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April 12 2015 @ 11:21 pm
110: "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" 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:
Murtagh tells Jamie the Duke of Sandringham is in the vicinity and he might be able to get the charges against Jamie pardoned. Claire warns Jamie about the Duke but also takes some actions of her own in hopes of securing Jamie's pardon.The Duke gets Jamie involve in his duel which ultimately leads to a brawl with the MacDonalds.

Claire and Laoghaire have it out about Jamie and Laoghaire gets Claire's hand after a rather crude remark.

Claire finds Geillis in the woods performing a "Summoning" and realized Geillis is pregnant. Geillis tells Claire the child is Dougal's. Not much later Dougal's wife Moira dies and Dougal is beside himself prompting Claire to be summoned to drug him. Geillis plans seem to be going further when Arther Duncan dies and Claire realizes he's been poisoned.

Both Dougal and Jamie are the subject of Colum's ire and Colum sends Dougal away to his estates with Jamie along as his babysitter being forced to leave Claire behind at Leoch. Claire is then summoned to Geillis's side only to discover Geillis never sent for her but it is too late as the Wardens come to arrest Geillis for witchcraft and take Claire up as well. As Claire is being taken away she sees a pleased Laoghaire.

Discussion Points:

  1. JHRC so much happened in this episode! What was your favorite turn of events or surprise of the episode?

  2. Are you now convinced Jamie is an excellent lover?

  3. What did you think of Laoghaire's part in this weeks episode and what did you make of Laoghaire being outside of Geillis's house when the wardens came? And Claire slapping her and not seeming sorry at all.

  4. What did you think of the similarities between Geillis's dance and the druid dance from the first episode Sassenach?

  5. What do you think about Arthur and Moira's deaths and Geillis's surprise pregnancy and affair with Dougal?

  6. Am I the only one who thought Colum seemed to be overreacting about Jamie's involvement in the duel? What about his anger towards Dougal?

  7. What did you think of the Duke and Claire's own plots to ensure the Duke's assistance?


Copy Questions to Answer...

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

Noteworthy:
I hope everyone is enjoying the discussions. You opinions are always welcome and remember just because we disagree doesn't mean we don't love talking about it!

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Oh and this is noteworthy too:


Outlander 110: By the Pricking of My Thumbs
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Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Claire by the carsireesanwar on April 15th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
JHRC so much happened in this episode! What was your favorite turn of events or surprise of the episode?
I actually liked seeing Dougal grieve his wife openedly and very emotionally though meal sequence when he grins at Geillis was shocking. Did they plan this all together?

Are you now convinced Jamie is an excellent lover?
JHRC, the opening scene. Wow. And I just loved Jamie not appreciating Murtagh's interruption. LOL And dear Murtagh being totally embarrassed when he came into the room and realized Jamie was more than meeting his husbandly duties. LOL

What did you think of Laoghaire's part in this weeks episode and what did you make of Laoghaire being outside of Geillis's house when the wardens came? And Claire slapping her and not seeming sorry at all.
I loved Claire slapping Laoghaire and her sorry which sounded more like "go to hell". LOL Claire is feisty. I love her.

And that bitch! I hate Laoghaire so much. I mean she's supposed to be this innocent right? Isn't that the way she comes off? But then she's spiteful and wicked and to send someone to their death, possibly? WOW. She's and evil temptress to quote Geillis.

What did you think of the similarities between Geillis's dance and the druid dance from the first episode Sassenach?
So part of me is wondering if Geillis could have pasted this along to the future or where she got it???? I mean it wasn't exactly the same but wow the similarities were amazing.

What do you think about Arthur and Moira's deaths and Geillis's surprise pregnancy and affair with Dougal?
The look between G & D at the meal when Arthur collapsed makes me wonder if this was a plot between the two. I mean he looked pleased. I keep thinking G is just a social climber but I do wonder if she loves Dougal because of her looking towards him... and yet in her home she tells Claire Dougal loves her a lot but doesn't say she loves him.... hmmmmm.

Am I the only one who thought Colum seemed to be overreacting about Jamie's involvement in the duel? What about his anger towards Dougal?
What was Jamie supposed to do nothing to clear his name? I mean come on it isn't like the Duke is in residence all year long! And the MacDonald's attacked him and I'm pretty sure their father was like... you boys are idiots!

What did you think of the Duke and Claire's own plots to ensure the Duke's assistance?
I love Claire for trying to ensure Jamie's plans succeed but I absolutely adored when the Duke seemed scared Claire would think Jamie's wound was his fault in some way. It was priceless.