Sorry I'm so behind. I got rather sick last week and missed the opportunity to discuss the episode.
In Through A Glass, Darkly; Claire returns to 1948 and is devastated by losing Jamie. In the hospital, Frank tells Claire how happy he is to see her but when he approaches to embrace her she flashes to Black Jack Randall and flinches. Frank pulls back and then sees her clothing. Claire and Frank stay with Reverend Wakefield who has a healthy collection of books about the Jacobite Rising. Claire scours the books for an account of what happened at Culloden and the fate of Jamie Fraser. Later, in Claire's room, she tells Frank where she's been but is a bit annoyed when he decides to believe her and accept that she loved Jamie. Claire drops one more bombshell. She's pregnant and the baby is Jamie's. Frank doesn't take this well but comes to a realization after discussing the matter with Reverend Wakefield. Frank tells Claire he wants to raise the baby as theirs but he wants her to stop looking for Jamie in history. Claire agrees and the two move to Boston to get away from the British press.
In 1745, Claire and Jamie arrive in Le Havre. Jamie's life feels shattered after being raped, but Claire is determined to hold it together and shift his mind to other things. Claire and Jamie discuss their plans to stop the Rising and while Jamie wants to help the Jacobites win; Claire tells him she doesn't know enough for them to attempt to further the cause. Jamie seems reluctant but wonders when he's not been up for a challenge.
Jamie and Claire meet with his cousin Jared Fraser about being introduced to Jacobite leaders and when Jared questions why Jamie suddenly wants to be part of the cause; Jamie shows Jared his back. Jared offers Jamie a job and his home.
While Jamie and Jared are occupied, Claire goes for a stroll on the docks and discovers and outbreak of smallpox aboard a ship. After confirming the diagnosis with the Port Official the Comte St. Germain confronts her about her involvement which has led to the destruction of his ship and cargo. Jared warns both Jamie and Claire they've made an enemy.
In Not In Scotland Anymore, Jamie and Claire have taken up residence in Jared's Paris home. Claire goes off to the apothecary shop and meets Master Raymond who knows a bit about her. Claire is seeking something to help Jamie sleep and Raymond obliges her. Meanwhile, Jamie and Murtagh are sparing in the park which brings to attention of the crowd, as Jamie explains because dueling is illegal.
When Jamie returns home Claire gives him a letter from Jared which arranged and introduction with Charles Stuart at a brothel. Jamie and Murtagh go and tell the Prince that the Clans are not ready for his arrival in Scotland because they seem to fight amongst themselves.
Back at the house; Claire, Jamie and Murtagh discuss trying to prevent Charles from gaining funds and she's hoping Louis de la Tour will help her gain admittance to court. Claire goes for a visit and finds Louis getting a wax. Claire is introduced to Mary Hawkins who is horrified by Louis's French boldness. Claire recognizes the name but is unsure why.
Claire returns shaved as well much to the interest of Jamie. As they begin to make love, Jamie starts having flashbacks of his rape and Claire tells him they will just sleep.
Claire and Jamie are headed to court when Claire comes down in her red dress much to Jamie's horror. He can see down to her naval. They head to court where then meet Annalise and old crush of Jamie's. Annalise takes Jamie to the King's dressing room while Claire socializes with the woman of court.
Claire goes out for a breath of air and Louis tells the Monsieur Duverney that Claire wishes to speak with him. He gets the wrong idea and makes advances towards her. Shes tries to fight him off. Jamie pulls him off and tosses him over the side of the bridge into the water below. Monsieur Duverney begs their forgiveness and tells them his wife will kill him if she were to find out. Claire tells him there is no need for that to happen and he asks if he can be of service. Jamie wants his friendship and Duverney wonders if Jamie is good at chess.
The King appears and jokes about Duverney's dip in the water.
They spot the Duke of Sandringham and Murtagh nearly draws his weapon in the presence of the King (instant death sentence). The Duke tells Jamie that he was going to send in the Petition of Complaint but that Randall took if from him and he had no choice. Jamie tries to be forgiving. Claire sends Jamie off to get acquainted with their new friend the Minister of Finance. Sandringham makes a few jabs at Claire and Claire points out he's a traitor as a Jacobite.
Alex Randall appears and is introduced to Claire who is surprised by his presence. Sandringham says that Jonathan and Claire are well acquainted and Alex says he'll have to mention her in his letter to his brother. Claire is stunned that Jack Randall isn't dead and worries about Jamie finding out. She wonders if she should be the one to tell him. Claire knows that Jamie will eventually learn the truth.
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Through A Glass, Darkly did well in the ratings. They pulled in 1.46 million viewers as reported by TV By The Numbers.
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