“My Lady Jane” Episode 5 Ending Explained: Who Killed King Edward VI? Jane Gray takes justice into her own hands

Contains spoilers for “My Lady Jane” Episode 5 on Amazon Prime Video

LONDON, ENGLAND: In Episode 5 of ‘My Lady Jane’, the tension reaches new heights as Lady Jane Gray (Emily Bader) takes drastic measures to gather evidence against Lord Seymour (Dominic Cooper) and Princess Mary (Kate O’ Flynn).

In Episode 4 of “My Lady Jane”, Jane realizes that Lord Seymour and Princess Mary were involved in poisoning King Edward VI (Jordan Peters) and causing his death. That revelation shocks Jane to her core, setting the stage for a dramatic confrontation in Episode 5.

Jane’s discovery and subsequent actions create a ripple effect, pushing the story forward in significant ways. There’s a lot to discover in Episode 5. So, let’s jump in!

Lady Jane Gray and Lord Guildford Dudley break up in Episode 5

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Emily Bader as Lady Jane Gray and Edward Bluemel as Lord Guildford Dudley in a still from “My Lady Jane” (@primevideo)

In “My Lady Jane” Episode 4, Princess Mary tries to kill Jane by strangling her. As Episode 5 begins, viewers witness that Jane is not dead but unconscious. The assassination only strengthens her determination to uncover the truth behind Edward VI’s death and bring the culprits to justice.

However, viewers witness that Edward VI is actually alive somewhere, unknown to anyone else. This revelation adds a dramatic twist to the unfolding events.

As the episode unfolds, in a dramatic turn of events, Susanna (Máiréad Tyers) accuses Jane of ordering an attack on Ethians. Jane vehemently denies the accusation, insisting on her innocence and vowing to prove it. Susanna also reveals that there is no cure for Ethians who cannot control their shapeshifting transformation.

Jane is saddened by the revelation because she always wanted a cure for her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley (Edward Bluemel), who cannot shapeshift like others and remains stuck in one form for a long time.

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Emily Bader as Lady Jane Gray and Edward Bluemel as Lord Guildford Dudley in a still from “My Lady Jane” (@primevideo)

However, Lady Frances Gray (Anna Chancellor) forces Jane to divorce Lord Guildford because she knows the truth that he is an Ethian who can shapeshift into a horse.

Jane has always wanted a divorce, but when her mother insists on it, she refuses and immediately goes to Lord Guildford, telling him that she does not want a divorce. Their mutual understanding and emotional honesty lead to a passionate reconciliation. They share a passionate kiss and make love.

As the episode unfolds, Jane shares her vision with Lord Guildford, expressing her desire to bridge the divide between Ethians and humans. Her idea is to invite all her Ethian friends to a grand celebration, aiming to foster understanding, acceptance and unity among all present.

Jane also considers the possibility that Princess Mary might try to kill her again. To protect herself, she plans to have her Ethian friends present at the party as witnesses.

At the party, all her Ethian friends come, and Jane makes a speech calling for an end to divisions between humans and Ethians. However, other kings and queens do not seem happy with her message.

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Emily Bader as Lady Jane Gray in a still from “My Lady Jane” (@primevideo)

Later, Jane tells Lord Guildford that there is no cure for his condition, and they begin to drift apart. Despite her efforts, Jane cannot find Lord Guildford anywhere, and their relationship seems to falter.

However, viewers see that someone contacts Lord Guildford and informs him that there is, in fact, a cure.

Lady Jane Gray moves to arrest Lord Seymour and Princess Mary in Episode 5

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Emily Bader as Lady Jane Gray in a still from “My Lady Jane” (@primevideo)

As the episode progresses, Jane’s determination to seek justice for the death of Edward VI intensifies, leading her to make the bold decision to arrest both Lord Seymour and Princess Mary.

As Jane arrives to arrest them, she is met with an empty room. Lord Seymour and Princess Mary had already left, setting the stage for a tense and dramatic pursuit.

In the last scene, viewers see Lord Seymour and Princess Mary riding away, smiling triumphantly as they make their escape.

“My Lady Jane” Episode 5 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

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