For Old Times Sake TFC Ep 168

The Fiery Cross

Week 4

Chapters 5 and 6

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Summary: Claire treats some interesting patients. There’s more to Goodwin than meets the eye. Brianna is grossed out. Roger and Brianna meetup. Celibacy or sex? Passion wins out. The implications of sex are made clear. Roger shares Frank’s letter. Brianna is stunned. Roger comes to Frank’s defense. What about the other man? Will there be another baby in the future?

Chapter 3: Riotous Unrest

Chapter 4: For Auld Lang Syne

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Murray MacLeod (Apothecary)
  • Brianna (and her breasts)
  • Roger

By Leah Rucker – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Of Note:

  • Clinic patients (Trapper and dog, Mr. Goodwin)
  • Clinical treatments (sutures, dental work, goiter examination)
  • Hillsborough Riot and Edmund Fanning
  • Roger feeling possessive of Brianna.
  • Roger and Brianna’s relationship:
    • The significance of the embroidery silk and risks of childbirth.
    • The path to sexual engagement on the heels of discussing celibacy.
    • Breastfeeding as birth control.
    • They are in between hand-fasting and marriage.
    • The challenge of being sexually active and the risk to women in the 18th century.
    • Discussing wanting another baby.
    • Frank’s letter to the Reverend and the revelations that followed.
      • Frank’s knowledge of Jamie.
        • Why did he not tell Claire?
        • A loving act of omission.
      • The headstone.
      • The may be other father Bonnet.
        • Brianna’s path to forgiveness.
        • The implications for Roger.

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