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May 17 2016 @ 05:08 pm
DP: Best Laid Schemes... (206)  
Quick Recap:
Jamie tells Murtagh there will be no duel which isn't okay with Murtagh at all. Meanwhile, Claire works at the Hospital with Mr. Forez who warns her about the Kings wrath and the possibility of Raymond being taken as a heretic. Claire rushes off to warn Master Raymond who tells her he will leave the city though she shouldn't be seen with him.

Later, Jamie tells Claire he's saved her life as many times as she's saved his and they are even. He's decided to take up her terms because he wants Frank alive too. Jamie wants there to be a place for her and their child if he should die at Culloden. Jamie makes Claire promise to go back to Frank should he not be there for her. Claire comes up with the plan to make the shipment of wine look as though the crew has had a smallpox outbreak.

[Read More...]Later; Jamie, Claire, Murtagh and Fergus are dosing Jamie with their plan in hopes of making it seem like he's got smallpox. The idea is to poison the crew of St. Germain's ship to make it seem his ship is undergoing an outbreak. Murtagh isn't impressed and walks off angry. Jamie tells Claire it is time to tell Murtagh the truth and goes out into the courtyard to find his godfather. Once Jamie is finished Murtagh looks stunned and then hits Jamie for not telling him or trusting him with the knowledge sooner.

After a bit of recovery, Jamie and Fergus go off to Le Havre to point St. Germain's crew while Murtagh and Claire talk about her knowledge of the future. Claire makes it clear she doesn't know when they specifically will die or what will happen to them but she does know the Rising will fail. Murtagh doesn't think it would be easy to be burdened with such knowledge.

In Le Havre, Jamie and Fergus succeed in poisoning the crew and then quickly make they're way home.

Later, Jamie goes to Maison Elise where Charles is distraught over the ill luck while the Comte is suspicious. Charles insists Jamie go to Le Havre and retrieve the merchandise and bring it to his own warehouses so they can sell it and not lose their fortunes. Jamie is will to finish off what he started but a wrench is thrown into that plan when the Comte insists on accompanying him.

Jamie returns home and a new plan is formed. Jamie and St. Germain will escort the wine back to Paris and Murtagh will gather some thugs to help him steal the merchandise from Jamie and the Comte. Jamie and Claire have a farewell night together before the men are off on their schemes.

Claire spends some time with Louise and friends only to become annoyed when they don't seem to care about the poor in Paris. Claire goes to the Hospital but is clearly in pain. Mother Hildegarde insists she rests and spends the night there where Mother can keep an eye on things. When Claire lies down, Mother notices she's been bleeding but says it is normal.

On the road, St. Germain and Jamie are ambushed and Murtagh is about to shoot St. Germain when Jamie pushes the Comte out of his way and then wrestle with Murtagh who gets the upper hand and knocks Jamie out. The Comte is dragged away but so is the wine.

St. Germain suspects Jamie of revealing their plans while Jamie is angered, it is Charles who tells them not to fight amongst themselves. Charles is ruined and now owes money to the bank. Jamie returns home to be told by Fergus of Claire's stay at Hospital. She needed to rest and not be out walking home in the dark, something Fergus approved. Jamie tries to set down and eat but is again summoned to Maison Elise where Charles is refusing to pay his bill, likely because he has no money.

At Maison Elise, Jamie goes to take care of Charles's bill but wants Fergus to wait by the entrance for him. Fergus doesn't listen and goes off in search of pick-able pockets. He finds himself in one of the rooms and goes through things palming a vial of something. Someone enters behind Fergus trapping him inside.

Back at the house, Claire returns in pain and wondering about Jamie's whereabouts. Magnus and Suzette are tight lipped and then Suzette confesses the rumor of Jamie coming to blows with an English officer at Maison Elise. Claire is terrified and has Magnus take her to Bois de Boulogne where this duel is taking place.

At Bois de Boulogne, Claire find Randall and Jamie clashing with swords and she's horrified to realize that not matter the outcome one of her men will die. As Claire watches, her pain level increases until blood gushes between her legs. Jamie stabs Randall in the groin while Claire collapses and the gens d’armes arrive arresting all involved. Before Claire loses consciousness she tells Magnus to take her to Mother Hildegarde at the Hospital.

Poll #2044959 What did you think of this episode?

How many kilts would you give Best Laid Schemes?

1 - Not a fan, ya ken?
0(0.0%)
2 - It was Outlander.
1(9.1%)
3 - I liked it fine.
4(36.4%)
4 - Really good.
4(36.4%)
5 - Bloody awesome.
2(18.2%)


Now Let's Discuss (ignore the books):

  1. Did you feel like this episode was rushed and a lot of back and forth?

  2. What did you think for Jamie's reason for not killing Randall?

  3. Do you think St. Germain would be more than a little suspicious when one ship was destroyed after a smallpox outbreak and then another? And what about the ambush?

  4. Did you love Jamie giving Murtagh permission to knock him out?

  5. Did you think Mother Hildegarde thought the blood was more serious then she let on?

  6. Do you think you know what happened to Fergus, show watchers?

  7. What did you think of Claire running off to Bois de Boulogne to stop the duel and the end result?


Feel free to pose anything else you wish to discuss from this episode or my review/recap. No spoilers please!

Noteworthy:
The ratings have dropped again... 1.03 million viewers? We lost approximately 100,000 viewers this time around. I can almost see why. This episode wasn't great but I know the rest of the season is going to be so good.



Next Week On Outlander:

 
 
 
siobhan63siobhan63 on May 21st, 2016 02:45 pm (UTC)
1. Did you feel like this episode was rushed and a lot of back and forth?

Not really. I think I've made my peace with these editorial decisions, so it wasn't the lasting impression created for me.

2. What did you think for Jamie's reason for not killing Randall?

I think his reasoning was better than Claire's the previous week!

3. Do you think St. Germain would be more than a little suspicious when one ship was destroyed after a smallpox outbreak and then another? And what about the ambush?

I have to say that I wasn't a fan of this plot in the book (where it was the same basic idea, but carried out at sea) because it just struck me as a reader as being WAY too convoluted. I mean, there's a fair few events in the books that challenge the reader's ability to suspend disbelief (and I am not talking about the whole time travel through stones thing), and this particular plot point was one of the worst ones for me. The only ones that were worse were in Voyager. Consequently, I still didn't really like it much in the show, but thought it actually worked better this way than it did in the book. But still convoluted. And still not my favourite plot point.

4. Did you love Jamie giving Murtagh permission to knock him out? Yes, and I'm sure Murtagh did too.

5. Did you think Mother Hildegarde thought the blood was more serious then she let on? Yes.

7. What did you think of Claire running off to Bois de Boulogne to stop the duel and the end result?

I just finished watching ep. 7, so I'll wait until next recap to talk about this.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 26th, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
1. I feel like the first time I watch and episode, I'm looking for the flaws and a lot of the time I haven't gotten to watch it a second time.

2. I thought so too. I bet a lot of people didn't think of it like Jamie did.

3. I never liked this either. I mean what are the odds that St. Germain wouldn't be suspicious of another smallpox outbreak when it business with Jamie? "Oh it's all a terrible accident of fate." Not bloody likely. This is a vengeful man so there is no way he'd write it off.

4. Murtagh is so awesome.

5. Totally. I'm sure bed rest was a thing back then and she should have told Claire that.

7. ok.