Spoilers ahead! New behind the scenes shots!!

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for those of you that don’t know and haven’t read the books, obviously SPOILERS ahead:

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still with me? Ok, let’s dive in!

This is one of the most climactic parts in the book, and there are several. It is the DUEL!

By the time this takes place, Claire has been volunteering for a little while with Mother Hildegarde, and is known to them. This is an important fact.

She, of course, manages to get to the duel just in time, despite Jamie forbidding her (when has that ever stopped her?). She is several months into her pregnancy, and as the men fight, and Jamie takes an advantage over Black Jack, she screams and pleads for Jaime to spare his life. She has feared that by taking BlackĀ Jacks life, it would forever end his future line of succession, i.e. Frank is never born. However, to her horror, though he doesn’t actually kill Black Jack, he instead CASTRATES him! Completely defeating the purpose, and she promptly loses consciousness, and sadly, the baby as well. It was Mother Hildegarde and her nurses who cared for Claire after the severe miscarriage. And because she holds Jamie responsible for the loss of their baby (keeping in mind she thought she was barren and this might be her one and only chance to have a child) it drives a deep and wide wedge between them for some time.

So calling this scene pivotal, is an understatement in the extreme.

Also, something interesting to note, in the book, Jaime cuts off all his hair to make sure it would not inhibit his fighting in any way. Claire finds his discarded locks and this is how she realizes what’s happening, and runs off after him. As far as when this picture was taken, Sam still has all his hair, clubbed in the back as usual. Maybe they are just practicing all the moves before they film the scenes that lead up to it? Or maybe, and honestly more likely (see how they are already in costume? And also, who would want to cut Sam’s hair?!?!), they are taking that part of the plot out. I guess we’ll see.

all image credit goes to Erik Kay/Spindrift

(except the last which is Courtesy of Twitter User @BarneysworldUK)

Thanks for the pictures! ?

 

imageLooks like they are practicing or choreographing the duel

imageTobias and Sam appear to be taking direction either from the director or the fight coordinator

imageA sweet and sweaty shot of Sam in between takes

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He looks a little dinged up, and intense…

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