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What is the deal with the music during Outlander’s difficult strapping scene

"Outlander’s" massive, and rabid, fan base knew what was coming. The show’s producers, creative team, and actors had been preparing the viewers for what fans of the book have often referred to as “the strapping.” While the book’s author, Diana Gabaldon, has long defended the scene in her book where Jamie beats Claire with a leather strap as simply Highland justice for the heroine’s reckless disobedience, there is a world of difference between reading an uncomfortable scene (that oddly ends in an even more uncomfortable sex scene) and watching it play out on a TV series. This is tricky stuff, even for pay cable, which partially explains the odd musical cue that kicks in halfway through.