The Royals Recap: In My Heart There Was a Kind of Fighting 5/10/15
On the last The Royals, the royal family tried to solve the mystery of who attempted to kill Simon. The twins are exceedingly suspicious of their mother and Cyrus, but Ophelia’s father came up with a lead, a stranger who no one knows. Cyrus made a claim that the twins were not biologically Simon’s and therefore he was next in line for king, and Ophelia takes up the offer to join the big dance program in New York. The full recap is this way.
The new episode kicks off as Eleanor and Liam watch the news. Liam is in a bar, while Eleanor is at Simon’s bedside. The news comes in: they are not Simon’s blood children. Eleanor returns home. She knows Helena’s game and calls her out on setting the whole thing up. Helena insists she cares about “the family’s” image, but Eleanor doubts her. Eleanor continues that everything makes sense now- the attack, the paternity test, and Robert’s death. She asks if Helena killed Robert so she and Cyrus could rule together. Helena denies it and tells her to talk away. Eleanor keeps on goading her for it. Helena insists no one killed Robert because Robert killed himself. She storms off. With Cyrus, he calls in Ophelia’s father to check in to tell him that he’s all but dropped them from protection details and other activity. He has him fetch him a drink. Ophelia’s father sasses him as much as he can to defy him on the base that Cyrus isn’t acting king quite yet, but Cyrus makes the ceremony quick, so Ophelia’s dad has to. In Ophelia’s room, Marcus has come to collect Ophelia to take her to New York for the dance program. She asks how Liam is, but even Marcus doesn’t know. At the bar, Liam is as drunk as possible and after making a fool of himself at karaoke, he sees Simon in his regal garb applauding him.
Liam asks Simon if Helena ever loved him. Simon admits that Helena wasn’t the love of his life either, and Helena wasn’t in love with him. He calls the relationship a strategic alliance. At the castle, Helena asks Cyrus if they went to far. Cyrus says they didn’t, but Helena still isn’t sure. Ophelia’s dad reports that Simon is still out cold, and then shows them the suspect they have. Helena asks to have Simon brought home when he’s well enough. When Pryce leaves, Helena points out that the closer Simon is, the more they can monitor him. She continues, pointing out her kids hate her, and Cyrus shrugs it off. Elsewhere, Cyrus’ daughters come to the realization that now that Cyrus is acting king, they’re next in line for the throne. Downstairs, Ophelia finds Gemma and asks her to tell Liam she asked for him if he talks to her. Gemma lays into her and says no. At the hospital, Eleanor tells Simon that everything that went wrong and Liam not being there wasn’t his fault, but hers. She hallucinates Simon as well, who tells her it wasn’t her fault either.