Perpetual Adoration S5 E5

Perpetual Adoration

Season 5 Episode 5

Written for Television by Alyson Evans and Steve Koracki

Directed by Meera Menon

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It all feels very Greek tragedy with the webs, spinners, and lies.

Claire is contemplative, hesitant, and pushed to discover how important a single patient was to her finding her way back to Jamie.  The pursuit of penicillin and subsequent treatment of the Beardsley twins are the catalysts for self-discovery as memories of her patient Graham Menzies and the aftermath of his unexpected death profoundly impacted her path as a woman, mother, and physician. 

Jamie, as ever, a man of honor, duty, and blood defend his family from incursion, exposure, and ultimately chooses takes life as his webs of deceit fall apart when the Ardsmuir rolls arrive. His oath to his family is above any other oath to King, Governor, and country.

Roger’s insecurities get the upper hand yet again before he is wisely counseled by Claire, but not before he explodes on Brianna. In the end, he grows and apologizes to Brianna with a clear view for him moving forward.

Brianna, like her father, has her own webs of deceit thoroughly unravel as she is exposed by Roger and forced to tell the truth about Bonnet. Ultimately, her honesty and emotional vulnerability bring the two of them back together as a team with a future together.

And lastly, because of the manner of introduction, for now, and forever, Adso will be known as “Murder Kitty”.

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A Quick Q and A by Maril Davis

Maril Davis, Outlander TV Series Producer, did a spontaneous Twitter Q and A on December 9th. Fans asked an abundance of great questions, some general, and others about the show. She gives some valuable information as the season 3 production is moving into block 4.

She gives some eye opening production insights, as well as, the fact there absolutely will be a Mr. Willoughby for us to meet, and that South Africa will be a shooting site because the ships and sets are already in place and easy to use.

Here’s a basic transcript of the show related inquiries. MD denotes Maril Davis.

  1. are you going to South Africa as well? MD yes
  2. why South Africa? MD they had a built in infrastructure and ships. And the look was right
  3. how far along is S3? Lots of time on a ship? MD we’re almost halfway through
  4. How many episodes is S3? MD 13 episodes
  5. have you cried on set yet? Printshop reunion is gonna be soooooo good MD I haven’t cried on set but I did tear up watching a rough cut of episode one.
  6. has there been any prep for S4? MD we’re definitely starting to talk about it. We have to. No break this year. Just roll into the next season
  7. Casting has been brilliant – but who of the new cast for season 3 has really exceeded your expectations? MD they’ve all been amazing but not all of them have been shooting regularly. So we’ll have to wait and see!
  8. When should we expect some promo to start?! MD no idea although we just did our first publicity shoot!
  9. Is @SamHeughan still the biggest slacker on set? MD lol. No, he’s an incredibly hard worker (Sam-you can pay me later)
  10. what are you especially excited about for Season 3? MD hmmm. Print shop and stuff on the ships. And the start of the season is fab
  11. What is your typical day like? MD no typical day for me. If in Scotland I go back and forth between shooting crew and prepping crew
  12. favorite Outlander book? MD Favorites are the Original and then A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  13. Yes please How fun and amazing are the 1950s and 60s scenes? MD I love the ’50’s and ’60’s stuff.
  14. how long does post take on an episode? MD a LONG time. Two months-ish?
  15. What will be your focus during this trip to Scotland? MD the last two weeks of shooting (before the holidays)
  16. How long does it typically take to film one ep, incl rehearsals, table reading, etc? MD every episode takes 12 days to shoot on average
  17. Will you be filming any parts of S4 when in South Africa? MD no
  18. has there been a decision about where S4 will be filmed? MD no decision yet
  19. Are you looking forward to going to new location for the Caribbean shoots?? MD I am. It must be warmer there, right!???
  20. well you should sleep but will we see Williughby? MD yes
  21. What are you shooting in Block 4 ? MD lol. Can’t tell you.
  22. Does the cast ever do viewing parties, other than premiere events? MD not usually no
  23. Were the same writers taking care of both time frames, or were they divided up ? MD we have different writers for every episode so everyone will get different stuff. We divide by script not by time periods
  24. Heck yes! Given the scope of S3, was it harder than previous seasons to find locations? MD every season seems to get more challenging!
  25. Will we be treated to more singing from Richard Rankin this season? MD Jeez, I hope not! Just kidding!
  26. What is your favorite wintertime activity? MD lately it’s sleeping!!
  27. How is working with this talented angel @caitrionambalfe MD it’s really tough. Like the hardest thing ever….. just kidding. I adore her obviously
  28. how much longer until we might hear word of a premiere date.. any new casting you can share? MD I don’t know. Starz usually decides on timings of announcements.
  29. Will you be going to South Africa when they film there? When r they scheduled to move filming there! MD yes, I will. Just not sure when yet. And we will not go until next year
  30. have all the new characters started filming? MD no. We will continue to add new cast as we go
  31. yay!!! How many rehearsals are needed before filming a scene? MD depends on what kind of scene it is. Some take extra rehearsals while others don’t take too many
  32. How has your life changed since #Outlander? ? MD I’m ten thousand times busier and I travel ten times as much! and I’ve obviously met a lot of great people!

And she closes with…MD Sadly I have to sign off. Phone battery is at 10% . Thanks for the questions!! Until next time! Maybe a holiday Q&A

It’s always wonderful when cast or production members pop up for a spontaneous chat with fans. It’s a fantastic way to keep fans connected during the long droughtlander period.

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Prestonpans S2 E10 Discussion Review Podcast

The fight is on in Prestonpans S2 E10! For their Prince they battle. Jamie Fraser continues to rise in rank and favor. Dougal MacKenzie is victorious for a moment. We see the depth of the friendship and brotherhood among  the men. Even wee Fergus gets into the battle. A swift and deadly fight, Claire Fraser and the other women have their hands full in the field hospital. Blood lust is indeed real. Unexpected death surrounds them. This episode was written for television by Ira Steven Behr and directed by Philip John.

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Vengeance Is Mine S2 E11 Preview

There’s a price on Jamie’s head. They’re under siege in a church. A tricky plan is hatched to use Claire as an English hostage and Jamie as bait to save the others. Tension is definitely at a maximum in the “Vengeance Is Mine” S2 E11 preview trailer. 

Claire and Jamie are to be separated in this time of unrest and high alert. They promise to find each other. Somehow I believe they will within adventurous and tumultuous events to come. The price for both of them being “that guy” (it’s a Die Hard reference), means conflict or danger is never far away from our dynamic duo and those surrounding them. Catching a break is not what they’re about. They create breaks for others.

The clue of the main event is in the title of the episode. I won’t spoil anything crucial for non-book readers, but if I am correct Murtagh and a high level official are involved.

The bonus is that herself, Diana Gabaldon wrote this episode for television. How freaking exciting is that? Where mediums cross. Was a new worm hole created or time travel location opened because if it?!

With only three episodes left this season, we are in for incredible moments, the highest of highs and lowest of lows. History speaks and ultimately Culloden is on the horizon.

This is a temporary separation.

The courage they equally possess. Partners in trust, love, and action.

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They are pursued by the British army.

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In Case You Missed It. Outlander News.

This week there were several Outlander related articles and announcements. Below are those I found particularly important to share with you.

  1. The Outlander TV Series has been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4. It’s an unprecedented move by a network to offer such a guarantee.  Series producer and writer, Matt Roberts told Hollywood Reporter they were already working on Season 3 when the formal announcement came in. Book fans are cheering as we are excitedly looking forward to the most loved of all the books in the series, Voyager being adapted for our viewing pleasure, along with Drums of Autumn on its heels. From what I have seen around social media this week, the seasons are likely to be 13 episodes each for the welfare of the cast and crew. And after blowing up Twitter earlier this week with an innocent message to Matt Roberts, it seems that he will be writing the episode with the most favorite scene from Voyager. That is seriously fantastic news for fans. He’s going to rock that episode.


  2. The Artistry of Outlander Exhibit will be on display at the Paley Center in Los Angeles from June 8-August 14, 2016.  If you live in or near LA, this is a must do activity. You need to go see the costumes by Terry Dresbach and set design pieces by Jon Gary Steele. They have done the most amazing and authentic job handling the multitudes of period based nuances. Admission is free to the public.
  3. The season finale S2 E13 airing on 9, July 2016, will be 90 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes. The premise for the finale ties into the season opener. The episode is titled Dragonfly in Amber. Here is the official description from the linked article: Flashing forward ahead to 1968, Claire travels to Scotland with her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, and meets Roger Wakefield (remember wee Roger Reverend Wakefield’s adopted son?). Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the past, while Brianna and Roger bond over researching Randall family history. Claire finally reveals the truth to Brianna about her time travel through the stones, her life in 1700’s Scotland, and Brianna’s true parentage. The story is intercut with another one back in the 18th century, which happens on the day of the Battle of Culloden. When Jamie’s last ditch attempts to deter The Prince fail, he and Claire come up with a dangerous plan – which Dougal overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage. Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves, even if it means saying goodbye to some — or all — of them.

I am absolutely thrilled with every announcement.  To think, it all started with a book…

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