The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series
The Scottish Prisoner comes to an end after 43 chapters. In this podcast episode, “Persistence and Peace,” we find secrets kept, kindnesses extended, obligations honored, the passing of a King, and threads that forever will bind Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey together. They simply don’t know the extent of it yet.
Lord John and his valet Tom Byrd return to Argus House in London. John helps Hal in quietly dispatching of the Irish Brigade involved in The Wild Hunt plot and attend George 2’s state funeral. John feels a sense of accomplishment having made use of Charlie Carruthers’ information. The Crown is safe and the people never knew anything happened. It was closed and done. John returns home to find a sweet and small gift from his friend Stephan, the graf. One that holds future adventures for them together.
Jamie fell in to the clockwork of Helwater. He worked in the open and helped in his small way, William grow. The boy loved his groom Mac. The sweet moments of Yule are recounted when young Willie helps gather all the wood and branches for the bonfire celebration. He was a bonnie lad indeed. Jamie could burst from the love he felt for the boy. The bittersweet knowledge of this boy with another’s name and his child with Claire in the unknown future. He can claim neither, yet is bound to both. Jamie becomes known by Helwater and his past places fall away. This is where he belongs, prisoner or not, this is his home for as long as it can be. If only Claire could see the boy. Would she approve and love him too? Would his parents? The voices of his dead infiltrate the air around him and his dreams. A heartbreaking and beautiful time for Jamie.
For both John and Jamie, their friendship is reduced to the formality of the time, by their statuses as prisoner and jailor, but it remains intact for future resurrection. They each hold an important secret for the other. Only a true friend would extend such a faithful courtesy.
What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 22 will cover the Author’s Notes and be a wrap-up show. Watch for the announcement on the next read-a-long to tackle.
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