Outlander Podcast Hosts Mary & Blake discuss Outlander Season 3 episode 10: Heaven And Earth.
In this episode, we chat: why Outlander has a Superman problem, getting underwear (?) from your best friends at camp, building on visual vocabulary, Stephanie Meyer and Midnight Sun, why Elias Pound and the Rabbit’s Foot works so well, why we secretly love Michael Swan and Luke Schelhaas, and much more!
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Many ships carried live animals to give the men fresh milk and meat. Most likely would have been the wife of a sailor.
Rabbits play a part all throughout season 3 and we’ll see more.
Jamie wasn’t merely a stable boy. He was the nephew of the Laird. He was only in the stables to be incognito. He was a Laird in his own right at Lallybroch.
The actors call themselves Fersali.
If you notice Jamie is concentrating on the pic with Claire in it not necessarily the pics of Bree.
OMG, I was so excited listening to your podcast because you are the first that I’ve heard that actually ‘got’ the storyline on the Artemis! The only theory that I have been able to come up with to explains why so many people didn’t appreciate it was that in a way Jamie was simply a plot device in this episode that served the purpose of developing Fergus and Marsali. He sat in the brig out of his mind with anxiety and desperation (cray cray), totally powerless to do anything about Claire trapped on a British man of war with 300 plague-ridden men. He served as a central figurehead around which everyone else moved providing the truly significant point of the story. That’s not what most people expect from Jamie. As Blake said, Jamie is supposed to be Superman. Here, it was Fergus and Marsali who came to save the day. Since there was literally NOTHING that Jamie could have done (and Fergus explained the various insurmountable problems) I thought this was a very clever idea to explain what was happening on the Artemis while Claire was stuck on the Porpoise.
Really enjoyed the Porpoise storyline as well. It is rather amazing when a show can, in a single episode, create a character and a relationship that was so amazingly poignant as that of Elias Pound. The look on that kid’s face when Claire told him how incredibly impressive he was simply made my heart swell. And Catriona broke that heart when she delivered the final stitch. I was in a fetal position at that point, it hurt so good.
Blake. Dude. Annekje, undercover agent extraordinaire, is not a good choice to include in your Bad list. She is revered. She wasn’t a coincidence, she was exactly where she was supposed to be as a gunner’s wife who was well versed in the rhythms of the ship and the sea. She was a valuable resource to Claire and a true heroine. Your case against her sounded like, in keeping with the recurrent reference… a rabbit hole.
Wow, this episode has me all twitterpated….I’m very split about it in some ways, but overall, I loved it!! I’m flinging out a 4.8 Kilt Rating, pretty high for me, and I’ll try to explain myself.
This episode was Beautiful, both visually, and emotionally…it had All The Feels, as Mary said, and I found its swift and energetic pace such a change from the Doldrums last week, I could barely catch my breath! From the brig of the Artemis, to the bowels of the Porpoise(ew), it was nonstop. I’m honestly having a hard time whittling down all the high points of this episode, since there were so many… I guess I’ll just have to go with my GBG, otherwise this comment will be too long.
Oh, so much good…Elias Pound, such a darling young man, I prayed from the beginning for him to live, I loved him, as did Claire, and it broke my heart at the end when she was the one to finish sewing up the canvas…lordy, I was in tears…oh, Mother…
See, this is what I’m super split about…Jamie…on the one hand, I understand that the show is using him to create Drama, and I’m down with that, since the Show is the Show, Book is the Book, etc…his performance was great, he was emotive and crazy, and I felt his desperation in the moment. But…#BodySnatcherJamie…who is this guy? It just struck me wrong that Jamie would be out of control enough to get his fine butt thrown in the brig…this guy is a master of smuggling, has an epic poker face, and would bide his time, waiting for his chance to get Claire back…idk, it just isn’t the Jamie I know, BUT I understand why they did it. This version of emo Jamie gave us a chance to let Fergus and Marsali shine in their relationship, and their agency, and for that, I am perfectly happy to whistle past what I consider a different interpretation of Jamie.
Ha, I have several, but I’ll start with Mr. Tompkins, bitching and moaning about the week he’s had, omg, I laughed at the poor guy, he just needs a hug and blanky…and some whiskey…
More great was Claire cussing up a storm because of the idiots on the ship drinking her pure alcohol, and poisoning themselves…I feel ya, Claire…more great was Anekje!! Sorry Blake, she’s my hero, and I just have to say, if you’re gonna read Any of the Outlander books, buckle down and get ready for coincidence, upon Coincidence, upon COINKIDINK, HOLY COW, these books will make your head spin! Hold on to your butts, cuz there’s a whole lot of it coming down the line…
There’s tons more, but I have to stop myself, I’m sure others will hit on all the points I’m missing 🙂
I love your podcast and listen every week. I know how you relate to Jamie and Claire’s love for each other because I feel the same way about my husband of 33 years.
I am so surprised that I have not read about this in any other comments. For me, Claire’s last scene with Elias took me right back to Season 2’s Je Suis Pres. Remember when Claire has her meltdown flashback of WWII, and she tells Jamie that she put aside her memories of that ambush (compartmentalized) because there was nothing she could have done, but watching Ross and Kincaid train, all she could hear was Max Lucas calling out for his mother in the dead of night. With Elias, she was able to be there, to comfort him as though his mother was with him and calling him home. I was crying anyway, but I really tuned up when I realized that she was able to do for Elias what she couldn’t for the corporal. In some small way, I think that eases the burden of that memory for her.
On a side note, I love when Jamie calls Fergus “mon fils”–my son–after he gives them his blessing.
Thank you! I’ve been listening for two weeks now. This was my first GBG and you read it! Yeah! I love your Podcast! I love Outlander!
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OK – I just have one thought. Just rewind and watch Fergus leave the room after the “can we, can’t we” make love scene with Marsali. His head toss! His little French, sexy “oh my god, I can’t believe I have to make this choice and abandon lovemaking, I’m FRENCH!!!” head toss. Or hair toss? I can’t decide. How cute.
I think they’re doing the cold opens because they need every single inch of storytelling time to tell this monster story. (agree-should have nixed or compressed the shiplife parts) Hoping that the show-folk are listening in on your fine podcasts and others. That’s the cool thing about OL world: Between the books, shows, fan sites, it is SO participatory on all sides. A couple million heads are better than one!
Sooo thankful to you both and your team for sharing all your expertise and viewpoints.
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