Interesting point about the makeup scene, I’ll have to go back and rewatch with an eye towards how it was filmed. That said, I never particularly cared for that scene in the book. The dialogue (I’m going to make you mine, call me Master, etc.) came across to me as eye-rolling or cringe-worthy or a cheesey cliche, not sexy in the least. I was thankful they didn’t belabor the point.
I found the argument by the river to be far more intense and passionate. That was probably my favorite segment of the episode. Both actors excelled at portraying the fear, worry, and love that was coming out as anger, in facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice.
Anyone having any thoughts about Claire slapping Jamie? I haven’t seen that discussed much.