There are so many great scenes in Episode 102, but we have picked some favorites to share. In this episode we begin to see the attraction and trust develop between Jamie and Claire. We also are introduced to the fabulous Mrs. Fitz.
When the group arrives at Castle Leoch, Jamie introduces Claire to Mrs. Fitz. I love our Jamie gives Claire the once over. Though Claire’s dress is appropriate for her modern times, it arouses suspicion in Jamie’s time.
There really is so much to love about Episode 2 – Castle Leoch. We discover this world right along with Claire and it is beautiful, and more than a little dangerous. Picking a favourite scene was difficult and it changes the more I watch it. Today, I think my favourite scene is when we are introduced to Mrs. Fitz.
It is perfect that Mrs. Fitz is the first woman that Claire encounters in this new and strange world. Mrs. Fitz show herself to be loving, and welcoming, but also entirely capable of handling a herd of warrior highlanders. She commands their respect and obedience, but it is not out of fear. They adore her as we will come to. In this one small scene we learn that Mrs. Fitz is the heart of Castle Leoch. She is very much like Claire, and Claire recognizes that kindred spirit. She feels more at ease by Mrs. Fitz’s presence, and we see her regain her confidence and poise.
Probably my next favourite scene would be where Claire tends Jamie’s wounds and reveals his scars.
Jamie is obviously nervous and uncomfortable. He doesn’t know how Claire will react and you can see his vulnerability. Claire responds not with pity, but with compassion and empathy. It is her heart and her healing spirit that come through in this moment. She is being Nurse Beauchamp and it is the start of her finding her place, with Jamie, and in this world.
These are relationships that help shape her, help give her a sense of security, and help her to grow into the woman she is meant to be.
Temptation! Being suddenly thrust back two hundred years in time has to be stressful on a girl, but Claire is tempted here. Who wouldn’t be? For a few seconds she forgets about the husband she left behind two hundred years in the future. Being the gentleman and King of Men that he is, Jamie doesn’t take advantage of Claire’s emotional state, but rather comforts her when she breaks away in tears. As for sexy scenes, this is about as HAWT as it gets with clothes on.
Mrs. Fitz is a wonderful character, and it was fun watching her and Claire build a mutual respect for each other that eventually evolves into a true friendship.
Another favorite scene is when Claire visits Jamie in the stables, presumably to check his wounds and take him lunch. In the book we learn that Claire finds herself making excuses to visit Jamie around the castle grounds. We know what you’re up to, Claire. You, too, Jamie. The mutual attraction is undeniable.