Versailles: Season 2 (2015)

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Air date: Sep 30, 2017

In the Season 2 premiere, the palace of Versailles is admired from all over the world, and the king's army grows as Louis prepares to invade Holland. Louis finds strength and comfort in the arms of Madame de Montespan, who is pregnant with their child. A playwright is welcomed.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2017

The Church rises up against the King, demanding him to end his affair with Montespan. The bishop Bossuet forms an alliance with Father Pascal, who has come to the Court at the Queen's behest to return order and morality to the Palace.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2017

The poisonings spread as the investigation stalls. Meanwhile, Princess Palatine is coolly welcomed in both the palace salons and her husband's bed.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2017

Madeline is thrown into prison for murder by poisoning, but is able to send Gaston on an urgent mission. At the palace, the child of Louis and Madame de Montespan has become seriously ill.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2017

Louis is afflicted by terrible insomnia, feeding his paranoia. Louis decides to assign the Dutch War to Philippe. However, Louis' paranoia prevails, and he eventually decides to go into battle himself.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2017

The king's army wins several battles on the Dutch front, but Louis won't be satisfied until Holland and William of Orange is crushed. He overplays his hand and the army is lured into a trap. Meanwhile back at court, Marie-Therese is in charge and debauchery is banned.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2017

Clandestine discussions and an unexpected close encounter take their toll on Louis' mental state. Back at the palace mistrustful de Montespan questions where Madame Scarron's heart lies, while Queen Marie-Therese appeals to mourning Marchal to return.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2017

Madame de Montespan feels increasingly isolated and begins to believe that Madame Scarron is in love with Louis. Meanwhile the complicity between Philip and Palatine is strengthened.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2017

Louis is accused of authorizing the massacre of the Palatinate. Meanwhile, Philippe diligently enforces Louis' commands and grows closer to Thomas, who seems to have fallen under his charm.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2017

Agathe's arrest shocks the palace; Montespan and Gaston keep a low profile as the royal guards arrest all nobles implicated in the poison scandal; Thomas prepares to escape with Sophie; The Chevalier finally gets his vengeance.

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Season 2 of the historical drama series set in XVII century France starts four years after the previous season, with the Palace of Versailles now completely built and admired by the entire world. Now fully understanding the extent of his power, King Louis XIV (George Blagden) prepares to invade Holland, while also tending to Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster), who is pregnant with his child. As the season progresses, the King's attention is divided between the war and the women in his life: Madame de Montespan, Madame Scarron (Catherine Walker) and Queen Marie-Therese (Elisa Lasowski).

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Critic Reviews for Versailles Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

[Alexander] Vlahos' performance continues to be a truly outstanding part of the series, as he gives Philippe just the right mix of melancholy and spitfire.

Mar 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Period dramas take historical facts and run with them, and that is all part of the fun. Versailles does just that, albeit with a little bit of self-importance.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are pleasures to be found among the show's luxuriant surfaces, all marble and gold and velvet, or its radiant cast, or plots that are never taxing.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Versailles is a fashion shoot with words added in, and there's nothing worse than that.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Versailles: Season 2

  • Jan 26, 2021
    Loved it. The series was incredible drama by itself, but it made my husband and me read about the history to find out what was fact and fiction. The costumes, settings and actors were magnificent.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    The episodes couldn't come fast enough. Great show, truly outstanding cast.Yes, suspend your imagination, no need to quarrel with the accuracy of every single fact, one would be missing the point. Stellar visuals which truly help bring Versailles to life. Do not miss this, francophile or not!
  • Jan 02, 2019
    I wish netflix will play season 3!! I really want even more seasons than that!!!
  • Sep 30, 2018
    Excelent!! 5 stars easy!!
  • Apr 16, 2018
    thriller until the end! binged watched this over the weekend and it left me wanting more!
  • Mar 31, 2018
    We see so many shows about English history, it’s interesting to explore our French roots. The Sun King is a fascinating story about a pivotal time in history. The acting, the sets, the costumes and the writing are all excellent!
  • Oct 14, 2017
    I adore this show. After a long wait we are finally getting Season 2 in the US and it's been well worth waiting for. Each episode is inventive, edgy- fantastic period piece. If you have Ovation TV don't miss it!! Season 1 on Netflix if you need to find it there!!
  • Jul 08, 2017
    This is one of the best period pieces I've seen in a long time.
  • May 10, 2017
    Looking forward to season 3 already! ~

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