Reign TV Show Season 1 Finale Spoilers: ‘Thing in the Woods’ Finally Revealed (+Photos)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 1, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Reign season 1 is nearing the end, meaning the finale is almost here.

Episode 22, bearing the ominous title “Slaughter of the Innocence,” is set to air on May 15.

The official description says that the King’s madness and cruelty reaches a fevered pitch, prompting Mary and Francis to take action. “Their brutal choices could change the course of history, but an unforeseen terror brewing in the woods could cost them, and their friends, everything.” 

Meanwhile, Mary makes a drastic decision when she learns Lola is going through a life-threatening labor at a location outside of the castle.

Reign -- "Slaughter of Innocence" -- Image Number: RE122a_0018.jpg -- Pictured: Alan Van Sprang as King Henry -- Photo: Sven Frenzel/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Reign -- "Slaughter of Innocence" -- Image Number: RE122a_0129.jpg -- Photo: Sven Frenzel/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Reign -- "Slaughter of Innocence" -- Image Number: RE122a_0271.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Alan Van Sprang as King Henry, Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots (back to camera) Megan Follows as Queen Catherine and Gil Darnell as The Duke of Guise -- Photo: Sven Frenzel/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Reign -- "Slaughter of Innocence" -- Image Number: RE122b_0064.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Lucius Hoyos as Pascal and Caitlin Stasey as Kenna -- Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Leading up to the finale, Kenna falls for Bash and is successful at getting him to fall for her, executive producer Laurie McCarthy told TVLine

She added that the finale packs “an incredible payoff and a shocking ending for Mary and Francis [as well as] Bash and Kenna.”

“The king’s madness will also escalate in a shocking way. All of those events will come together — including the culmination of what we used to call ‘the thing in the woods’ — in a very surprising, dramatic end.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.