In the penultimate episode of the second season, realising he is less than God-like, Louis XIV (George Blagden) receives advice from pious Madame Scarron (Catherine Walker). But can the king truly humble himself?
Desperate Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster) is persuaded a depraved ceremony will reverse her fall from grace.
Ordered to initiate intimacy with traitorous Thomas (Mark Rendall), Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) must mask the motive from Chevalier (Evan Williams), whose reaction sparks a brutal response.
Blood is spilt in the penultimate episode of the sumptuous period drama.
Versailles Season 2 Episode 9 (of 10) airs on Friday 16 June 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two.