“Best Laid Schemes” Discussion Post – Come Discuss With Us! *SPOILER WARNING*   20 comments

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20 responses to ““Best Laid Schemes” Discussion Post – Come Discuss With Us! *SPOILER WARNING*

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  1. I am on pins and needles….next week can not come fast enough! This is getting so good. Converted 2 more people to the series and they are in binge mode this weekend!

  2. What I liked best about this episode is that we see Jamie and Claire loving each other and working together as a team again throughout. From Jamie setting Claire straight on why he agreed to delay killing BJR, making her promise to go back to Frank if something happened to him, the scene where Jamie talks to the baby with Bear’s music in the background, the “mock smallpox” test, etc. I am glad Murtagh was told the truth about Claire which never happened in the book. I am relieved that they did not show what happened to Fergus at the hands of BJR. I kept saying “Fergus, why can’t you stay put like your master told you to. Don’t go into that room!!!” Seeing BJR’s military coat then hearing him enter and the door slamming had me on tenterhooks. I think it is clever how they are making up time in the timeline by coming up with more expedient scenarios to interfere with LeComte and Charlie’s wine shipment. Much cleaner and immediate. LeComte needs to take a chill pill and “mark me” Charlie needs to be bitch slapped. He is a sniveling, pathetic man who deserves to be banished to Poland. What a cry baby!!! Of course, we book readers knew that Claire was going to lose the baby and that Jamie would be arrested. I wonder who called the gens d’arm. The duel was just long enough and fought with such fury. Great acting by all. Another 53 minute episode – that may be the new normal, but I did not feel at all rushed in this episode and it ended in the right place. Hopefully next episode will be the last in Paris and we can return to Scotland for some healing and to meet some new characters, like Simon “The Old Fox” Fraser of Lovat.

    • Hi Kathy, I think viewers will know what happened to Fergus next coming chapter as it is in the book and why Jamie broke his promise.

      Helena A Alfonzo
      • In the book Claire finds out from Fergus himself who feels guilty that he was the cause of the fight that led to the duel that lead to Jamie in the Bastille and arguably Claire’s miscarriage.

  3. Absolutely loved seeing Jamie “connect” with the baby. He naturally knew Claire is pregnant but it made it real to him when she moved under his hand. Such a lovely moment when he spoke to her! I am also liking how many things are being brought to life in the series, albeit in a different way. It is brilliant how the many important details are being fitted into place…I am in awe of the talent of those responsible (I.e. Writers and directors)!!

  4. I think it was a real good adaptation. We saw, in a condensed form the essential things that happen in part IV of the book. It seems next week we’ll have one of the best parts of the book, when this beautiful couple grasp the nettle and move on towards part 2 of this season. I like how it was adapted and I’m looking forward to their meeting again.

    Helena A Alfonzo
  5. Forgive me, I am confused, Haven’t read books in a long time. I am on West Coast and “Best Laid SCHEMES” HAS NOT BEEN SHOWN (oops) yet today. WHY, when Claire thought BJR was killed by cattle, did she not worry about Frank and whether he (and she) would live later on. Jeanne

    • I can only guess, but I think it was because she had not put 2 + 2 together yet. It was all kind of in the periphery. She knew Jack was Frank’s ancestor but, it wasn’t until Mary Hawkins entered the picture & she remembered the family tree & timeline that she put it all together. At least that’s my theory! Haha! 🙂

  6. Makes sense. Thanks !

  7. I thought it was excellent…I just wish they had spent a little time on Jamie coming to terms with his anger over Claire’s request….In the book Jamie spent all night sitting in chair and Claire finally approaches him. I thought it was very powerful in the book…..
    I have to say the ending of this episode was very intense and I look forward to next week’s episode!! 🙂

    • I agree. I felt there was a scene missing between their fight scene in 205 and him rubbing her foot in this episode. In tonight’s episode, we go from Jamie being at his desk alone to making a snide remark of Claire being at the hospital to Magnus and then the first scene with Jamie and Claire since the fight is Jamie rubbing her foot and she’s smiling like nothing happened? I do like that his reason for keeping BJR alive and that he called her out with him saving her life a few times too. He’s no pushover.

      I’ve not read any of the books but an avid TV fan. I did feel this episode felt a little disjointed at points. But I do understand from some friends who read the book that this episode packed a lot of important scenes from the book.

      Overall, I watched the episode in a tensed state and didn’t let my shoulders down until a good 30 minutes after the 3rd viewing 😉

      I’m afraid to watch 207 and the rest of the season! Television viewing at its best!

  8. The most touching scene for me was the one where Jamie talks to the baby when he feels her kicking. I cried and cried when Claire has her miscarriage because I had two of those in the 1970’s myself. I know they have to edit the books to fit them into a season but they are really racing through DIA ! There are some major changes from the book, but I LOVE the televised drama as much as I do the books! Does anyone know if there will be a break this year like the one last season???? I hope not.

  9. Loved it! Did not mind the differences from the book…I actually liked how Matt Roberts handled the more complicated book bits. Bravo! Sometimes the beauty of Sam and Cait overwhelm the words…I find I have to rewatch so that I can break the spell. That is a good problem to have.

  10. I enjoyed all the action. It was a pleasant change from all the plotting and sometimes plodding along. When I watched the first show of the new season I was very glad I joined in the first season because I would not have fallen in love with the show and become an avid fan. Loved the way they handled Jamie’s return to Claire. His words were perfect. Really enjoying the glimpses of Murtagh as well. Great character. I will miss him.

  11. Another great episode! I’m so glad Jamie was up front with Claire about biscuit owing her a life. She made the decision to stay, he did not force her. Great character moments for all, excellent script.

  12. Trudy-no doubt it was Le Comte St. Germain who tipped off the gendarmes. He’d relish Jamie being imprisoned for duelling since he has it out for Jamie after the loss of the wine shipment. Nasty man, Le Comte!

  13. So how is Mary Hawkins to marry BJR now dead (and struck in just the right spot) ? Did I miss something after 3 viewings ? Think the changes between book/show is messing with my head !

  14. Finally dawned on me that even that wound wouldn’t kill him and that somehow this will all fall into place. Leapt to a conclusion there which you can’t do with the books or the show ! Thanks.

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