Okay, folks. Droughtlander is almost over which means it’s time to start rev’ing up. Anyone on social media today knows Entertainment Weekly released several new insider looks at Season 3 as well as a peek at the Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan photo shoot in South Africa. The pictures are sizzling hot. I took it upon myself to grab a few gems from the photo shoot video and added my own special touch to them. I hope you enjoy.
As you may or may not know, I am not only a HUGE Outlander fan but am also a BIG fan of The Walking Dead. While on Friday, March 31st Outlander Episode 105: RENT reduxed, The Walking Dead aired its spectacular season 7 finale on Sunday, April 2nd. As I am in Atlanta (home base for The Walking Dead production company & crew) for the week, I have walkers! Walkers! WALKERS! on my delicious brain.
Outlander Episode 104: THE GATHERING reduxed last Friday, March 24th. This is still one of my favorite episodes of Season 1 for many reasons – the music, the je suis prest moment-of-moments, the tension, the action, the costumes, the comedy. Oodles and oodles of good stuff. What am I forgetting? … oh, yes. Diana Gabaldon’s small-screen appearance, not to mention show handler Ron Moore looking dapper in blue velvet.
And we shorten our wait for the Season 3 premiere by one more week. Outlander Episode 103: THE WAY OUT reduxed on Friday, March 17th. In this episode, Jamie gets himself into a bit of hot water – not with Claire but with the fans. Watching Jamie swap spit with Laoghaire never gets any easier. It’ll be interesting to see what the writers do with Jamhaire? Laogmie? Leermie? Jameery? ‘s relationship in future seasons. Meanwhile, Claire tries to make the best of a bad situation playing doctor with Jamie (I wish!), spending girl-time with her besties Geillis and the Fitz (I don’t know…) and butting heads with…
Two episodes down, twenty-seven to go. Outlander Episode 102: CASTLE LEOCH reduxed on Friday, March 10th in the U.S. only. But just because other countries aren’t reduxing the show doesn’t mean you can’t all follow along with Jamie and Claire’s helpful tips. Up until the very end, Claire still thinks she’s going to make a clean get away, rush back to the stones and return to Frank’s loving arms all in time for dinner. Her stop in Jamieville hasn’t hit home yet though she doesn’t completely hate the detour whenever they’re alone.
You may or may not have heard, Starz is reduxing the Outlander series from the very beginning – one episode every Friday from March 3rd up to September 15th. Not to spread any unconfirmed rumors (or maybe I am because I’m about to), the hopeful assumption is Season 3 may begin on either Saturday, September 16th, or Sunday, the 17th, right after the Season 2 redux ends. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that!
In Episode 212: THE HAIL MARY, Jamie strives and fails to save the Jacobites from their doomed ending on Culloden Moor. Colum drops in to make a deathbed request which finally puts Dougal in his place and raises Jamie up higher than I think he cares to be. While Jamie deals with his uncles and struggles with the war council bumbling, Claire faces off with Jonathan Randall for the last time. As in Ep. 106: THE GARRISON COMMANDER, Black Jack’s role is expanded upon. I’ll take all the Black Jack I can get, so me likey. However, his final farewell to his…
Episode 211: VENGEANCE IS MINE is a riveting and satisfying chapter in the story of Jamie and Claire. There’s an edge of peril throughout this episode – from the generals abandoning their Prince, to the shootout with the British and the subsequent standoff, up to Claire’s menacing clash with the Duke of Sandringham.
In Episode 210: PRESTONPANS, Jamie leads us into battle and faces the loss of a friend. This is a gritty, bloodthirsty episode with our first up close and personal look at Highlander warfare, tempered with moments of combat companionship. With every episode, Sam Heughan‘s man-no-longer-a-lad grows more mature, commanding, responsible, charming and especially irresistible. This episode is particularly engaging because of all the characters – Dougal’s gallant ride into the bog under enemy fire, Murtagh’s somber reflection on the significance of life and death,
In Episode 209: JE SUIS PREST, Sam Heughan takes command of James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser and progresses his character arc to a whole new peak. The future of Scotland and its people, the fate of the woman he loves, the weight of the whole damn world rests on Jamie’s shoulders. Rather than let it crush him, he appears to stand taller and pushes back against the gathering storm and his arrogant uncle. As I state in my review, this episode screams Outlander,