but whenever the two of them are reunited it doesn't matter

On Daryl and Romance (11/Mar/2017)
  • Norman Reedus: As far as romance, he already has a relationship with Carol, if that's who you're speaking about. Never say never. I don't know, to be honest. [...]
  • They definitely have a relationship that is very strong, so it's possible that it will go into that direction, but then again they don't tell me. I'm not invited in those rooms.
  • [...]
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan: We all love that relationship. We all love Daryl and Carol. It's funny how, you know, some scenes [when] you guys are together you are brother/sister, some it's you reverse roles and one is the parent and one isn't, and some there's like this - like a sexual undertone to it and this attraction. I think that's the interesting thing about them.
  • NR: It's become such a thing that if it happens, people will freak out. If it doesn't happen, people will freak out. It's become already such a larger than life situation. I'm afraid to approach the situation.
  • JDM: But we all love it. Even just as a fan of the show before I was even on it, I loved watching the two of them on screen, and when they were together in last week's episode for when they first are reunited. I mean, that's just - they work so well together. Who doesn't want to watch that? And no matter what happens between the two of them, just the two of them together is a special -
  • NR: I get very excited whenever I have a scene with Melissa. I'm very fortunate just to be on screen with her.
  • JDM: You can tell. I think you both get excited.
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anonymous asked:

Just wanted to say that I love your thoughts and insights! Wanted to get your take on Claire's sharing about Faith. It seems like she never talks about Faith to anyone. Even in Voyager, Jamie and Claire visit her grave separately and talk to each other after. The thing that seems so out of character for me is that Claire tells Marsali about Faith when she hasn't developed any relationship with her. And then it breaks my heart when Ian opens up and Claire doesn't say anything about Faith.

Hi anon - thanks so much for your kind words!

As far as we know, the only people who directly know the details about Faith are Claire, Jamie, Murtagh, and Fergus. We can assume Brianna and Roger know the broad strokes of the story, but don’t know all the details. And for all we know, Jenny and her family never find out about Faith.

It didn’t surprise me that Jamie and Claire visited her grave separately in Voyager - remember that they were so freshly reunited with each other, and given the misunderstanding they’d had re Laoghaire I’m sure that they still wanted to keep some (small) secrets from each other.

It doesn’t strike me as out of character that Claire mentioned Faith - in very general terms - to Marsali because in that particular moment, she was really seeking to connect with her - seeking to build a relationship. And using her own story humanized her to Marsali, and made her more three-dimensional. Got Marsali to trust her. So I completely understand why Claire made that choice.

As to why Faith doesn’t come up except when Jamie and Claire talk about her with each other - at the end of the day, it’s something that happened a very long time ago, literally in a different world for the two of them. It’s also something *extremely* private which they have every right not to share with others. They keep her alive through their shared memories of that time. And the sadness is tempered by the profound, absolute joy they have in Brianna and her family, and Fergus and his family, and Young Ian, and all the other members in their misfit family.

I *do* love the quiet moments when Jamie and Claire talk about Faith, or think about her. This lovely exchange in The Fiery Cross comes to mind:

“I saw ye with the wean, Sassenach, riding. Ye’ve a great tenderness about ye always—but when I saw ye so, wi’ the bairn tumbling about beneath your cloak, it—I remembered, how it was, how ye looked, when ye carried Faith.”
I caught my breath. To hear him speak the name of our first daughter like that, so matter- of-factly, was startling. We spoke of her seldom; her death was so long in the past that sometimes it seemed unreal, and yet the wound of her loss had scarred both of us badly.
Faith herself was not unreal at all, though.
She was near me, whenever I touched a baby. And this child, this nameless orphan, so small and frail, with skin so translucent that the blue threads of her veins showed clear beneath—yes, the echoes of Faith were strong.