Now I am a fiction writer, in addition to blogging about great television, so that means I know how to lie really well in a middle-grade magical sort of way — but honey I cannot lie about this episode. Ok, Im just going to blurt it out….I fast forwarded the end while closing my eyes…ok there I said it. What’s even worse is that this is not the first time. Episode 16 of season one…yep fast forwarded that whole thing with my eyes closed until the last 5 minutes when Claire tells Jamie that she is pregnant. Now before you diehards go and judge me, remember, this is entertainment. Entertainment is supposed to be enjoyable, it’s supposed to delightfully distract you from reality. Example pictured above. Not give you recurring nightmares of people burning to death or being raped. Wow, that really took a turn, didn’t it? Well, that’s what happens to me, when I watch something disturbing, it sears itself so deeply into my brain that it stays there on into eternity causing me to forget normal things like where I set my sunglasses last or what’s my first child’s name is again? It will consume my subconscious and give me nightmares. I do not find disturbing or cruel images entertaining, I just can’t stomach them. And as the consumer I decide how and what I consume. See Murtagh understands me. Anyway reading is different because I can skim or choose not to imagine certain things but watching it with the music and the lighting and the facial expressions. It’s.just.too.much. Call me a lightweight if you will, it’s fine I don’t need the baggage. Ok now onto what I did see.
Roger…woooweee. His story has finally reached its pinnacle and he shines so brightly in this episode. He is torn and he is broken and he is different but deep down inside Roger is good, he does the right thing, even when it is to his own detriment. The part where he laughs and says, I guess you could say I walked here was so good and so real. The scenes with father Alexandre was aptly named by whom I am not sure, the idiot hut. I love this and I also love the way Roger says, idiot.
Onto another idiot, Stephen Bonnet, ew. Ok, so Brianna wants to see him after reading Jamie’s letter so she can forgive him. It is up to her to make that call and determine what she needs to move on. She may have felt differently if he wasn’t already condemned to death…but that’s another storyline…ahem I mean story.
Also I kind of love Brianna and Lord John together. When he referred to her as his betrothed…sigh…I know that’s weird and never going to happen because duh, but a girl can dream right?
Brianna gets to say her peace to Stephen Bonnet and let out a bit of the rage she was feeling inside. I am proud of her that could not have been easy and I was defintley yellingat the TV “Yeah you tell him girlfriend!” While I stuffed my face with popcorn.
Fergus and Marsali are the dream team, I just love them together. She is ride or die for her man and he thinks she is a goddess. They Bonnie and Clyde the shite outta that prison and hightale it outta Wilmington and head for the ridge with baby and Murtagh in tow.
The Mohawk village was absolutley breathtaking and the detail and work that went into that is award worthy. Outlander is really a gift and a feast to the eyes and so is Matthew B. Robert’s Mustache. Love you Matty B!
Next week is the finally! Are you guys ready? Of course you’re not we will all be basket cases but at least book 9 comes out this year!
And also let it be known that…