My Lady Jane (2024) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode 8

[Dudley] Mary will depose you.
Do not underestimate her.
[Mary] I want Jane Grey's head
on a pike.
And I'll send 5,000 men
-to fight for you.
-Take them all.
[Jane] You're alive.
I can't leave. She'll kill my family.
Executing Jane will encourage rioting.
A public trial,
and accuse her of all manner
-of depravity.
-A public trial.
[Norfolk] Jane Grey plotted
destroying Queen Mary herself.
The treacherous pretender
should be duly convicted
and her head should be cut off.
The Will naming Jane was a clear forgery.
-Sit down.
[Bess] My brother's Will is real.
[Edward] Mary poisoned me,
and now she wants to kill my cousin.
I must stop her.
You wish to reclaim the Throne?
Do it properly.
-With power behind you.
-Rally an army.
[Seymour] I've just received
some information
that will change everything.
Lady Jane Grey
married an Ethian knowingly.
-Bring him in.
-[people gasping]
-There is only one punishment.
I'm sorry.
[Guard] Guards! Forward!
[HotWax: "Sail Away"]
[Author] In 1553,
if you fucked up royally,
there was an infamous stony pied-à-terre
where you sent to await execution,
the Tower of London.
If you're drifting on an empty ocean ♪
With no wind to fill your sail ♪
The future, your horizon
[Author] Jane was last here as a child.
She has never forgotten the beheading
of Catherine Howard,
King Henry's fifth wife,
who made some poor life choices
but didn't deserve the axe.
Time will show
[Author] And now it is her turn.
[church bells ringing]
[Author] Jane Grey is condemned to die.
I'll be there someday ♪♪
Is my husband Guildford Dudley
imprisoned here, too?
Please, I need to see him.
Tell me.
[somber music playing]
[distant chatter]
[Author] The problem with being
a cockeyed optimist,
with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein,
is that you can't conceive of a world
in which things
don't actually work out for you.
[Albert] Suppertime.
Thank you. I'm Jane.
-Bless you.
It's daffodil season.
You should try a pinch of pollen
in your morning ale.
That works?
[Albert] Don't talk to her, George,
you dickhead.
-But I'm all stuffy.
-She's trying to do
a Bishop Flambard on us.
You become mates with a prisoner,
next thing you know, it's,
"Oh, please, Mr. Albert,
one last drink before I die,"
then you're shit-faced
and they're escaping to Leeds.
I just need to know about my husband.
The beast?
Yes, Guildford Dudley is Ethian.
-Is he a prisoner here, too?
-Let's go.
If you know something, please tell me.
Please, can you tell me anything?
[lock clicks]
[quietly] He's not here.
Thank you.
[footsteps receding]
[dramatic music playing]
[crowd chanting] Free Queen Jane!
Free Queen Jane! Free Queen Jane!
Free Queen Jane!
Free Queen Jane! Free Queen Jane!
Free Queen Jane!
What's that blasted noise?
[distant chanting]
I don't hear anything.
Six out of six.
Hardly a contest.
Your Majesty.
The people are screaming out
for Jane's release.
It's no time for bloodthirsty games.
Let me handle the public, Norfolk.
They love me.
Oh, look who's here.
[suspenseful music playing]
Speaking up for Jane Grey
was a very silly thing to do, Elizabeth.
-[Bess] Mary, please.
-Time to run.
-Stop it. Just stop it.
-I'm teaching her a lesson.
[Norfolk] A lesson?
Listen to them out there.
They are calling for Ethian rights.
Stop this fire before it spreads.
Be a Queen, not a tyrant.
Step aside, Norfolk.
Your Majesty, uh,
I p-profoundly apologize.
I forgot myself.
[Bess crying] Mary, please!
-[Guard] Come on
How could you?
[laughs softly]
Well done, Your Majesty.
Now, might I have a word?
I have an idea to settle
this silly unrest.
[wind whooshing]
[Author] Prison slop is nothing
compared to the torture
of not knowing if your loved one is safe.
Where in the gods is Guildford,
and oh, that's rather sharp.
[optimistic music playing]
[Author] From this height,
a fall would mean instant death.
[wind whooshing]
Jane is desperate
[keys jingle]
but she's not stupid.
Hello, Mother.
[lock clicks]
I've saved you. You're welcome.
-Where's Guildford?
For now. Seymour has him.
[softly] Oh, no. No
You're upset?
For the man who's lied to you,
who's the very reason that you're here?
-You are the reason I'm here.
-Oh, grow up!
And accept a modicum of responsibility.
-You pushed the country too far.
-No, no.
The Council, the noblemen,
I pushed them too far, not the country.
-The country wants to change.
-Oh, gods, why does she always disagree
with everything I say?
I have made a deal with Mary
for your life.
You have to denounce Ethianism
and your beast husband.
You must say
that you were under the beast's spell.
You know I won't do that.
This is all my fault.
I made you smart, but I left you weak.
I should've let you see all the nastiness
and brutality this world has to offer.
Maybe then you'd understand.
I'm not weak,
I'm just not cold and unloving
and unlovable.
Is that what you think?
That I don't love?
[somber music playing]
I do love.
And I'm begging you, Jane, as your mother,
to stop being such a fucking loser
and take the deal.
Thank you for your wise counsel, Mother.
Tell Mary I want to see my husband.
And then we'll talk.
[Frances] Guards.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[distant wailing]
[rats squeaking]
[water dripping]
Shut up.
-Who's there?
-Don't shout.
Don't attract their attention.
The best thing you can hope for
is they forget you exist.
Who are you? What is this place?
My name's Alice.
And you are in a secret prison
just for us beasts.
-A secret prison?
-[metal creaking]
-[distant roaring]
He's coming.
What? Who? Alice?
[footsteps approaching]
[guard] All right, beast.
[distant bird calls]
[Author] Exactly 73 hours
until her execution.
That's 4,380 minutes.
262,800 seconds.
It takes three seconds
to breathe in and out.
That's 87,600 breaths
until she will never breathe again.
-[lock clicks]
-[door opens]
We've orders to take you
to the Stables, my Lady.
You're gonna see your husband after all.
[atmospheric music playing]
[Jane grunts]
[crying] No, no, no.
No. No.
[Mary imitating cries]
"Oh, no.
Oh, Guildford.
Oh, no."
-That's not your beast.
Stop blubbing.
Guildford's not dead?
No, it's just japes.
You are evil.
Well, it serves you right.
Sending your mother to ask me for favors?
-Tell me where he is.
Jane, I'm gonna cut off your head,
just as we did that gelding there,
and everyone you've ever known
will watch for sport.
[suspenseful music playing]
But you can still save
your beastly husband.
All you have to do
is read this in Court.
And if I read this, you'll spare his life?
I can't trust you.
I know.
[creatures chittering]
Just stop worrying.
One of us has to.
-The Pack will help us. I know it.
-[chatter in distance]
Or they'll string us up by our feet.
[horse neighs]
[Author] As King, Edward was always
too sick or too poisoned to really think
about what exile meant
for the Ethians under his rule.
It meant hunger,
This is how Ethians live?
Not by choice.
[Susannah] So,
you strike the flint
Are you listening?
Must I really learn this?
I mean, won't you always be here
to do it for me?
We told you the rules when we took you in.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
-[fire starts]
-What were they again?
Perhaps this was a mistake.
Are you shitting me?
[tense music playing]
King Edward!
It is him!
Your Majesty.
The fuck is going on?
-You're dead.
-You died?
-I'm alive.
-He's alive!
And I need your help.
Mary took the Palace and arrested Jane.
She will lose her head
if we don't stop it.
What? Where is Jane now?
The Tower of London.
I must retake the Throne.
It's the only way to save her.
And I need you to fight by my side.
Why don't you go to your own people?
There must be nobles
who'd help the great Verity King.
Too far. There's no time.
Well, we can't help you.
When I was King, I allowed terrible things
to happen to Ethians.
And I must live with that forever.
And I am so sorry.
But Jane deserves our help.
Now that Mary is Queen,
she will purge your people
from this earth unless we stop her.
But when I am King again,
I will be your champion.
I will fight for you
the way I should have before.
I promise.
[inspiring music playing]
It's too late for promises.
[soft chatter]
I'm sorry.
[somber music playing]
[birds calling]
Get away from me.
-Why do you think?
You're Lord Seymour's son.
If I'd known he was returning
with an army, I would have told you.
let me prove my love and loyalty to you.
Run away with me.
You're delusional.
I have money working for Norfolk.
We can go to Switzerland,
Corsica, Naples,
anywhere Seymour's spies can't find us
I can't.
Jane is going to die.
Margaret has abandoned us. And, yes
my mother can be
and usually is an utter nightmare,
but she's still my mother.
I'm all she has left.
[indistinct chatter]
Good people.
My dying wish is for Queen Mary
to eradicate Ethianism in England.
[wind blowing]
I endorse her plan for extermination
-[raven caws]
[Author] Morals, for some,
are slippery little suckers.
But for Jane, they are as sturdy
as the center of the very Earth
upon which we all currently stand.
Unless, of course,
you're watching this on an airplane.
In which case, never mind.
"May she hunt them down,
one by one"
[George] You don't sound convinced.
[door opens]
I've been listening, and-and you need to
sound like you believe what you're saying.
If you want to save your husband.
Why do you care about my husband?
I had a cousin.
In Tooting.
And then he changed.
We hid him for a while, but, um
he was found.
You know. [shudders]
And the world is what it is, but
seems like your husband has a chance.
Just read her speech.
Please, can you find a way
to get a message to him?
And I need Guildford to know
that I don't mean a single word of it.
-What the hell you doing in there?!
-Nothing, Sire. I'm sorry. [stammers]
Won't happen again.
Never talk to prisoners.
[lock clicks]
[tense music playing]
[footsteps approaching]
[lock clicks]
-It's me.
-[door closes]
Time to die.
Or you can live.
We can fake it.
All we need is a proxy,
and I happen to have quite a few lined up.
Sack over the head,
dead body, yada yada,
and voilà,
the whole world will believe
that you have been executed.
-Then what happens?
-Then you stay with me.
I'm always looking
for able-bodied young
beasts who will do what they must
for Queen and country.
I would rather die
than rot here in your prison.
This is not just a prison.
We do all sorts of fun things here.
arson, uh,
assassinations, medical research.
We've been trying
to crack a cure for years.
Something I've heard would be
of particular interest to you.
There is no cure.
Point is,
you can either
stay alive here
or perish painfully
with your bride.
Then at least I'll get to see Jane
one last time before I die.
Have it your way.
[whistling happily]
-[keys jangle]
-[lock clicks]
-["Psycho Killer"]
-[horse neighs]
[horse sputters]
Wipe me.

[exhales] My tummy's in knots.
I'm not done.
It always gets like this when I'm excited.
And the spectacle I have planned
for Guildford Dudley
would make the ancient Romans
squeal with delight.
Didn't you promise Jane
that you would spare his life?
You have much to learn
about politics, poppet.
Lies are our friends.
-[chuckles softly]
-What will you do to him?
Well, first I'm going to
I'm on the loo!
Um Your Majesty,
-this has just arrived from, um
-Did someone get me a pressie? [chuckles]
-[doors close]
[Frances] Oh.
Uh, Prince Philip of Spain.
A boy.
What is it?
Open it.
-[somber music playing]
-[wind blowing]
-[keys jangle]
-[lock clicks]
You have a visitor.
-[chuckling] Margaret.
What are you doing here?
-Did Mother send you?
-[door closes]
She hates me.
-No, she doesn't. That's just her way.
-[lock clicks]
-Well, it's a shit way.
-[chuckles softly]
Mary tells me everything now.
So, trust me you're bollocksed.
Mary lied.
[whispers] There's nothing
you can do to save Guildford.
She will execute you both together.
[somber music playing]
Of course she will.
Thank you for telling me.
I'm so sorry.
I don't want you to die.
are a strong,
fiery little imp.
But also remember to be kind.
Expect people to be good.
Forgive them when they're not.
Are you talking about our mother?
I suppose I am.
-[keys jangle]
-[door unlocks, opens]
[Albert] Right. Time's up.
[whispering] Come here.
Fuck Mary.
Fuck Mary, indeed.
[door closes]
[keys jangling]
[lock clicks]
[Author] Yes.
Fuck Mary, indeed.
For what might just be
the last time in her life,
Jane has a plan.
-[speaking Spanish]
My brother is dead
-[footsteps approaching]
-and now I am the Queen.
Knock, knock.
You're in a pleasant mood.
Yes, I'm in love.
Aw. Squidgy.
Open that.
What could it be?
What could it be?
Dear gods.
Yes, it's from Prince Philip of Spain.
The arm of their very last Ethian.
Philip wiped them out entirely.
Isn't that charmingly proficient of him?
His Beast Inquisition
has been so successful,
he wants to join forces
to eradicate them on English soil.
It seems to have a ring on its finger.
-Don't tell me
-Yes, I'm going to marry him.
Over my dead body.
Oh, shut it, Seymour.
I was never going to marry you.
Not when I could have a real prince.
But I am fond of you.
And that is why
I found you a bride.
[guard speaking indistinctly]
-[dramatic music playing]
-[wind blowing]
[whimpers, shudders]
Oh, bugger me.
The prisoner's escaping!

There! Up there!

[grunts] There she is!
-Pull her back in!
Get her in! Pull hard!
There she is!
Get this fixed.

You can't make me do this.
Actually, she's the Queen.
She can make us do whatever she wants.
So now we're all gonna be
one big happy family.
All's well that ends well.
Somebody should write that down.
Your Majesty, I'm so sorry. Katherine.
Katherine, stop this instant.
Katherine, come back!
You're bartering me again.
I am not.
I am saving you.
I'm doing this for our family.
Do your duty.
What did you say?
I said
I said
-No, no, no, no!
[whimsical music playing]
Marry me.
[chuckles softly]
[HotWax: "Sail Away"]
[Author] There is a poisonous moss
called Aconitum napellus.
When mixed with calcium hydroxide
from say a chalk wall,
it becomes
a lethal neurotoxin.

Then all you need
is a cunning delivery method.
Let's get this over with.
If you're drifting on an empty ocean ♪
With no wind to fill your sail ♪
The future ♪
Your horizon ♪
It's like searching for the Holy Grail ♪
[Mary] Well, well, well.
Here we are again.
Let's hear that speech.
Only to save Guildford.

[Author] And the best thing of all
about poison is
how many artful ways there are
to force an enemy to ingest it.
Before I speak, I must beg forgiveness
from my cousin.
-With a kiss.
-I'll be there ♪
Someday ♪♪
-Get off! Guards!
-It's customary.
Read the speech.
[somber music playing]
I'd like to say
I have made mistakes as your Queen.
I am headstrong.
-This isn't the speech I sent.
-But that is
not why I am condemned.
I am condemned because there is a sickness
-in this Kingdom. The rich
-Take her away!
and powerful want you to hate Ethians
so you don't see
the real evil
I will not condemn Ethians! I condemn you,
-Jane Grey,
I'll have your wretched,
beast-loving head!
I condemn you!
[clanging in distance]
[dogs barking]
[whispering] Dad,
did we have to dress as peasants,
of all things?
Stanley, a daring rescue
is hardly the time for sartorial grousing.
Stop bitching about your clothes.
Let's face it
if anyone can carry off this look,
it's we Dudleys.
[shouting in distance]
-Ah. The call of nature.
This is our chance.
Follow me. Do what I do.
[tense music playing]
[Stan hoots]
-[tense music playing]
-My Lord.
[Dudley] Guildford.
-[inhales sharply]
Well, of course it's me.
-Time is of the essence.
-[grunts, yells]
[mutters] What the devil?
[groans] My key!
-The fuck are you doing?!
-This is for my brother.
I thought you said this type of
swashbuckling escape was too great a risk.
You still don't get it, do you?
I would walk through fire for you.
[Stan] I've got it! I've got it!
[laughs] I've got it!
Hi, brother.
Hi. Stan.
-[door opens]
-[Dudley] Let's get out of this hellhole.
-Wait, wait.
Alice, come with us.
Who the devil is she?
It's Alice.
Stan, the key.
How do you do?
I'm Stanley Dudley.
Don't let the visor scare you.
[whispers] We're undercover.
[footsteps approaching]
[grunting] Quickly.
I can't.
I've seen what he does to those
who try to escape.
[whispers] If you change your mind.
-Free yourself. Free everyone.
-[Stan] Cheerio.
[Seymour] Back this way
come on! Full charge.

Keep up with me.
Come on.
Come on!
You two, run.
I'll handle this.
Absolutely not.
Go. I have enough death on my conscience.
You did not kill your mother.
[somber music playing]
I mean, you-you did,
but it was an accident.
You didn't mean to hurt her.
Horses are such unwieldy creatures.
No wonder you sent me away.
I was consumed by grief.
And I couldn't think what else to do.
Oh, Guildford.
You must forgive yourself.
Your mother loved you.
Thank you.
I smell a hug.
You can't smell hugs, Stanley.
Dudleys, halt!
[suspenseful music playing]
Dad, Stan.
Leave me. I mean it. Leave me. Go!
Stan, take Dad.
Now. Go! Go!
I'll take the beast alone.
Come on, then, Seymour.
I've heard you rather enjoy pain.
[laughs softly]
First, I'll kill you,
then I shall find
your treacherous father and brother
and kill them, too.
[exciting music playing]
Not bad at all.
Come on.
[Seymour laughs]
[both panting]
Guards! Do something, you morons.
Just kill me quickly.
Take him back to his cell.
And I shall enjoy watching you burn.
[Author] With just hours
until her execution,
Jane ponders all the doomed women
who came before her,
their lives reduced
to nothing more than their deaths.
[somber music playing]
Catherine Howard spent hours practicing
how to lay her head
on the block just right.
Anne Boleyn hired
an expert swordsman from Calais
to ensure her head would be lopped off
in one swift stroke.
Anne Askew was burned,
Margaret Pole butchered,
Elizabeth Barton hanged.
Jane wonders, if these women could have
done something to change their fate,
would they?
Even if the price was their soul?
[George] If you had to choose
'tween the axe and the fire,
which would it be?
No, wait.
Axe. Definitely.
I'm off to drain the dragon.
-Yes, my Lady?
-I was wondering if
-[suspenseful music playing]
-for my last request,
you might possibly bring me some wine?
Of course, my Lady.
If I were you,
I would get absolutely hammered.
[horse neighing]
[somber music playing]
I can't sacrifice a hundred of us
to try and save her
and probably fail anyway.
-You do see that, right?
-Archer, please.
She is my friend, she fought for us.
People here know that, they like her.
-They would
I need you.
I-I need your strength and your smarts.
The Scots are coming
to help take the Throne.
And so is a war.
So stupid.
And now that I know the truth,
I could actually change the Kingdom.
I can't do anything. I'm powerless.
-I'm useless.
-Shut up.
If you're not the man I thought you were,
the guy who punched a nun in the face
just to save my sorry ass, then fuck off.
But don't sit here and piss and moan
about the man you used to be.
You want to save Jane,
you want to unite the Kingdom? Then do it.
What would you have me do?
Think of something.
I have an idea.
The wine is French, my Lady.
Bit chalky, but it gets the job done.
Won't you join me?
-There isn't enough wine
for me to Bishop Flambard you.
Go on, then. Just a cheeky one.
[suspenseful music playing]
-[lock clicks]
-[keys jangle]
[Jane grunts]
Swirling it's supposed
to be good for the taste.
Ah, goodness me, you're clever.
Oh, I tried your bit
with the pollen, by the way.
It's a bloody miracle. Thank you.
Well, then, cheers.
-What was that for?
-I saw a-a spider.
It was enormous. Horrid thing.
It's h-hairy, with teeth.
Here, take mine.
To your health.
[somber music playing]
Right, then.
Go get the other Guards,
tell them that I'll be ready.
-[keys jangle]
-[lock clicking]
[door creaks]
-[door closes]
-[lock clicks]
[Deap Vally: "Bring It On"]
[excited chatter]
[Author] This is it,
the night we've all been waiting for.
If you love booze,
banter and blood,
welcome to the ultimate Tudor jamboree.
-[Guard] Make way for the Queen!
-[crowd cheering]
I'm coming to the brink ♪
I guess we'll see ♪
If I'll keep it all together now ♪
'Cause I got no time for lines ♪
Drawn in the sand ♪
Because I'm gonna show you
where you'll belong ♪
Don't matter how fast you're running ♪
You can't still me, coming ♪
I'll bring it on ♪
I'll bring it on, bring it on ♪
So bring it on, bring it on ♪♪
Where's my little wifey-to-be?
Where's Katherine?
She'll be here soon.
What a joyous occasion.
Who's ready to party?
-I am. [chuckles]
[Mary] Bring her out!
[ominous music playing]
[crowd chanting]
-[chanting continues]
-[crowd booing]
[man] Chop the head off!
[somber music playing]
[Author] Our perfectly imperfect heroine
has just one regret.
She didn't ever tell Guildford
that what she feels for him
is, indeed, true love,
and that love might just give her
the strength to die.
[executioner] Do you forgive me,
my Lady?
Fuck no.
[Jane] What shall I do?
Where is it?
[hawk screeching]
[Yonaka: "Ever Fallen in Love"]
[people screaming]
-Hello, trouble.
Edward says hello.
[shouts] Someone burn him!
Don't just stand there!
Burn the horse!
And we won't be together much longer ♪
-Oh, fuck.
-Unless we realize
that we are the same ♪
Just the same ♪
We're just the same ♪
Ever fallen in love with someone ♪
Ever fallen in love,
in love with someone ♪
Ever fallen in love, in love
with someone ♪
You shouldn't have fallen in love with ♪
And if I start a commotion
We're coming for you!
And that's worse ♪
Ever fallen in love with someone ♪
Ever fallen in love,
in love with someone ♪
Kill her! Don't just stand there!
[suspenseful music playing]
Jane, what are you doing?
Shut up, I'm saving you.
[Guildford] Jane, don't you burn.
I can't, I can't.
I can't break them.
[somber music playing]
Leave me.
I'll never leave you.
I love you.
I love you, too.
[dramatic music playing]
What is it?
Get out of the way, get out of the way.
Go! Go, Jane!
Get on your own horse and get after her!
Dad, we need to clear a path!
[Mary] Get her!
Oh, hell yeah! Run, my brother!
Dudleys never say die!
[Poppy Ajudha: "I Feel Free"]
-[both laugh]
[Author] That's right, chaps,
Jane and Guildford live.
But our story is not over yet,
because Mary is still Queen.
-Sister, please.
-[Author] And she is
-Calm yourself.
-most vexed.
The Palace still holds many secrets.
And secret lovers.
Feel when I dance with you
And secret nuptials.
We move like the sea
But for now, our heroes are enjoying
their hard-won freedom.
Because love true love
really can conquer all.
You know
Well, then, Jane Grey
Yes, Guildford Dudley?
What should we do
with the rest of our lives?
Hmm. I have been thinking about that.
Oh, you'd fucking love Constantinople.
Massive library.
[gentle music playing]
We can't leave.
I was rather hoping you wouldn't say that.
I won't run.
I must go back.
[laughs softly]
You don't have to come with me.
Of course I'm coming with you.
Well, I was rather hoping
you would say that.
[Poppy Ajudha: "I Feel Free"]
I can drive down the road,
my eyes don't see ♪
Though my mind wants to cry out loud ♪
I ♪
I ♪
I ♪
I feel free ♪
I feel free ♪
I feel free ♪
I can walk down the street,
there's no one there ♪
Though the pavements
are one huge crowd ♪
I can drive down the road,
my eyes don't see ♪
Though my mind wants to cry out loud ♪
Though my mind wants
to cry out loud ♪
Dance floor is like the sea ♪
Ceiling is the sky ♪
You're the sun ♪
And as you shine on me ♪
I feel free ♪
I feel free ♪
I feel free ♪
I ♪
I ♪
I ♪
I ♪
I ♪♪
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