By The Pricking of My Thumbs Discussion Post – Come Discuss With Us! *SPOILER WARNING*   9 comments

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9 responses to “By The Pricking of My Thumbs Discussion Post – Come Discuss With Us! *SPOILER WARNING*

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  1. oh. here? you mean I am the first? SPOILER ALERT:
    I loved Murtagh’s good advice: “let us up and away!”
    Assumptions (rather than knowledge) ARG@#$%h!
    about wives prevent Jamie from taking it.
    He never asks Claire what she would prefer. She is still absent from all business decisions. This was glaringly obvious throughout.
    They are all better for team effort. Unconscious dismissal of anything from the female point of view IS ALSO EVIDENT IN THIS EPISODE!!! The difference is that the Female point of view doesn’t dismiss the male completely from view. The men both in the current show folk and in the story are certain they could do just as well without female help… Can men say the same as Diana’s comment: “Women, who know what men are, and, on the whole, rather like them for it?”
    Replace it with “Men, who know what women are, and, on the whole, rather like them for it?” No pretending not to know women at all. THat is the joke made by the unwilling.

    Gary’s Colum has mostly frustration, which is keeping him from thinking.
    He gets distracted from assessing the state of his Clan from the Rental party.
    But the underlying grief is knowing, somehow that the years of sameness are ending, somehow.
    Doesn’t know how bad things are.
    Both eps are thrilling: Don’t forget to go back to the female half, since there are classic replies to the thoughts and actions Jamie explains here. Such as the critical thought: “Too quick by half, son! After 5 years of marriage, Frank still hadn’t figured it out!” (I canna possess ur soul without losing my own. explains nicely the distance and damage Frank has inside. For which he blames Claire in some way.

    No one has realized the #Droughtlander we’re in for vs S2.
    I’ll REALLY (!) be demented, as it is already happening to a larger part of your market most likely, before S3. SPTV and Starz should do marketing about the old lady part of your market. Long term plans for collecting money vs the state of the Planet and the Alzheimer’s

  2. The episode was wonderful ! I am always so impressed with the transition from Diana’s words to the writer’s interpretation , love it. The costumes were fabulous from Geillis’ fire dance costume with the Lover’s Eye Brooch, nice touch, and the fiscal’s fancy PJ’s- they were PJ’s , right ? No matter, he looked awesome. The Duke looked like a duke, hair was perfect !

    The acting was again, oh so good! I really loved Laoghaire peeking out as Claire was being hauled away, such a perfect touch- it was a Ha-HA moment, got you Claire ! brilliant because in the book it’s different, this really makes things clear.

    Dougal’s rage- awesome scene ! The brother’s fighting was spot on – so good.

    Can you tell I was verrrry happy- loved it. Kudos to all who worked on this episode- can’t wait until next Saturday !

  3. Reblogged this on Ana Fraser Lallybroch Blog.

  4. Although this episode deviated from the book more than other episodes, I didn’t mind it. The essential points were made. Colum has had enough of Dougal’s “irresponsible” behavior and exiles him to his home to tend to his wife’s funeral instead of Dougal leaving during the banquet for the Duke as soon as he got the news. Essentially it leaves Geillis without protection and gives Colum an opportunity to get rid of her once and for all. The entire exchange with the Duke, Claire and Jamie was not in the book at all. Instead of going off to hunt with the Duke and try to gain favor, Jamie works with Ned Gowan to file a formal petition of complaint against Black Jack and agrees to be his second in a dual in exchange for the Duke pleading his case. Bottom line – Jamie’s fate is in the hands of this dubious and cunning nobleman who is playing both sides of the Stuart/Hanover debate and he can not be trusted. Sending Jamie to escort Dougal and keep him in line leaves Claire without protection. Did Colum want to leave Claire unprotected too, or was it a way of punishing Jamie for fighting with the MacDonalds by depriving him of the company of his bride? It does appear that Claire being in the wrong place at the wrong time was engineered by Laorghaire. Nice touch with her revealing herself as Claire and Geillis were carted away. Once again, Claire did not heed Jamie’s warning to stay away from Geillis who is the next to feel Colum’s wrath. Will she ever learn? Despite her shock at Geillis killing her husband so she could be with Dougal, Claire feels that she needs to warn her to flee for her life and that of her child. It will be interesting to see how they take these deviations and develop them.

  5. Well, great beginning ! Loved the Claire/Laoghaire ‘talk’ although don’t know how Claire restrained herself from just slapping her silly ! Where Jamie’s interactions last week showed his potential leadership ability, I think this week we saw him again as young and optimistic . And Claire just can’t keep her nose out of anything and of course ignores his warning about seeing Gellis. Can’t wait to see how Jamie saves her, in the book he had the jet rosary as his secret weapon. I did have one question …. when Claire sees Gellis in the forest – mostly naked – how come she didn’t the vaccination mark ??? and so it’s good-bye Leoch and hello Lallybroch.

    • Was the vaccination mark visible? I thought it was later she sees it.

      • In the book, she does see it later when Gellis stripped down and declared she was a witch. The forest scene wasn’t in the book. She was naked from the waist up so it would have been visiable. Guess it was ‘too dark’ to see.

        • That’s what I thought too.

        • I’m wondering if that’s still a plot device… I mean, we haven’t seen any hint of Claire’s, but then I haven’t really been paying attention to her shoulder when she’s relieved of her clothing. 🙂 And also, are we going to meet the lucky Mary McNab this season, in Ep 112? (Coz you know, she “helps” Jamie in the Dun Bonnet cave in Season 3– because I have to assume we’re going to get a Season 3).

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