Do you need to catch up? Check out the previous Stranger recap here.
Brianna and Roger make the leap through the time of the week Stranger, thank God. It has been fun to watch Jamie and Claire Channel Bob Vila and everything, but I'm ready for Fraser and Rog to be in one place (and century) so that the happy reunions, tearful misunderstandings and 18th century games by phone * can get started!
In a related note, this week's episode returns two characters that we have not seen for a while: Frank and Laoghaire. For the first time, especially in the case of Laoghaires, we see aspects of both that do not come up in the light when the story is told from Claire's perspective. Also: Nell Hudson does not get enough for how mastery she plays Jamie's ex-wife.
But wait before I forget: Did Frank know Claire was supposed to go back in time again?
Read on for the highlights of "Down the Rabbit Hole."
* Do not know what I'm talking about? You are coming, and soon!
BRIANNA COME | Brianna, who definitely made it back to old-fashioned Scotland, goes through highlands in the snow. She sometimes consult an old map, but she is far from something that resembles something similar to civilization. At one point she falls and hurts her ankle; when she sucks it in an icy stream to inhibit the swelling, we see it badly destroyed. But she is shooting, limping along a road and sleeping under the stars. She can start a fire using a boxing of matches she wisely brought her from the future, and she dines on a peanut butter and butter sandwich sandwich.
The next morning she is in a lot of pain and looks quite calm. As she tricks through the forest, she notice smoke from a chimney of the house in the distance. But before she can do something about it she passes out.
WERE LEARNING, IT'S LAOGHAIRE! | Bree dreams / remembers herself as a young girl, with Frank (hello Tobias Menzies!) Lifting her gently out of a car she had fallen asleep in. When she actually wakes up, she is embedded in a bed in a cozy home and Laoghaire -! !! – was her savior
The wenchiest wench that ever hit out Laoghaire and Joanie went home, it turns out when they found Bree near a tree. "We had no choice but to take you home with us," explains the elderly woman, presents herself and her younger daughter, telling Bree that she can stay for as long as she needs. Brianna tells her she is from England but her parents are in North Carolina, and that she will meet them there. "Marsali is in North Carolina!" Joanie is stirring up.
A note before moving on: In Drums in the fallBrianna appears on Lallybroch first. That's where she meets Ian and Jenny, and her first interaction with Laoghaire is definitely different (read: Bree knows who she is immediately, and she shocks everyone by announcing that Laoghaire was behind business at Cranesmuir. In short, they shout at each other a lot). "We had plans to go to Lallybroch and get things," told executive producer Matthew B. Roberts, "and then we could not tell the story just as we wanted. So we had to revive."
SHIPPIN & # 39; OUT | Back in 1969 Roger and Fiona run to Craig na Dun. He has shaved his beard and is dressed in a period crew to prepare for his journey, and he has money, a compass, a knife and a few gems to see him safely in the past. When they go to the circle he hears a buzzing, but Fiona can not. "Your stones call me," she reminds of him. They hug, then he goes to the stone and puts his palms on it. Later, Fi!
We will not see him again until he is in the 1700s and is looking for a passage to Carolinas. Oh, Roger has found another knitted hat. Joy. Captain of Gloriana – wait a minute, it's Stephen Bonnet! – says he is going to Wilmington but does not accept any more passengers. Then Roger lifts a barrel over his shoulder to prove that he is tedious and cordial enough to join the crew. The bonnet looks funny, so he turns a coin to determine if Rog can board or not. When the throw comes out in Roger's service, Bonnet sneaks, "There are four ports before Wilmington. I hope she's worth it."
A VERRA interesting development | Her first night at Laoghaire, Ian will give Laoghaire some money. But it's not the whole month's alumni Jamie is guilty of her, and she's confused about it. The next morning, Bree mutters one of Marsali's dresses and will help Laoghaire and Joanie in the garden. That is where the little girl tells her about her "Da", who woke her, but was not her biological father. The two redheads are committed to being absorbed by good men who did not fall in love with their mothers.
And that leads us to a very exciting flashback set just around the time for Brianna's high school graduation. The teenager finds his dad at his office in Harvard, full moon and despaired. He will not say exactly why, but when Bree asks what a few papers are on his desk, we Can see that he had a copy of Claire and Jamie's death announcement – Roger and Bree found themselves independent of each other – far back then. He brushes it out as "research from a colleague in Scotland" and when she presses, he adds that it is "complicated". He eventually sends his home and she leaves herself in a huff.
This is interesting, no, Older? In the books we learn that Frank knew that Jamie survived the battle at Culloden, but it is unclear how much more research he did after that. But this little change suggests that Frank not only knew Jamie eventually died in North Carolina … but that Claire was with him when it happened. So you can watch this scene that Frank realized that whatever he does, Claire is meant to leave him again and go back through the rocks. It may also explain why – in season 3 and in another flashback in this section – he pushes so hard for Brianna to move to England with him: if Claire will leave them, they may as well break it on their own terms , Possibly bree saves some of the pain? Or maybe he does it to make it easier for Claire to tie up some loose ends in advance?
Of course, he does not tell Brianna. And when he announces the divorce and pitches move, she both rejects both. "Sometimes life takes unexpected turns, and when you do, you know what we are doing." We soldier on, "he told her, but she is very upset and leaves so they can not discuss it further. Unfortunately, we know this is just before He gets into the car crash, meaning that their last conversation was an angry. Much later, by his grave, Brianna cries when she promises him she will "be soldier."
THE TRUTH COMES | Bree sits at Laoghaires house swimming before the blonde mentions Lallybroch. Brianna spikes up saying her relatives live there and her mom spent time there. "And who can your mother be?" Laoghaire asks with a courteous question. "Claire Fraser," replies Bree. Hold on to your stomach, because it will get lost here! Laoghaires way goes from mothers to REAL REAL quickly. Without losing it, she knows exactly who Bree's mom is, the blonde besides begins to talk about how Jamie left Claire when he found out she was pregnant. "I like to repeat such things myself," she goes on, airy, making me plaster.
"I can prevent their death if I go to them now. It will be a fire," says Bree, who immediately makes Laoghaire suspicious. Um, Brianna? First rule for the time club? Do not talk about TIME TRAVEL CLUB. In the end, Laoghaire wants to just the money she owes, and she fears that Fraser sent Bree there to spy on her. "Your mother is the thief who stole my husband and left me humble!" she screamed, and things just got stronger from there.
When Bree goes to pack her stuff, Laoghaire follows her. "Claire Fraser should have burned at the spell in Cranesmuir," she spies. A penny falls to Brianna: "Oh my god, you're the one who tried to kill my mother!" In Laoghaires's mind, this only cemented the idea that Bree is just the last witch in Claire's covenant and she says so much. "I'm sure it's easier than meeting the truth. And the truth is that Jamie Fraser never loved you," Bree shouts back. Then Laoghaire lets her in the bedroom and says she will have her guest arrested for witchcraft.
BONNET & A BADDIE | At Gloriana, Roger is kind to a female passenger traveling with an infant. That night he wakes up with a woman's scream, and he runs to see what's happening. A young girlpasser has chickenpox and her mother asks Bonnet not to throw her out the window to stop the spread of disease. Roger asks Bonnet as well, but the stupid captain pushes the child into the ice-water. Her mother pops in after her. They are both convicted. As Roger rolls in shock, Bonnet orders the crew to investigate everyone and make him sick.
Infant's mother, whose name is Morag MacKenzie, freaks out: The child is dental, which makes him seem poxed, but he is not. So Roger promises to hide her and honey Jemmy and get them food, a plan that Bonnet eventually understands and confrontes them both. "Would you say you're a gaming man, MacKenzie?" Bonnet asks, turns a coin to see if Roger lives or dies. It comes to his service; The bonnet leaves them alone.
BREEE MUST HIS UNCLE | Bree has just managed to get a window on her new prison open when the bag Joanie unlocks the door and drives her over to Lallybroch. "It's not your fault, your mother is a witch," said the little girl to her. What a good child!
Jenny's gone helps to give birth to grandchildren, but Ian is home when Bree comes. He immediately believes what she says and notes that she has Claire's eyes and calls her "an unexpected blessing". Then he gives his money to buy passage to the colonies, a luggage full of Claire's old clothes and a tip to find Jocasta at the River Run when she arrives in North Carolina. Man, Ian is always, always the best.
At the harbor, just before the Bree books, she approaches a man named Joseph Wemyss, asking her to take her daughter as a servant. Brianna is uninterested, but his story about how another man will buy the girl and hold her like a concubine hovering her a little. As soon as Brianna and Lizzie Wemyss (who do not see anything I pictured her from the book, but anything) both go out to the table Philip Alonso.
Before they get on the ship, Brianna takes a look back and imagines Frank standing there nodding delightfully on her. Then she turns around and enters her next adventure.
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