The Outlander television series, based on the novel by Diana Gabaldon, is finally underway. While we toil away the hours waiting for Episode #102: CASTLE LEOCH (airing on Starz 16 August in the U.S.), I thought I’d have a little more fun with Episode #101: SASSENACH.
And so, here’s my Top 30 Countdown of Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) best looks in the show. As his character is introduced half-way through, I had fewer scenes to select from than I will in future episodes – but what a selection we were given! Read on to see if you agree or disagree with me. As usual, it’s all in good fun.
#30: Jamie’s Giddyup Face – Don’t we love a man who loves animals?
#29: Jamie’s I Have To Dump You On The Ground Now Face – And none too gently either.
#28: Jamie’s I’ve Had A Hard Life Face – Please don’t mention the name “Black Jack” Randall to this man and definitely do not ask if he knows him.
#27: Jamie’s I Meant To Fall Off My Horse Face – Yeah, he meant to do that.
#26: Jamie’s Who The Hell Is This, Where The Hell Did She Come From, And What The Hell Is She Going To Do To Me Face – And the trust begins . . .
#25: Jamie’s This IS A Good Place For An Ambush Face – Um, why did a woman from the 20th century and another country have to point out the obvious to her captors?
#24: Jamie’s I Can Kick Like A Rockette Face – No stunt man needed.
#23: Jamie’s Look At My Thigh Muscles Face – Are you looking at his face? Nope. You’re looking at his leg, aren’t you?
#22: Jamie’s I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sling Face – Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.
#21: Jamie’s Good Ole’ Tulach Ard! Face – No one yells it like this man.
#20: Jamie’s I Think We’re Being Watched Face [In Gàidhlig] – Everything sounds sexier in Gàidhlig, doesn’t it?
#19: Jamie’s Making Sure She’s Not A Wet Nurse Face – What exactly are you doing back there, lad?
#18: Jamie’s Castle Leoch-Sweet–Castle Leoch Face – Yeah, even he doesn’t looked thrilled to be there.
#17: Jamie’s Take A Drink And Forget Your Troubles Face – All night on a horse with this man wrapped around her, and she’s still not convinced? Sheesh!
Followed by Claire Randall’s (Caitriona Balfe) Yuck Face – It’s not Colum’s Rhenish, after all.
#16: Jamie’s I Trust Her Face – The trust is already building between them.
#15: Jamie’s Who The Hell Is This Amazing Woman Face – This man has more looks than I can countdown!
#14: Jamie’s Yes I’m In Pain And Almost Bled To Death On The Side Of The Road But I Can Still Flirt Face – You cheeky lad.
#13 Jamie’s I Got Mine So Get Your Own Beautiful Sassenach Face – He’s just happy to have her “back in the saddle.”
#12: Jamie’s You Don’t Want To Know What I’ve Got Under My Kilt After Doing Battle With The Redcoats Face – Okay, I’ll say it . . . remember the scene after the skirmish with the Campbells . . . a little something called a cockstand?
#11: Jamie’s I’m A Soldier Face – Don’t really know what it is about this look, but I love it – so intense. What’s he thinking?
And finally – hope you’re still with me – welcome to the Top Ten.
#10: Jamie’s This Is My Wet & Sexy Face – Shooting in the rain is a pain but damn.
#9: Jamie’s I’m Looking At The Face Of An Angel Face – Are we in love with him yet?
#8: Jamie’s Wet Nurse? Face – Easy boy.
#7: Jamie’s You’re Making My Teeth Rattle Face – And there’s that Jamie sense of humor.
#6: Jamie’s I Just Said Cocknammon Face – Say it again please.
#5: Jamie’s I Showed You My Tongue Now You Show Me Yours Face – Okay.
#4: Jamie’s I’m Just Plain Hot Even With All This Blood Face – No explanation, excuse, or reason needed. What a minute . . . why is this not #1?
#3: Jamie’s I Wish She’d Said Yes So I Could Throw Her Over My Shoulder Face – Silly, silly Claire.
#2: Jamie’s Thank You, Sassenach Truly Face – Le Sigh.
#1: Jamie’s My Father Always Told Me I’d Know When I Found Her Face* – Sorry, Frank. We love you, too, but . . . Well, you understand.
* I know this isn’t the moment he wakes up to find the Sassenach sitting on his chest, but I like this picture of his eyes through her hair, staring up at her with complete devotion and love.
So, that’s my Top 30. I hope you had fun with my selects. Methinks we might need a Top 30 of Frank’s Best Looks. What do you think?
Lastly, I want to mention this list is dedicated to my friend, Carrie Merrick. I hope you got a chuckle or two from it, Outlander Warrior. [Sorry. I couldn’t find enough pictures of someone’s “fine ass.”]