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.
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.
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.