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    Francis Teck is said to have bequeathed not money, but the family jewels -- the Cambridge Emeralds -- to Ellen Constance, Countess of Kilmorey. Queen Mary took action and the emeralds now play for the Ermines.
  2. That last image. Frank has made peace with his life and his loves. He knows that with Brianna, he finally got love right. And now he's seeing off his daughter to save her mother and her other father. He's seeing her off on the docks as he once saw off Claire in the railway station, in wartime, or to medical school, at a bastion of the establishment in the 1950's. Frank knows now, for sure and at last, that Claire was right: no amount of time, and nothing that he could do, would win her back from Jamie. He got that wrong. And he knows that he'd choose her again, anyway: her and Brianna;
  3. In a small rust belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, Chief of Police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) investigates after a dead body turns up in an abandoned steel mill.
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    Time to fold up the Kristen Stewart commentary -- even after the film is released, when that discussion can take place in the movies forum.
  5. Yes indeed! Premieres September 12th.
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    The EW article links to reviews from multiple independent critics and other publications, including the NY TImes, Daily Beast and Variety. The performance is acclaimed by all, as is Pablo Larraín’s take on Diana as a feminine icon framed alive, impaled by the skewed views of both the royal family and the public. And feeling for the cracks within the frame.
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    According to this recent article from Hello!, Camilla has kept her own Wiltshire home, Ray Mill House, purchased the year after her divorce and near Highgrove.
  8. Looking forward to the dressage freestyle livestream tomorrow, early: 4:30 AM. As Jane Smiley wrote, "Horses are morning people."
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    Please remain on-topic: all things royal.
  10. The episode wasn't pointless, at least; it gave us a view of a period of American history not often dramatized, and very often romanticized: the founding of the nation. As soon as the story choice was made that Jamie's aunt MacKenzie married a landed laird of the colonies, we were headed here. It puts Jamie and Claire right back in the thick of a moral dilemma (lucky they, to have a choice in this matter), one with greater consequences for many millions more. So to me, the story-telling choice came down to how to dramatize their coming to grips with the reality of slavery -- that is, from the
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    Every other story seems to have been based on one feature in Murdoch's Sunday Times, rife with "now it is emerging" and "it is understood" insinuations. Awaiting a different source.
  12. But 1968 Claire couldn't know she had killed Geillis, because she hadn't done it yet. It wasn't yet her past. Claire in 1968 Boston is months younger than Claire in 1767 Jamaica. Claire only ages forward; she only lives forward. In Boston, she hasn't yet gone back in time and killed Geillis: she can't remember what her older self has yet to do. If the figure Frank saw was really as non-corporeal as Frank felt it to be, then it's more of a ghost than a time-traveler. We don't yet know for sure that it's a ghost, or Jamie's ghost, or what role it plays in Claire's story.
  13. Nothing has to have happened before. Jamie will (likely) die in the 18th century, with the knowledge of the exact date in the 20th century that Claire will first step back in time. The question is more, what about Claire? Could she become a ghost, two hundred years before she was born? And you're right that the question raised here is, What does it mean that Claire intuited that the skeleton had died violently? This is the only time -- from what we've seen so far, anyway -- that 20th century Claire received a "post-monition" of something from her 18th century life. She didn't, for examp
  14. That was the banana split of episodes: a mess of great ingredients, topped with nuts and red syrup.
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    The politics rule applies site-wide. In addition, specific to this topic: make no comment about any elected political figure mentioned, or pictured, in connection to a royal. Please see the updated topic rules for clarification.
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