But, why no Emily? I mean I really like it so far, even with the changes but I was looking forward to Emily. Now his staying doesn't make quite as much sense....
Oh, but Murtagh isn't taking Duncan's place, eh?
Jenny will understand? I literally laughed out loud.
I loved seeing Ian's face after the gauntlet! Wanted to see his Mohawk hair style, because I can't quite picture it from the book, but I'll take that grin!
Oooh that Jamie-Roger showdown was exactly as I pictured it.
So I guess we don't get Jamie and Claire for the birth....that's kind of stupid. Childbirth was hard and dangerous business back then (still is), can't take for granted someone will live through it.
Why would she have had him and not remember it? That is not a realistic birth scene, just saying
Overall I enjoyed it, but I wish they hadn't kept certain things out (ahem, Jamie and Claire at the delivery) and I don't like that ending, Jamie hunting Murtagh? Please.
Bring on Droughtlander. At least we got Bees coming this year!
I was okay with no Emily. It's nice to think that Ian wants to do this for reasons other than a chick.
"Jenny will understand" was my side eye moment of the night.
I bet "Emily" will appear later. The loss of Isaebail is a major part of Ian's transformation, and it can happen in the show without taking up a lot of time (like the letter Jamie gets at the Gathering through John Quincy Myers).
Agree on the birth scene- it was super sanitized.
When Jocasta tells Bree it's a boy... I was like, uhhhh she knows? She was totally there? How has she not held her baby? Da hell? Just wasn't ok. Maybe I'm too salty BC they took Claire out but it was super not real.
I didn't hold my babies when they were first born, I lost a lot of blood and blacked out for a few hours. I only knew they were girls due to modern technology. So whilst I see your point, Labour with no pain relief takes it out of you.
I get that, I also lost blood with my oldest (needed 5 transfusions). But if Bree had lost a lot of blood, she woukd have died. They had no way to stop hemorrhaging back then. The birth scene required just waaaaay to much suspension of belief, esp for a cable TV show. I expect a birth scene like that from CBS or NBC but not Starz. Clearly a woman whose given birth did not write that scene.
Shit. I'm glad you're okay now. Yeah some of it was a bit meh. I was more bothered about the lack of Jamie and Claire helping her out, I feel like the writers have got very cocky this season and think they can do a better job than the books do. I'm in England so on our tv shows if there's birth scene it's like ooh a white sheet then BOOM 3 month old looking child appears!