Outlander Season 3 Final Prep Part 1

Voyager

Chapters 1-26

Overview

Listen to podcast!

Jamie wakes up on the moor of Culloden thinking he is dead, but he is not. He survives only to be secretly sent back to Lallybroch by Lord Melton to honor a family debt.

For seven years Jamie lived in the cave as Dubonnet to avoid the English soldiers. After a close call, he decides to have himself turned in for the reward. Off to Ardsmuir he goes where he becomes the chief of the Jacobite prisoners.

The incoming Governor is none other than Lord John Grey arriving under scandal for a cooling off period away from society.

John is forced to ask Jamie to help him. He does and keeps the spirit of the agreement while running away to seal island to find out if there are clues of Claire.

From there they resume the weekly meals to go over the needs of the Highland men, play chess, and chat about cultured things.

John makes a grave error and Jamie takes drastic measures.

Back in 1968, Claire, Roger, and Brianna are searching high and low for Jamie. He is found as the legend of the Dubonnet, then on a prison roll. Continuing they find an A. Malcolm printer who’s writing matches that of Jamie’s on the deed of sasine.

It’s a go for Claire. Preparations complete, Roger and Brianna send her back to through the stones on Samhain.

Claire makes the journey from Inverness to Edinburgh, finally finding her way to Carfax Close.

There she enters the printshop. She scares Jamie into a faint when he realizes she is real.

The reunion is sweet, tender, awkward, and too short.

They are off on a misadventure, retrieving an associate Mr. Willoughby from the World’s End. Such a raucous occurs they must flee down the backstreets to the safekeeping of a brothel.

Jamie has a standing room and is friendly with Mme. Jeanne the proprietor. Claire is suspicious until she learns the nature of their relationship.

They share a wonderful reunion of flesh and soul.

The morning comes and it’s a free for all of people coming and going. Claire has no clothes, so it’s a tad bit unusual.

She ventures out wrapped in a quilt to find a dress and food. Brunching with the whores, her appetite is sated. Madame Jeanne is none too pleased to find her in the company of the working girls.

Another misadventure awaits before Jamie returns. Fergus, Willoughby, and an exciseman are involved. It ends badly.

Jamie is a printer AND a smuggler, and who knows what else at this point. They have A LOT of catching up to do.

What’s Coming up? A Voyager roundup chapters 26-roughly 50 counting down to the September 10th Season 3 premiere of Outlander.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line by Thursday. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook

Featured Image.

Follow A Dram of Outlander

Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below!

 Facebook InstagramTwitterTumblrGoogle+

To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page.

Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.

Listen to this podcast!

What’s in a Name AFG Week 6

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 16-18

Listen to podcast!

Mortimer, Wilhemina Rennie, Snyder, Wattiswade, Bleeker…We find out exactly “What’s in a Name,” in this final podcast of A Fugitive Green.

Minnie hides out at her Aunt Simpson’s home until she can head back to Paris, back to her father. She’s bringing more than books and information with her. She practices her speech, her responses, and tries to decide how her father will react. All her neatly rehearsed words dissolve as he greets her with tears and a hug. He knew she was no longer a virgin. She would never tell him it was Pardloe. She would protect him. She reveals she met her mother and she herself is pregnant. She is overcome and vomits in the alley. Returning she swishes tea and spits into the aspidistra plant.Her father, as always, responds with love and protection. No one would hurt her as her mother had been hurt.

Attribution

Hal scored a huge victory. The Secretary of War gave him a signed and sealed document from the crown to reinstate the regiment. He is on cloud nine. He and Harry Quarry go to celebrate at the Beefsteak and discuss the details of the meeting. As he thinks it through, he recognizes how odd Sir William was. Then the eel pies bring Minnie to mind and the hearth rug…where had she gone? He continues discussing the meeting with Harry, to realize Harry isn’t telling him something. Harry confesses he knew Minnie and had hired her to find another way to expose the affair without using the letters. She must have been able to prove Hal’s reason for the duel. They have no idea how. We know the poem was the ticket. At the conclusion, Hal asks Harry to help him find her.

Attribution

We find Minnie in advancing pregnancy living in Amsterdam with her father in January 1745. She’s always ravenous and baby “Mortimer” is letting himself known. She’s enjoying her day while going over the books. The doorbell sounds and in comes Hal. He’s surprised to find her pregnant, but this is not getting in the way of his plans. He picks her up and takes her out of the house. With the help of Harry, he deposits her into a waiting carriage. Her father is left shouting behind. Harry arranged for a wedding ceremony at The Stuffed Goose pub. Not a nice place, but the co-owner is a pastor and agrees to marry them. Minnie finds out that Hal’s full name is Harold Patricius Gerard Bleeker Grey. He finds out her real name is Minerva Cunnegunda Wattiswade. Their parents were deft at unusual names!

Minnie internally addresses Esme and says she’ll take care of them both…

How much do you LOVE them??????

Links of interest:

Attribution

What’s Coming up? A Voyager roundup counting down to the September 10th Season 3 premiere of Outlander.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line by Thursday. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook

All images are Wiki Commons. Featured image – By Jan van der Heyden – The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.

Follow A Dram of Outlander

Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below!

 Facebook InstagramTwitterTumblrGoogle+

To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page.

Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.

Listen to this podcast!

Shall I Prove It AFG Week 5

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 13-15

Listen to Podcast

“Shall I Prove It,” has Minnie becoming securely Team Lord Melton. She finds a way to stave off the request by Edward Twelvetrees commission to obtain the letters that prove the affair between his deceased brother and Esme Grey, Hal’s wife. She gets a hold of the letters, through the O’Higgins’s gaining access to Argus House. She is stunned to have Esme’s, Nathaniel’s, and Hal’s letters in her possession. She reads them all. Esme was a cruel woman. Nathaniel is an uninspired writer. Hal is a broken, angry, and passionate man who loved his wife deeply.

She is deeply horrified by the contents of these letters and realizes Hal is correct in not using them to save face and honor. She hatches a plan. She needs to find the poems Nathaniel had written two poems to Esme. She deduces the poems are in Esme’s bible. With the help of the O’Higgins’s cousin posing as a chamber maid to get hired at Argus House. She finds the bible and the letters, pockets them and leaves never to return.

She puts her best hand forward to write a poem ostensibly from Nathaniel to Esme as proof that can be sent to the Secretary of War. She gives it for delivery. Then needs to put the letters back in Hal’s desk.

Opportunity struck three days later when she’s invited to a ball at Argus House in honor of Hal’s mother’s birthday. It doesn’t matter that his mother is in France, it’s a strategic opportunity for him to be seen in society as normal and healthy, to gain support of his mother’s friends and family, and to complete his task of getting HRH the prince on board with supporting his efforts to rise the regiment.

Minnie gets into his office, replaces the letters, then…Hal discovers her. From here they become intensely intimate…but you need to listen to hear all about that.

Let’s just say, she proved it…thoroughly.

Attribution

What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 18-18, from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall collection.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook

 

All images are Wiki Commons. Click link for attribution.  Featured image.

Enjoy A Dram of Outlander?

Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below!

 Facebook InstagramTwitterTumblrGoogle+

To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page.

Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.

Listen to this podcast!