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Honorable Men Ep 172

4/7/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 8 Chapters 13-14 Summary: The age-old argument of what makes the best barbecue unfolds. Beans are indeed a musical fruit. Memories endure and bond. Aunt Jocasta is a savvy woman. What makes an honorable man? Jamie makes a confession. A religious event occurs. Marriage cannot wait. Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Of Note: Interesting Links: history of nightshadesnightshadesof barbecue about barbecue...

Duration:01:27:09

Pride and Virtue Ep 171

3/24/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 7 Chapters 11-12 Summary: Roger seeks a kindness from Jocasta. Jocasta shocks Roger and she gets a piece of his mind. The Gathering is drawing to a close. Claire’s guts are griping. Germaine sings a tune. The mobcap dies an ugly death. Jamie consoles Claire. Jamie has a plan for the Ridge. A deal is struck. Himself is in demand. Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Chapter 11 Pride Chapter 12 Virtue Active Characters: Of...

Duration:01:01:58

The Future is Coming Ep 170

3/17/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 6 Chapters 9 and 10 Summary: Claire uses a cautery iron. Claire receives gifts. Roger and Jamie recruit for the militia. Roger meets an interesting family. Where is Stephen Bonnet? Chapter 9: Germ of Dissent Chapter 10: Grannie Bacon’s Gifts Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Of Note: Interesting Links: How to make a Mob CapMob CapsMob Caps Wild Carrot ExplorationInformationWebMDReasons Images are CC...

Duration:00:59:53

Past Present Future Ep 169

3/10/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 5 Chapters 7 and 8 Summary: Claire greets an unexpected patient. Ghosts of Culloden emerge with 25-year-old shrapnel. Jamie is given orders. We meet an important pair. Roger questions his place in the family. A baby must eat after all. The MacKenzies of Leoch live on. Roger goes from zero to hero. Chapter 7: Shrapnel Chapter 8: The Factor Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Of Note: factor Interesting...

Duration:01:02:30

For Old Times Sake Ep 168

2/23/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 4 Chapters 5 and 6 Summary: Claire treats some interesting patients. There’s more to Goodwin than meets the eye. Brianna is grossed out. Roger and Brianna meetup. Celibacy or sex? Passion wins out. The implications of sex are made clear. Roger shares Frank's letter. Brianna is stunned. Roger comes to Frank's defense. What about the other man? Will there be another baby in the future? Chapter 3: Riotous Unrest Chapter 4: For Auld Lang Syne Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC,...

Duration:01:36:50

It is All About Balance Ep 167

2/17/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 3 Chapters 3 and 4 Chapter 3: Bilious Humours Chapter 4: Wedding Gifts Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Of Note: Interesting Links: Congenital Syphilis Sexually transmitted diseases Diseases of Colonial America.More on Disease of Colonial America Medicines of Colonial America Ancient ContraceptionThe Four Humors Bilious Cabochon Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise...

Duration:01:20:12

Loaves and Fishes Ep 166

2/10/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 2 Chapter 2 Summary: Breakfast is served, but not for Claire. Jamie desires an astrolabe. John Quincy Myers summons Jamie. A thief-taker threatens. Claire has a pop-up clinic. The unintended consequences of high taxes. A personal account of the riot is offered. Chapter 2: Loaves and Fishes Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 Characters: The thief-taker Of Note: SafetyForeshadowingStory building and foreshadowingShows protectiveness and Jamie’s abilities...

Duration:01:33:24

A Day in the Gathering Ep 165

2/4/2019
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The Fiery Cross Week 1 Chapter 1 Before I begin the opening of TFC, I feel the need to address what we didn’t yet see in some form in S4 of the television show. Six chapters were not covered in the adapted material. And since Roger returned to River Run instead of the Ridge, they’ll be some changes to the order of things and surely some scenes will be omitted altogether. How do you think the writers will fit it in? How do you think it will be adapted? What will end up being...

Duration:01:03:21

Man of Worth Ep 164

1/28/2019
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Season 4 Episode 413 Man of Worth Directed by: Stephen Woolfenden Written by: Toni Graphia My initial thoughts are below, but you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get the details! Summary: Roger remains imprisoned. Jamie and Claire arrive at the village but are turned away. River Run receives a guest. Brianna awaits the birth of her baby. Otter Tooth is revealed. Young Ian makes a decision. Jocasta gets some lovin’. Testosterone poisoning rears its head. Roger learns the truth....

Duration:01:26:38

Providence Ep 163

1/26/2019
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Season 4 Episode 412 Providence Directed by: Mairzee Almas Written by: Karen Campbell My basic thoughts outline is below, you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get the details! Summary: Roger completes the initiation and remains a slave. He is known as dogface. Fergus plans. Lord John brings Brianna news. She requests an audience after reading the letter. Brianna and Lord John share an intimate moment. Roger works in the village. A woman with a baby helps Roger. Brianna and Lord...

Duration:01:21:10

If Not For Hope Ep 162

1/17/2019
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Season 4 Episode 411 If Not For Hope Directed by: Mairzee Almas Written by: Bronwyn Garrity and Shaina Fewell My basic thoughts outline is below, you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get the details! Summary: Roger is recaptured. Brianna uses art therapy. Brianna sketches a beautiful woman. Jocasta plans a party. Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian are on the trail. There is a worry about Brianna. Young Ian plays a marriage therapist. Fergus finds intel, but not work. Jocasta bears a...

Duration:01:12:42

The Fraser Fire Ep 161

1/9/2019
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Season 4 Episode 410 The Deep Heart’s Core Directed by: David Moore Written by: Luke Schelhaas My thoughts are below, but you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get my in-depth perspective. Summary: Jamie teaches Brianna a valuable lesson. Roger continues to travel with the Mohawk. Claire offers Brianna a choice. Young Ian is smitten. Claire’s at home in the garden. Homestead life thrives. Claire and Brianna play a missing game. A nightmare causes revelation. “Where’s Roger?” Brianna...

Duration:01:07:46

The Birds and The Bees Ep 160

12/30/2018
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Season 4 Episode 409 The Birds & The Bees Directed by: David Moore Written by: Toni Graphia and Matthew B. Roberts My thoughts are below, but you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get my in-depth perspective. Summary: Brianna returns to her room battered and bleeding. Lizzie tries to help. Roger returns to the tavern for Brianna but is greeted by someone unexpected and forced to leave. Brianna wakes late learning Roger has left. The Frasers are in town. Brianna and Jamie meet for...

Duration:01:17:09

Wilmington Ep 159

12/28/2018
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Season 4 Episode 408 Wilmington Directed by: Jennifer Getzinger Written by: Luke Schelhaas Summary: Roger searches for Brianna. Jamie and Claire visit Fergus, Marsali, and the baby. Roger mopes in a tavern before finding Brianna. A declaration is made. A wedding transpires. Jamie and Claire are off to a play with the who’s who of Governor Tryon’s friends. A consummation occurs several times. Claire fangirls over someone famous. A plan is underway. Jamie worries for Murtagh and creates...

Duration:01:13:47

Down the Rabbit Hole Ep 158

12/17/2018
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Season 4 Episode 407 Down the Rabbit Hole Directed by: Jennifer Getzinger Written by: Shannon Goss Summary: Roger follows after Brianna with the help of a friend. Brianna is ill-equipped for the rigors of the 18th century Highlands. Brianna remembers her daddy. Unexpected hospitality is offered. Roger becomes a crewman for a wicked captain. Brianna learns a terrible truth about her host. Ian Murray helps her to the coast. Brianna secures a travel companion and passage to The...

Duration:01:23:14

Blood of My Blood Ep 157

12/9/2018
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Season 4 Episode 406 Blood of my Blood Directed by: Denise Di Novi Written by: Shaina Fewell Summary: An unexpected duo comes to visit. Lord John’s wife has died. The boy William is grief-stricken. Lord John asks for discretion. Murtagh serves up politics and distrust with dinner. The boy remembers Mac the groom. Murtagh discovers the truth about William. A liquor lubricated chess game is played. John becomes ill with the measles. Jamie and William head out on a multi-day tour of the...

Duration:01:04:34

Superstitions and Cruelty Ep 156

12/8/2018
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Season 4 Episode 405 Superstitions and Cruelty Directed by: Denise Di Novi Written by: Bronwyn Garrity My basic thoughts follow below, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to get my complete thoughts. Summary: Claire and Adawehi bond. A misunderstood truth is given. The white sow is challenging her worth. Jamie shares a supernatural dream. Claire midwife's a mountain family. Jamie and Young Ian go to recruit settlers. Claire quashes a conflict. Settlers are difficult to come by....

Duration:01:01:27

Common Ground Ep 155

12/1/2018
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Season 4 Episode 404 “Common Ground” Directed by: Ben Bolt Written by: Joy Blake Summary: Jamie becomes a landowner. Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian leave Marsali and Fergus, turning toward the mountains. The boundaries of Fraser’s Ridge are marked. The land is prepared for a cabin. They meet the locals who are unhappy at their presence. Roger makes a discovery. An awkward phone call ensues. Jamie receives council. Jamie believes the land spoke to him. Actions are taken to be peaceable...

Duration:00:57:58

The False Bride Ep 154

11/30/2018
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Season 4 Episode 403 “The False Bride” Directed by: Ben Bolt Written by: Jennifer Yale Summary: Roger says goodbye to the manse. He goes to America to see Brianna and perform in a Scottish festival. Roger shares his intentions. Brianna shocks Roger. There is a row that strains Roger and Brianna. Jocasta throws shade at Claire. The Frasers and Young Ian leave River Run with funds, a guide, and a mule. Young Ian goes adventuring with John Quincy Myers. Jamie and Claire are caught in a...

Duration:00:47:41

Do No Harm Ep 153

11/12/2018
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Season 4 Episode 402 “Do No Harm” Directed by: Julian Holmes Written by: Karen Campbell Summary: Claire, Jamie, Young Ian, and Rollo arrive at Aunt Jocasta’s plantation, River Run. Aunt Jocasta extends every hospitality learning they were robbed. Young Ian and Rollo meet a wicked predator. We meet a mountain man. Claire’s sensibilities and beliefs are on edge. Auntie Jocasta hatches a MacKenzie style plan. There’s a party with the who’s who of the area in honor of their arrival. An...

Duration:01:02:27