Past Present Future Ep 169

The Fiery Cross

Week 5

Chapters 7 and 8

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Summary: Claire greets an unexpected patient. Ghosts of Culloden emerge with 25-year-old shrapnel. Jamie is given orders. We meet an important pair. Roger questions his place in the family. A baby must eat after all. The MacKenzies of Leoch live on. Roger goes from zero to hero.

Chapter 7: Shrapnel

Chapter 8: The Factor

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

Active Characters:

  • Claire is working at her pop-up clinic.
  • Archie Hayes comes to get shrapnel from Culloden removed after hearing how amazing Claire is through Farquard Campbell.
  • Jamie
  • Roger
  • Duncan
  • The Bug’s – Arch and Murdina

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Of Note:

  • Hayes was 11 years-old at Culloden. Jamie saved him when Murchison shot him at point-blank range.
  • Hayes giving Jamie the letter from Tryon to form a militia.
  • The revelation to Hayes that Jamie didn’t remember much of Culloden and fills in the blanks for Jamie.
  • Duncan is dressed to the 9’s for his wedding to Jocasta.
  • Duncan calls to Roger and introduces him to the new factor for the Ridge.
  • Arch’s wife is an extroverted talkative woman.
  • Roger is upset and allows his mind to reel when he thinks Jamie thinks poorly of him and his thoughts lead to all sorts of insecurities about his abilities in this time. “A hopeless numpty?”
  • Bug takes charge of Roger’s coat and the Jemmy situations. The big house has gained a housekeeper.
  • The idea of Marsali breastfeeding Jemmy comes up because Brianna is not around.
  • Roger’s insecurity increases when Mrs. Bug mentions how the baby will grow to be like him.
  • There is a surprise in learning the MacKenzies of Leoch are somewhere in the Colonies or Canada.
  • Roger becomes Captain MacKenzie.

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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

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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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Loaves and Fishes Ep 166

The Fiery Cross

Week 2

Chapter 2

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Summary: Breakfast is served, but not for Claire. Jamie desires an astrolabe. John Quincy Myers summons Jamie. A thief-taker threatens. A mother protects her own. Jamie shows his leadership prowess. Claire has a pop-up clinic. The unintended consequence of high taxes is revealed. A personal account of the riot is offered.

Chapter 2: Loaves and Fishes

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770

Characters:

  • Claire is making breakfast, wanting to be in on the MacGillivray mayhem, and prepping for her clinic day.
  • Jamie is borrowing food, making a list of these he wants to barter for, quashing the MacGillivray mayhem, and learning about Abel MacLennan’s story.
  • Abel MacLennan is eating breakfast, soothing Marsali, and sharing his tax and riot tales.
  • Private Andrew Ogilvie is eating breakfast and sharing the demise of the regiment.
  • Lizzie is mooning over Private Ogilvie.
  • John Quincy Myers is fetching Jamie to assist the MacGillivray family.
  • Fergus is following Jamie into the MacGillivray’s situation.
  • Marsali is helping with breakfast, feeding her baby, and talking to Abel.
  • The MacGillivray Family is in a fix with the thief-taker.
  • The thief-taker is being held by the MacGillivray family.
  • Taxes and crooked lawmen are causing problems.

Of Note:

  • The 67th Highland regiment is disbanding. Safety
  • Lizzie’s hormones. Foreshadowing
  • The Hillsborough Riot aftermath. Story building and foreshadowing
  • Jamie’s intended barters.
  • The McGillivray mix-up. Shows protectiveness and Jamie’s abilities to fix a problem.
  • Claire’s pop-up clinic.
  • Emmenagogues – blue cohosh, ergot, pennyroyal, rue, and blue tansy.
  • Marsali’s cracked nipples.
  • Abel MacLennan’s story.
  • Hillsborough Riot – a personal perspective.

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It’s The Fiery Cross Read-a-Long

The Fiery Cross Read-a-Long Schedule

In order to get the most from the podcast, I recommend you read the assigned chapter(s) prior to listening. Enjoy!

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2019 DATES CHAPTER(S)
February   3 1 – Happy the Bride The Sun Shines On
February 10 2 – Loaves and Fishes
February 17 3 – Bilious Humours

4 – Wedding Gifts

February 24 5 – Riotus Unrest

6 – For Auld Lang Syne

March 3 7 – Shrapnel

8 – The Factor

March 10 9 – Germ of Dissent

10 – Grannie Bacon’s Gifts

March 17 11 – Pride

12 – Virtue

March 24 13 – Beans and Barbecue

14 – Happy the Bride the Moon Shines On

March 31 15 – The Flames of Declaration

16 – On the Night That Our Wedding Is On Us

17 – Watchfire

April 7 18 – No Place Like Home
April 14 19 – The Devil Ye Ken

20 – Shooting Lessons

April 21 21 – Twenty-Twenty

22 – The Fiery Cross

April 28 23 – The Bard

24 – Playing with Fire

25 – The Angeling of My Rest

May 5 26 – The Militia Rises
May 12 27 – Death Comes Callings

28 – Brownsville

May 19 29 – One-Third of a Goat

30 – Spawn of Satan

May 26 31 – Orphan of the Storm

32 – Mission Accomplished

June 9* 33 – Home for Christmas

34 – Charms

35 – Hogmanay

June 16 36 – Worlds Unseen

37 – Mail Call

38 – The Dreamtime

June 23 39 – In Cupid’s Grove
June 30 40 – Duncan’s Secret

41 – Music Hath Charms

42 – The Deasil Charm

July 7 43 – Flirtations

44 – Private Parts

45 – If It Quacks

July 14 46 – Quicksilver

47 – The Lists of Venus

48 – Strangers in the Night

July 21 49 – In Vino Veritas

50 – Blood in the Attic

July 28 51 – Suspicion

52 – A Hard Day’s Night

August 4 53 – The Frenchman’s Gold

54 – Tete-a-Tete with Crumbcake

55 – Deductions

August 11 56 – “And Fight Them, Saying
They Had Men Enough to Kill Them, We Can Kill Them”57 – Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep58 – Happy Birthday to You

59 – Military Engines

August 18 60 – Council of War

61 – Ultimatums

62 – “Straglers and Suspected Persons”

August 25 63 – The Surgeon’s Book 1

64 – Signal for Action

65 – Alamance

September 1 66 – A Necessary Sacrifice

67 – Aftermath

68 – Execution of Orders

September 8 69 – Hideous Emergency

70 – All is Well

71 – A Feeble Spark

72 – Tinder and Char

September 15 73 – A Whiter Shade of Pale

74 – The Sounds of Silence

September 22 75 – Speak My Name

76 – Blood Money

77 – A Package from London

September 29 78 – No Small Thing

79 – Lonesome Me

80 – Creamed Curd

October 6 81 – Bear-Killer

82 – A Darkening Sky

October 13 83 – Wildfire

84 – Burnt to Bones

85 – Hearthfire

October 27* 86 – There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

87 – En Garde

88 – Roger Buys a Sword

November 3 89 – The Moons of Jupiter

90 – Dangers in the Grass

November 10 91 – Domestic Management

92 – I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends

November 17 93 – Choices

94 – New Blood

December 1* 95 – The Summer Dim
December 8 96 – Aurum

97 – Conditions of the Blood

December 15 98 – Clever Lad

99 – Brother

December 22 100 – Dead Whale

101 – Monsters and Heroes

December 29 102 – The Battle of Wylie’s Landing

103 – Among the Myrtles

2020 DATES
January 5 104 – Sly as Foxes

105 – A Thrush’s Dream

106 – The Surgeon’s Book II

January 12 107 – Zugunruhe

108 – Tulach Ard

January 19 109 – The Voice of Time

110 – Man of Blood

111 – And Yet Go Out to Meet It

*There’s an extra week between podcasts because I have activities scheduled where I will not be able to podcast that week.

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Man of Worth Ep 164

Season 4 Episode 413

Man of Worth

Directed by: Stephen Woolfenden

Written by: Toni Graphia

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Summary:  Roger remains imprisoned. Jamie and Claire arrive at the village but are turned away. River Run receives a guest. Brianna awaits the birth of her baby. Otter Tooth is revealed. Young Ian makes a decision. Jocasta gets some lovin’. Testosterone poisoning rears its head. Roger learns the truth. Roger reveals his experiences. A choice needs to be made. A baby is born. Uncle Murtagh enjoys the baby. Jamie and Claire return. The baby has no name. But is Bonnet dead? Roger returns. The British are coming. Tryon assigns Jamie a job.

Things I am Pondering (in no particular order):

  • Hey 1970’s Otter Tooth, how’d you bring the gemstone through the stones without it dissolving?
  • Young Ian is quite decked out in tribal ware and language coming into the episode.
  • Seriously?! They traveled for months, only to get turned away.
  • Why did the Mohawk go roughly 700 miles to bury Otter Tooth’s head and the stone?
  • Why would Murtagh, a fugitive, show up at River Run knowing Jocasta has many British friends?
  • By the way, Murtagh has terrible manners.
  • Where the heck is Lord John? EDIT: He’s away on business.
  • Phaedre’s magical skills feeling the baby’s position through layers of clothing is, well, close to reality. Her technique was decent and well ahead of the times, but hands on a bare belly are needed to really feel for the baby’s position.
  • Would the Mohawk really have taken Otter Tooth’s head and g
  • It’s a good thing Claire knows one word in Mohawk.
  • Will the banished Mohawk woman end up at the Ridge?
  • Jamie, Young Ian outwitted you, sir. He’s a man grown now choosing his own destiny.

  • It’s gut-wrenchingly sad to see young Ian left behind.
  • Who knew being told you were never liked and getting a drink in the face is foreplay? Smooth operator, “Remember where ye came from…”
  • By the way, Murtagh is looking like a fine silver fox lying shirtless in bed. Jocasta is a saucy minx.
  • Testosterone poisoning at its finest. That said, I truly enjoyed Roger’s fighter coming out on Jamie.
  • Young Ian killed the gauntlet. Clever boy.
  • Claire’s annoyed stance looks like any wife, sister, mother, waiting for the boys to stop it.
  • I am curious why Claire did not look at Roger’s obviously injured arm after he stopped hitting Jamie.
  • Roger, Roger, Roger! So many feels. Just so damn good. As he asks questions and the information he is given sinks in and as he shares what he knows, seems to deepen the loss and difficulty of the whole situation.
  • Roger needs a minute! Jamie simmer down.
  • Wait a minute. ROGER cost you a lad that you love? No. Claire did by wearing that damned gemstone of Otter Tooth.
  • One of my fave moments, when Roger says, “What?!” with disdain to Jamie.
  • A gorgeous laboring scene with Brianna being surrounded by women then cut to Brianna being introduced to her baby. What the absolute hell?!

  • “We will choose his birth date wisely, but you can be sure the lad was born in wedlock.”
  • So “Uncle” Murtagh has been hanging around River Run for several months. Interesting.
  • Brianna’s sadness that Roger is not with her parents is tough to watch.
  • But Murtagh do you really know Bonnet didn’t get out of the jail too?
  • What’s the significance of that awkward dinner Brianna decides to show up at? An olive branch of forgiveness?
  • Finally, Brianna’s love for Roger shows when she runs out the door and into his arms. Homerun that.
  • The love is there and we can feel it.
  • “Take me to see my son.”
  • Roger’s looking pretty fine with his low cut 70’s open shirt.
  • The snuggle between Jocasta and Murtagh has Jamie and Claire perplexed.
  • Murtagh’s regulating ways have him in hot water.

Ongoing thoughts:

  • Did Roger stop at the standing stones on the way to River Run?
  • Who’s tending to and settling the Ridge? One-handed Fergus with Marsali’s help and the one other tenant are not capable of doing it all these past many months. That storyline got dropped like a hot potato.
  • Has Roger processed his trauma?
  • Will Jamie fake Murtagh’s death by sending him to Canada or back to Scotland?
  • When in Season 5 will we get to see Young Ian decked out in his new Kanienkehakan manner?
  • What in the heck are the circular pin adornments for? I looked it up and couldn’t find the answer. EDIT: They are pins gained in trade. 
  • Why did Brianna not ask where Young Ian was?
  • The lack of any reconciliation between Jamie and Brianna is strange especially because she told Murtagh she already forgave him.
  • The timey-wimey-ness of Season 4 hurts my brain and made it difficult to figure out any frame of reference. Certainly, Brianna’s timeline was ahead of Roger’s. He was gone for 11 months. Jamie and Claire were gone 6.5-7 months to retrieve him even though they were only a couple of weeks behind him in theory?

See you next up for The Fiery Cross read-a-long.

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