Didn't you just love the look back parallel from Helwater to Fraser's Ridge. And Claire got a new ring! Can we say more merchandise. Plus that isn't the ring still DG approved but it is still beautiful and more what the book describes.
If you haven't watched the episode well then you've been spoiled and I'm very sorry about that.
For all of you that have. Lord John and Willie, I mean William are back... briefly. This episode brings more reunions in the form of Lord John and Willie who both Jamie and John are worried might remember Jamie as Mac. Of course, they don't seem to worry enough for Jamie to be more cautious because he literally croons to a horse bringing back memories to William which make William start asking questions. I really liked the show didn't play WIllie as completely stupid that in his short lifespan he wouldn't remember Jamie or Mac who was a huge influence on his early years.
Willie quickly realizes who Jamie is and goes so far as to ask why Jamie didn't turn back all those years ago when Willie called for him. It was touching but the reality of John and Jamie's concern was whether or not Willie would realize who his biological father is though despite an effort to make William resemble Jamie there wasn't enough there. Even Murtagh didn't realize it until Jamie's strange behavior made him speculate.
But who was completely shocked when Jamie claimed William as his own when faced with Cherokee retaliation? I literally screamed at my television, "NO! Willie can't find out like that?" But no matter, Willie suspect "Mac" of simply trying to protect him and confessed his "crimes" to the Cherokee who showed leniency towards him for his honesty, and one would hope because he's a child.
Meanwhile, Claire is nursing Lord John and forcing him to confess that he appeared at Fraser's Ridge to get and eyeful of Jamie. Well, yeah. I rather disliked the conversation where John confesses he felt nothing when Isobel died. It struck me as sad in the book too. Sure John isn't inclined towards woman but one can love a person simply for their own sake. To me it made John seem rather terrible even though I've always suspected he's more numb than unfeeling.
But I truly loved John's reaction when Claire tells him about Brianna. He was truly shocked and it gave John and Claire some common ground.
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The live viewer numbers for 'Savages' are in and they are staying steady from last week at 0.96 million viewers. I wonder if that has something to do with Murtagh's return? I'm curious is next weeks numbers will be higher considering Murtagh and the end of this episode. We'll see.