Mary names her bouncing baby boy Henry, after the king, his father.
Mary barely has any time with her son before her uncle orders her to flirt up the king.
It's quite an act Mary must perform. She is wracked with sorrow, missing her children, and she must pretend to be happy around the king.
Even though she is bleeding from a difficult delivery, Mary is ordered to suck it up and dance with the king.
Later, Henry brings Mary to his bed.
In the middle of the night, Henry wakes up. He wants to talk.
Henry whines about how Katherine was never able to have a boy. She did have male children, but they were either not carried to term or died very soon after birth.
Henry believes his marriage was cursed.
The next morning, Mary tells George that Henry used the c-word to describe his marriage.
The Boleyns believe that this means Henry may take steps to dissolve his marriage to Katherine.
Mary later requests that she may leave court to visit her children in Hever for one week.
Henry reluctantly gives in to her request. He looks at Anne like a child who has been forced by his parent to lend his favorite toy to another child for the afternoon. "I shall find something to do" (14.233).
At Hever, Mary is shocked to see how quickly her daughter, Catherine, has grown.
The two-year-old girl barely remembers her own mother, which breaks Mary's heart.
Mary perseveres, playing with the children and bonding with them over the course of one wonderful week.
When Mary returns to court, she learns that Henry couldn't live seven whole days without his mistress. He has begun courting Anne, buying her beautiful gowns to prove it.
Mary accuses Anne of never being able to allow Mary to have anything. "You've always wanted anything that was mine" (14.350).
While complaining about Anne's scheming to George, Mary wishes that Anne would "die of her ambition" (14.373).
Five-hundred year spoiler alert, folks: be careful what you wish for.