Outlander Cast Hosts Mary and Blake discuss everything YOU had to say about: Heaven And Earth.
In this episode, we did a surprise LIVE show on facebook and we talked more about camp undies, why Blake is “Take-Committed” with “Margus,” we delve into the Superman analogy a little more, wondering why the guards on the ship didn’t see Claire standing on the ledge for an eternity, wondering if Outlander outside of Scotland feels a little contrived sometimes, we lay out ALL the commandments, what we are thankful for on Thanksgiving Eve and much more!
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Lots of people singing the “Not my Jamie” song lately. IMHO, Jamie is not superman in either the books or the show. He has been shown in both to have plenty of flaws. BUT, he is often superman in many reader’s interpretations. For the readers claiming Emo Jamie is uncharacteristic in this most recent episode they need only read the next chapter in the book to remember that the show is not taking liberties. More on that next week so as not to spoil. If Jamie had his druthers he would be a farmer on his own plot of land. Unfortunately he was born to the position of laird and leadership and responsibility. He accepts this, but finds it a burden at times.
I’ve long found Outlander to be an endless series of calamities (at times to the point of annoying me). For me, in the first two-three books Scotland and particularly Lallybroch were HOME. Every time they returned Home, for however long, it was a time of much needed R&R. And I always felt the need to take a deep breath and gird my loins any time they left Home, knowing that no good would come of it. Right now we are in an uncomfortable transition period far from home. But they will eventually create a new Home that will serve the same purpose and evoke the same emotional responses from me that Lallybroch did in the early books. The next three books/seasons typically can be found at the bottom of most Reader ranking lists. Not so for me. Boring for many, I guess, but a time of building family, friendships and community that I actually enjoyed very much.
Miscellaneous factoids. Jamie, as Supercargo had authority ONLY over the cargo (Jared’s wine). At sea NO ONE has authority over the ship’s Captain. There is no way (or purpose) for Claire to rip that page out of the Captain’s log. That is a Naval Captain’s log with mandated entries for each day and is a Permanent part of the ship’s commission (no so on commercial vessels). Any alterations/damage done to the log would be immediately noticed and the penalties for that Crime would be Severe. Not to mention, unless Claire could erase the knowledge from the Captain’s brain it would serve no purpose to do so.
I have to chuckle at how some book readers assume they speak for all of the billions of people who have read the books. I have absolutely no problem or concern regarding the absence of “the other friend” on the Porpoise in this episode. IMO the show has consolidated scenes very effectively while retaining the emotional impact of each a number of times and I anticipate they will do the same in this case. I think the end result will remove yet another Implausible Convenience that Blake has to perseverate about 🙂
According to DG’s research the Supercargo could indeed overrule the Captain in certain circumstances while they were at sea.
ONLY regarding the disposition of the cargo. He had zero authority over the circumstances at hand in this episode.
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