Much of this week’s episode was spent at one of two sickbeds—or rather, deathbeds. Or I suppose one of three, if we count the damage that the Battle of Culloden Moor will do to the Highlanders’ way of life.
Last night’s episode of Outlander was titled “Vengeance Is Mine,” and it certainly delivered on its promise.
This week’s episode opened with Claire stumbling upon a fallen Highlander and meditating on all the death she’s seen, followed by another fight over tactics and whether they’re necessary at all, or if the Scots can just run screaming at the English waving broadswords and win the day.
This week on Outlander, Jamie attempted to whip the men of Lallybroch into fighting shape without Dougal undermining his best efforts, while Claire dealt with the memories triggered by spending time in a military encampment. Because there’s always another fucking war.
Thank God, we’re back in Scotland.
It’s not a competition, but just for the record I cried harder at this week’s Outlander than this week’s Game of Thrones.
This week’s episode suggests that our girl Claire has built some sort of mental firewall within her brain that allows her to continue working to stop the Jacobite Rising without a care for its impact on history, while fighting anything that might jeopardize Frank’s existence.
This week’s Outlander was a real roller coaster, with Jamie and Claire making some emotional progress only for Mary Hawkins’ fate to take a terrible turn. The question throughout: How much of this is the Comte St. Germain’s direct doing?
This week on Outlander, Jamie and Claire are miserable. Turns out Paris isn’t much fun when you’re spending time trying to avert the next Jacobite rising.
This episode was literally titled, “Not in Scotland Anymore.” It was basically a whirlwind tour of 1740s Paris designed to introduce all of Outlander’s new players for the scheming that’s about to ensue. Also, lots of fancy dresses in dizzying patterns covered in ruffles. And the odd bare breast sporting a nipple…
Outlander’s second season opens with Claire reluctantly opening her eyes at Craigh na Dun. She’s back in her own time, and she quickly discovers that the British won the Battle of Culloden. She is not in a great place emotionally.
Outlander returns Saturday night, and now that the action has moved to 18th Century Paris, it’s looking lusher than ever.
The second season of Outlander starts April 9, which means the publicity starts two months ago. Hence this steamy Entertainment Weekly cover, which affords you the opportunity to imagine interrupting Claire and Jamie en flagrante.
Suddenly struck with a craving for rococo and the rustling of silk skirts? Must be Starz’s trailer for Season 2 of Outlander.
Outlander’s back in April, and Starz just released a sneak peek.
For a certain generation, it might be difficult to watch Starz’s Flesh and Bone without thinking of the 2000 film Center Stage. Yet the former quickly makes it very clear that this is not a fun, light-hearted romp where the underdog rises through the ranks, but a rough journey filled with abuse, drug use and potential…
Due to a slight translation typo, the sign greeting visitors arriving via ferry to Scotland’s Bute Island declares, “Welcome to the beauty of Penis Island.” Yes, please send over some literature from your tourism bureau, thank you very much.
Sassenachs, I have a confession.
Apparently it was sadist weekend for America’s prestige TV drama business! (There’ll be spoilers for Game of Thrones rolled into this recap; fair warning.)
Well, I can’t say that I expected half an episode dedicated to Claire and Murtagh hitting the road as a pair of traveling entertainers, but hey—Outlander keeps me guessing.