Louis believes to triumph diplomatically when his sister-in-law Henriette negotiates an alliance with England against the Dutch for cash and a guard for her brother, English king Charles II, but when William of Orange personally comes to question the Stuart 'reunion', Charles offers him a princess's hand. Rohan continues to elude Marchal's efforts to dismantle the secret society in Orange's service, even arranges the escape of a traitor locked up for torture. Marchal, who is losing Louis' confidence, proves the Pau ladies frauds, discretely executes the mother, his 'lover' and the poison monger, and chases the daughter. Chevalier convinces Philippe not to resent Louis' demand to devise elaborate court etiquette but to enjoy becoming the aristocracy at court's puppeteers, while Louis proudly radiates as a heliocentric sun.Written by
The security at Versailles is not as tight as it should be, but I am not sure it is all Fabien's fault as head of security. Louis calls for him when he is interrogating an important suspect only for Rohan to slip in, kill the guards and release the suspect. Fabien gets the blame for it from Louis. Maybe he should not had interrupted him.
A nervous Henriette arrives in England to negotiate with her brother King Charles II. He is immediately flummoxed by his sister telling him that he is bankrupt in a strong French accent. Charles II accepts her terms immediately but William of Orange later comes to see him and asks Charles II into reneging on the deal. Charles II would think about it but wants William to marry his niece Mary. History suggests that William may do well out of this alliance.
Philippe is pleased that his wife has arrived back from England safe and sound but Henrietta does not look well. Philippe has been given a tedious task by Louis regarding the drafting of court etiquette. With Chevalier's help he drafts the most absurd rituals for the aristocracy at court to adhere to.
We are reaching the end game. Louis may not be able to trust people in his circles but Fabien is closing in on the conspirators. He has his would be poisoner killed.
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