Not all great romances start out like a fairy tale love story. Sometimes the couple begins as enemies and slowly becomes friends, only to one day fall in love. Sometimes one of them belongs to another and it’s a secret affair that initially brings the two together. And sometimes you fall in love with your brother’s fiancee, steal her, then lose her, then your mentally ill father forces you to watch them consummate their marriage and marry his mistress at the threat of death. Ah, romance! So unpredictable!
For Kenna and Sebastian on Reign, things seemed to be pretty doomed from the start. I mean, what is more awkward? Being forced to marry at sword-point, the widely-understood knowledge that he’s in love with her best friend, or the fact that she’s been banging his dad for the past year? Okay, it’s definitely the last one. That is definitely the most awkward. But none of these were ideal circumstances. It seemed unlikely that Kenna and Bash would ever get along, let alone start to feel something for each other.
However, on last week’s episode, between the madness of King Henry, the power-play between Mary and Francis and Lola’s wedding to Lord Julien, Kenna and Bash exchanged a very sweet kiss. Maybe it’s just because everyone else around them is batsh*t crazy, but it was sweet nonetheless. This week, the couple took things a step further. After weeks of hunting THE DARKNESS (oh yeah, remember that thing?) Sebastian returns to his new wife and well, things get a little marriage-appropriate, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
Sebastian is weirded out that she used to do his dad on the regular, but he’s insistent on making her forget. “I want you to forget every boy who ever smiled at you,” he tells her. “Every man who ever flirted with you…everyone but me.” But, you know, mostly my dad, right? Because, ew. Unfortunately, Kenna is not the only one who needs to forget a thing or two. After what seems like literally days of foreplay and build-up (honestly, time makes no sense on this show, but Bash is a total tease, am I right?) Bash still won’t have sex with her. It’s only when he sees Mary and Francis together that he’s inspired to uh, finish the job.
So, was it for revenge? Was it to force himself to forget? Or was he seeing Mary instead of Kenna when he closed his eyes? Kenna seemed to fear the latter, because she asked him to open his eyes and look at her. “When you’re with me, I want to be the only one inside your head,” she demands, but I don’t know if it’s going to work. Ultimately, I think Bash is still in love with Mary and even though he has nice chemistry with Kenna (Kemmistry? Sorry) I don’t think it’s meant to be.
What do you think? Are you in favor or Kenna and Bash, or are you still holding out hope for Bash and Mary? Do you think Kenna and Bash will make it through the season? Are you as uncomfortable with Bash’s little patch of chest hair as I am? Let me know what you think!