I’m mixed about this episode—I loved it for all the reasons maureenanne did, except for the scene with Dougal. I don’t think Claire really would have bargained marriage with Dougal in exchange for …what, exactly? She got nothing from him. He didn’t give her any help, just said he wouldn’t stand in her way. He is already convinced Jamie is dead so he has nothing to lose, literally, in the bargain. I’m going to have to watch it again but it doesn’t make sense.
I’m with you about the last two episodes. I’ve already lined up a team of sympathetic friends I’ll be watching with.