Outlander: Both Sides Now
(spoilers for s01e08)
Unlike last episode, this episode was very much of the action, progressing the characters and showing more forcefully how Claire is being pulled between two lives. The episode begins with us finally seeing how Frank is processing his wife's disappearance. It's an alteration from the book, but then again her husband was never much of a character. This is where the show has chosen the right path by dwelling a bit more on their relationship. It becomes rather unrealistic if Claire were to utterly forget her husband just because she has got another. She does not know Jamie in the length that she knew Frank, so ones sympathy (if one is unfamiliar with the books) lies with her husband who is desperately seeking her out.
|you are too pretty for this world|
I'll finally reveal what I don't want to have take place, though you'll have to mark the text to see it. When Claire is disobedient and Jamie has to beat her. He enjoys it of course and it is super awkward really. It's the fact that Claire utterly accepts it, but the thing is I don't find it relevant to the plot.
Let's hope they decide against it, because even twelve-year-old me saw it as wrong.