I started ‘My Outlandish Opinion’ partly because I (and others) used to give what we called “Fangpinions’ at another blog site I was part of and also I felt it would be a nice companion piece for my fellow blogger, Thistle at OutlanderMusings with her ‘Snap Judgments’ pieces. I will join you in the penalty box any day of the week should the need call for it! The MOO I have for you today is a good one and it most likely won’t be popular but hey that is the life of a blogger and I am a big girl.
First, let’s watch the video, shall we?
I know what you are thinking because I have heard it already in the fandom. You are thinking, why is Jamie offering her an explanation? They were not a couple so he does not owe her one! Oh, but he does ye ken? We know Jamie is an honorable man and will always do the honorable thing so we are not surprised by his offering.
For those that think he owed her no explanation, put yourselves in the young lasses shoes for a minute. There is this man that you have had your eye on for years, one who (in your view and opinion) has finally taken notice of you. He has saved you from embarrassment and a beating in front of the whole clan. He appears to have taken a liking to you, enough to playing kissy face in dark corners of the castle. You are bound to think that he had some feelings for you and so you wait for his return.
ONLY TO FIND OUT HE HAS BEEN MARRIED!
How would you feel? A bit used and lead on by one Jamie Fraser? I know I would and he would be getting a piece of my mind as well. In those days, a woman would get ideas in her head and have major expectations. You just don’t kiss an impressionable young girl like Laoghaire and not expect her to have expectations.
I suppose one could say Jamie was taking the easy way out by saying it was Dougal’s arrangement and it was not his plan to wed when he set out on the trip. He was just being honest and it was the truth. Neither Jamie nor Claire had marriage on their mind when they left Castle Leoch.
I think he knows he led Laoghaire on due to his previous attentions to her and wants to give her that explanation. I would think his explanation would have more to do with leading her to think he wanted something more with her rather than why he would marry Claire. I mean, that really is between Claire and himself, and Dougal and Colum, of course.
I may not like Laoghaire for what she will do in the future but at this point in the story, I do feel her heartbreak and pain. I won’t deny her that right for she is just in in feeling that way.
I am looking forward to seeing this scene played out as well as the entire episode! 4 more days dreamers!
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