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April 06 2015 @ 03:38 pm
109: "The Reckoning" Discussion Post  
As always, all book talk that doesn't pertain to the episodes we've seen is a SPOILER. Please use the SPOILER cut below.

Quick Cap:
Jamie learns Randall is the one who committed the murder he is blamed for which will do him no good in clearing his name. Willie rides up with new of Claire's capture. Jamie saves Claire from a very saddistic Black Jack Randall who is about to make good on all those threats to rape her when Jamie comes through the window. Jamie tricks BJR with an unloaded pistol and then knocks BJR out to save Claire. They flee Fort William by jumping off the outer wall into water.

On the side of the road, Jamie and Claire have a knockdown drag out but Jamie quickly realizes things are getting out of hand and tells her how scared he was to hear her scream. Claire apologizes for not listening to him and he apologizes for the things he said. When they arrive at the tavern to rendevous with Dougal, Claire realizes the men are angry with her and hopes they will forgive her. Murtagh tells Jamie Claire doesn't understand what she did and Jamie realizes he'd going to have to meet out justice 18th century style. Jamie joins Claire upstairs where Jamie is supposed to give her a good swatting but she fights like the dickens and even kicks him in the face BUTT in the end she gets her swats... and Jamie realizes that is going to put a wrench in happily ever after.

Back and Leoch Jamie gets in the middle of Castle politics when Colum takes the gold meant for the Jacobites effectively make the clan divide. Colum takes Jamie's advice and gives the gold to Dougal while bidding his time about what side to take in the Jacobite Cause. And if that wasn't rocky enough, Laoghaire is rather upset at Jamie's wedded status and apparently leaves a ill omen under Jamie and Claire's bed. But Jamie hasn't been sleeping in that bed with a rather angry Claire so to remedy that he makes her a pledge and she rocks his world... but not in bed... on the floor.

Discussion Points:

  1. Let's just get too it. What did you think of Claire's punishment?

  2. Talk about a nasty fight! What did you think of Claire's POV and Jamie's POV in that fight?

  3. Did you like that the episode was from Jamie's POV?

  4. Were you stunned that Dougal just came out and said he fathered Hamish?

  5. What did you think of Jamie's influence in the political climate of the McKenzie Clan?

  6. What did you think of Laoghaire (Leery) in this episode? The ill omen under the bed?

Feel free to pose anything else you wish to discuss from this episode or previous episodes. No spoilers please!

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Jill aka Jo: Stock: eyelashessireesanwar on April 8th, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
Mine too. And you know even though as a kid I hated being spanked. It never hurt for more than a few minutes and I got the point. I was a good kid and I think I became a good adult. I'm not against spankings.... and in this case it is a sign of the times and totally justified.

I mean I remember reading this and thinking that she put them in terrible danger to save her but then they tell her that. And while I hadn't thought of it at the time of reading... I've thought about this for other books when characters get off scott free and I think... they would have been punished in some manner.

Oh yes. I loved that Claire wasn't all... Fine I'll just get spanked. LOL I loved that she kicked him. And I think Jamie realized just what Claire was made of.

Exactly. I love that we get to hear Jamie's confusion that Claire didn't get it.

It was shocking. Dougal has to be careful what he says. But I'm sure the entire clan knows now.

I think so too. I also think we are seeing a glimpse of the Jamie to come... maybe. I mean he's this defunct laird right? So one would assume that it is going to be in his future or something to the like. I also think it is great because we see Jamie is a man who thinks and leads.

I did too. I screamed at the screen... NOOOO. Jamie don't! But then he was the Jamie we love in the end. But I was shocked by L. I mean she did the 18th century version of being naked under a coat. Whoa!