Jamie and Frank.
Both married Claire. Is that where their similarities end?
Some may say “Yes, a historian and a warrior don’t have ANYTHING in common.”
Oh…but not I. They have a few traits that make them similar. I think it would be strange if they didn’t- considering Claire did love them both…once.
They know their wife..wives… “place”. Meaning Claire won’t be put in a place, much less stay there. Jamie gave Bonnie Prince Floofypants that “Uh-huh sure…YOU tell her” face when he implied his wife would listen to her husband…cuz that is what they do. Frank in S3Ep1 stood behind Claire…knowing… in this moment she might just tell the Dean at Harvard to kiss her combat boots before she lost one up his arse. Knowing what your wife is made up of…is a trait some men lack however, Frank n Jamie…they know.
Cat like reflexes are needed. Claire likes to throw things and unless you are quick about it, you will get a candlestick or an ashtray up side the head. Both of these men are gifted with agility. Good thing too. We like their faces and Claires aim can be deadly accurate.
Modern men in their not so modern worlds. Jamie, in the 18th century learned a few lessons from Claire…it is one thing to love your partner…it is another to release the things you were brought up to believe. When those ideas created unhappiness (and rage) in Jamies partner…he looked deeper and chose to change how he viewed the world. Thats some progressive stuff for a man in centuries passed. Franks upbringing likely didn’t gravitate too far from the basic ideas Jamie had, however, being in the war and knowing his wife was there too, likely brought the scope of her ability to be independant into focus. He may not have always liked it…but back to #1 – he accepted it.
Honour with a side of honour and a pinch more of the honour. Jamie and Frank pretty much gathered all the honour in all the centuries. Frank, I mean really. This guy stayed with a woman who flew through the past, married and loved ( had a lot of the love) another man. A man there is no competing with, a ghost AND he raised his child for him. He was in it for the long haul. Jamie, his honour is from an age where a mans honour was more valued that what was in his sporran. So, They have that.
Double, double toil and trouble. These guys are pretty chill on the most part. It takes a bit for them to blow their gaskets…but when they do, take cover. Not the road ragey kind of tip offs…these are the slow burn to the explosion. More like a long fused dynamite than a firecracker. Which is preferred – as Claire can actually attempt to put it out before it is too late.
Bonus similiarity- Mmmmmmmmmm BacON! Frank enjoys himself some bacon. He said so – I figure, Jamie’s all about the meat – so yeah…he’d be a bacon lover. And for alls who say “What about Canadian Bacon?” Ham…thats ham…only people NOT from Canada call it Canadian bacon. *blink blink*
For reals, can you picture Jamie as a vegetarian?
Since us ABOotlanders have chosen not to live tweet with each episode or do recaps, we are going to do an #OutlanderCAN twitter aftershow. We would love for you to join us. There will be some observations and discussions about the episode of the week. The more activity, the longer we will engage.
Let’s take this voyage together and make this season the best yet. Fandomstyle *snort*
Until next time, Sher