Farewell Young Ian And Rollo ❤️💔. It’s sad but he was so happy to belong I have to be happy for him. Hopefully we see more of them both at some point. I’d pay money to see just one scene of Jenny learning about this.
Nice to see so much Jamie and Claire. Their goodbyes to Ian were beautiful. Now I have one complaint: Claire holding her grandson ✅ it was the best. But why didn’t we see Jamie hold him? Boo. Poor bairn doesn’t even have a name yet. I shall call him Hug-your-Grandpa until he does so.
Maria Doyle Kennedy is a gem. Glad we saw more of her at the end of the season. I loved the build up to Jocasta’s sexy time with Murtagh. Politics, arguing, some violence... Reminds me of S1 Jamie and Claire. :’)
lol at the Governor sending almost a dozen riders to deliver one letter. As others have said, the fire could be the Frasers’ way to leave their obligations behind. I wouldn’t mind the show going to back to Scotland at some point.
The Mohawk storyline was cool. Full circle with the season premiere stone scene and Claire finding the skull. Although it was barely 10s long with no dialogue, the present day scene showing the Native American man looking at white kids running around dressed as natives was amazing. One my new favorite scenes.
I am actually surprised Claire didn’t talk much about native Americans throughout the season. She usually tells Jamie what she knows from the future / believes in about a specific topic (slavery, jacobites, etc). I don’t particularly mind, just an observation. I wouldn’t have been surprised if she was upset Jamie accepted lands the British stole in the first place. Sure the various tribes eventually traded with the British and it was great to see little details about that (natives wearing British clothes, playing their games...), but Claire knows how it started and how it will end.
I didn’t leave because we argued. I left because
she told me to go.
And there we go. I thought for sure in the season finale Roger would be SOMEWHAT redeemed but nope. Why did she ask you to leave in the first place?! Gosh. And Bree running to meet him after he rejected her for the, I don’t know, 3rd time? Lmao. He needed time, I get it. He couldn’t use the 2 months journey with the Frasers to make up his mind? He needed to break Bree’s heart yet again and then make a dramatic entrance a couple of days later? Worst romance I’ve seen in a show I otherwise love. Can’t believe it’s basically 3/4 of the show now.
I am actually surprised Claire didn’t talk much about native Americans throughout the season. She usually tells Jamie what she knows from the future / believes in about a specific topic (slavery, jacobites, etc). I don’t particularly mind, just an observation.
Spitballing here, so take this with a grain of salt. But maybe she doesn't know very much about them? I mean, she learned most of what she knew of Scotland from Frank and he was an expert in 18th century Europe or Britain (please correct me if I'm wrong).
Then again, she grew up with an archeologist.
You’re right, that’s how she knew so much about 18th century Scotland. But we did hear her talk about George Washington’s life (well, the history books version anyway) so it’s possible she learnt American history as little Bree was studying it in school. Pure speculation!
Yep, she probably learned a bit here and there, but maybe it would be a bit unrealistic to expect she would know so much about the tribes specifically in North Carolina, especially since she lived in Massachussets in the 20th century. There would be no reason for her to go "let's see what the natives in NC were up to at the time"
Yes. I was more thinking about general knowledge like “native Americans were here before us and the British crown took their lands”. She had such a strong reaction about slavery -and rightfully so-, refused Jocasta’s offer... so I was a bit surprised she was perfectly fine with accepting and settling lands.
Yeah, that was iffy to me too... But I guess people in the 60s and still some people now have a milder reaction to what happened to the natives than to slavery. At least, I believe so from what I've seen, I'm not American so I can't say for sure.
Yeah, it's beyond disappointing that Roger isn't sorry about anything that he did. It's everyone else's fault and he's the victim, so he had to run off and abandon/reject/humiliate Bri for the 3rd time. He could have stayed with C/J while he thought, even if he made a seperate camp and followed just behind them on the trail so he could show up at the same time. The writers went out of their way to not sell me this romance.
I also wanted Jaimie to hold his grandson; remembering how good he was with his nephew...that was a wasted opportunity. The opening scene with the NA traveler in the future was a really powerful opening. It would have been good to see Claire reckoning more with the genocide of the Native Americans, at least as much as she did with slavery.