Roger and Jocasta
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Jamie and Claire
I don't know if this subject was discussed. I'll like express parts/scenes that were left out that should have been in the tv series and others that were changed from the books that didn't worked as they should in the tv series. Also if anyone wants to share thoughts.
What didn't worked:
Claire's fight and killing the wolf, killing the young soldier, and going to the monastery after Jamie's rape. All the events in the book give the real personality of this woman doing all she can to save him, even killing, what she is not used to.
Changing the order and how Jamie dealt with the aftermaths of the rape, weeks/months after. This part by being changed caused others to be changed too.
How Jamie was portrayed in tv about not caring about Claire's pregnancy. When he was the one suggesting a really horrible name and how preoccupied he was - at first- that could harm the baby for having sex and when she was bleeding.
How they changed the way the scene in tv after Claire loses the baby. When I watch the episode and his reaction, before reading the scene in B2, my thoughts were "this is not how he would have reacted". Effectively. The books scene is more likely and real (even in fiction).
I hate that they left out the letters in the hands (I think in some pictures or scene they can be seen but carving the letters was a huge deal).
S3 too many to discuss!!
William's color of hair. I know they wanted to make him look alike Jamie but its suppose to be a dark-reddish-brown
S4 not giving Claire the opportunity to rescue Jamie in the Blizzard.
All the events since Brianna came through the stones. Were quite good but obviously in the books was better.
Young Ian's Mohawk conversion. Come on this was very valuable!!!!
S4 too many to write!!!!!
The rings!! This was brilliant.
Claire's S3 returning dress.
All the other parts that are not mentioned.
After S4, I just got the idea of "just keep swimming" and ignoring my mind when it says "that's not how it happened" or "the books says". hahaha
Getting ready myself for S5.
I'll write this because I need to say it.
I keep having a discomfort in an special difference between the books and tv series. And it is about the heights (something not that "important"). I know the books are fictions and characters' physical characteristics too, but one of the mayor points (not counting their personalities, qualities, etc) of Brianna, Claire, Jamie, Young Ian, and Roger are their heights. Is a feature that everyone who sees them knows who they are and how will prevail.
I'm not making a full comparison about the books and tv series. Because even if the tv series are based in the book we have to give credit to the writers. They are creating also something, and frankly copying another writer's full book is never quite good. Even in rewriting and acting each person gives their own essence (love this word).
I've learn to process the book and series differently, and is the best.
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Can we talk about Jamie saving Claire from the bandits??? Then saying that he kills for her??? Her understanding his Gaelic??? Ian saying and I ??? Holy shit guys my heart i cried What a scene
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Just come across this picture, any thoughts to the new building in the background??
Think I can have a guess...
Definitely one of the things I’m most excited about for season 5
I'm a bit late to the party, and only just now have read "the space between" and "a leaf in the wind of all hallows.". I noticed that in "the space between" le Compte de st Germaine's given name is "Rakoczy". In "a leaf" Jerry Mackenzie is recruited by Frank Randall to fly a reconnaissance mission along with another pilot named Paul Rakoczy. Are these one in the same? Does Le Compte originally start in 1940s era same as Claire? If so, when does he go back? What is his timeline in comparison to Claire's? If these questions are already answered in another book, my bad.
Hi everyone !
(First of all, I'm not a native english speaker so, please, forgive me and my mistakes)
So, My questions are about episode 2 of season 1 ("Castle Leoch").
During dinner, Collum interrogates Claire :
1) about her name : Beauchamp(french-style) and Beauchamp(english-style)
2)about her relatives in France (Compiègne)
-> HOW do Collum and Dougal instantly know she's lying ? And, was I supposed to understand it aswell with my basic knowledge of French History ? (yes I'm french btw)
Do english and scottish viewers got that part ? And I don't get it because I don't know English and Scottish History very well ?
Or maybe noone got that part and I'm not alone ? =)
(I asked my mother about the name, she thinks that maybe in 1743 french names were pronounced "french style" and not "english style", but she's not sure about it.)
And I've been searching and searching with my good friend Google, all I've found was that the "Compiègne story" does not hold up in this decade but with no additional explanations.
It bothers me so much, you have no idea.
And you guys are my last chance, then I will have to fly to UK, find a historian and beg him/her to give me some answers.
My mental health thanks you all by advance and be assure that anyone who will help me will receive all my gratitude.
Sorry again for my broken english
Love from France,
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Does roger ever speak again?? Sing?
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In Written In My Own Heart’s Blood (book 8) does anyone else think it’s wrong that Jenny moves to America with Jamie rather than stay in Scotland with the majority of her children and grandchildren? Plus I would think that she would want to be buried where her family and Ian is rather than in a strange land.
Also I think it is going to be hard for her not being in charge of everything unless Claire lets her run the household which I don’t see happening, especially once Brianna and Roger and the kids return. The only thing I can see happening is Jenny doing the laundry, cooking and knitting and spinning. Plus where is she going to live? In the new big house or with Ian & Rachel? Most likely there are going to be a lot of fights and Jamie is going to be caught in the middle and no one is going to be happy.
Anyone else have any thoughts about this?