Tartan Carpet Screen Caps NYC

The #tartanaffair red carpet before the mid-season premiere screening of The Reckoning episode 109 was a wild, noisy event. Pretty much was any red carpet is like. 

 The application being used for streaming purposes was a bit glitchy, and frustrating for users both via computer or apple product.  In the end we were able to enjoy seeing the stars of Outlander. 

 The quality of streaming was hit or miss but here are the screen caps that were the best.

Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis


Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis


Gary Lewis


Tobias Menzies


Tobias Menzies


Ronald D. Moore


Caitriona Balfe



Caitriona Balfe


Caitriona Balfe


Watch out Sam!

Sam Heughan


Outlander Dream Team


Lotte and Caitriona



Sam and Caitriona


Outlander Dream Team


Sam and Caitriiona



Sam Heughan


Sam Heughan


Sam Heughan


Claire’s Days Of Trauma Ep108


Three days gone Claire was being assaulted and interrogated by Black Jack Randall. Two days gone she was married to Jamie out of need.

We find her with Jamie, intimately holding hands and speaking face to face. He wants to know if it is the same for all couples like it is when they touch or lie together. She tries to say it is, then says no it is unusual, it is different than most. They have that “thing” fiery and bonded. She is getting lost in them, him, there. Happy they are. A moment of bliss.





Hugh Munro a friend of Jamie’s shows up with a message for Jamie about a man who has evidence that he is not guilty of murder as charged. As a wedding gift he gives her a dragonfly in amber. I mention this because the foreshadowing is wonderful. She adores the gift. Jamie delights in the pending meeting. He hopes to take her home as his bride. Claire Fraser, Lady of Lallybroch. Joy and promises of future, belonging, peace are shared.





The embrace. So bittersweet. Two rings come into view. Six weeks from Frank. Two days married to Jamie.



At camp that evening, Claire and Jamie are again sharing face to face intimacy while the others are listening to Rupert telling a water horse story by the fire. A sound, the men are at the silent ready, a kiss and knife hand off to Claire. A raid by the Grant’s. Sword fighting, and a shot fired by Ned. Jamie is worried about Claire. She is safe but dropped the knife. The men laugh after assessing the take by the raiders. All is well. Yet for Claire, is another taste of danger. This is life in 18th century highlands. It is not safe.




After the previous night’s mayhem, it is decided that Claire needs to learn self defense highland style. Angus teaches her how to use a sgian dubh, a small knife she can easily hide and wield. She is a good student. After her lessons, is feeling more prepared. Again a reflection of the time she is in. Knife skills are not something she needs in 1945.








The next morning (day 4 since her meeting at the garrison), she and Jamie head out for an intimate rendezvous. Hot and heavy, they are enjoying each other when a gun clicks over Jamie’s head. Claire is forced to kill her would be rapist, while Jamie watches at gunpoint, unable to protect her. Her face, something shifts. She is deeply traumatized. Can she be safe here?









Think on this. In four days, BJR assaults her, she must marry, survives a night raid, and is nearly raped and has to kill a man.

Is there any doubt why she is in shock after this latest encounter? Jamie says it is his fault. She just shakes and mumbles. She cannot tell him what is within. Too much will pour forth.


I am not sure if it is the same day as the attacking by the deserters or the next, they are now riding to meet Horrocks. They travel very far she thinks. Then stopping, Jamie tells her she must stay behind. Redcoats are about. It is not safe for her to go with them. Willie is left behind to stay with her. Claire is angry. Angry that she forgot about her plan to get back to Frank. I think she is angry at Jamie for not protecting her. Angry she had to kill. Angry at nearly being raped.


Well Willie must have some outdoor bathroom space, so Claire walks and wanders in the area. She is pacing through her mind the previous days. All the occurrences. Who she was. Who she is. Who she wants to be. And where. All of a sudden she looks ahead and Craigh na Dun is in her sight line. She looks back and makes a dash for it. She runs toward the stones. Toward Frank. I think she wants to find that safety. The known of Frank. The stability.





She thinks she hears Frank coming through the stones. She yells to him to wait for her.


Within reach she puts her hands toward the stones.


Before she can touch it. She is grabbed by redcoats. She screams and struggles. Is dragged away.





To Fort William they go. To Black Jack Randall. Four or five days since their last encounter. Oh Claire. So close.



Black Jack Randall. Claire. He is determined. She name drops his benefactor. For a moment has the upper hand. He traps her. He ties her up. Threatens serious harm to come if she does not talk. Cutting her bodice. Exposing her breasts. He turns her over the table, lifts her skirts as to rape her from behind. Finding her sgian dubh, threatens to cut off her left nipple. Claire is in serious trouble. She is in his grasp. More trauma added to the last few short days. More danger.










Helpless. The window flies open. Jamie is there to save her. Fade to black.

Is it any wonder Claire ran toward the stones, toward Frank regardless of her feelings for Jamie? Look at what she had gone through over days.

Would you have tried to go? Would you have simply stayed put? I get why she ran. Now add BJR. She has been through incredible stress and danger.

Initial impressions Both Sides Now Ep108

This is the episode that threw me the most off kilter. I had many immediately familiar moments coupled with being jarred and confused. I will explore Both Sides Now in more detail as usual in individualized posts to come.

If you were following along to the live tweeting @dramofoutlander, I was using the #outlander and #adoo.


Here we go:

1. Uh oh bad news bears for Frank at the station.
2. Frank is pissed….
3. Mugshot Jamie
4. Oh aye the Highlander has EVERYTHING to do with it.
5. Mm. No. Shakes head not usual at all Jamie.
6. HUGH buddy!!!!!!! How the hell are you?
7. Aye toast to Claire that’s right.
8. Dragonfly in Amber. Dun dun foreshadowing.
9. And ‘sploding heart. Hugh.
10. Hoor rocks? Horcrux? Ohhhh Horrocks.
11. Slide of hands. Gorgeous directorial shot.
12. Roger, wee bairnie Roger. Hi fellow.
13. Oh damn boozy Frank in the house.
14. Sure you do lass.
15. And fight fight fight.
16. Blasted Grants.
17. Ned busted a cap off. Gangsta Ned.
18. Black Jack used by Frank. Coincidence? I think not.
19. Sgian dubh. Ned where you hiding that man?
20. Willie a true sport.
21. Knife skills for Claire.
22. Morning shexy time.
23. Whoops. Deserters. Limp on.
24. Rapey ick oh Claire.
25. Claire’s first kill.
26. Hmmmm the historian has his interest peeked.
27. Foreshadow Mrs. Graham. Preach it.
28. Seeds planted for wee Roger hearing such things.
29. Ooooh traumatized Claire, come here I hold you.
30. Frank saying goodbye. Auf wiedersehn.
31. He’s pissed. She’s pissed. Willie is confused.
32. Crossroads. Frank. Just do it.
33. Wait! What the what?!!!! The stones in sight line. WTAH. What is happening???!!!!
34. Making dismayed guttural noises. Two sides of stones.
35. Oh dude buck up Buttercup.
36. Frank I don’t know you anymore.
37. What????? I cannot hear you.
38. A badly played game of time tag.
39. Missed it by this much.
40. Felicitations indeed. Captain of the ticks is back.
41. My position is upright fank you very much.
42. Name dropping duke style.
43. Choke him now Claire. Do it.
44. Oh some Frank skills coming through.
45. A special place in hell for cowards like Hawkins.
46. BJR just awarded the Boy Scout preparedness badge.
47. Why in the bloody hell is everyone trying to rape me?
48. The line. Swoon. Cliffhanger.
49. Ultra creeper face from BJR.
And credits.

I am looking forward to sharing more with you.