The Battle Joined S3 E1

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The Battle Joined S3 E1

Written by Ronald D. Moore

Directed by Brendan Maher

Listen to the podcast to get my fully realized coherent thoughts on the episode. Bottom line: Ron did us a solid. I LOVED it. 

For fun, here are my thoughts while watching the episode the first time through. 

  1. OMG OMG OMG shhhhh it’s time to watch?. Squee.
  2. Sings along nervously.
  3. Is he going to wake up dead?
  4. Oh, damn dead bodies in piles. Seriously everyone shhhhhhh.
  5. Dude that’s harsh ? killing them where they lay.
  6. Jamie wakes up, someone’s lying dead on top of him.
  7. Jamie don’t let them notice you. Don’t move damn it.
  8. Disordered battle memories flood his mind.
  9. MARK ME
  10. Someone get him a medic!
  11. Gut punch he remembers smelling Claire’s wrap. SHE’S GONE.
  12. Murtagh?sigh
  13. BRRRRR anyone else freezing while watching this?
  14. NOOOO you’re running the wrong way! Don’t go towards the redcoats.
  15. Uh oh he sees HIM. BJR is in his line of sight.
  16. Double uh oh BJR sees Jamie too.
  17. IT’S ON bitches. 
  18. Soooo many dead.
  19. BJR is liking this proximity?. personal space bubble please?
  20. Is he going to lick him? Kiss him? Ummmm boys there’s a fight going on.
  21. Death match BJR vs Jamie.
  22. Advantage BJR thigh slash move.
  23. YES, Jamie went for the gut.
  24. “Stand right there Jamie so I can finish you off, please, I’m just so tired now.”
  25. Ew BJR don’t you touch him. Slaps hand away.
  26. He just fell into his chest. WHAT IS HAPPENING?
  27. Ashes to ashes they all fall down.
  28. BJR dies on top of Jamie. He must have been thrilled.
  29. Little bunny foufou? what?!
  30. Enter Claire hallucination. Are you alive?
  31. It’s RUPERT. Hey old buddy.
  32. Another gut punch, he wants to be left to die. Tortured let me be.
  33. Atta boy Rupert. 
  34. The dragonfly in amber is left on the ground.
  35. Boston 1948. Huge home.
  36. Frank is trying so hard. It’s sad and desperate.
  37. Frank don’t wait for meals. She’s not so domestic these days.
  38. Modern appliances screw that.
  39. She looks so cute pregnant.
  40. She’s going to do it. Cook in the fireplace.
  41. Nosy neighbor for the weirdness.
  42. Of course, it’s all about the husband. Side eye.
  43. Snort, he LOVEs surprises.
  44. FTS Claire is thinking.
  45. Look pretty for the boss.
  46. Jamie needs Claire to patch him up. So painful to watch.
  47. Holed up in the farmhouse waiting for death.
  48. Rupert abides.
  49. Claire is one unhappy feminist, erm housewife.
  50. Smash the patriarchy!
  51. Pompous ass.
  52. Oh, the little lady has an opinion.
  53. Smug douche canoe.
  54. Frank way to speak up for your wife. Atta husband. She IS a badass.
  56. Insert sarcasm emoji.
  57. Thems fighting words. Yes, Harvard Medical?
  58. That’s the ticket Frank. Good you are checking how she is after that BS.
  59. Two days later on the moor?
  60. Where’s Murtagh? We want to know too Jamie.
  61. The redcoats are here.
  62. It’s HAL! LJG’s brother.
  63. “No milord, traitors all.” We need a Rupert sarcasm emoji.
  64. Hal is not impressed.
  65. And you get a soldier’s death, and you get a soldier’s death.
  66. Claire, master of the stove!
  67. Bad milk is a bad omen.
  68. The bird, what does it mean.
  69. Frank, man, you’re trying too hard.
  70. Tea bagged American style.
  71. Claire’s been thinking, egad.
  72. I want to be an American!!!!
  73. That was a bone throw to Frank, “our child”.
  74. No touchy the belly! AWKWARD.
  75. Well that breakfast went south quickly.
  76. Can of worms opened and flung all around. Frank eke.
  77. Heartbreaking desperation.
  78. Oh Frank.
  79. Oh Claire, dayum woman. You went there.
  81. Why you shocked man. Calling her a cheater.
  82. WHOA nelly he’s giving her an out.
  83. Rupert may have a job as a motivational speaker in the afterlife.
  84. It burnses seeing Jamie so busted up and invalid.
  85. No, you’re crying.
  86. STOP talking about Angus. Where’s the damn tissues?
  87. Rupert Thomas Alexander MacKenzie ? noooooo
  88. It’s a lonely night on the timeout couch.
  89. Dear Reverend can wait? her waters have broken.
  90. Oh hell. Not Red Jamie. God’s Blood.
  91. “Shoot me or go away.” LMAO
  92. Freaking debt of honor.
  93. Jamie proves once again he’s hard to kill.
  94. It’s labor time!
  95. Claire’s doulaing herself.
  96. Enter Doctor Dirt bag.
  97. Oh, second child I see. Frank didn’t think he could be shocked again.
  98. Way to take a case history and decide it complicates things.
  99. Sweet Frank wants to go with her to delivery.
  100. I love you. Crickets.
  101. They put her under after she says no? grrrrr.
  102. Paging Doctor Misogyny. You bastard is spot on Claire.
  103. HE’s HOME! Jenny and Ian greet him.
  104. Claire wakes up in a panic over her baby.
  105. She’s alive!
  106. In the afterglow of holding her live baby Claire wants to try, Frank loves her so.
  107. Another I love you gone without response.
  108. No, you didn’t just ask that! Damn way to break the mood.

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Ron Moore A Spontaneous Twitter Q and A

Tonight Ronald D. Moore, the Outlander TV series creator, showrunner, and executive producer popped in on Twitter for a spontaneous Q and A with fans.

Some questions were not related to Outlander, so I transcribed the tweets I thought you’d want to read.

  • @JayneStevensLMT: Which scene are you most looking forward to for Season 3? RDM: The ship scenes.
  • @par995: Are you serious about recasting Jamie and Claire? RDM: Uh……………no
  • @phillyoutlander: Will you be doing all your filming for season 3 & 4 in Scotland? RDM: probably not but haven’t locked in locations for sea voyage and Caribbean.
  • @honeypotfraser: Any chance of going to South Africa to use Black Sails ships? RDM: It’s under discussion.
  • @smeghead30: Can Murtagh’s speech please please be included in deleted scenes in the DVD? RMD: I think it will.
  • @chattysassenach: Will NC be filmed in Scotland or England? RMD: Don’t know yet.
  • @jennmabney: Are season 3 & 4 going to be filmed concurrently or consecutively? RDM: There will be a break in between.
  • @mollymay410: Do u think Voyager will be as difficult to adapt as Dragonfly? The same? Easier? RDM: It’s already proving much easier.
  • @shaliepa: Do you see the future of Outlander that you may go beyond the story in the books? As if making changes?     RDM: The changes we make obligate us to follow them up in the show as we go forward but try to keep to books.
  • @sassenachSJ: How many times do you watch each episode? RDM: Really hard to say. Maybe a dozen? Also lots of watching individual scenes an sequences without going through whole show.
  • @fringefreedom: What was your favorite episode of Outlander this season? RDM: 207- Faith and 213 Dragonfly in Amber.
  • @abigibs: Favourite scene in season 2? RDM: Star Chamber.
  • @kgirldc: How many episodes for S3 & S4? RDM: The plan is 13 per season but always subject to change.
  • @jill_milander: Will we get a blooper reel for S2? If so, who flubs lines the most? RDM: I think so but there aren’t that many flubs to be honest.
  • @cecimartin: What has been the biggest obstacle to overcome during S2? RDM: The adaptation was tough because it was a more complicated book.
  • @gsojudy: Will you film in the US at some point? RDM: Don’t know.
  • @pjglaser: When do you start shooting season 3? RDM: Early fall/late summer.

There you have it. The Season 3 and 4 locations are not settled yet. The adaptation is easier this go round. He’s looking forward to the ship scenes. I know, I know, we are looking forward to the bookstore scene… And there’s little rest if Season 3 filming is to start in a couple of months for the cast and crew.

A big thank you to Ron Moore for giving a little dish to the fans.

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War Is Come S2 Preview

From the luxurious and at times cutthroat happenings in France, The Fraser’s have gone home. They did all they could to stop the Jacobite uprising from taking place, but alas, it is now upon there own doorstep. Prince Charles has arrived and war is come to Scotland. The remaining episodes of the season will be steeped in difficult living, fighting, and more grave losses. Claire has shared all she knows with Jamie and Murtagh, now all they can do is try to change history for the win.

Returning to face the fight are favorites among the many, renowned Jacobite Dougal MacKenzie, Angus Mhor, and Rupert MacKenzie. I wonder what other faces will emerge. Will Mary Hawkins virtue be avenged? Will Black Jack Randall return with one life less? Can Lallybroch be saved now that Jamie is a known traitor? Have we heard the last of Alex Randall? The Duke of Sandringham? I imagine he is playing all sides as before.

Those are some of the many questions to be answered in the 5 remaining episodes.

Culloden is near and all we can do is wait, watch, and wonder.

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He’s back. Mark him, he will have an uprising. Scotland, she is exquisite to behold.

Jamie and Claire FOREVER.

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