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September 12 2017 @ 02:32 pm
Episode Discuss: 301 The Battle Joined  
The Battle Joined opens on the battlefield of Culloden Moor where Jamie who is barely alive with a dead Black Jack Randall sprawled on top of him recalls the battle in flashes of memory and remembers coming face to face with Randall on the battlefield where he killed him (victory!). Jamie looks out over the moor and sees a ghostly figure of Claire moving towards him. She kneels beside him and Jamie comes back to himself to discover Rupert checking on him.

Meanwhile, in the 20th century Claire and Frank are buying a house. Flash forward and Claire is considerably more pregnant and trying to light the stove with no luck. She has an epiphany and goes out to buy wood to light a fire in the hearth. A neighbor woman helps her bring in the wood and talks with her about her husband telling Claire she is lucky to have Frank. Claire later goes to meet Frank's boss who is totally sexist and believes a woman's place is in the home with babies. Flash forward a bit more and Claire is preparing breakfast when a jovial Frank comes in and makes light conversation with her. Claire tells Frank she wants to become an American citizen to make a real home for their child. Frank is bolstered by her use of "our child," but when he tries to touch her she flinches away from him. A fight ensues which culminates in Frank accusing her of adultery and her throwing an ashtray at his head (he ducked).

Back in the 18th century, Jamie wakes in a barn where Rupert carried him too. Their are Jacobites hiding from the English but that doesn't last long as Lord Melton arrives with his men and beings executing the traitors. Rupert forgives Jamie for killing Dougal as he goes to his own death (so sad).

In Boston circa 1950s, Frank is restless on the couch and gets up to write Rev. Wakefield a letter about searching for Jamie when Frank comes down to tell him her waters broke.

Back in the 18th century, Jamie is next to be executed and when he gives his full name Lord Melton realizes Jamie is the one who saved his brother John William Grey at Carryarick. He owes him a debt of honor. Melton sends Jamie back to Lallybroch in a wagon were he is warmly received by Jenny and Ian.

Back at the 20th century hospital, Claire is dealing with another inept male who thinks she knows nothing about giving birth and ends up being put under after news of her previous miscarriage comes out. She wakes later in distress wondering if she's lost another baby. Frank comes in with a squirming red haired little girl who they are both overjoyed to see and the have a bonding moment where they both want to start over and try at their marriage. Then the nurse asks where the baby got her red hair.

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siobhan63: powerpuffmesiobhan63 on September 13th, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Claire being put under to give birth. Do you follow the Outlander Writers account on Twitter? They were asked about that: https://twitter.com/OutlanderWriter/status/907431620642185216
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 13th, 2017 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm not on twitter much.

That is really interesting.