Outlander Cast hosts Mary & Blake discuss Outlander episode 5.06, “Better To Marry Than Burn”.
In this episode we chat moments vs. scenes, Diana’s unfortunate comments about the episode, and Lord John’s wedding planning services…
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I am going to agree with Blake on his criticisms of this episode. The first problem is that there were too many storylines going on at once and they didn’t really meld together that well. And, you can’t blame that on the book because very little of this episode came directly from the book. The only storylines that came from the book were 1. the actual wedding 2. Jocasta’s backstory (although told for a different reason) and the whole Wiley situation. However, the Wiley storyline was not flushed out completely. As a result, it was confusing and left more questions than answers. I read the book and I am still trying to completely understand what Claire and Jamie were trying to accomplish in the episode. The second problem is that the showrunners are focusing more on “moments” from the books rather than fleshed out storylines. Maril David said as much in a post-episode discussion. Book readers aren’t looking for “moments.” If those moments aren’t part of a fleshed out storyline, those moments are meaningless. That stable scene fell flat because there was no real build up to it — it felt shoved into the episode to “make book readers happy.” As a book reader, I don’t want that. If the writers can’t include iconic moments into the storylines they’ve chosen for the show, then don’t include them at all!
It’s referencing the Bible – 1 Corinthians 7:9 – But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
Diana has every right to say the show screwed up. She does tell production stuff, but they often choose to ignore her. The problem is when the show screws up it reflects on Diana. She doesn’t say too many negative things about the show, but she doesn’t pull any punches when she disagrees. Nor should she have to.
According to the script Lord John was Jamie’s partner in the whist game.
Yes locust do still come and eat crops, just usually not in America because of the pesticides.
The real Mrs. Tryon is pretty interesting in her own right.
What was your opinion on Jamie witnessing Jocasta giving Jemmy River Run after he avoided it? Especially knowing how he, Claire and Bree feel about owning slaves.
Bonnet wouldn’t have a leg to stand on as far as River Run goes because once Jocasta marries Duncan Innes River Run is his. Doesn’t matter what Jocasta did before hand, if in fact the document was a will. If it was a deed, remember Jamie says Jemmy is the new Master of River Run now, then Bonnet, if he can prove paternity, might be able to make something happen. Roger is still Jemmy’s legal father and would have the rights to River Run as Jemmy’s guardian in spite of Jocasta putting herself as guardian. All a set up for Bonnet down the road, but very clunky.
As for Murtagh dying at Alamance – we can only hope.