The Future is Coming Ep 170

The Fiery Cross

Week 6

Chapters 9 and 10

 

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Summary: Claire uses a cautery iron to staunch bleeding. Claire receives gifts. Roger and Jamie recruit for the militia. Roger meets an interesting family. Where is Stephen Bonnet? Take care of family first.

Chapter 9: Germ of Dissent

Chapter 10: Grannie Bacon’s Gifts

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

Active Characters:

  • Claire is treating a nasal polyp and thinking of the impending war. With satisfaction, she ended her work day.
  • Jamie and Roger are seeking men to join the militia from the various families at the Gathering.
  • Joan Findlay and her brother Iain.
  • Eglantine and Pansy Bacon, along with their mother, Polly.

Of Note:

  • Claire’s foreknowledge of the American Revolution. She wonders if this is the beginning of what is to come.
  • Claire slipping back into her 20th-century clinical mindset.
  • Claire is likening the anti-Crown sentiments and actions of the Regulators to an infection that would take root and the process of the oncoming revolution like a flame that will burn through everything until the disease is excised cleanly before the open would is seared.
  • Roger is an instant soldier. Knowing the significance of the current events upon the future weighs heavily.
  • Roger’s experience with Auld Joan Findlay and her brother Iain adds more weight. His compassion shines through. He learns the burden of responsibility with the asking for men.
  • Claire receiving Grannie Bacon’s gifts.
  • Dauco/Wild Carrot/Queen Anne’s Lace – herbal birth control seeds.
  • Claire is distressed over Jamie asking after Stephen Bonnet.

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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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It is All About Balance Ep 167

The Fiery Cross

Week 3

Chapters 3 and 4

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Chapter 3: Bilious Humours

Chapter 4: Wedding Gifts

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

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Brianna
  • Murray MacLeod and his patient.
  • Roger
  • Duncan Innes

Fleam

Of Note:

  • The morning clinic set-up, syphilis, contraception, patient needs, and the care Claire gives.
  • Cultural views on pregnancy.
  • Claire’s clinic supplies.
  • The implication for Brianna if she had more children in the 18th century.
  • Brianna’s medicinal charm.
  • Roger running into Duncan Innes while about to go wedding gift shopping for Brianna.

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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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