Look into my face, Cardinal. The face of the woman you tried to kill. Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy. What I did, I did solely for the interest of France! It is only because I believe you are sincere in your devotion to the country that I have decided to spare your life. France needs you and the King loves you. Your treachery would break his heart. If you ever fail your duty again, I will not be so lenient. My influence with the King is stronger than you can possibly imagine.