Outlander Podcast Hosts Mary & Blake are LIVE from our finale party in front of a studio audience at the Hilton Hotel in Providence, RI to discuss the Outlander Season 3 finale — episode 13 : Eye Of The Storm
In this episode, we chat: why the back half of this episode kicked total butt, why Blake was terrified and shaking at the knees, why there may have been too much crammed into this episode to get the payoff we needed for the finale, stick Geillis, why we love “the plan”, The Perfect Storm, why we’re playing drinking games with the audience, why this season feels like The Two Towers, why suspension of disbelief is necessary for this episode, Matt B. Roberts doing a serviceable directing job, and much more!
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Oooohhh, I’m so happy and sad at the same time!!! Its been such a crazy ride, I’m sorry to be on the shore of another Droughtlander, but such things are an inevitability. This episode, what it was able to fit, was good. I enjoyed it, and it certainly left us in a good place, but yeah, I think I need to dive straight into my GBG…
I liked the parallels between the dancers, it didn’t strike me as spponfeeding because it showed us Visually, which is how tv should work. Blake, you know you would have been throwing epic shade if Claire had done a voiceover here…come on…seeing it the way we do makes a connection through lost ages of time, and it deepens the mystique of how the time travel works. These two disparate groups of people, separated by vast distances and culture somehow have the same kind of ceremony…that sends chills down my spine…I dig it…
Dear lord, why did they only give us 13 episodes?? STARZ, you KNOW this show is going to be watched, you know it’s a moneymaker, why shortchange both the production crew and the viewers by not giving us ENOUGH TIME???? We needed 16 episodes At LEAST, Voyager is just too big of a story to condense this way. I’m giving props to the Production crew for doing as well as they did, because really, they did a fantastic job with what they had. But…this episode especially suffered from a lack of time. We needed more of everything we got, except chicken blood. That bummed me out. I want that chicken. He was my favorite breed of chicken… 🙁 We just needed more time. That’s my big bad Bad.
I have LOTS OF GREAT
Yi Tien Cho and Margaret!!! Sorry, I think they’re adorable together, it makes me happy 🙂
Geillis being all buck nutty paranoid with Claire, golly, she’s 6 jellybeans short of a woodpile, that one…
Lord John Grey, you kicked butt, laying down the smack on Babyface Lieutenant-CAPTAIN, excuse me- Leonard, ha! Poor little banty had nothin’ on you!! I forgive last weeks cliffhanger hauling Jamie off to jail just so we could get this little tête á tête…so good 🙂
Sexy time with Jamie and Claire…oooohh, mama…
That chicken!! He was Gorgeous!!! He looks like either a Malay or a Shamo, both breeds are ancient, big, and super awesome looking, I’ve always wanted some, but never have had the pleasure of keeping these magnificent birds…I miss my chickens 🙁
My greatest Great is the cinematography in this episode, it was fantastic…the panning inland from the beach showing the vast expanse of the Americas makes an amazing bookend to them panning back from Scotland as Ian is taken further from Jamie and Claire in First Wife…beautiful recall.
The underwater scene was haunting and beautiful, and incredibly tense, BREATH CLAIRE, you need to breath, don’t drown!! It made my blood pressure go up…I don’t like drowning scenes…they freak me out.
But for me, the Greatest was the panning back through THE EYE OF THE STORM, I’m a meteorology nerd, and that shot was pure weather porn, OMG!!! I watched it over and over again, BRAVO, it was both Visually Beautiful, and Starkly Daunting, since if they’re in the Middle of the hurricane, there’s no way out but through the body of the monster engulfing them…it took my breath away…
I give this episode in particular a 4.8 Kilts, it did a solid job with what it had to work with, and at least it got us to Georgia in one piece…and having just finished book 8, I CANNOT WAIT to get into Season 4!!! I’m starting the books from the beginning again, and I’ll probably watch the whole show from the beginning, again, and now I can go back to the very beginning of this podcast, and enjoy all the goodness you two bring to the table…love it.
Love you guys, so glad I found your podcast, better late than never. Thank you…Awesome 🙂
Matt has been the second unit director since day one. So not totally new to directing.
The sounds Claire doesn’t make is my favorite scene in all the books and DG’s too. So glad they put it into the show. There was more beard when Jamie was on the beach than the four day growth he was suppose to have in that scene.
There were a few days to a week between killing Geillis and the rumpy pumpy. It’s mentioned in the show.
Loved Yi Tien Cho and Margaret getting together. So much better than where they went with that story line in the book.
Going to have to disagree with you on Starbuck. She was a bitch plain and simple nothing more.
LJG was fantastic in his putting down of Lt. Leonard. Agree with Mary it did make Jamie getting arrested worth it.
Just for the record when we first see Claire drowning the music is the same as used when Jamie and Claire are visiting Faith’s grave.
Hi Mary and Blake!
Oh, I can’t believe that Outlander is over already! I’m really going to miss it, and your fun podcasts as well.
I had some thoughts, first I agree with everyone else: 13 episodes is not enough time to weave the wonderful character driven stories of Jamie and Claire into the adventure story it became.
And the start of this episode shocked me right back to S2’s Through A Looking Glass Darkly (Sorry to break a commandment), Almost immediately I think I said “NO” aloud, when I KNEW there was a S4 on the horizon, and Diana wrote 10 books! The thought of Claire dying was not a good one.
The performances in this whole thing was GREAT. Loved seeing (Wee) Ian giving Gellis hell. Wow, major kudos to John Bell. His portrayal is a mixture of Jenny’s temper and Ian’s calm, and the Frazer love and loyalty.
Loved seeing Fergus and Marsili–oh with just that small scene both of them cemented that both of these characters were willing to go to the ends of the earth for both Jamie and Claire. (are we sure that Marsili is Leghaire’s daughter?)
While I thought that Jamie being arrested AGAIN (eye roll) was a lazy and
overdone plot device, I almost forgave it when I saw Lord John Grey again.
Oh my, there’s another actor who I just can’t keep my eyes off of him. His character is not only elegantly studly, he seeks to do what is right with in the confines of the law, and has a good soul. (the antithesis of Black Jack Randall)
If Jamie does not want him… then…
But I digress, Oh God, Gellis!!! Lottie Vanbeek is AMAZING. Just the perfect mixture of sexy minx and crazy!!!!
The 2oo year old baby prophecy was so easy to figure out, it really was.
Gellis would have been ready to kill anything in her way. (Since Gellis was so invested in having a Scottish King on the throne, I think as a time traveler, Perhaps Gellis should have went back in time to be Bonnie Prince Charlie’s wife then she would have had a shoo in to the throne, just a thought)
If Starz had given more than 13 episodes perhaps Gellis could have haunted the show much earlier than last week and then watchers could have been more invested with her and her motivations (I really was not invested in the idea of the treasure until Bree was mentioned, way too late)
There is one thing that drove me crazy though, for a woman who is supposed to be so smart, WTH Claire! She reverted right back to her dynamics in Both Sides Now (I think) with Black Jack Randall, and told Gellis EVERYTHING when she knew Gellis was a murderer and could not be trusted.
Claire, what were you thinking, Girl?
The dance sequence was amazing as it was juxtaposed with the witches of Craig Na Dune.
If anything, at least Claire saved Bree.
When Jamie said to Claire, we lost Faith, we will not loose Briana. I teared up.
On to Jamie’ plan, the sex scene made me giggle! And it was outrageously sexy. Loved the fact they could have fun and laugh in the bedroom (then again, I thought it was great when Claire and Frank were jumping on the bed in Sassanach too)
Loved the storm at sea, just awesome! Now Claire and Jamie are starting a new adventure in America.
I did notice that Claire did not tell Gellis about Roger and I think that he and Bree are going to feature prominently in S 4.
Oh, I so can’t wait.
LOL! I spent the better part of last week chortling at all of the stones being thrown at Jamie’s capture at the end of The Bakra because I had a strong suspicion that we would get what I believe was the strongest scene in this episode. When they did that hard cut from the docks to Lord John’s face I let out a loud sound that I find difficult to describe. Much fist pumping was involved in my reaction. The ensuing dressing down of Lieutenant… uhm… I mean Captain Leonard was priceless! With full knowledge that, as a woman, I can only stand in the distant background and salivate, Lord John will always be my main man 🙂
In retrospect, I think much of the material used in episodes 309-311 could have been cut to allow a bit more background on the cultural/historical setting of the events that took place during the last 2 episodes. What was actually happening with the maroons was, IMHO, significant to a better understanding of WTH was happening in this episode. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about Geillis suddenly popping up and then being summarily dispatched. Lord John was actually very familiar with Geillis by this time (told in one of the Lord John Novels) and a brief exposition (oxymoron) of his experience with her could have enhanced the audience’s understanding of her current incarnation.
I would have liked Abandawe to have been depicted a bit more ominously, but I was pretty satisfied with that scene with the exception of the Walmart Geillis corpse. I’m with those who really enjoyed the changes to Yi Tien Cho and Margarete.
There was a lot of exceptional visual imagery. The merging of the dancers, the eye of the storm, the underwater ballet, the sweeping panoramic view of The New World. And, of course Bear McCreary hit it out of the park, as usual.
Unlike many, I didn’t much care for DIA or Voyager. Other than the Print Shop, Abandawe and the last chapter, Voyager incited too much eye-rolling and sighs of exasperation for me to cherish. TOTALLY looking forward to next season!!!