Re: Jamie offers his body to LJG for the sake of his son. I saw this discussion and your comment. “Interesting discussion. “Jamie sees his body as a bargaining chip”. It’s quite clear when the list is laid in front of you like this.” However, it’s a moot point. I clearly remember in a later book, when Claire asks Jamie what he would have done if LJG had taken his offer, Jamie says he would have killed him. That he would’ve never allow a man who’d accept such an offer raise his son. 1/2

2/2 - The show should’ve or still should include this conversation between J/C. I doubt it’ll be addressed (like so many other missed/important convos) but this one seems critical. Claire was visibly distressed when LJG threw that in her face. I take Jamie at his word that he wouldn’t have gone through with it but I keep seeing the topic discussed. May I get your opinion? Thank you

I haven’t read past Drums of Autumn, so my comment came with limited knowledge of the whole story.  

So, later on Diana writes Jamie as saying he would kill LJG if he had accepted Jamie’s offer?  Because that would mean he wasn’t fit to raise Willie? 

Interesting… I didn’t know this.  Honestly, it seemed very out of character to me that Jamie would offer his body in the first place because of his sexaul assault.  He does use his body as a bargaining chip…in terms of sparing others he loves, or he feels are weaker, like Jenny, Laoghaire, Claire.  He literally agrees to being whipped rather than agree to give his body to BJR for sex.  So offering himself to LJG so easily wasn’t true to who Jamie is, in my opinion.  And at that point in the story LJG and Jamie had a friendship based on respect…why would he be so cruel to LJG to offer himself in the first place?  I think this has more to do with DG’s wild writing style and inconsistencies than anything else. 

As for including the conversation…I see your point.  The news is out there, it should be addressed.  I honestly don’t know how they would do it and make Jamie look honourable.  They’ve already undermined Jamie’s character this season, and in my opinion, this would only make it worse.  I think Claire was distressed because once again, she was reminded of those 20 years apart, and all that they had lost.  It’s just one more thing that she doesn’t know about him, that he never shared, and she was caught off guard.  Much like when she shares stuff about Frank, Jamie seems to stiffen up like he doesn’t want to hear it, but he still wants to know.  

I agree with you in that even if Jamie said he would kill LJG, I don’t think he would go through with it, which makes Diana writing it even more ridiculous.  It’s out of character for him.  

Thanks for asking, Anon!

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