Eye of the Storm Ep 114

Eye of the Storm 313

Written for television by: Matthew B. Roberts and Toni Graphia

Directed by: Matthew B. Roberts

 

Below are my play by play thoughts. To hear my complete musings, you’ll need to listen to the podcast. Enjoy.

Starz Synopsis: Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian. The Frasers race through the jungles of Jamaica to prevent the unthinkable.

My Summary: Claire is in danger. Young Ian mans up. Unhinged Geillis confronts Claire. The prophecy riddle is solved. Lord John saves Jamie’s neck. Leonard is crushed. Young Ian is being hauled off. Claire is locked up. Jamie frees Claire. They find a dance party. Yi Tien Cho declares his love. Margaret prophecies and channels a child. Yi Tien Cho kills Archibald. Abandawe is reached. Geillis chooses her sacrificial lamb. Jamie gets beat up. Claire stops the traveling. Young Ian is saved. The gems are recovered. Claire remembers the bones. Back to sea, Claire and Jamie play. A storm rises. Woman overboard. Jamie goes in after. They wash up ashore. It’s the New World.

How it played:

  • Holy hell she’s drowning.
  • “I was dead.”
  • A procession of maroons in progress.
  • Where’s her fancy dress? How did she drop off her clothes?
    So, she went back to town changed her clothes then went all the way back to Rose Hall?
  • Batshit Geillis is accusing Claire of being after the treasure.
  • “I’m tired of yer blethering, so leave me be or get on wi’ it, you bitch!”
  • Young Ian fights back. Braw laddie.
    Uh Oh, Hercules grabs Claire brings her to Geillis.
  • (I love Geillis’ gray hair).
  • Claire’s not a good liar.
  • Yeah, sure I’ll sit.
  • Jamie and The Leonard are met by redcoats.
  • LJG saves the day.
  • Bwahaha, no warrant, no Jamie.
  • No affidavit, no Jamie.
  • ” Scurrilous gossip of the lower deck.” Oh, Lord John.
  • Nay, nay you’re no on the sea.
  • Damn, John let the Thomas have it.
  • “Thank you, Lieutenant Leonard!”
  • What has Jamie done for John?
  • Freedom for Jamie and not even a hug.
  • But LJG has honey lips.
  • Geillis doesn’t believe Claire.
  • FFS Geillis.
  • Geillis is unhinged.
  • WTF Geillis. The new king.
  • Brahan Seer you say?
  • Enter the photos. Oh, Claire did you have to?
  • Remember 1968?
  • “He was one of my favorites. Handsome. Such a lovely cock.” Damn Geillis.
  • “A 200-year-old baby, imagine that.”
  • Hey, Claire, you may want to count the photos.
  • What a messed-up apology.
  • Extra creepy hug.
  • Frenemy’s forever.
  • Bloody hell, there’s Young Ian, and I’m locked in.
  • Someone’s coming, eke.
  • Jamie returns and frees Claire.
  • Sure, go toward the drumming, what could happen?
  • Um, sir, is that a crocodile on your head?
  • Claire and Jamie are peering at the scene like Frank and Claire at Craigh na Dun.
  • The ceremony is in full swing.
  • Jinx, Claire it reminds me of the dance at the stones too.
  • And they’re caught.
  • Yi Tien Cho is so gangster, “They are with me.” And the croc head hat wearing leader, nods. Peace out.
  • Campbell is sharing her visions.
  • Yi Tien Cho declares his love for Margaret and her for him.
  • Yay team Cho/Campbell to Martinique they will go.
  • She freaks Jamie out a bit.
  • Creepy she sees Jamie at Culloden.
  • And she sees Claire in the future with the bird.
  • Then Brianna talks through her.
  • Young Ian is at Abandawe.
  • That Maggie, she has some deep skills.
  • Archibald returns.
  • Jamie threatens.
  • Brahan Seer prophecy and the 200-year-old baby. Aha Claire gets it.
  • Claire counts the photos – Bree is the 200-year-old baby.
  • YTC challenges Archie and kills him. Whoa.
  • All the while the ceremony rages.
  • Chicken down.
  • Archie is part of the sacrifice.
  • Abandawe or bust.
  • The stone circle.
  • The cave.
  • Jamie and Claire make a just in case pact.
  • Geillis has Young Ian.
  • Geillis made a circle of gems to sacrifice Ian within.
  • Jamie takes an ass whoopin from Hercules.
  • “A life for a life sweet Claire.”
  • For the greater good. FFS you deserve to die just for saying that.
  • You never loved your baby Geillis.
  • Claire goes in for the tackle!
  • “Dear Geillis, I do not condone murder for the greater good. And please stop being a b*tch. God.”
  • Swashbuckling Claire for the goal. She nearly beheads Geillis. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
  • Jamie frees Hercules.
  • Jamie frees Young Ian.
  • Claire stop looking in the pool. Stop.
  • Young Ian grabs gems. What a merc.
  • They escape the cave and stone circle.
  • Young Ian such a sweet boy.
  • AWWWW Jamie kissing his nephew.
  • Reality hits Claire hard bro.
  • Super Claire breaks down.
  • Dem bones in the future are Geillis. Yep, that’s right.
  • The Abernathy connection, yep you got it now?
  • Jamie comforts Claire as she realizes the bones she examined with Dr. Joe are Geillis.
  • GROUP HUG.
  • Back on the Artemis.
  • “It’s different.”
  • Pro Tip: Wash the soap off before engaging in face to lady bit contact.
  • “Feel free to rough up my tender bits.”
  • All is well, and it’s time for some sexual healing.
  • Talk dirty to me you Scot
  • “We shall see what noises you dinna make then Sassenach.”
  • If the cabin’s rockin’, don’t bother knockin’.
  • A storm is coming.
  • Storm rages.
  • Why would the ship’s surgeon need on deck Claire?
  • EKE so scary the ship is coming apart.
  • That wall of water, WTF are you on deck still?
  • Claire goes overboard.
  • “I was dead.”
  • OMG, she’s going down attached to the rigging.
  • Jamie jumps in after her.
  • She’s sinking. Jamie’s terrified.
  • Love’s kiss.
  • Drags her to surface. Is she alive?
  • “Damn you Sassenach. If you die here now, I swear I’ll kill you.”
  • They float to the shore on ship’s debris.
  • “Hey mister, you alive?” Poke.
  • On the shore, she’s alive.
  • The Artemis is near with survivors.
  • They are in the New World, Georgia.
  • Panning into the New World.
  • The music is glorious.

Final thoughts: I really liked it. I was never bored. The Yi Tien Cho and Margaret relationship is a little hokey, but I’m a romantic, so it passes muster. Yi Tien Cho murdering abusive Archie was shocking and over the top. I’m not sure the label suits him.  Claire and Jamie finally seem settled and comfortable with each other. The tenderness toward each other is moving and speaks volumes without words. The past is washed away. It’s a reset toward the future into their new life together.  There’s the two of them now.

What coming up? Week 1 Drums of Autumn read-a-long December 17, 2017. Chapter 1. There will also be a bonus Season 3 wrap-up podcast coming up.

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The Bakra Ep 113

The Bakra 312

Written for television by: Luke Schelhaas

Directed by: Charlotte Brändström

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My first impressions are below. You’ll need to click on the podcast above to find out all my thoughts. Enjoy.

Starz Synopsis: The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica bringing Jamie and Claire that much closer to their goal. During a lavish ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.

My Summary: Flashback to Young Ian’s capture. Young Ian and the Artemis arrive at Jamaica. Young Ian is given to The Bakra. She’s Geillis Duncan risen from the dead. Young Ian is drugged, questioned, and sexually assaulted. Claire and Jamie et al. just miss the Bruja. They meet an ally. Misadventure and horror in the slave market. They purchase a slave. The plan the release. Geillis needs a reading and a third sapphire. To the Governor’s Ball Team Fraser go. They meet an old patient. They see a ghost, Lord John Grey. Lord John meets Claire. The third sapphire is found. Claire sees a ghost, Geillis Duncan. Claire and Geillis catch up. Geillis agrees to help find Young Ian. The prophecy reading is done. Yi Tien Cho might get the girl. Thomas Leonard arrives. Jamie and Claire escape. Freedom is given. Jamie is arrested.

 

How it played:

  • That’s right Young Ian, draw first blood. That’ll show ’em.
  • Many months later, Jamaica. (in a French accent)
  • I’m looking for pirates.
  • Eleanor Guthrie is the Bakra? LMAO.
  • You’re in Jamaica mon.
  • Two boys left, that’s some scary math.
  • It is a long way to travel Young Ian, about 4500 miles as the crow flies.
  • The Bakra eats them or something.
  • There is a Rose Hall in Jamaica.
  • Well hello there, creepy sexy lady. It’s Geillis Duncan.
  • Bath of goat’s blood? there are beliefs that animal blood bathing can retain youth.
  • Young Ian, “She’s creepy, she’s sexy, she’s scary.”
  • NEVER EVER take a beverage from Geillis. EVER. She’s the ruffie queen.
  • Loose lips.
  • Why does she need the third sapphire?
  • “I sex the virgins up, then kill them.”
  • “You’ll know what to do then.”
  • Time Traveler. Sexy AF. Pedophile. Murderer. Poisoner. Slave Master. She’s the whole package that Geillis.
  • Geillis is looking for the third sapphire; Claire calls Jamaica the jewel of the Caribbean. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
  • Team Fraser break.
  • MacIver is the happiest wig wearing dude ever.
  • A Ball! Meh, no thanks. Who wants to meet the Governor?
  • Right call Jamie, don’t let Claire out of your sight.
  • A hog’s head of wine was 32 gallons.
  • Ugh, the slave market.
  • Claire is all sorts of uncomfortable.
  • The horrors of the slave market are visually toned down for television. The spirit of how horrendous and dehumanizing it was is made clear. I cannot imagine anyone ever thinking slavery was justifiable. Here’s a history of Jamaica and slavery.
  • We’re hunting Young Ian’s.
  • Another act of dehumanization, branding.
  • Claire loses her shit as only Claire can and hits the auctioneer with her parasol.
  • She starts a bloody row. Then asks Jamie to do something about it.
  • She wants to help the enslaved man.
  • This scene could be, “How Claire accidentally owns a slave.”
  • Temeraire is his name.
  • Jamie schools Claire on the politics and legality of slave ownership.
  • They discuss how to free him in the future, so he stays free.
  • “Hey, honey, we’re going to a ball.”
  • They ask for Temeraire’s help and tell him he’s free as soon as they can find a way to do it.
  • A prophecy. A reading curtailed. I need the third stone.
  • Oh, that whacky Margaret Campbell.
  • Um Geillis, I think your intel is incorrect.
  • We arrive at the ball. The King’s House.
  • Jamie’s a dandy, Claire’s in her 20-year-old gown.
  • That hair! Eke. That wig. Yikes!
  • Yi Tien Cho cleans up.
  • Fancy meeting you here Archibald.
  • Claire’s discomfort grows at the sight of the wigged slaves.
  • Jamie asks when the slave trade ends.
  • Yi Tien Cho is a proper distraction. The ladies are interested.
  • He notices Margaret giving a reading to a slave and is intrigued by her. From across the room, they have a moment.
  • Giddy honeymooners.
  • Jamie and Claire stop time with their eye lock. “I will have you later, oh yes I will.”
  • Oh, you smart writers, ghosts it is.
  • It’s Lord John Grey.
  • John is dumbstruck and goofy overseeing Jamie.
  • He’s stunned to meet Claire.
  • Fergus is looking concerned behind them.
  • Watch out Geillis that wig might spring to life and bark. Egad.
  • Claire’s hackles are up.
  • Willie is well. He and Isobel will come in the Summer.
  • These wigs are killing me.
  • A malediction is a curse or imprecation. John was made Governor as an ill favor.
  • Help us find Young Ian. Yadda yadda.
  • Oh, THE SAPPHIRE. Why’s he wearing it? What?
  • Claire doesn’t like how John looks at Jamie.
  • Claire’s hair is a travesty of non-wiggedness.
  • Yi Tien Cho makes a move. He’s digging on Margaret. Such a romantic.
  • The Governor chats up Claire. “Come now we both know your virtue was not in jeopardy.”
  • Claws are out.
  • Another ghost revealed. I-spy Geillis.
  • Claire and Jamie use the same phrase. How clever.
  • Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world.” Geillis
  • Frenemies unite. Claire gets the 411.
  • “Why are men such fools? Ye can lead them anywhere by the cock for a while. Given them a bairn and you have them by the balls again. But it’s all ye are to them, whether they’re coming in or going out?a cunt. Well here’s to it I say. Most powerful thing in the world.” The Philosophy of Geillis.
  • To watch your burning, what a rush.
  • Bob’s your uncle.”
  • “I hid out for a while,” code for I went to France.
  • Yes, of course, Geillis, the tropics are very bad for Englishmen.
  • No, no, of course, I haven’t seen him. Of course, I will help. Frenemies gonna frenemy.
  • Hey there, miss grabby hands, that’s my sapphire.
  • “She’s a touch strange, isn’t she?” As Claire said, “You have no idea.”
  • Time for a magical mystery tour.
  • Margaret is in the house! Let the readings begin.
  • Clever roping job.
  • Margaret doesn’t want to do it. It feels like death comes to do this reading.
  • With the third sapphire in hand?it’s scary talk.
  • 200 years upon the death of a child that is 200 years’ old upon its birth. BRIANNA because she was conceived 200 years in the past and born 200 years in the future.
  • Benjamin Button was released in 1922.
  • Newlyweds acting like newlyweds.
  • Oh no, it’s a Thomas Leonard.
  • On the way to escape they learn, Young Ian is at Rose Hall. The lying biotch.
  • They agree to allow Temeraire his leave with other Maroons.
  • The Leonard sees their escape.
  • They hold up their bargain and release Temeraire near Rose Hall.
  • Jamie gives Claire the pictures of the kids when Leonard arrives.
  • And the Leonard arrests Jamie after Claire gives him a piece of her mind.
  • Claire is left to find Young Ian.

My final thoughts: Absolute episodic whiplash. How many things can be thrown into one episode? I can imagine the writers’ room buzz, “We’ve only 2 episodes left. Jam it all in here or we’re not going to make it.” It feels overwhelming at times having everything occur over the course of one day. The episode had no time to breathe and create a realistic pace. I also wonder why Jamie wasn’t in full disguise? A wig is certainly not enough to make him less visible. The wigs and Claire’s atrocious hair were their own characters. I half expected the wigs to animate and something alive coming out of Claire’s coif. A sweet twist giving Yi Tien Cho and Margaret a connection. It may be love at first sight for them. I hope the finale is less jam-packed with the presumed release of Jamie and rescue of Young Ian.

What’s Coming up? Episode 313 Eye of the Storm: Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian. The Frasers race through the jungles of Jamaica to prevent the unthinkable.

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Uncharted Ep 112

Uncharted 311

Written for television by: Karen Campbell and Sharon Goss

Directed by: Charlotte Brändström

As always, my initial thoughts and links of interest are below. You’ll need to click and listen to the podcast to hear my full and thoughtful commentary. Enjoy! I did.

Starz Synopsis: After making a leap of faith, Claire washes up on a seemingly deserted island where survival is her only option. Navigating treacherous waters has crippled the Artemis, so Jamie devises a joyful moment for his crew in the midst of devastating setbacks.

My Summary: Claire washes ashore after jumping overboard. After her clothes dry, she walks, and walks, and walks. She sleeps until fire ants wake her. She walks some more, she sleeps, a giant snake wakes her. She walks and passes out near a home in the jungle. She’s wakes tied to a bed. An angry woman gives her water. She sleeps. She wakes to meet a priest, who unties her. She’s told she cannot travel yet. Mamacita (angry woman) sends her to bathe. They have a meal. The priest is defrocked and Mamacita is his mother-in-law. His wife is dead. The Artemis is dead in the water, some of the crew are dead. Jamie and others are mending the mast. A roasted Arabella gives Claire hope. She runs through the jungle toward the beach. She injures her arm. She sees the Artemis about to set sail. The mirror she stole attracts attention. Jamie comes to shore for her. Yi Tien Cho sutures her arm while Jamie drinks wine. A small peace is made between Claire and Marsali. There’s a beach wedding. Fergus is formally adopted by Jamie. Claire eats turtle soup while fevered. Injects self with penicillin. Drunk on soup she won’t take no for an answer. Yi Tien Cho is pleased at the soup’s after effects.

What happened:

  • Oh, I love turtles.
  • Aha, foreshadowing.
  • She really can sleep anywhere.
  • Watch out for the wave?
  • Swim Claire swim. You can do it.
  • How fortunate her pack of clothing made it to shore before her.
  • Now I want an umbrella drink and a chaise lounge.
  • Where’s Waldo?
  • More umbrella drinks por favor.
  • The Rule of Threes for Survival is a real thing.
  • She walks.
  • The most delicious leaf water of all time.
  • I predict fair Claire is getting sunburnt.
  • Anyone else wish she had Samwise with her?
  • And she walks.
  • FLINT oh yes.
  • Buh bye bum roll.
  • She’d totally win the Survivor fire challenge.
  • Claire’s mellow is harshed. Adrenaline and pain will wake you up.
  • Freaking A fire ants!
  • And she walks.
  • Please someone hand her an Eos.
  • JHRC spoiled coconuts.
  • One does not simply go to Mordor.
  • And she sleeps.
  • Claire’s mellow is harshed again. This time a big ass snake.
  • It’s not safe to be awake, it’s not safe to sleep. Damn this island.
  • And she walks. I hope she gets there to return the precious.
  • Crocodile bones. Hm. Could this mean something?
  • She hears and sees a man, and promptly says, “I can’t even,” and passes out.
  • Hey angry woman she needs to sit up to drink.
  • Did this just take a Misery turn?
  • Salve on her legs and tied to keep from scratching.
  • Uh oh, the devil’s zipper.
  • Claire wakes to a man and a dog.
  • Father Fogden of Hacienda de la Fuente.
  • Water does a body good.
  • “I’m a doctor, not a saint.”
  • It’s a miracle. Baby goat in the house.
  • San Domingue, Haiti.
  • Well, hey, hey Coco. Or rather cuckoo for coconuts.
  • So, who is this Ermenegilda?
  • Angry woman = Mamacita.
  • Cow? It’s better than being called a whore for a change.
  • A warm bath. Heavenly. Except for the ram skull watching over her.
  • Baby goats are so cute.
  • Does the food taste of anger and resentment?
  • Relationship status ? It’s complicated.
  • Relationship status ? widowed.
  • No sangria to full cups of sangria that no one poured.
  • Mamacita is full of side eye.
  • He got weed! Yupa doesn’t exist.
  • Mamacita needs some weed.
  • So now she’s a whore Mamacita.
  • Claire the thief.
  • Poor lovesick and grieving Father.
  • Dude, this is my story.
  • Hit the road Jack.
  • Claire speaks the language of Coco.
  • Arabella is in their bellies.
  • That’s some freaky sh*t right there Padre.
  • Abandawe, you say? Bloody hell the woman did see.
  • Chinaman?
  • Run, Claire, run.
  • The Artemis is undergoing repairs.
  • Raines, Warren, and Murphy are dead.
  • HayLie are no AngPurt.
  • How handy one of the men can man the helm.
  • Claire runs.
  • Hurry Claire.
  • They did a right quick job of the repairs.
  • She made it to the beach bleeding and with the mirror.
  • Ah Uncle Lamb’s training no doubt.
  • I-spy with my spyglass, Sassenach.
  • Settle down T-Rex, she cannae hear you.
  • Is this a kissing book Grandpa?
  • Yi Tien Cho to the suture rescue.
  • Claire spills.
  • Nice job Yi Tien Cho.
  • A wedding is planned.
  • Please take this fowl for my ignorance.
  • “There was a time when I was a stranger in a strange land.”
  • Forgiveness and weed.
  • A sign of kindness between Marsali and Claire.
  • I want to enjoy the secks like you and daddy.
  • (Even if you are a hoor Mother Claire)
  • “He’s missing a hand.”
  • “Not as though he’s lost his cock.”
  • “If ye’d hurry up and get on wi’ it, I could find out.”
  • “You have a name too? And a cock? I cannot marry you without it, it’s not allowed.”
  • Fergus Claudel Fraser.
  • The adoption only took 20 years.
  • AWWWWW sniff. Who doesn’t love a wedding?
  • A beach wedding Laoghaire would lose her mind over.
  • Claire and Jamie get to share a cabin finally.
  • Claire is chowing down some soup.
  • Fevered and drunk.
  • Bring on the penicillin. Those damn tropical germs.
  • Come on big man, just stab her wi’ it.
  • I think that’s her thigh.
  • Claire is randy.
  • Turtle soup is an aphrodisiac.
  • It’s been a while for the nipple eye stare.
  • “You can’t get drunk on turtle soup.”
  • “You can’t be drunk if you’re standing up.”
  • “This must be what it’s like making love in hell. With a burning she-devil.”
  • “Honorable wife, she enjoyed the turtle soup.”
  • Go away Yi Tien Cho.
  • If the cabin is rocking?.
  • Yi Tien Cho and the duo are most satisfied with the outcome.

It’s good to see stable Jamie back in fine form. Claire is strong and able without being overwrought. Yi Tien Cho is honorable and dependable. Finally, Fergus and Marsali (FergAli) are married.

For Book Readers: Seamless changes to make it fit this week. Finally, a Jamie who looks familiar.

What’s Coming up? Episode 312 The Bakra

The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica bringing Jamie and Claire that much closer to their goal. During a lavish ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission. Bakra means slave master and is also a goat.

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