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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A Day in the Gathering TFC Week 1 Ep 165

The Fiery Cross

Week 1

Chapter 1

Before I begin the opening of TFC, I feel the need to address what we didn’t yet see in some form in S4 of the television show. Six chapters were not covered in the adapted material. And since Roger returned to River Run instead of the Ridge, they’ll be some changes to the order of things and surely some scenes will be omitted altogether.

  • Jamie and Brianna’s reconciliation.
  • Jamie bonding as a grandfather.
  • Lord John recuperating at River Run and traveling with the group until he was to turn toward Virginia.
  • Roger’s oath to the baby and claiming him as his own.
  • Roger and Jamie accepting each other.
  • Roger and Brianna hashing out their feelings and relationship while discovering who each other is now. Who doesn’t want to see Roger awkwardly stripping down the first time he is in Brianna’s intimate space while she breastfeeds the baby?
  • Roger becoming acquainted with his baby.
  • Claire and Jamie’s relationship advice to Roger.
  • The big house being built.
  • Jocasta getting engaged.
  • Naming the baby.
  • The beginning of the Gathering at Mt. Helicon. Days 1-4. OMG A listener brought up the idea that the writers could do away with the Gathering altogether!!! WHOA! 
    • Update from Young Ian.
    • Claire getting Frank’s ring back.
    • Reuniting Lizzie with her dad.
    • Jamie taking the baby gambling.
    • Claire doctoring folks.
    • The Highland Regiment
    • Roger disclosing the contents of Frank’s letter to the Reverend to Jamie.
    • Jamie making peace with Frank.
    • Calling of the Clans

How do you think the writers will fit it in? How do you think it will be adapted? What will end up being ignored?

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The Fiery Cross begins here.

Chapter 1 Happy the Bride the Sun Shines On

Setting: Mount Helicon, The Royal Colony of North Carolina, Late October 1770

Characters we see:

  • Claire – Sexy dreams, freezing feet, and impossible breakfast math,
  • Frank – Okay, okay ghost Frank. And we only hear him in Claire’s head.
  • Jamie – Sleeping cold really did do a number on his dreams.
  • Roger – He’s getting married in the nick of time.
  • Brianna – Here’s the baby, I’ve things to do.
  • Jemmy – Sweet teething baby.
  • Marsali – Joyful maternal chaos.
  • Fergus – Makes being a daddy of two seem fun.
  • Germain – He’s a free-spirited wild boy.
  • 67th Highland Regiment and Lt. Archibald Hayes
  • Lizzie and her hormones. – The girl started her period and is looking for a man.
  • Duncan Innes – He’s nervous about getting married to Aunt Jocasta and the Regulators riot.
  • The weather. – Dreich, drizzly, windy, and unpleasant.

Scenes:

  • Claire conversing with a ghost.
  • Jamie dreams of becoming the King of Ireland.
  • Roger and Brianna are to be officially married.
    • Jamie doubts Roger’s abilities in the 18th.
  • Governor Tryon’s letter.
  • Jamie inviting people to breakfast.
  • Germain’s antics and family chaos.
  • Brianna’s diaper pin. She’s a clever girl!
  • Roger’s wound. Oops, it’s only a flesh wound!
  • Claire enjoying a moment by herself at the water. Just breathe Claire, you’ll be home soon enough.
  • Hayes’ mysterious need to speak with Jamie.

Next up: Chapter 2.

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If Not For Hope Ep 162

Season 4 Episode 411

If Not For Hope

Directed by: Mairzee Almas

Written by: Bronwyn Garrity and Shaina Fewell

My basic thoughts outline is below, you’ll need to listen to the podcast above to get the details!

Summary: Roger is recaptured. Brianna uses art therapy. Brianna sketches a beautiful woman. Jocasta plans a party. Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian are on the trail. There is a worry about Brianna. Young Ian plays a marriage therapist. Fergus finds intel, but not work. Jocasta bears a gift. Marsali knows what a man needs. The eligible men arrive. Brianna commands a parlor game.  A pirate is captured. A proposal will be made. Brianna hatches a plan. Bones are discovered. Jamie and Claire makeup. Roger is put to a test.

This episode brims over with emotional vulnerability and characters being unable to hide who they are, what they are, and exist in bareness for viewers to watch. The overarching theme of hope from hopelessness is a bit over the top and lacks any subtlety whatsoever, yet the message gets brought home for each of the characters loud and clear.

Brianna The Prized Heifer:

  • Salivating single men…mostly.
  • Jocasta is persuasive.
  • A Lord joins the dinner party.
  • A game of psychology.
  • Brianna swoons and begins to gain a friend.
  • An offer he couldn’t refuse.

Lord John:

  • His presence.
  • His friendship.
  • His encounter.
  • Bonding with Brianna.

What’s Up with Roger:

  • He daydreams.
  • He’s tested by the Mohawk villagers.

Jamie and Claire:

  • The divide between them.
  • The makeup.

A Man Needs A Purpose:

  • Fergus’ plight and the wife always knows best.

Murtagh the Wanted:

  • Regulator business.
  • Capturing the pirate.
  • The Bonnet conundrum is fixed.

Lizzie the Loud Mouth:

  • She’s judgmental.
  • She’s irresponsible with her words.
  • She’s loyal.

Final Thoughts:

I wanted to love this episode. So much detail and excellence were given to the whole River Run experience, yet the Jamie and Claire makeup seemed okay but the lacking impact left something missing. The Fergus subplot is plain bizarre since he had a job when Roger ran into him at the newspaper shop. Nevertheless, Marsali shines. Murtagh and Bonnet end up going to jail together. This should prove an interesting story arc in the next episode.

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Superstitions and Savagery Ep 156

Season 4 Episode 405

Superstitions and Savagery

Directed by: Denise Di Novi

Written by: Bronwyn Garrity

My basic thoughts follow below, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to get my complete thoughts.

Summary: Claire and Adawehi bond. A misunderstood truth is given. The white sow is challenging her worth. Jamie shares a supernatural dream. Claire midwife’s a mountain family. Jamie and Young Ian go to recruit settlers. Claire quashes a conflict. Settlers are difficult to come by. Measles claim lives. A dear friend is murdered. Someone special is found. Retribution is demanded. Family finds itself opposing one another.

The Good:

It is impressive how Claire is integrating and participating in the community and blending cultures through her healing practice, her relationship with Adawehi, and in her clothing (gloves and fur undervest). She even temporarily belays bad blood between the Cherokee and Herr Mueller.

The continuing theme of Claire as a loving mother who misses Brianna. Adawehi tells her Brianna is here, but Claire misunderstands the meaning.

Who doesn’t love MURTAGH? RAWR! They’ve turned him into a serious silver fox. Move over Jamie, Murtagh is in town and seems to be single. Living well post indentured servitude has him doing well for himself.

The reunions between Jamie and Murtagh, Murtagh’s reaction to Claire returning, and Claire’s reaction to Murtagh coming up the path to the cabin are all squishy warm feeling delights.

The Difficult:

The sheer superstitious savagery that Herr Mueller displays in believing the Cherokee cursed the water and his family leading to the measle related deaths of the baby, Petronella and Tommy are awful and painful to watch. Claire’s reaction when he hands her Adawehi scalp because the curse was broken through her death is revolting and wrenching.  Herr Mueller puts the savage in savagery. The retaliation by the Cherokee for the death of Adawehi erases the Muellers from the New World. Mueller and his wife perish at their hands, and their cabin is burned to the ground. Mueller is the antithesis of the good neighbor Jamie and Claire are trying to be.

Jamie and Murtagh being on the other side of the law and Governor Tryon is setting up a storyline of challenge and decisions between them.

The Confusing:

The way Brianna departs the 20th century is baffling and irritating. She appears to have left in a moment of rash decision when she learns on her own of the bad news about a fire at Fraser’s Ridge. She didn’t call Roger to tell him of the fire and obituary notice. When Roger goes to Inverness to track her departure and find clues, Miss Baird (presumably the daughter of Mrs. Baird the Innkeeper) gives him a letter Brianna asked her to hold for a year. She couldn’t take the heartbreak on Roger’s face.

The letter Brianna left is cold and dare I say cruel. She gives no indication she loves him or what her intentions are. She doesn’t even say what bad news she found that led her to leave. She tells him not to follow her into the past. And then, simply says goodbye.

Is she trying to push him away purposely? She seems utterly detached and uncaring. “Oh well, think of me happily in the past.” Ho hum. Nothing to see here. 

Where is the deep love and wanting that is supposed to be building the foundation these two characters are bound by and drive us into the next generation willingly? 

Roger’s character will have him following her without a doubt. BUT WHY would he follow her? She has left nothing for him to hold onto or to be encouraged by.

I am underwhelmed by the Brianna and Roger storytelling and find myself not caring if he follows her or not.

And don’t get me started on the Holly Hobbie dress she is wearing. It must have been a truly rash decision to head for the 18th.

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