I’m not sure ANY scheme of Jamie’s and Claire’s is truly “best laid,” but whatever. The episode titles are allowed to be optimistic. We’ve got medical drama, fake medical drama, and then the end of the hour may imperil Claire’s efforts to keep Frank alive. In spectacularly direct fashion.

Also, definitely check out Terry Dresbach’s blog entry about Claire’s stunning floral gown from last week’s Versailles shindig, as well as some other delicious close-ups of patterns.

Spoiler policy: As usual, please limit discussion of the books to events that have already transpired on the series. Thanks!