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 . . .
Episode 2.02: “Not in Scotland Anymore”
Also, this is Terry Dresbach’s favorite ensemble of the new season – Caitriona’s too! We learned that during the awesome “From Scotland to Paris” live panel they did in New York City during premiere week.[9:06 pm] Well done, Prague! It completely does its role as “Paris stand-in” justice. I had the good fortune of visiting this city years ago and it’s breathtaking. Side note: the beer is cheap. Just a tip.
[9:07 pm] These set designs are incredible – so cinematic. A visual buffet for the eye. And we’re just inside an apothecary. [9:08 pm] Master Raymond! “So much cynicism in one so young” – sir, if you only knew the half of what she’d been through, you’d get why cynicism is her first language. Side note: again with the pigs’ blood!
[9:11 pm] I battle insomnia – pass me some, Ray.
[9:45 pm] The hubs, “She found a bigger fan.” I say – by all means, flaunt it, Claire. [9:47 pm] For those keeping score at home: dildos, waxing, public crapping and foot fetishes. And we’ve still got 10 minutes to go. [9:49 pm] I spoke too soon. That dress. You know the one. Side note: If last week was Tobias Menzies’ episode to shine, this wonky episode is saved by Duncan Lacroix. [9:52 pm] The Duke of Sandringham is back. Criiiiiiiiiiiinge. But Simon Callow makes him completely watchable. [9:55 pm] Black Jack’s brother. Holy. But he’s precious. And Black Jack’s aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive. I knew this because, ahem – book reader. But Claire reacting to it made me feel it all over again. Some things are just better seen than read. [9:58 pm] And just like that, we’ve got our first subplot. With that “wait, he’s alive?!” reveal, this episode actually started to hold my interest. And now it’s done. But we’re headed good places, friends! *crosses fingers* [9:59 pm] Well folks, we definitely aren’t in Scotland anymore. And I don’t know about you, but I miss it. I’m definitely on board for following our beloved family anywhere they go, but I do miss Scotland. Transition woes. I’ll get there. [10:00 pm] Ira Steven Behr and his purple goatee. Love. He’s like our very own Heisenberg. Breaking Bad anyone? [10:20 pm] I’ve had some more wine. I reflected. I’m ready to kilt this thing . . . you know, should Mary and Blake ask: 3 kilts. An even 3. The new sets, Terry’s gorgeous work, the return of Simon Callow and, most notably, Duncan Lacroix’s comedic salvaging kept this episode from completely landing in the King’s public chamber pot. Disclaimer: I reserve the right to re-grade after a few more viewings between now and next week.
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“