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May 10, 2015 2:57 AM - Season 1, Episode 14 - Subscribe

Claire and Jenny set out to rescue Jamie from his redcoat captors; unorthodox tactics are used.
posted by tracicle (10 comments total)
 
The Claire and Murtagh roadtrip!
posted by tracicle at 2:58 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


I've started negotiations over my treatment of Plum Plucker and the Twig, a buddy adventure show starring Jenny and Claire as they travel the highlands righting wrongs and solving mysteries.

I figure it makes more sense than Claire's musical road trip and does not suffer from the author smacking all her characters upside the head with the Stupid Stick. I mean, there's a reason half the episode was a montage.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:15 AM on May 10, 2015


I loved the song and dance roadtrip! Though I worry that this episode was too slow for non-book readers. The Dougal scene felt off to me; in the book he's way creepier and Claire is more Oh Hell No (am I mis-remembering that Claire definitely did not say she'd marry him if she failed?). Willie remains my favorite highlander.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 3:24 AM on May 10, 2015


Though I worry that this episode was too slow for non-book reader

it really was. everything after jenny left and before claire and murtaugh hugged it out was just endless grinding tedium.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:41 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


(am I mis-remembering that Claire definitely did not say she'd marry him if she failed?)

You are not but I thought it kind of made more sense the way they did it in the show, giving Dougal a somewhat logical reason to want to help her get Jamie out of that prison.

I thought this episode was totally great after last week's disappointment. Surprised some of you found it slow! I really love Jenny & Claire together, and it was nice to see Murtagh again also.
posted by something something at 3:05 PM on May 10, 2015


"Slut" to British women of both the18th century and 1940s meant slovenly rather than promiscuous.
posted by brujita at 8:16 PM on May 10, 2015


Was I the only one who cried "The Cowl! THE COWL!" as Claire and Jenny prepared to leave? Yes? Funny, I don't even knit....

While I thoroughly enjoyed the episode as a whole, I was surprised at the switch in tone as Claire went from travelling country doctor to early vaudevillienne (sp?). I'm not sure it really served the story better, but it was some silly fun. And though the Jenny-Claire and later Claire-Murtagh buddy scenes were so delightful, I could stand watching a season or two of a Jenny-Murtagh buddy adventure. That'd be a no-nonsense Highland tour, make no mistake.
posted by The Nutmeg of Consolation at 10:09 AM on May 11, 2015


Was I the only one who cried "The Cowl! THE COWL!" as Claire and Jenny prepared to leave? Yes? Funny, I don't even knit....

Was that the infinity one? That was amazing!
posted by tracicle at 11:22 AM on May 11, 2015


The gypsies weren't rivals in the book and mostly spoke a dialect of French.
posted by brujita at 11:57 AM on May 12, 2015


I just started watching this show and have been enjoying it so far... but this episode really tested my suspension of disbelief.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 5:50 AM on September 28


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