – we do think he stole the crown from his brother still, so it’s interesting to see him suffer when he should be “having it all.” Unfortunately, he meets a maid named Violet who puts the spunk back in him. The people don’t have to love you, but they do have to listen to you. That’s the beauty of power.
Lacking that power is Queen Helena who fails to persuade the interim prime minister to change the order of succession should King Cyrus die. Raina however rules in the same way Helena does and she doesn’t intend to be bribed with Jimmy Choos or anything else. Guess this Queen will just have to find a new way to get what she wants. But she doesn’t leave without a threat- the last man in her seat is dead now. Watch your back. By this we mean that a high Queen and Rachel (who have been smoking from Eleanor’s stash) plan to get dirty and dig up dirt on Raina.
Eleanor is whisked away on a getaway with her Prince Charming. But the trip is more of an intervention than a love fest. You see Beck knows who Eleanor is, but he also knows what she’s capable of. He sees the best in her- like her father- however she doesn’t see it in herself. He wants her to put down the bong, the coke, the liquor and just enjoy some quiet. But quiet isn’t really good for her right now and being with him makes her realize that she is a complete and utter failure. So after sexing Beck to bed, she sneaks out and meets a new friend at the bar, Mandy. Mandy translates to trouble, but she does give Eleanor some advice: “timing is everything” and Eleanor’s timing with Beck just isn’t working out for now. They aren’t saying goodbye, they’re just putting their love on pause. After all, if you can’t accept the Princess for who she is, should you really be with her? Jasper never did that… just saying. And now is his chance to swoop back in.
In New York, Liam visits Ophelia, who explains that she dropped out of the dance program after she found out someone in the palace, which she presumes is Liam, rigged the audition so she could get in. He explains that it wasn’t him and we believe him… it was Gemma! But that doesn’t change anything. She tells him she doesn’t want to be with him because he comes with all the territory of being a “prince.” On his way to the airport, he realizes he won’t give up so easily, but when he shows up at her place again, he’s in for a pleasant surprise- Nick! Remember him? Cute guy who went to the ball with her? Well…. he’s shacked up with Ophelia and they’re together. She apologizes, but Liam just wants her to be happy. Back in England, he sulks his sadness in bottomless drinks and goes home with some random girl. Oh the life of a prince.
Do you think Ophelia will find her way back to Liam’s life? Will Jasper win over Eleanor? Will Cyrus find his footing again? And whatever happened to his baby momma… you know, the one who promised him hell? I can’t help but realize that the random maid he took a liking to this week looked a lot like her. Coincidence? And lastly, will we ever find out who Dominion is and why they killed the King?
The Royals – With Mirth in Funeral and With Dirge in Marriage (4×10)
It’s a wedding fit for the Royals.
In other words, The Royals Season 4 Episode 10 was the culmination of Queen Helena, Cyrus and Liam’s master plan to take down Robert once and for all.
I’ll be honest; there are only a handful of TV episodes that I’ve watched where I’ve felt pure anxiety throughout the whole hour. “With Mirth in Funeral and With Dirge in Marriage” shot up to the top of the list.
The Royals – Foul Deeds Rise (4×09)
The Royals – In The Dead Vast and Middle of the Night (4×08)
Before a royal wedding, there’s a royal bachelorette and bachelor party.
But on The Royals Season 4 Episode 8, neither event went as planned.
Despite her objections, Eleanor and Queen Helena threw Willow a “hen party” complete with massages, champagne and a chocolate fountain. Sounds relaxing, right?
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