The tension between Jamie and Claire has been palpable since she first climbed his steed and tended to his wounds. Whilst the married woman struggled with the obvious tension, Jamie was clearly smitten with the British Sassenach. It seems as though we’ve been waiting for them to launch off into illicitness and place Claire in turmoil due to her past life colliding with that of her future, adding a new intriguing level to the story. In essence, if she found her way back to the stones, she could get back home and recant the wild tale to her husband Frank, sleeping it off in as a bad dream.
Well, she cannot do that anymore.
It is a very bold move to take away from the action and focus on the romance. The daring show has taken an unexpected turn with The Wedding, concentrating solely on the previously unrequited feelings between the pair. What’s surprising is it works - adding a soft layer of emotions to each. Innovative is definitely the word I’d use for the abundance of love scenes in this singular episode because, instead of thrusting them together and all of a sudden they are porn stars, the show takes time to develop Jamie’s skill as his previously virginal escapades.
The main focus of The Wedding was simply that - a wedding. A union between two people, albeit under hefty circumstances, that enveloped the pair. But what was a friendship has blossomed into something more and much more than simple sex. Over the course of the night, the two showcased an eloquent, powerful and strong connection as they recanted Jamie’s proposal and the wedding. Added to some sublime imagery (I’m not talking about Sam Keoughan’s arse either) The Wedding was one of the more enriching scenes of the season that was wrapped up in loveliness but still with that undeniable layer of drama, danger and deceit.