LIVE Blog: Episode 2.01 – “Through a Glass, Darkly”
Good news – we can get new family and friends pour ourselves a dram and, through the magic of technology, enjoy it together! Each Saturday at 9:00 p.m., we’ll be LIVE blogging the episodes to bring you a two-screen experience into the world of Outlander. Like the Outlander Cast podcast, it will be SPOILER FREE for non-book readers.
So get all your post-18th Century gadgets ready and settle in, because the best things in life should be shared with a buddy. Hi, buddy.
Now let the show begin . . .
And it sunk in. Ouch.[9:24 pm] Did I mention Tobias for the win? Like, for all the awards available. All of them.
Side note: My husband totally called it, “He’s going to go after that place like Tommy Lee in a late ’80s hotel room.”
[9:25 pm] Funniest segue ever, “Um forgive me. I do apologize for the damage.”
[9:27 pm] I prefer Frank’s flashes of intense hallucinatory joy to BJR’s flashes of sadistic villainy. [9:29 pm] And I’ve gone ahead and locked up my choice for best line of the episode – less than 30 minutes in: “I’m not Joseph. She’s not Mary. And I’m very certain that the father is not God Almighty. He was a man, and he fucked my wife.”
[9:30 pm] “Children accept the world as it is presented to them.” As the parent of a three-year old, thank you for this beautiful reminder. #TheMoreYouKnow
[9:36 pm] Take your time, Claire . . . I’ll just be down here BURNING THE LAST PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF YOUR TIME THERE WITH HIM. [9:37 pm] I like the convenience and ease of modern transportation, but I’d take saddled up to Jamie under his plaid on a horse to a plane any day. Also, cue the panic attack at Claire seeing yet another new world. Can you even imagine?!?
Daaaaaaaaaaaamn, that move worked. Brilliantly done, RDM. That will definitely be the first thing I go back to in this episode for replay. [9:39 pm] Murtagh! I missed you, old friend. I have no idea what he just mumbled, but dammit keep going. He can mumble the phone book and I’d watch an hour of it. Unrelated side note: How do we get Sam to embrace the Jamie hair? Maybe for a few appearances. Just let it flow, let it floooooooooooow.
[9:40 pm] I’ve jammed fingers before and thought I might die. We all know what that bandage and brace are healing and, holy. I shall never whine about a hangnail again.
Side note: Did Murtagh get a blow out? His hair in this scene looks like it’s been freshly flat ironed.
[9:47 pm] Sturdy? That’s the tip of the iceberg, pal. [9:48 pm] This feels like a redo of “The Rent”, showing Jamie’s wounds to gain favorable sentiment for the Jacobite Rebellion. [9:49 pm] Gee, Jamie’s really let himself go during this convalescence period. See what I did there? Bringing it back. While we’re on the topic of the King of Men’s assets, in my head Cousin Jared is all like “Daaaamn, Cuz – you work out?”
The hubs, cutting the magic: “Green screen, and that crap looks like the Popeye movie from the ’80s.” Okay maybe we don’t fully have him on board yet. Baby steps.
Me, “Ahhh, there’s only four minutes left. I’m not ready for it to be done already. I missed our Claire and Jamie.”
The hubs, “Good thing there’s more, just play the next one.”
Me, “Honey, this is on Starz.”
The hubs, *blank stare*
Me, “As in, they didn’t drop all the episodes at once.”
The hubs, “Well that blows.”
Side note: He’s been watching a lot of Netflix. [9:57 pm] I just heard notes of the song that went with the famous “I want you so much I can scarcely breathe, Claire” moment. And my heart thumped all over again for that scene. [9:58 pm] Ships ablaze. Well you two certainly know how to make an entrance. Welcome, Frasers!
Thank you for diving into the two screen experience with us. See you next week, Obsessenachs, as we live blog “Not in Scotland Anymore”!
Episode 2.05: “Untimely Resurrection”
Episode 2.06: “Best Laid Schemes…“
Episode 2.07: “Faith”
Episode 2.08: “The Fox’s Lair“
Episode 2.09: “Je Suis Prest“
Episode 2.10: “Prestonpans”
Episode 2.11: “Vengeance is Mine“
Episode 2.12 “The Hail Mary“
Episode 2.13 “Dragonfly in Amber“