With the season 2 finale, Outlander really succeeds in putting us in Claire’s shoes - we spent so long invested in the 1700s only to have it ripped away from us at the last second in favor of the 1900s. Oh show, you’re so meta.
As we barrel towards our epic conclusion to the Jacobite Rising (and to the season), the penultimate episode gives us closure in some respects, and leaves the Jacobites’ fate all but sealed despite our heroes’ best efforts.
I think yes, but your mileage may vary. This week, in “Vengeance is Mine,” either a lot happened, or very little, depending on your point of view. Let’s see if we can keep track of all the moving parts.
This week, “Prestonpans,” and a study in how our characters deal with a war that they have been either eagerly awaiting, or dreading. And while the battle may be a victory for the Jacobites, it is a defeat for our hearts.
This week on Outlander: Training for the Jacobite Rising. Farmers trading in their scythes for swords and learning to march in time to bagpipes...We’re gonna need a montage!
Alas, I am on the road (neither collecting rent from my tenants nor singing a Scottish Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, sadly) so this is more of a discussion thread than a recap. But let’s talk about “The Fox’s Lair!”
This show keeps finding new ways to tear our guts out. I shouldn’t be surprised by now but...here we are.
St. Germain and Jamie must work “together” for Prince Charles. It goes about as well as you’d imagine. Plus, were you wondering if Claire and Jamie would make up after last week’s epic fight? Wonder no more!
...despite never making an appearance. This week on Outlander: The resolution of last week’s riotous cliffhanger, plus a moral quandary for Claire as she seeks not to change the future, but to keep it the same, in one very personal aspect. And the man we love to hate is back!
So, you’re a woman in 18th century France trying to pull of a dinner party for
16 people? Perhaps this handy guide will take some of the pressure off so you can focus on recovering from near-poisoning as you try to avoid the most common party planning pitfalls.
This week on Outlander, Jamie and Claire are suffering from a sense of aimlessness - Claire in lacking a “useful” occupation, and Jamie in not making headway in his attempts to prevent rebellion.
This week...Outlander was funny. Outlander was funny! Sure, there were some dark moments, and everything felt a bit fast-paced, but this episode managed to find an overall lighter tone, which was sorely lacking without Rupert and Angus around.
Outlander is back! Rejoice as we steep ourselves in the updated title sequence and theme song (cello! French lyrics!) as well as settings both familiar and new. Let’s all journey Through a Glass, Darkly…
Tonight, Caitriona Balfe has a chance to win a Golden Globe for her performance in Starz’s Outlander. (Along with Tobias Menzies and the entire show.) Let’s celebrate and wish her luck by recounting all of her best moments in Outlander season 1.
The morning we departed Lucerne, I went for a run around the lake. The weather was perfect, and the mountains in the distance beckoned. Time to check out of our hotel and head to Italy!
In which we fly across an ocean, then begin our trip with a driving tour of
Switzerland followed by jet lag recovery in Lucerne.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse...In the season finale, we find out if Claire can save Jamie from the horrors of Wentworth Prison. (Spoiler alert: Yes and no.) Also, a retrospective on the first season of Outlander.
On this week’s Outlander, the return of Black Jack Randall brings Jamie to some hard choices and thwarts Claire’s attempts to free him. And Jamie’s love for Claire elevates him above the likes of Taran MacQuarrie, but it’s also his downfall.
“The Search” finds Claire venturing out from Lallybroch, and discovering just how far she’s willing to go for love. But she is not alone.
This week, Claire and Jamie finally make it to Lallybroch. But Black Jack Randall’s actions four years prior have cast a shadow across Lallybroch and all of the Frasers, polluting Jamie’s homecoming.