Diana talks about Jamie and Dougal's relationship
Note to the Heughligans: Diana was kind enough to share this particular response on Compuserve, but please don't go out of your way to mention that to Sam. Diana says,
I won't generally post stuff about this sort of discussion, though; I don't mind talking about my "process" (for lack of a better word <g>) at all, and don't mind people watching me work, but I don't know how Sam feels about it and he's entitled to privacy in which to do his own work/prep.Sam Heughan is absolutely entitled to have discussions in private with Diana about the characters, their background, their motivations, etc., and the last thing I want is to make him feel self-conscious about asking Diana questions!
But since Diana did post this explanation in public, I would encourage you all to take the time to read it. I love it when she goes into great detail about the characters like that.