Goodbye Scotland, Hello South Africa


Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe bid filming in Scotland goodbye for the sunnier shores of South Africa. The sets used for Black Sails are being re-purposed for Outlander filming. According to Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly,  Season 3 filming will conclude in June and as Starz announced, it will premiere in September.  Though it will be more than a year from the Season 2 finale, I predict it will be worth the wait. Outlander already is an extremely production heavy show, and with Voyager being an adventure of both land and sea, more time is absolutely needed to properly complete the upcoming season for our viewing satisfaction.

Of course, one can hear fans everywhere exclaiming the well-known, “Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ” and “Bloody Hell.”  The no longer never-ending droughtlander, continues. Le sigh.

Want to make the extended droughtlander more doable? Join me for the The Scottish Prisoner podcast read-a-long I just started or listen to the 26 episode Voyager podcast series I recently completed. The Scottish Prisoner should take about 3.5 months to go through a couple of chapters at a time. Tune in weekly for a new episode and come hangout with fellow Outlanders every week for the Wednesday night Twitter chat using the hashtag #ADoO at 6pm PT/9pm ET.

We can persevere just like our Jamie and Claire always do.

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Hot and Lusty Married Sex

Hot and lusty married sex ought be the tagline for what Jamie and Claire beautifully portray.  From the books to the onscreen Starz adaptation, this concept is clearly represented between them. The Entertainment Weekly cover and article set the internet on fire February 25, 2016, with a photo shoot almost to blazing to handle. Sure the cover and photos are sexy and provocative, however, the compelling part is the wildly fantastic portrayal of married couple sexy. How positively scandalous, the idea that a married couple can have this type of torrid intimate life.


That is, and has been a bold hallmark of the Outlander book series, so deftly written by Diana Gabaldon. Now with the addition of the convincing translation to the screen by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, it’s a truly in our face point of view. Passionate, smoldering, connected, and committed couple sex speaks volumes against the stereotype of boring, dry bedded marriage that is still a prevalent notion in many cultures today. Claire embodies the modern idea that women not only can and do enjoy sex, but also can want and need sex. A wife can show her desire and delight in him-to delight in sex. It is a love language they share.

There is a balance of power in all aspects of their relationship. They are equal partners. I believe this is one of the reasons fans are deeply connected and committed to Jamie and Claire. Their whole relationship speaks…the raw, gritty, real, sometimes volatile, and purely sexy nature of them, is most irresistible and draws one in. Individually, they are amazing and compelling characters, together they bring out the best, the most, the potential, the growth, and strengthens the weaknesses in each other. A healthy relationship should have these traits. Modeling this, in the aspect of marital sexuality is a gift and should be applauded. Down with the stodgy stereotypes. Up with passion, openness, great sex, and voracity for each other.

The EW shoot keeps up this viewpoint to be sure.


Speaking to the onscreen adaptation, Caitriona and Sam have a high degree of chemistry and are utterly believable that they are in love with each other. They ARE Claire and Jamie. There is no doubt. This is proof positive of their talent level. They are not an in real life couple. They are not really Claire and Jamie. They are Caitriona and Sam. They are real people, with real lives outside of their job. They’ve done such an incredible job giving us Claire and Jamie, that some fans cannot believe they are not a couple. They are not to be convinced. Sam is most kind, interacts with fans on social media, and stated again in the EW article, they are not a pair. I am not sad they are not a couple, I am sad some fans cannot and will not believe this and hound Caitriona and Sam about it.

Sam Heughan doesn’t like to let down the fans.

But the hunky star of Outlander – Starz’s hit series that returns April 9 – always feels like he’s the bearer of bad news when he has to remind folks of the fact that he and his onscreen wife, Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), aren’t an item in real life.

“I think there was a little bit of upset by some fans,” Heughan admits to EW. “It slightly saddens me but I guess it means that we’ve done a good job.”

Damned straight, Sam. You two have done a great job! I hope these mad fans simmer down and move along.


For some, I am sure the EW cover and photos read as titillation to gain viewers. For me, it is the elevation of committed, healthy, awesome married sex. There can be no Jamie and Claire without the physical expression. Sometimes they throw things, are quiet together, fight, and sometimes it’s mild or wild sex. They do it well.

And as I’m looking down the line into future seasons, I predict future scandalous images will be an excellent representation of fabulous middle-aged married sex. Until then, please enjoy some of the other exclusive EW photos.





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EW Sexy,Sizzling Cover and Shoot

Entertainment Weekly shared the sexy, sizzling cover and photo shoot with the world.  The video within the article shows and interview and some of the beautiful and luxurious fashion we can expect in the upcoming Season 2 (premiering in the US April 9th on Starz).

The cover could not be any better. Again, Outlander series’ stars, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe show off their undeniable chemistry.  Anyone who doubts they are Claire and Jamie, is clearly missing the mark. I expect the excitement level of fans new and old is elevating to a near fever pitch in preparation for Season 2 with the magnificent cover and screen captures from the video shoot. These have definitely increased my impatience for April to arrive.

Breathtaking! The print copy is going to fly of the shelf everywhere.

Their comfort in front of the camera…flawless.

  Caitriona so comfortable in her gorgeous skin.
  Perfectly Jamie. Sam embodies him.Professional.
  Beauty and sadness.  Friends.
  Strength.  CHEMISTRY!
  Equally matched.  Perfection.
  Wonderful. Thank you EW for the fantastic shoot. How can anyone not fall in love with these two?!

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EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Click to view EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test featuring Sam “Jamie Fraser” Heughan and Caitriona “Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser” Balfe. 


These two are fun and free together. I know so many fans want them to be a real life couple, but I am just happy to see them enjoying each other as friends. Their unbeatable chemistry on and off screen elevate Outlander above and beyond other quality shows. 

 The screen caps speak for themselves.


Wait for it….. Caitriona’s answer will blow your mind.

Drum roll… John Goodman. Sam’s face!!!!!



Now for Sam’s truly unbelievable pick.

Who could it be?

None other than Jessica Rabbit.


Psssst Sam. She’s animated.


  Either of them inebriated singing karaoke would be fantastic. 

I have no idea what that song is.

Caitriona did say she was very drunk.  

Of course you were, Cait.


  Caitriona imagining the moment. 

  I have no idea about this song either.


Thry both had the same answer. 


“Bad” cute recitation of….


“Hey! I’m walking here!”

They are the next Crosby and Hope. Maybe some new on the road movies for them.


  Sam never answered. 

The Word.

What would you do to be on tv? Sam’s response was lively expression.  

Duh! As if I have to say it.


I have…..

Caitriona thinking.  

Sat next to a GINGER.


Ye always go back to the ginger.

She’s more than sat next to one. Just sayin’.  

So full of adorable. 


I completely agree. Well done you two.

Thank you Entertainment Weekly.

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