I wanted your opinion on something that has been bothering me for a while... the Print Shop frenzy! Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to this scene as much as anyone...But I believe that the scene at Madam Jeanne's is just as important in J&C reuniting. This scene flows so beautifully in the book, it shows them completely finding each other and becoming whole again....one. I really hope that they present this scene with the importance it deserves. I mean he burned for her for 20 years!
I agree with you - the print shop scene will be fantastic, however, I too am looking forward more to all of the scenes at the brothel.
There have always been so many parallels between that scene and Jamie and Claire’s wedding night.
It’s truly their second wedding night - two strangers coming together due to circumstances beyond their control.
A first time together that is fast and a bit awkward. Subsequent times together that are slower and much more meaningful.
On both wedding nights they each possess big secrets - the fact that Claire is from the future, and the fact that Jamie has married Laoghaire.
Both times, Claire asks Jamie to remove his clothes:
“Take off your shirt,” I said, sitting up and pulling at the hem of the garment.
“Why?” he asked, but sat up and obliged. I knelt in front of him, admiring his naked body.
“Because I want to look at you,” I said.
I kicked off my shoes, and curled my legs up, feeling the warmth of him through his shirt. My hands found the button at the throat, fumbling to open it.
“I want to see you.”
“Well, it’s no much to see, Sassenach,” he said, with an uncertain laugh. “But whatever it is, it’s yours — if ye want it.”
He pulled the shirt over his head and tossed it on the floor, then leaned back on the palms of his hands, displaying his body.
And by the time they wake up the next day, they realize just how deeply they are connected - how deeply they love each other.
Yes, anon - I too am looking forward to the brothel scenes. For the print shop is where they find each other again - but the brothel is where they marry each other again.