We’re nearing the end of “The White Queen,” and I’m sure there are a lot of you out there hating that the ride’s about to be over. But Starz is planning on making the parting a little less bitter with a marathon of episodes 1 through 9 Saturday, Oct. 19, leading into the highly-anticipated finale. The marathon will being at 12 pm ET and will end with the airing of the finale at 9 pm ET.

Until then, you can catch the 9th episode of “The White Queen” this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 pm ET. The episode, “The Princess in the Tower,” involves Queen Elizabeth and Margaret testing each other’s will for power. Here’s the official synopsis:

“A dangerous chess match begins as Margaret and Queen Elizabeth plot to overpower the other and determine the fate of Prince Edward and Richard.”

Want some sneak peeks? Here are some clips from the episode, embedded below. The first clip, “Save of Slaughter,” features Amanda Hale as Margaret Beaufort, Shaun Dooley as Sir Robert Brackenbury. The next clip, “Tell Me Please,” features Aneurin Barnard as Richard and Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth. There are some some cool stills from the episode in the gallery, embedded below.

What do you think about “The White Queen” so far? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

Clip: Save or Slaughter

Clip: Tell Me Please

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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