Even though this was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, I guess I am just too much into World Without End to give much more thought to Other Side of the Bridge.
Margreet presented some good questions about the author's need to have Arthur's father killed on his tractor the very first day he used it and to have Jake accidently kill Carter when he tried to escape from Arthur. I thought these were dramatic, but I guess I am so cold to things that neither event bothered me that much.
I wonder more about Ian's role in the episode by telling Arthur about seeing Jake and Laura together. If he had kept quiet.... Arthur sure did impress me though the way he was loyal to Laura and expressed his love for her. Although I wondered why Laura found any temptation with Jake after he had ditched her the first time, I did like that she did remain with Arthur and apparently did love him.