03x10 - To Show My Duty in Your Coronation

Previously, on The Royals...

What do you want?

Spencer, this is...

Jack Parker. Of course.

I love you.

I look just like my Majesty again.

Good for you, Chad.

My family owns quite a bit of coastal real estate, all over the world. I want you to style.

We'd be on the road the next six months.

I'm leaving soon.

I'm leaving all of this behind. Including you.

Please, Len...

Hey.

You'd better make sure your safety's off because, I assure you, mine is.

Before the Council hearings, you said you heard from Boone.

Was it about Robert?

Then it's important I know.

Son. It's time.

Chess. The game of kings.

You can learn a lot about a man's character from how he plays chess.

What can you tell about me, Dad?

That's yet to be determined, my son.

'Barricades have been placed and security has been heightened in anticipation of the largest crowd in history, to witness tomorrow's Coronation of Prince Robert.

As you can see behind me, extra police are present, and the royal box is eagerly being prepared.

Everywhere you look, there is an outpouring of optimism and pride and exuberance that has manifested itself into block parties and nationalism not witnessed in a long, long while.'

(Fires)

Safe passage, you beautiful b*st*rd.

It happened again!

I'm gonna kill him.

If he doesn't invite us to the Coronation, I'm buying a gun and climbing the clock tower.

You can't afford a gun.

When the next King of England is dating your sister, you assume you'll be invited.

We're not officially dating.

People recognize you in the street.

We had press outside for days.

And you know why? Because you're dating.

Yeah, I'm not doing that. Yoga sucks.

When was the last time you heard from him?

The night of the Privy Council.

But he's had loads to deal with. He'll reach out.

He's... not like that.

You're good enough to be Queen.

Thanks, Ange.

I think it's important we restrict your access before the Coronation tomorrow.

Build up a sense of anticipation.

Well, I need to step out for a bit. But I will do it quietly.

I think your days of doing things quietly are long gone, darling.

Where are you going?

Kathryn's.

Helena.

Did you just refer to Her Majesty the Queen by her first name?

Jack's plane has crashed.

Oh, my God.

I'm so sorry.

(Groans)

(Knock at door)

Hey! All packed?

Nearly.

We did say six months, correct?

Do you think I've under-packed?

(Muffled) It's not fair!

I don't want you to leave.

I've never been away from the family for more than a week or two.

You can do this. It's gonna be great.

He's a visionary, our future King.

How do you mean?

He told me when he invited me to the People's Gala that he thought we'd get on, and he was right.

I'll see you in a bit.

You lied.

Is that my flight helmet?

I don't know. Is it?

Is this really happening right now?

You disappear for days and then you show up like this?

Did you go to the island?

You said you leapt at the first chance you had to come home.

But I did a little research, and that boat came right past you several times.

Wow.

Do you know what it was like on that island, Sherlock Holmes?

What the storms were really like?

How black night really gets?

While you were here doing whatever you were doing to whoever you were doing it to, I was trying to survive.

Maybe so, but you weren't trying to come home, were you?

You don't know what the hell you're talking about.

I think I do.

Liam, just say it.

You wanted me to die on that island so you could be King.

You hate that I came back. Just say it.

No. I hate that you didn't come back.

Because while you were hiding on that island, like the damn coward that you are, I was here watching Dad die.

Don't you mean letting him die? Or more specifically, letting him get stabbed while you fondled the help?

Jasper, let me go!

Jasper, do not let him go.

I'm giving you an order.

Jasper works for me now.

Talk some sense into him before he disgraces all of us.

You're a liar and a coward.

No, I'm not.

I am a king. The King.

And the next time you see me, you bow.

(Bleep) you.

Merely because it's the most powerful piece, doesn't mean it's infallible.

Never underestimate the value of your pawns.

Pawns are weak.

Not true.

Every piece has its part to play.

And, sometimes, your pawns can hold the key to victory.

Checkmate.

We'll play again tomorrow.

I love you, my son.

Mum.

I just heard. What happened?

They've located the wreckage.

There's nothing left. No survivors.

Oh, Mum. I'm sorry.

Should we cancel the Coronation?

Darling, I hardly knew the man.

I feel sorry for his family, of course.

But let's not be too dramatic.

You could have been on that plane, so let's not be too casual, either.

I'm here if you need to talk.

I just... I just need a little space.

I understand.

Eleanor...

Live your life.

Chase whatever makes your heart race.

Jack made his mark. Make yours.

I will.

What's going on here?

Get out of here!

Now, now. I thought we were practicing our etiquette.

Really, Robert?

Not enough taking my crown, now you're taking my room?

The crown is transient, as is this room.

It's the King's room, not your room. You know that.

So you're kicking me out?

Of this room? Perhaps.

Of the palace? Well, that depends.

On what?

On whether or not you can control about 90% of your bullshit.

Find a purpose, dear Uncle.

Otherwise, you're gone.

I wish you would have done us all a favor and died on that island, you little arsehole.

That seems to be going around.

Can I help you?

No.

Let me rephrase that.

Please exit the Princess's room.

The safety's off this time.

Hey. I got your text. What's up?

I went to the island. Come here.

Island? Robbie's island?

Sit down.

Liam!

He didn't come home like he said he did.

So you're saying he's still on the island, and this Robbie is a... is a clone?

Or a robot? His evil twin!

Len.

Yeah.

Think about it.

He got you to do his dirty work at the Privy Council.

He turned Mum and Kathryn away from me.

He didn't get me to do anything, and he's not turned anyone against you.

Liam, the crown was his before it was an option for you.

I'm sorry, Liam, but so was Kathryn.

So you don't believe me.

I know you wanted to be King.

But this is Robert that we're talking about.

But is it?

Wow...

Len, don't go. I need you to understand.

Here's what I understand.

You and I were always the spares.

This was always Robert's destiny.

As far as I can tell, nothing's changed.

I've changed. Me.

Yeah, I think you have changed, Liam.

You're acting like Cyrus. Get your sh1t together.

(Door opens and closes)

What's going on?

Dad's portrait should be in a museum.

Why? I've always liked it here. I like having him close.

That's because he inspires you.

Don't you think the rest of the nation should be inspired by him too?

We can't be selfish, Len.

Especially when it comes to things that inspire us.

I like being selfish.

Robbie, I need to ask you something.

Mm-hm.

Did you invite Sebastian to the People's Gala to meet me?

I invited him to the People's Gala.

Right. Why didn't you ever tell me that?

I didn't think it was relevant. Is it?

It kind of feels like you were setting me up and not telling me.

Well, let's say I was.

Let's say you had just broken up with Jasper, you were going through an immense amount of turmoil and drama, and I thought you'd enjoy hanging out with someone kind and drama-free.

You should have told me.

Had I told you, you would have definitely not given him a chance.

But you did. And you like him, yes?

Yes...

Then you're welcome.

So, shall we talk about Jasper?

He is now my security detail.

Yeah, what's that about?

He's excellent at what he does.

And I want to keep an eye on him.

Anything going on between you two?

Not since I poured my heart out to him in a Christmas letter and he... crushed me with silence.

Well, is there any chance he didn't get it?

No, he got it.

He just... pushed me away because of some typical Jasper code.

Maybe it's better that you're apart.

Yeah.

Sometimes you think that you've reached the end of something... when actually it's only the beginning.

I should know I was dead once.

(She laughs)

Thanks.

Your Majesty?

We need to make sure the candles are even in the corridor tomorrow.

Candles?

They bother me when they're uneven.

Would you like to talk about it?

No.

Just make sure they're even.

Jack. Would you like to talk about Jack?

Don't be disingenuous, Mr. Hoenigsberg.

You couldn't stand Jack.

I couldn't stand that he got to spend time with you, and that... he was compelling to you.

But you cared for him, and I care for you.

I'm fine.

Maybe no candles in the corridor.

Shut up.

Come here.

Liam! Hi.

Everything okay? I got your text.

Text? What text?

Robert won't call her. Gotta go. Bye.

Angie must have my password. Come in.

Hey.

Hi.

What's wrong with you?

The Princess is leaving.

What's wrong with you?

The Princess is leaving.

You're supposed to stop her.

You're supposed to live happily ever after.

Yeah, well, I think that only happens in storybooks.

So they were lying, then?

About princesses and happily ever after?

No. They're not lying.

I mean, some of it's not actually factual.

There is golden hair and clear heels, but there's, um... different kind of girls wear them.

Anyway, happily ever after is real...

..and you should believe in that. Okay?

I guess so.

Promise me you will.

I will.

Do you love her?

Yeah. I do.

You should probably tell her that.

Yeah.

Have you come for my other nut?

Did you do it?

Did I do what?

Jack's plane.

Sucks when you lose someone you care about, doesn't it?

Did you do it?

No, I didn't do it.

I'm gonna ruin your little coronation tomorrow.

I'm gonna blow my goddamn brains out.

Good luck avoiding that topic.

Fine. Blow your goddamn brains out.

I'm sure they'll mention it somewhere around page 7.

He invited you to go with him, didn't he? Jack.

Shame you didn't go.

Let me know if you need help pulling the trigger.

I'll get Robert to do it.

He has sovereign immunity now.

Whoa.

I had to try on my dress before the Coronation. And, look, check it out!

Glass slippers?

Glass slippers. Just for you.

What you got there?

It's for you. It's your story.

My story?

Yours and Jasper's.

He's called Frosty the Caterpillar in it.

Where did you find this?

He put it away on Christmas. But he was really sad about it.

And I even think he cried.

I'll pretend that I didn't hear that part.

Thank you for giving me this.

Do you like it?

I do.

I like it very much.

"So Alice told Frosty to make the Princess happy."

(BLIND PILOT: Umpqua Rushing)

What's going on?

I just haven't heard from him... since the night...

He became King.

I'll talk to him.

Liam. Why would you do that for me?

I'd do anything for you, Kathryn. You know that.

♪ If I'm far away ♪
♪ Am I hearing straight? ♪
♪ I'm no voice you want to know ♪
♪ Oh, you've been a forest burning no direction ♪
♪ Caught me sleeping smoke in my protection ♪
♪ Your blackened branches ♪
♪ Drifting through my water ♪
♪ Are you wrapped up in his arms? ♪
♪ I'm rushing faster and faster... ♪

You need to be good to her.

Why are you so concerned about Kathryn?

I was there, every step of the way.

'Don't do this to her.'

♪ Panic in the taste of all that could have been ♪
♪ Even what I thought wasn't worth giving ♪
♪ At least my mind has changed ♪
♪ Oh, I've been a forest burning no direction ♪
♪ I tried to hold you ♪
♪ I tried everything but running ♪
♪ My heart is panicking ♪
♪ Are you kissing him? ♪
♪ Are you reaching through all your days with him? ♪
♪ Your blackened branches drifting through my water ♪
♪ Are you over me? ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ I will not hold you ♪
♪ I will not feel your sway ♪
♪ I will not miss you ♪
♪ I will not think each day ♪
♪ Of summer twilight ♪
♪ Your eyes rushing through me deep ♪
♪ I saw my own waters rushing right back to me ♪
♪ You sitting shotgun ♪
♪ The lost coast calling me ♪
♪ Umpqua Forest, your face just like in my dream ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪
♪ Are you? Are? You are ♪

(AMBER RUN: Stranger)

♪ And if love seems like a stranger ♪
♪ That comes knocking at your door ♪
♪ Like an old, forgotten treasure ♪
♪ That we've all been looking for ♪

(Click)

(Gasps)

Ah.

(Knock at door)

Just stepping away for a moment.

That's fine.

Does anyone need me?

Nope. Not yet.

♪ And if you don't know where you're going ♪
♪ You've a lock without a key ♪
♪ If the road keeps getting longer ♪
♪ Let love come easily... ♪

(Thunder rumbles)

♪ Yeah, sometimes ♪
♪ Love comes easily ♪

Your Highness... soon to be Your Majesty?

You wanted to see me?

Yes.

I made some adjustments to your list of potential brides for me.

I hope the sorting hat isn't too disappointed.

(Laughs)

I placed them in order of preference.

Why go on a series of bad dates if your first choice works out?

Exactly.

Oh, and Willow, let's keep this between us for now.

I'll speak with the Queen after the Coronation.

Of course. Between us for now.

(BEAR'S DEN: Fortress)

Princess wants to see you. I'll take over here.

♪ I'll wait at the gates... ♪

Don't screw it up.

♪ Or is it a fortress? ♪
♪ I'm calling the blame ♪
♪ Just let me own it ♪

(Knock at door)

♪ There are things I thought I could rise above... ♪

Hey.

Uh, you wanted to see me?

No.

No?

No.

I... You look...

Wow.

You said you didn't get me anything.

Yeah.

Obviously I lied.

So you're leaving with Sebastian?

Yes.

And before you say anything...

He seems like a great guy.

I tried to find some dirt on him but I couldn't.

Are you excited?

I am.

Good. You should be.

You deserve something that inspires you, something that makes your heart race.

I had that.

I love you.

What?

I want to be with you for the rest of time, and that's exactly what I intend to do, because... happily ever after it's real.

And we're gonna find it, together.

So you think the fact that you love me, that's supposed to change things?

Yeah.

Do you realize that when I told you that I love you, you told me you don't do relationships, and you broke up with me?

You never said you loved me.

On Christmas.

In that letter.

The most girly, vulnerable, stupid, pathetic love letter I've ever written, and I must have checked that library a thousand goddamn times, and every damn time I hated mys...

Why are you smiling right now?

Because you look like a princess, but you don't sound like one.

Uh...

I never got that letter.

If I... If I had, I never could've left.

But you did.

You could have been honest with me, told me the truth, and we could have worked it out together.

And now I have a chance to do something great...

I'm not asking you to stay.

I... I want you to stay, or I want to go with you, but I want you to be exactly who you want to be.

And I know that being with me's not easy, but you'd be... you'd be bored if it was too easy.

No. I want easy. Okay?

I want comfortable and I want calm. And Sebastian is.

But he's not the guy for you.

I am.

I came through the fire... and it was so hard...

..'cause I was so in love with you.

Jasper, I can't do it again.

Prince Robert is sneaking out.

Sorry.

I know I hurt you.

I'm not expecting you to just run back into my arms, but...

..if you leave this palace behind, don't leave us behind.

You're my girl, Princess.

And I'm gonna love you... no matter what.

♪ This is where we're supposed to be ♪
♪ I don't think anyone ♪
♪ Could ever love anyone ♪
♪ The way I love you ♪
♪ The way I love you ♪
♪ The way I love you ♪

Hi.

I'm sorry. It's been crazy, and that's not fair.

Liam said he spoke to you.

Um, yeah.

Angie texted him.

It's a long story.

You can tell me later.

I missed you.

(She giggles)

♪ Tell me where your heart is ♪
♪ Tell me where you keep it ♪
♪ Tell me where it's staying ♪
♪ Tell me where your heart is ♪
♪ Tell me where you keep it ♪
♪ Tell me where it's staying ♪

They've been gathering for days, sleeping in the rain.

I'm not sure I would do that if Jesus Christ himself were making an appearance.

I'm sorry about Jack.

Yeah. I am too.

I'm not attending the Coronation tomorrow.

I thought you should know.

Liam, don't do this to me. For once, can't you please just fall in line and honor your duty to this family?

I've been honoring my duty to this family since the day I was born.

So don't give me that sh1t.

What is it this time?

What travesty of justice precludes you from walking out of the palace and simply standing for a few minutes?

He could have helped us.

He could have possibly saved Dad.

From a deranged psychopath who lived in the clock tower? Unlikely.

Where's the shame in wanting some solitude from all of this?

You wouldn't blame your brother if you'd been brought up with the same expectations I was.

You were the spare.

And then, for a few short months, you weren't, and look what's become of you.

Skulking around the palace, peddling conspiracy theories.

It's disgraceful, and I've had enough. We all have.

He's tricking you, Mum. He's manipulating you, and you're either too vain or stupid to notice.

Oh, but you're not?

We're all easily-duped idiots and you're the enlightened one?

As if! Pull your head out of your arse, you selfish, bitter child.

You're not the King. Get over it.

Your father would be appalled by you.

Yeah?

Maybe he wouldn't have been out walking the city if his wife wasn't cheating on him for the last 30 years.

I hope you're right about Robert...

..'cause he's the only son you're gonna have when this is over.

♪ Tell me where your heart is ♪
♪ Tell me where you keep it ♪
♪ Tell me where it stays ♪
♪ Tell me where your heart is ♪
♪ Tell me where you keep it ♪
♪ Tell me where it stays ♪

You got somewhere you need to be?

When I was on the island, I saw you.

You were wearing white, like you are now.

You whispered a question to me.

You're the reason that I came back.

It's gonna be difficult never seeing you again.

What?

♪ Pack up your tents to travel... ♪

Hi.

Wow. You...

You actually look kind of good.

You actually look like a princess. I like it.

Thank you. You too.

I know you're worried about leaving.

And I know it likely has everything to do with Jasper.

But your entire life, you've been asked to consider this family.

Consider you this time.

Not the monarchy, not Jasper, not even me.

Make it about you.

It's time.

It's time.

♪ To scream, shout and bellow ♪
♪ Chew up your love then swallow... ♪

You have done well, my son.

You have absorbed everything we've taught you.

Your brother, on the other hand, is all heart...

..which isn't a terrible thing.

He lacks discipline.

But he makes up for it by sheer will and determination.

You could learn a lot from him.

He could learn a lot from me.

Your hubris, Robert, it will be your downfall one day.

I have decided to disband the monarchy, my son.

It's not your fault.

You've done nothing wrong.

It's just who you are.

What does that mean? It's who I am?

You have all the gifts that can be taught...

..and none of the gifts that can't.

And as much as I love you and I do love you, my son you will never make a great king.

And I'm sorry.

♪ And bid their sheep to follow ♪
♪ Chew up your love then swallow ♪
♪ Chew up your love then swallow ♪
♪ Chew up your love then swallow... ♪

Seems you won't be joining us.

That's a shame, brother.

It is.

But you created this.

No.

You created this.

I just found out King Simon was my father.

Everything is going to change for us.

In a few moments, I'll be King... and you'll be who you've always been.

Let him go. We don't need him.

No Liam, no Cyrus, no Spencer...

The first two had a choice.

The Lord Chamberlain, I fired.

What? Why? You had no right!

I have every right. I'm the King of England.

Uh... I don't understand.

I love you.

There has to be a way that we can make this work.

There may have been a way.

But that was lost the moment you slept with my brother...

..and every time you lied about it to my face.

You knew?

But you kept... you kept seeing me.

You kept saying that you cared about me.

Yes, I did.

Because, let's face it, you're quite the whore in bed.

I think it's that common blood in you, but you'll have to ask Liam.

(Cheering)

♪ Holy something in the wind ♪

(Cheering continues)

♪ In my dreams I've seen your face ♪
♪ Brave as brave has ever known ♪
♪ I watched your soul out the window ♪
♪ You asked for my hand, I gave you mine ♪
♪ For the last time ♪
♪ You looked in my soul, you said it's time ♪
♪ You'll be just fine ♪
♪ I've seen holy smoke out the window ♪
♪ You'll rise up through the shadows with a new glow ♪
♪ Farewell, my friend, it's over now ♪
♪ Beware, my friend, yeah ♪
♪ Sometimes my father's looking up ♪
♪ How he yearns to hear your voice ♪
♪ If there's a god, how could he mold ♪
♪ A life so cruel, yet so bold ♪
♪ You asked for my hand, I gave you mine ♪
♪ For the last time... ♪

Mr. Frost. Is this Jasper's father?

I have a proposition for you.

♪ You'll be just fine ♪
♪ I've seen holy smoke out the window ♪
♪ You'll rise up through the shadows with a new glow ♪
♪ Farewell, my friend, it's over now ♪
♪ Beware, my friend ♪
♪ Oh-oh-ohh... ♪

(Nervous breathing)

(Click)

(Crowd cheering)

(Knock at door)

What?

I need your help.

CROWD IN BACKGROUND: Long live the King!

Long live the King!

Long live the King! Long live the King!

Come in.

(Crowd cheering)

♪ I've seen holy smoke out the window ♪
♪ You'll rise up through the shadows with a new glow ♪
♪ Farewell, my friend, it's over now ♪
♪ Beware, my friend ♪