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In this episode we chat why the show has earned the Jamie/Roger relationship, science vs. faith, and why Mary is not in studio today…
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My kilt rating is 4.3 kilts. I really enjoyed the episode overall but I did have a few major issues with it.
My Good is the growing bromance between Jamie and Roger. After witnessing all that animosity between the two for most of the season, it was nice to their teamwork, and especially the trust and pride that Jamie seems to now feel towards Roger. It would have been nice to see more of that bond. The show cut a beautiful filmed scene in which Jamie helps Roger buy a sword. That scene would have established the amount of time that’s gone by, that Jamie has been teaching Roger to fight, and would have reinforced that growing bond.
Instead we got a mother-daughter shopping spree, which was one of my Bads. That scene didn’t establish anything new. And, while it was suspenseful to see someone watching Claire and Bree in Wilmington, it would have been more shocking to see Bonnet just appear at the beach after he didn’t show up at Whily’s Landing. My second Bad was the Jocasta scene. I’m still having issues with the whole “Jocasta leaving everything to Jemmy” thing. The Frasers not wanting to own a slave plantation was the reason that they were indebted to Tryon in the first place. Clearly, Briana doesn’t want it either. But everyone’s ok with Jemmy owning a slave plantation? And, why would Jocasta give all her money away now, especially if Jemmy actually owns everything. Like Mary, I had initially assumed that Jocasta was playing Forbes, but that’s not the case, according to the script. And, it was also completely out of character for Forbes to try to kill her in her home. He’s a smart lawyer. He could have found a better way to keep Jocasta from giving away her fortune.
My Great was everything Bree and Bonnet. Sophie Skelton and Ed Speleers were amazing in these scenes. Bonnet is the epitome of the narcissistic sociopath. He really doesn’t care about Bree or Jemmy. His goal is to be taken seriously and respected as the owner of River Run. Briana is just a means to that end – the lovely bride and mother of his heir. But like any narcissist, HE needs to be loved, respected and wanted by that bride and heir. When it becomes clear to him that Bree doesn’t want him, he savagely turns on her. And, I do feel that Bree is channeling Frank throughout her ordeal. Frank had been in the British Secret Service. Like a good undercover spy, Bree is carefully and cooly reading Bonnet at every turn and reacting as best as she can to disarm him. Frank would have been proud!