To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
--"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
Gonna watch The Wedding again. Right now. And just melt.
The script was fantastic, the angles were wonderful, the narrative was brilliant, and everything about this episode was—-
*ahem* Um…what was I saying?
*breaks out the bagpipes and whiskey*
It’s Wedding Day!!!!!
I’ve anticipated this episode all season, and it surpassed my expectations. There are a few creative deviations from the book which I think actually work better for TV. Jamie and Claire’s growing relationship is the focus of this episode which I feel is enhanced by the changes. And yet the episode also stays pretty true to the original story which I was happy to see.
This episode really builds the intimacy, both physical and emotional, between Jamie and Claire. Although there is definitely a lot of sex in this episode, it isn’t done in a salacious manner. Instead it comes across as very sensual and beautiful. The last sex scene particularly shows the growing closeness between Jamie and Claire. Claire and Jamie are opening up to one another, and they are embarking on a new journey together.