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On This Day S5 E1

Season 5 Episode 1

“The Fiery Cross”

Written for Television by Matthew B. Roberts

Directed by Stephen Woolfenden

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The people of Fraser’s Ridge, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the wedding of Roger MacKenzie and Brianna Ellen Randall Fraser. The big house was almost complete. Memories were shared and made, drinking games, feasting, dancing, romance, threat, treachery, bonding, politics, oaths, and a release of oath all happened in the two days lived onscreen.

Season 5 Episode 1 is the strongest opening episode only behind Season 1 Episode 1.  It was written with the deft hand of Mattew B. Roberts leading the writers’ room. It inhabited the spirit of the written word and achieved an adaptation that stood beautifully on its own with well-crafted storytelling that requires no external explanation.

From storyline references, character development, foreshadowing, costuming, hair, acting, music, variations of emotion and tone, all the way to the set design, no elements are left wanting.

This season is looking to be a spectacular ride.

 

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Podcast Hiatus

Hello Listeners,

I know it’s been a few weeks since I produced a podcast for The Fiery Cross read-a-long. I am currently buried with schoolwork right now as I’m furiously working on pre-requisite courses for the next leg of my educational journey. I must have two completed by mid-September and two more by mid-October so I can apply to the nursing program I’m vying for.

Please bear with me as I get adjusted to my new schedule. The podcast WILL be returning, but I can’t give an exact date.

If you have Outlander related podcast topic ideas outside of The Fiery Cross read-a-long, I would be happy to look into those as a means of getting the podcast recorded on a regular basis again. A read-a-long has distinct time challenges at the moment that I can’t meet as hard as I try right now.

I thank you for being loyal and wonderful listeners.

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Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. 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.

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Domesticity, Building Bonds, and Duty Ep 177

The Fiery Cross

Installment 13

Chapters 23-25

Domesticity, Building Bonds, and Duty

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Chapters:

23 – The Bard

24 – Playing with Fire

25 – The Angeling of My Rest

Summary:  Roger returns with mission incomplete. The baby is cranky. Brianna is at her wit’s end. Roger gets beautified. He’ll sing to help Jamie prepare the guests. Roger gives an uncomfortable history lesson to Brianna. Roger sings to an appreciative crowd. Jamie calls the men to duty. Roger reflects. Jamie and Claire find respite in their room. Jamie writes a letter.

Setting: The settlement of Fraser’s Ridge, NC – December 1, 1770

Active Characters:

  • Claire
  • Jamie
  • Brianna
  • Roger

Of Interest:

  • A peek into domestic life Roger and Brianna style.
  • Jamie’s inspiring music list.
  • The fiery cross in the yard.
  • Roger warmed the crowd up for Jamie’s main event.
  • The main event.
  • Roger’s inner thoughts as he sings.
  • Jamie’s physical reaction before…
  • The need for private moments to ground and reassure.
  • Claire’s happiness at leaving on an adventure.
  • “Can you remember everything you did today?”
  • A bedtime devotion brought on by a memory.
  • Jamie’s letter to Lord John and the significance.

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Honorable Men Ep 172

The Fiery Cross

Week 8

Chapters 13-14

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Summary: The age-old argument of what makes the best barbecue unfolds. Beans are indeed a musical fruit. Memories endure and bond. Aunt Jocasta is a savvy woman. What makes an honorable man? Jamie makes a confession. A religious event occurs. Marriage cannot wait.

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Rosamund Lindsay
  • Ronnie Sinclair
  • Roger
  • Brianna

Of Note:

  • The great barbecue debate and the memories of Jamaica.
  • The “beans” song.
  • The bonding effect of Ardsmuir.
  • The recollection of Roger telling Jocasta off and ceremony talk.
  • Honorable men, Roger and Frank.
  • The priest’s “jail” is discovered, and a plan is hatched.
  • Jamie’s confession and true motive for wanting to find the priest.
  • Roger and Brianna get married.

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Of Formality and Belonging Ep 173

 

The Fiery Cross

Week 9

Chapters 15-16

 

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Summary: A wedding feast is had by all. An evening calling of the clans occurs. Jamie makes a moving speech. The families of the Ridge are announced. Roger vows to always sing for her. Lactating breasts don’t care. Brianna takes matters into her own hands.

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Roger
  • Brianna

Of Note:

  • Jocasta puts on a large feast for the wedding couple.
  • Jamie welcomes the Ridge families with formality.
  • Brianna asks Roger to always sing for her.
  • This wedding feels different than their first.
  • Adventures in lactating breasts.
  • Roger serenades Brianna.
  • Brianna’s inability to orgasm during sex.

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Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. 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.

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