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FILM/TV COMMENTARY, Part I: Adaptation, Logistics, and Testicles

Since book-touring is done (thank GOD!) and the show is on hiatus, we have a bit of time to stop, think, and catch up on the email… So—I thought I might address a few recent comments and questions on Episode 8. Not to refute people’s opinions—everyone’s entitled to think as they like, and say so—but just to show you a bit about How Things Work. While most people were riveted—as they should have been; it was a terrific episode—there were a few who were upset at things they perceived to be "missing"—these including: Scenes of one-on-one dialogue between Jamie and Claire More scenes of intimacy Claire patching people up and doing healing And specifically… the "waterweed" scene following the Grants’ raid. (One person also thought we should have seen the redcoats stalking Claire, rather than have them pop out abruptly to seize her as she reaches for the stone.) And there were a number of questions regarding the "Deserter" scene—mostly as to whether Claire had actually been raped or not […]