By Nancy M Guillory
Topic: Black Jack Randall
It's one thing to be strolling through the Royal Gardens having to "fake" a polite conversation with the snotty little French beauty who,
Was it as shocking for viewers as it was for Claire? One ATO participant was on the ball:
While the show this season is following the books in storyline, the Dragonfly in Amber chapter about Black Jack Randall's return, was totally different.
Black Jack and Claire run into each other, literally, in a corridor at the Duke of Sandringham’s home. Shocked at first from the collision, it takes a few weighty sentences for them to realize, but book fans freak before reading the lines, they know from the "persons" description Claire runs into, who it is!
Missing from the show was Jamie's "stoic" natured comments to Black Jack when there eyes first met. (Jamie goes looking for Claire and sees the interaction)
Grabbing Claire by the elbow and turning her, to walk away with all of his gathered height and strength!
Loving this seasons masterful way of getting to Diana Gabaldon’s story, with a few missing book elements that are favorite Jamie lines, and this unfortunately is one of them..
Getting back to the topic, it was impossible for Jamie to behave that way infront of the King as the show introduced an undead Black Jack at Court. Therefore the show runners had the King belittle a very unsure, unconfident Jack Randall on Jamie's behalf and with our blessing...
One of our "we will never know" moments, as if the King felt the tension between Claire and Black Jack at first approach and thus took care of her as a gentleman would, is indicated by the Kings question: "what would your Scottish warrior husband think?" (Of her acquaintance)
On top of the pleasure it brought Jamie and Claire, who by the way, the King seemed fond of infront of Black Jack, we as fans loved the twist that the show provided...
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