I am over harpy Claire. The way she has been written the last two seasons, it's hard to like her some times. However, with Claire entering the "pause", I don't see them taking the bitchy level down but rather cranking it up. Maybe Claire can discover some 18th century herbal tonic to combat menopause. She does manage to make penicillin why not premarin?
S2 and S3 Claire came off as smug a lot and down right pretentious at times. Especially in 307. She was a hard ass muthafucka in that one. Which would be ok if they showcased her vulnerability more often to balance it. In the books we see most of her vulnerability when she interacts with Jamie. He brings out the softness she fights so hard to hide from everyone else. And I guess, too, it comes through in her inner dialogue. I’m just not feeling that softness from Claire when I watch the show. Cait comes close at times, but just when she’s on the brink of taking Claire where she needs to go, she turns it off. She never quite takes that leap. Case in point, when Jamie returns after Faith died. Claire was so cold to him. Hated that. In the books, she melts into him despite all efforts and plans to cling to her rigidity. Where was the “snap together like magnets”? Again, when they have that fight over not killing BJR because Frank, there is no coming back to together. No reconnection. Fucking sucked. Remember her logic, “better violence than silence”….. Claire would fight to reconnect with Jamie. She craves the connection she has with him. In the show they have missed that character trait entirely and I miss it.