'Reign' first look: Manolo Cardona's Prince Tomas arrives to school Francis in archery


Ever since it was announced that Manolo Cardona would be recurring on The CW's period drama "Reign," many have been wondering if he would be a friend or foe to Mary, Queen of Scots. But based on the first look photos The CW released from episode 4, "Hearts and Minds," it looks like he actually might be an antagonist to Prince Francis.

When Tomas, the dashing Prince of Portugal, arrives at the castle, it looks like he brings a healthy (or not so healthy) dose of competition with him as he schools Francis in archery. Is he also going to compete for Mary's heart? His character is described as "playful and seemingly grounded, though he may have a sinister, sadistic, and completely amoral soul," so that can't mean anything good for the shaky betrothal at the heart of "Reign."

Also included in the batch of first look photos is more conspiring between the queen and her trusty sidekick, Nostradamus, which only means more danger for Mary, and tons of jealous stares from lady-in-waiting Kenna, Francis, Bash, and more.

Check out the "Reign" first look photos gallery here

"Reign" premieres Thursday (Oct. 17) at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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