Katie—yes, that’s what I mean by Ron and Co. adding layers of motive to the TV characters that the book characters didn’t have. Yes, you assume that Loaghaire set Claire up to be at Gellies’ house because of her jealousy and hatred, but adding that scene between Jamie and her really amped up the emotional stakes.
And did you see where the premiere of Season 2 won’t be until 2016? I’m actually pretty angry at Starz about that. That’s more than 7 months between seasons. I know they’ haven’t started filming yet, but damn, I’m sick of waiting. I’m afraid if they keep dragging this series out they’ll lose viewers.