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  1. nara

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    I meant that if they settle in NC, he will likely be fighting against the British. (Not sure what happened to people living there who sided with the British, but I imagine they didn’t stay in the new U.S. afterwards.) Being British himself, that probably feels uncomfortable.
  2. nara

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    I agree. Roger has to think about living in a time that has been pretty miserable for him. Plus, he has few real skills for living in this world. And he has to be on the “wrong” side of the American Revolution so that has to be strange. He also has a father-in-law that threatens him at every opportunity. Regardless of what he feels for Brianna, this is a lot to think about, on top of the shock of hearing about what happened to Brianna. He seems less impetuous than our other main characters, so I can see him needing a few days free from Jamie’s disapproving eyes to think it through and make a lifelong commitment.
  3. nara

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    WTF? No more Ian? Good thing Jenny is safely in Scotland because she would beat the crap out of Jamie for getting her child into this situation. I did Iike the fact that Ian took responsibility for his role in what happened to Roger. Also, it was nice to see him ace the gauntlet. He finally looked like a confident adult when he completed it. He has always been into Native American culture so he will fit in. I thought they should have offered to take the exiled woman back to Fraser’s Ridge and give her a home there. Right now, she’s more collateral damage. I hope no one has squatted on their land while they’ve been gone for 8 months... Good for Claire for insisting that Roger be allowed to take his time to decide. Jamie’s behavior on that point was annoying. I was hoping a Jocasta Murtagh romance (Jotagh? Murcasta?) would happen and they delivered, but I think a little more bodice ripping would have been good. But wasn’t Murtagh crushing on her sister, Jamie’s mother, at some point? If so, that should have been part of the conversation, but I could be making that up. The run across the lawn was cliche, but okay IMO. 1776 is creeping closer!
  4. nara

    S04.E12: Providence

    Brianna to Lord John: “You are impossible not to like.” Perhaps the most true statement ever spoken in the series. I think he’s the most likable person so far in the series, with the possible exception of dear old Mrs. Fitz. Lord John has been a constant support for the Fraser’s. I just hope he doesn’t have a bad end because of it. And I hope Brianna and Willie meet soon. i think it’s incredibly stupid that they left the prison keys on the floor for Stephen Bonnet to use to escape. Yes, they were in a rush, but they apparently never learn that he’s good at saving himself. Given how soon the jail blew up after our guys left, there was not time for Stephen to escape, but I am sure he did, and will cause more havoc. I do like that Briana went to visit Stephen to ty to forgive him. that’s very mature. I was iffy on whether he should know that he possibly has a child, but it did appear that he felt some responsibility, so I guess that’s good. I liked Roger’s story and how he berated himself for stupidity, but continued to do “stupid” things. The priest’s story was interesting. I agreed with Roger that he should just say the Lord’s Prayer and call it a day. (It’s ironic that the Mohawk were converted to Christianity so thoroughly that they were adamant enough about the baptism to kill him because of it.) I admire faith but his stubbornness was more ego-driven in my opinion. I didn’t suspect the end of the healer until right before it happened, so that shocked me. I suspect Roger’s actions will make him more respected, but I could be wrong, because of the loss of a healer.
  5. nara

    S04.E10: The Deep Heart's Core

    I think that the angst of deciding whether or not to go back through the stones was shown better with Roger than with Claire in a season 1 after the witch trial.
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    S04.E10: The Deep Heart's Core

    Given how much some fans seem to idolize Jamie, it’s good to see the moments when he is a complete jerk/more human. I liked how he got Brianna to realize that it was not her fault and that surviving the rape was what mattered. When confronted with his mistake regarding Roger, however, he became very defensive. “I could not have known...” Yes, but you could have brought the man to Brianna and given her the opportunity to decide what happened. However, this was a very realistic reaction IMO. Unfortunately, he didn’t learn anything, and now Murtagh is tasked with bringing Bonnet to be killed by Jamie. I think it’s likely that he will do this in secret again, rather than letting Brianna decide what happens. I am worried that there will be some further ramifications, like Murtagh or Ian or Lizzie being hurt in the process. I like that the abortion option was discussed because I was wondering about that last episode. Ditto for the option of returning to modern day. I guessed that Roger would end up at the American stones but I still liked it when it happened. Go, Roger, go! But of course he won’t. Nice to be back at River Run again. I Wonder how Brianna will react to slavery. Maybe engineer Brianna will bring some modern day invention to at least make their lives easier?
  7. nara

    S04.E09: The Birds & The Bees

    I thought there was also an element of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” when it came to Bonnet, which a very dangerous sentiment.
  8. nara

    S04.E09: The Birds & The Bees

    As much as I enjoyed the meeting of Jamie and Brianna, I was grossed out about the idea of him holding his d**k one minute and caressing her face the next. 🤢 I was also afraid that Brianna would not share the truth. I’m glad she did. That scene was very well done. And I’m glad Claire figured out who was the rapist. I am so tempted to go to the book thread to find out if Bonnet is ever served justice for his crimes. I do think that this episode really highlighted unintended consequences and how they continue to happen. Are Jamie and Claire morally responsible for all the actions of the man they freed from the scaffold? Including the rape and the child who was thrown in the ocean? I think that would be an interesting discussion. I think that Jamie just lashed out at Lizzie because of his own anger at not being able to protect his daughter. He sent Claire and Brianna to the future to protect them and it’s gotta feel like all that was for naught. I’ll give him a pass for that... But attacking Roger without Brianna’s confirmation was a stupid stupid thing to do. Typical of his compulsive behavior, and the flip side of the way he can think on his feet. I fear that this will end up being a permanent wedge between him and his daughter. Roger deserves a verbal beat down for his sexist condescension, but not a physical one. I really enjoyed the “get to know you scenes” and the discussion of Frank. They do need to age up Jamie, though, because he doesn’t look old enough to be Bree’s father.
  9. nara

    S04.E08: Wilmington

    Also, Blackjack’s men were about to ambush Douglas and co at that rooster shaped rock, but Claire warned them. Otherwise, they might have been killed and Jamie might have been raped anyway. I wonder if Dougal would have maneuvering without Geillis’s influence. I got the impression that she played a big role in his actions, but I am not sure if that was explicitly stated.
  10. nara

    S04.E08: Wilmington

    Enjoyed meeting George Washington! But now he’s another victim of Hurricane ClaireandJamie, having been accidentally framed for treason. Maybe they can find a way to frame Bonnet instead? I mean, he was already slated to be executed by the British. By helping him go free, Jamie and Claire have done damage that needs to be repaired, I wish we knew more of Murtagh’s people so we could speculate about the mole. I was annoyed that Jamie sent Fergus into a potentially dangerous situation when he has a little baby. I’m glad Murtagh was a little miffed too, even if for a different reason. I am tired of everyone loving Jamie. In any case, I want a story line for Fergus! I hate hate hate that they put another rape on this show. I am beginning to wonder if something is seriously wrong with the author. However, I will say that they did a good job staging it, and we felt the horror of it without us having to see too much. The callous disregard of the pub customers did not come as a surprise to me at all. Poor Bree—I hope she doesn’t feel like she deserved it. Perhaps Jamie will help her get through the recovery process. On happier note. I thought the love scene between Roger and Brianna was well done. I do wonder why all the men have to talk so much during sex! And what was up the carpet-drape question? Do men really speak like that?
  11. nara

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    I thought she told Laoghaire she was headed to the harbor.
  12. nara

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    My interpretation is that you have to be a person to whom the stones call, which appears to be hereditary. Also, Geillis figured out that it was related to precious stones. IIRC, having a precious stone and concentrating guided your direction (but I could be wrong). Claire had 18th century Scotland and BJR on her mind due to Frank’s discussions and that’s where she ended up. Geillis was trying to change the planning for the uprising and that’s where she ended up. Brianna is concentrating on Claire, and Roger, on Brianna. It would be nice if it that concentration took you to right location and not just the right time period.
  13. nara

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    No, but have friends and relatives there. :(
  14. nara

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    At the time of the post, it was an assumption, but I subsequently saw an article about it. https://ew.com/tv/2018/12/16/outlander-jenny-laura-donnelly-laoghaire-nell-hudson/ Thanks! Downton Abbey—that’s why he’s so familiar
  15. nara

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    What made me laugh/worry was her starting a fire under a tree . A little sensitive about forest fires right now. I think they’re saving actor salaries for the big America and boat scenes, which require a lot of people.
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