In the series premiere of The CW’s Reign, Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) is reunited with her four best friends from childhood: Greer (Celina Sinden), Kenna (Caitlin Stasey), Lola (Anna Popplewell) and Aylee (Jenessa Grant). Since then, Mary has spent her time at French court with her entourage has acting as her ladies-in-waiting, her counsel, and her best friends.
What we love about this group of 16th century girls is that they are no different from a modern group of friends. Whether they’re divulging the details of each girl’s first kiss or they’re gossiping about Prince Francis and the king’s other son, Sebastian, Mary and her ladies resemble our own groups of friends.
Of course, they have their fights as well. Mary and Kenna had a spat when Kenna revealed that she had been sleeping with King Henry and planned to become his official mistress. Mary just wanted to protect Kenna but as we all know, sometimes we can’t protect our friends from themselves. Plus, Greer is secretly dating a kitchen boy, Leith. She’s hiding their relationship because her family and her friends expect her to marry into a higher class, rather than a servant.
At the end of the day though these girls know that their friendships are more important than the men in their lives so we certainly wouldn’t mind being friends with Mary, Greer, Kenna, Lola, and Aylee. (We’re choosing to ignore the deadly events of the Reign midseason finale for now. It was far too tragic and it didn’t happen.)