With this episode we start two points of view, and I loved it!
We’re still in Claire’s head, but with very few voiceovers, which actually I loved, but I’m cool either way.
First, let me ask how surprised were you with that opening scene? I’m in no way a prude, but this scene in anyone’s hands but these two actors could have gone 50 shades of gratuitous. Not so with Sam & Cait! The direction was marvelous and we see, no…we feel the love she feels …SIGH! Is it just me or are all these intimate scenes in Outlander perfect example of what real love-making is all about? I’m going to digress here and mention a show I almost stopped watching because they had these sex scenes every ten-fifteen minutes. The only reason I stayed with the show [which is a good thing because they certainly changed around in their second season] was the lead, Toby Stephens. You know which show I’m talking about, right? “Black Sails’ must have had an “epiphany” after the first season, or they just might have watched a few episodes of Outlander 😉
Their second season was 80% better than the first and I hope they continue to rely on the story, plot and great characters they have. Sex within a story is great, as long as there’s a purpose to all of it. Otherwise it lacks the emotion and looks cheap, acted.
Here is what I got out of this episode. If you’re a book fan, you know this one went off the track, but in the end came back to it. Like I said before, I’m cool with every change they came up so far, and any that will defiantly come our way. I’m just relaxing and enjoying the ride. BRING IT ON!
I loved all the Leery, Claire and Geillis stuff, but what I loved the most in this episode was all the stuff about the Jacobites and the obvious rift building between MacKenzie brothers. Dougal to me is such a complicated, complex man. To watch him is like watching a train wreck. You can’t avert your eyes. You have to see where this is all going.
I also loved watching Jamie’s character evolve more with each episode. We finally get to see this boy immerge a man, and we’re realizing that he is much more than a “stable lad”. He is trying to get the price off his head and he earnestly wishes to go to his home and show his wife his land, home…family.
And last, but in no way least, I loved watching Geillis Duncan show her true colors She is ruthless and ambitious. She is passionate and she is sneaky. I love her scenes at the forest and I love her voice.
The end of this episode saw Leery smirking as they’re dragging Claire and Geillis off to the thieves’’ hole and as much as I always disliked her character in the books, here in the show she is portrayed as someone who’s misguided, misunderstood, so I’m not in the full “hate” mode just yet. Let’s see if I’ll feel that way after the next episode 😉
What did you like or dislike in this episode? If you’re not a book fan and have never read the books, where do you think the story is going in the next few episodes?