"Paul Levinson's It's Real Life is a page-turning exploration into that multiverse known as rock and roll. But it is much more than a marvelous adventure narrated by a master storyteller...it is also an exquisite meditation on the very nature of alternate history." -- Jack Dann, The Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Outlander 4.3: The Silver Filling

Another altogether excellent Outlander on Sunday - 4.3 - and I've got to say this continues to shape up as my favorite season so far.

As always, there's a time-travel nugget, in this case literally.  Claire discovers that the skull of the man who got Jamie and her back together after the wild storm separated them had a silver filling in his tooth.  Which means, as Claire says, that he's a time traveler, too.  The question, as Claire also says, is, who is he?  Or, who was he/will he be?

Meanwhile, Jamie and Claire find a place to build a home.  Jamie names it Fraser's Ridge.  It's beautiful.  The cinematography this season is especially vivid and striking.

The Brianna and Roger thread was a bit predictable.  The course of true love never did run smooth.  And why couldn't Brianna at least tell Roger that she loves him, too?   Clearly she does.   My guess (I haven't the read novels) is that this problem - Roger wanting to marry Brianna, she thinking maybe marriage isn't for her - is bound to lead to more complications, maybe involving time travel.  If that happens, this thread will have been more than warranted.

It is worth noting that Brianna and Roger headed to the same part of the South where Claire and Jamie are way in the past.  This can't be coincidence.  Which means we can expect to see Claire and Brianna reunited, or maybe Jamie and Brianna, or maybe all three, without anyone needing to go back to Scotland.  After all, the skull with the silver filling shows that time travel also happens in America.

See ya here next week.

See also Outlander 4.1: The American Dream ... Outlander 4.2: Slavery

And see also Outlander Season 3 Debut: A Tale of Two Times and Places ...Outlander 3.2: Whole Lot of Loving, But ... Outlander 3.3: Free and Sad ... Outlander 3.4: Love Me Tender and Dylan ... Outlander 3.5: The 1960s and the Past ... Outlander 3.6: Reunion ... Outlander 3.7: The Other Wife ... Outlander 3.8: Pirates! ... Outlander 3.9: The Seas ...Outlander 3.10: Typhoid Story ... Outlander 3.11: Claire Crusoe ...Outlander 3.12: Geillis and Benjamin Button ... Outlander 3.13: Triple Ending

And see also Outlander 2.1: Split Hour ... Outlander 2.2: The King and the Forest ... Outlander 2.3: Mother and Dr. Dog ... Outlander 2.5: The Unappreciated Paradox ... Outlander 2.6: The Duel and the Offspring ...Outlander 2.7: Further into the Future ... Outlander 2.8: The Conversation ... Outlander 2.9: Flashbacks of the Future ... Outlander 2.10: One True Prediction and Counting ... Outlander 2.11: London Not Falling ... Outlander 2.12: Stubborn Fate and Scotland On and Off Screen ... Outlander Season 2 Finale: Decades

And see also Outlander 1.1-3: The Hope of Time Travel ... Outlander 1.6:  Outstanding ... Outlander 1.7: Tender Intertemporal Polygamy ...Outlander 1.8: The Other Side ... Outlander 1.9: Spanking Good ... Outlander 1.10: A Glimmer of Paradox ... Outlander 1.11: Vaccination and Time Travel ... Outlander 1.12: Black Jack's Progeny ...Outlander 1.13: Mother's Day ... Outlander 1.14: All That Jazz ... Outlander Season 1 Finale: Let's Change History


It all started in the hot summer of 1960, when Marilyn Monroe walked off the set of The Misfits and began to hear a haunting song in her head, "Goodbye Norma Jean" ...

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