outlander 205 – thoughts on untimely resurrection, tobias menzies, caitriona balfe, and sam heughan

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NOTE: This review will spoil you rotten, for the books and this episode, so if you like to avoid those, you might want to read something else other than this.

Screencaps by Outlander-Online.

Written by Richard Kahan, he is a first time writer for the show, though he had previously acted on numerous TV shows and normally works as a writing assistant on this series. Directed by Douglas MacKinnon, who also directed the previous episode, La Dame Blanche, this episode was more successful than that one, though it still had problems.

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outlander 204 –  la dame blanche – thoughts on the episode, caitriona balfe, and sam heughan

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NOTE: This review will spoil you rotten, for the books and this episode, so you might want to read something else now if you don’t want to be spoiled.

Screencaps by Outlander-Online.

 

Written by Co-Executive Producer Toni Graphia, and directed by a director new to the show, Douglas MacKinnon (a veteran director of mostly English and Scottish TV productions, including a few in Gaelic, he has also directed episodes of Sherlock and Doctor Who), the episode didn’t really do it for me.

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outlander 202 – thoughts on not in scotland anymore, sam heughan, caitriona balfe, duncan lacroix, & that dior dress

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Screencaps thanks to Outlander-Online, other images thanks to Starz and Terry Dresbach.

NOTE: This review contains spoilers, so if you wish to avoid those and haven’t read the books (and I mean all of them), or watched the episode, you might want to come back later.

Written by Co-Executive Producer Ira Steven Behr, directed by Metin Hüseyin, with the costume design by Terry Dresbach, the episode covers events from the book that were in a different order than they were shown here.

Going from how faithfully Through a Glass, Darkly kept to the book, I was a little surprised things were changed from the book so much here.  Not so much in what was shown, or when, but there were a couple of really big changes.

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outlander 201 – thoughts about the episode, tobias menzies, caitriona balfe, and sam heughan

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NOTE: There be spoilers ahead, if you haven’t read the book, or seen the episode, you might want to steer clear if you don’t want to be spoiled.  Otherwise, read on…

Most of the Screencaps thanks to Outlander-Online. Other artwork and photos from Starz.

I was completely spoiled before seeing this episode. Or as spoiled as I could be not having seen the episode, that is.

I had my own theory of how things would go with the start of the first episode of season two based on those spoilers, and how it did start was actually pretty close to how I thought, but no matter what the truth was going to be I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to be how the book started.

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outlander 116 – to ransom a man’s soul – thoughts, feelings, and sam heughan

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NOTE: If you’re reading this, I assume (especially after this amount of time) that you’ve not only seen the episode, but have also read all of the books. If you haven’t done that and want to avoid spoilers, then reading this isn’t what you should be doing….

Oh, and keep in mind I use profanity in this, and actually I use some almost right away. You’ve been warned.

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outlander 115 – wentworth prison – thoughts, feelings, and sam heughan

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Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone

I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.

I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done.

– Diana Gabaldon, Outlander: A Novel

NOTE: this is going to be extremely long and very spoilery; read no further if you wish to avoid knowing details of the books, this episode, and possible speculation on what may happen in the next one.

Oh, and I use very unladylike and blunt language, which may not be appropriate for something like this, but sometimes you gotta say what you mean.

I also wander into some sexually graphic stuff, so this thing is definitely for adults who lack delicate sensibilities.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Screen grabs courtesy of Outlander-Online

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