Heaven and Earth Ep 111

Heaven & Earth 310

Written by Luke Schelhaas

Directed by David Moore

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Starz Synopsis:

Claire races to discover the source of an epidemic aboard a disease-stricken ship before hundreds of sailors die. And as Jamie locks horns with Captain Raines, Fergus finds himself torn between loyalty and love.

My Summary:

Due to the typhoid outbreak, Claire is pressed into service aboard The Porpoise. Fergus is a romantic. The Porpoise sets sail. Jamie loses his mind at the captain for not pursuing the ship and winds up in the brig. Claire gets a keen helper and turns The Porpoise into a floating hospital. Fergus refuses to help milord escape. Jamie is frantic and once again vomiting. Claire finds patient zero. Claire meets goat lady. Claire learns an arrest will be made. Claire threatens a man. Claire’s first escape is foiled.  Jamie is an arse to Fergus. Fergus still refuses to help with the cockamamie scheme. Claire loses helper. Marsali has a plan to free Jamie. Jamie gives his blessing. Claire escapes.

How it played:

  • Jamie ever vigilant, watches The Porpoise and sharpens his dirk.
  • Enough with the horseshoe already.
  • Fergus cannae give a posy, so a sachet it is. Queue: AWWWWWW
  • Jamie. It’s not all about you.
  • Buh Bye Porpi.
  • Like a T Rex Jamie goes stomping and thrashing. And chewing scenery.
  • Um Jamie, I hate to tell you, Raines is the Captain, not you man.
  • Cap’n Raines is not yer bitch.
  • So, when did you become an expert on sails Jamie?
  • Damn right you do Captain.
  • Well now Jamie you’ve just assaulted the Captain.
  • My penis err my weapon is bigger than yours.
  • Now look what you’ve done, you’re in the brig.
  • Dear Hayes, why you a camera hog?
  • Silk sail?
  • These decks are so clean, you could eat off them.
  • When you’ve had a wee too much booze?
  • You moron, it’s mostly vomit.
  • You are questioning Surgeon Claire’s AUTHORITAH buddy boy.
  • Elias Pound that’s right you tell ‘im.
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • Clean hands for all!
  • Grog in lieu of pure alcohol.
  • Claire do you have to yell at sweet Elias?
  • I want to put Mr. Pound in my pocket.
  • Keep your fingers out your mouth boy.
  • Calm and cool Claire.
  • Brownie points to Elias.
  • Scots to the distilling
  • Claire is playing a game of would you rather with the cook.
  • The cook was calling the Scots whores (slags).
  • You tell him Elias.
  • Smug Claire is smug.
  • I can feel Claire’s hands cracking as the pure alcohol dries on her hands.
  • Maybe instructing Elias on the ways of germ management BEFORE he started helping you?
  • He’s 14. A wee bairn.
  • Night night Quigley.
  • The overwhelm is palpable.
  • In search of patient zero.
  • The script is so beautiful in the log. I wonder who wrote it out.
  • They’re dead Jim, all of them.
  • Howard is Typhoid Mary.
  • At least he didn’t call her a whore.
  • FRASER why did they use their real name?
  • And more vomiting Jamie.
  • This episode reminds me of the wee hours of the morning after a huge party.
  • Seriously Jamie, those men are going to hurt her? Your machismo is showing.
  • The rat’s nest for hair he does.
  • Man, you wreak of desperation and vomit.
  • That’s one stupid ass plan. Go back to your bucket. Insert eye roll.
  • Ack this is painful. Cool your tits Jamie.
  • Now you’re just being a dick. Fergus is right.
  • Your pain doesn’t mean you get to be mean.
  • Now you’re blackmailing him? Gah Jamie. STAHP.
  • Looks like Giovanni Ribisi in that there shroud.
  • The dark side of nasal piercing.
  • Claire is getting worn down.
  • Who else recited the Lord’s Prayer with Leonard?
  • Even Claire joined in.
  • Top a-hole move cook man.
  • I was expecting Doctor Who to show up right then.
  • And Elias to the rescue yet again. Pound sand Cosworth.
  • What he said?.
  • Book readers I know, I know. I know who is supposed to be hear right now. It’s okay.
  • Put a bit here and there. Compartmentalizing is what it’s about.
  • Another rabbit reference. The theme of the season.
  • The quick bond between Elias and Claire is lovely.
  • Oh, and he has no mommy.
  • ANNEKJE!!!!!!
  • Dumbass drank the pure alcohol. That’s going to hurt in the morning.
  • Claire’s cool has left the fucking building.
  • Goat’s milk for the win.
  • I spy a Portuguese flag.
  • Oh Claire, you ought not go in there.
  • Not the Bruja.
  • But she finds damning information logged about Jamie. It’s a trap.
  • Who’s the Tompkins?
  • Ugh threatening a fake rape scream. Claire, you could do better.
  • Who’s the hoor now Marsali?hm?
  • Pretty hot though. They have chemistry.
  • Better make sure the flag is down before you’re walking about Fergus.
  • Elias looks awful.
  • Claire is crafting a plan.
  • Spymaster Fergus
  • Drum Roll Tompkins is THE ONE-EYED MAN.
  • It’s getting little shop of horrors up in here.
  • He’s the one who fought with Young Ian and worked for Sir Percival.
  • Crème de Uh Oh.
  • Better than death, she put him with the source.
  • I smile like that when someone hands me cheese.
  • Annekje the ally.
  • “My goats needs grass.”
  • Touché Fergus.
  • The epidemic is contained.
  • Happiness returns in music.
  • Claire searches for Elias and?noooooooo
  • “Mother?” Sniff.
  • No, you cried ugly tears.
  • Book fans, I KNOW, I KNOW. It’s not him here either.
  • Goats plus grass equals escape.
  • But wait there’s more.
  • Damn you Leonard. Foiled.
  • Sweet Jamie has the photos.
  • Marsali hatches a plan.
  • Yer word will set ye free.
  • Jamie stop being a whiner.
  • Schooled by the stepdaughter.
  • FINALLY blessing given.
  • JHRC Claire listen to Annekje and jump!
  • Bloody hell Claire, do it. Now!

Besides Claire’s mad skills, Elias Pound, Fergus, and Annekje are the clear heroes of this episode. Jamie was like Godzilla stomping and burning down Tokyo. Claire jumps. Jamie is freed. Marsali and Fergus get the blessing. What about the one-eyed man? How will Claire warn Jamie?

Learn all about Typhoid from Outlander Medicine, here.

For Book Readers: I know I try my damnedest to keep the books and the television show separate, but this episode hurtled the source material into another dimension too far away. This interpretation of Jamie continues to be hit or miss. He was such an unhinged ass in this episode, I don’t even recognize him. I was truly thankful there was little of him onscreen. I really wish the writers would let Jamie be Jamie. Where’s his humor, his rational and practical thinking? When a bitchy 18 year-old and her 30 year-old ex-pickpocket fiancée are the voices of reason, something is askew. Also, the issue of Lord John Grey not showing up on the ship to give more time to Elias and Captain Leonard, ugh, it’s a big no from me. Coupled with Claire already knowing about Willie, the foundational contempt and confusion will come from where exactly?

What’s Coming up? Episode 311 Uncharted

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The Doldrums Ep 110

The Doldrums 309

Written by Shannon Goss

Directed by David Moore

Another excellent offering. I enjoyed it. Great flow and storytelling. I love how Yi Tien Cho aka Mr. Willoughby is being portrayed. It would seem being trapped on a small ship for months would help Claire and Jamie reclaim each other a bit more easily. Insecure Jamie is an oddity to me… For the rest of my thoughts, you’ll need to listen to the podcast .

Starz Synopsis: Claire and Jamie leave Scotland, sailing to the West Indies on an urgent quest. But when the superstitious crew looks for someone to blame after a string of bad luck, rescue comes from an unlikely source.

My Summary: They obtained a ship to search for the lost nephew, Fergus brings a stowaway, seasickness overwhelms Jamie until needles save him, Claire doctors those who need it, superstitious sailors create suspicions during weeks of windless standstill, the china man and Jamie win the day, the weather returns as does the passion, a plague ship commandeers Claire. The End.

Setup: Jamie and Claire have secured the Artemis, cousin Jared’s ship to take to the West Indies. Jamie will be the supercargo (a representative of the ship’s owner on board a merchant ship, responsible for overseeing the cargo and its sale). The ship Young Ian was taken on is the Portuguese flag, the Bruja (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhvFVpp6sDc). It’s late in the season for taking a ship, the seas will not be calm. Jared makes not of Jamie being prone to seasickness. Jared is upbeat about their ability to find Young Ian.  Jamie has sent a letter to Jenny and Ian explaining everything. They won’t get it until the ship is far from Scotland. Fergus is up to something. Jamie vows he won’t return to Scotland unless he has Young Ian with him. He’s a man on a mission. Superstition is high among the men on the ship. Women and redheads are bad luck. Enter Fergus with Marsali they’re hand fast. Stepdad Jamie is not a happy man about the surprise.  Marsali is a firecracker of a young woman. He refuses to allow Fergus and Marsali to consummate their marriage and puts Marsali in Claire’s cabin. Jamie’s in the doghouse with Claire now. Jamie also mentions the wind as being necessary to catching up to the Bruja quickly.

State of Mind:

Jamie is worried he’s being punished by God because he wanted Claire so much and needed the treasure to pay Laoghaire her hush money. Claire seems distant from Jamie and maybe questioning staying. He’s questioning whether they’ll be happy. He says he’ll take her to the stones if she doesn’t want to stay. He’s insecure in the state of their reunion. They haven’t settled in after the Laoghaire event or her wondering if they should be together on the cliff top. There’s tension and unease between them.

How it Played:

  • They secure the Artemis from cousin Jared.
  • They set sail after the Bruja to the West Indies after young Ian.
  • Hayes and Lesley are the replacement bromance for Angus and Rupert.
  • Fergus has a stowaway, Marsali, Laoghaire’s daughter.
  • They are traditionally married through handfasting.
  • Jamie is one angry stepdad.
  • He and Claire, along with Marsali and Fergus will not be sharing quarters. King of Virtue is would seem.
  • Jamie’s in the doghouse with Claire now too.
  • His seasickness is in full swing. She treats with ginger tea.
  • Claire treats an injury. The men believe someone didn’t touch the horse shoe for good luck.
  • Claire scoffs at the superstitious ways.
  • Claire’s invited to dine with the captain.
  • Jamie tries to talk Fergus out of the marriage to no avail.
  • Fergus claims he was cowardly in not telling Jamie about his courting Marsali. Like Jamie was in not telling Claire about Laoghaire.
  • Jamie being a protective stepfather asks if Marsali knows all about Fergus’ past.
  • He’s serious about Marsali having lain with no other woman or her since they began courting.
  • Dining with the captain solo, Claire gets instructed on the superstitions and the power they hold. https://www.boaterexam.com/blog/2011/07/boater-superstitions.aspx
  • Can you imagine Claire and Marsali walking around topless to calm the sea?
  • Jamie is horrifically seasick.
  • Yi Tien Cho tells Jamie he could lose his baws because of the excessive vomiting, but he has a remedy.
  • Marsali’s trying to charm Claire, but the hoor ain’t biting that hook.
  • The act doesn’t last long, Marsali’s true colors show. Yer a hoor.
  • Indeed, the hoor should get the bigger bed.
  • Claire pondering the bare bosomed bow. “My rack is finer.”
  • Jamie is eating like his life depends upon it. Right as rain he is.
  • Marsali knows everything. They’re asking for Jamie’s blessing.
  • Claire is on their side. Jamie is stubborn as a rock.
  • Yi Tien Cho doesn’t want to be forgotten, like the vanishing deck poetry.
  • Time passes, Claire tends to injuries of the crew and makes medicines.
  • There’s a rave in the galley.
  • Claire happens upon Yi Tien Cho administering acupuncture.
  • Jamie is trying to hail the mother ship with his face.
  • Hurt her feelings? What?
  • He thinks she would use it a fuel she doesn’t belong there if she knew her tea wasn’t working. I’m not loving insecure Jamie. Needs assurity she loves him.
  • Claire’s giggle is adorable.
  • AHA the doldrums. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/doldrums.html
  • It must be bad luck. Someone didn’t touch the damned horse shoe.
  • Jamie forgets the needles and freaks out the men.
  • Spotlight on Hayes ? he must be the evil offender.
  • When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!
  • In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yu_g5x3ZoQ
  • Sniff we miss Bree too.
  • Weeks with no wind. Danger rises. Water barrels have gone bad.
  • How does he know to boil the rest of the water?
  • The men are looking for the offender and want him overboard.
  • The captain wants to give the men what they want. A death to feed the superstition. Keep order.
  • Jamie will not allow it.
  • Hayes is being singled out. He doesn’t remember touching it.
  • Don’t do it Hayes!!!!!
  • Testosterone poisoning and mob rule.
  • Jamie to the rescue, with wingman Yi Tien Cho.
  • Jamie doesn’t need that rotator cuff.
  • To diffuse the mob Yi Tien Cho captivates with his own story.
  • Claire shut up.
  • Yi Tien Cho is laying it down.
  • And he scatters his story to the wind returned. Mic drop.
  • The weather returns with a vengeance, as does joy and fresh water.
  • Jamie and Claire reignite.
  • He’s digging her silver streak. Me too Jamie.
  • Ah she coins him the king of all men if he were to praise her gray in the 2th century.
  • Their back to each other.
  • Oh, hell no an English Man o’War.
  • That’s certainly not good fortune, English boarding your vessel.
  • Pressing men was a thing. http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/british-navy-impressment/
  • Wee bairn Captain Thomas Leonard of the Porpoise needs a surgeon. A plague outbreak on his ship.
  • Claire scolds him for coming on board. Tsk tsk Mr. Leonard.
  • Jamie doesn’t want her to go. She’s sworn an oath. And she’s been inoculated. She thinks it typhoid.
  • He gets it. Ain’t no stopping her and her doctoring.
  • Jamie’s finger tapping watching her go.
  • Claire rubs her hands as she is upon the Porpoise., That’s her tell.
  • I love the pickups on her skirts to shorten her layers for ease of movement.
  • It’s a hellish scene. Shite and vomit.
  • The Foleys must have had a blast.
  • She surveys the ill.
  • Claire thinks I’ll give you an action plan of protocols and procedures and will be on her way.
  • Elias Pound sweet wee man boy.
  • Yeah sure you’ll alert them she’ll be a little while.
  • And buh bye Artemis. The Porpoise is going to Jamaica with Claire on it.
  • Jamie is going to be pissed!!!!!

Episode Quotes: You’ll need to listen to find out.

What’s Coming up? Episode 310 Heaven & Earth

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First Wife

First Wife 309

Written by Joy Blake

Directed by Jennifer Getzinger

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I loved this episode. It could’ve gone sideways on so many levels, in so many ways, but delightfully did not. It’s emotional,  funny, heartbreaking, hopeful, painful, connecting, and raw. The characters are spot on. The direction is beautiful. We meet favorites and a someone we’d rather forget. We see their hearts out in the wide open. This episode is near flawless.

Here’s the outline to the podcast this week. I warn you, it IS a rather lengthy listen at 92 minutes. There is so much to cover I couldn’t do it in any less time.

Enjoy!

Starz Synopsis

Claire returns to Lallybroch with Jamie, where she does not receive quite the reception she was expecting. Unbeknownst to her, Jamie’s made some choices in their time apart which come back to haunt them with a vengeance.

Key Players

Claire, Jamie, Young Ian, Jenny, Ian, Young Janet, Laoghaire, Joan(ie), Marsali, and Ned Gowan.

Key Scenarios

  • Claire and Jamie bringing Young Ian home. Jamie is in serious trouble.
  • Claire returning after 20 years with no word in between. Jenny is deeply wounded and angry.
  • Jamie repairing his relationship with Ian and Jenny. He broke trust.
  • Claire wanting to tell the truth to Jenny and Ian about who and what she is like they told Murtagh. This would make it all so much simpler.
  • Jamie’s Secret Wife and his not quite getting to tell Claire. Of ALL the women in the Highlands…
  • Ian putting Jenny in her place. Aye, she is a mighty shite stirrer.
  • Claire confronting Jenny about Laoghaire, sharing her past, their reparation.  I loved this scene. Her other husband.
  • Laoghaire shooting Jamie while trying to shoot Claire. A woman scorned and all that.
  • Young Ian bonding with Aunty Claire. Their relationship is so sweet and accepting.
  • Repairing the Laoghaire situation with Claire. He fell in love with the girls and hoped there could be contentment.
  • Dispatching of The Laoghaire since the marriage is invalid. NED GOWAN. She wanted his baws, but only got alimony.
  • The treasure to pay for the alimony. That damned island must be swum to.
  • Entrusting Jamie and Claire with Young Ian to go to get treasure and go to France with them. Sure NOOOO problemo.
  • Claire having doubts over the realities of being back with Jamie. Jamie’s right lass, tis never been easy. Boston Shmoston.

Favorite Quotes from Episode (you need to listen to find out)

Excellent direction, music, writing flowed well, it felt cohesive and not rushed, even though much ground was covered. A promising and marked improvement over the missteps in 307. Follow Outlander Medicine to get details on the surgery. 

What’s to Come

  • Jamie and Claire must figure out what ship he is on and where it is going to follow him and get him back. Hello South Africa Black Sails filming locale.
  • Must tell his sister and Ian Young Ian was kidnapped.
  • Must come up with money for Laoghaire and the girls.
  • Yi Tien Cho and Fergus should show up in the next episode.
  • When do we find out about Murtagh?

Their wild adventure officially begins.

What’s Coming up? Episode 309 The Doldrums

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