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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Outlander 4.6: Jamie's Son



Another outstanding episode of Outlander - 4.6 - tonight, in what has been my favorite season by far so far.   Indeed, there hasn't been a single episode that hasn't been riveting and memorable at this point.

The best scene tonight, I thought, was when William spears a fish in Cherokee territory, which brings the Cherokees quickly down on him in retribution.  Jamie has just arrived and argues that they shouldn't take William's life, because William is his son - something William doesn't know (or maybe doesn't consciously know, but on some level suspects) - and when William protests that Jamie is not his father, the Cherokees let him off with a very minor cut, out of respect for his courage.  Lots of powerful action and profundity packed into that one short scene.

Otherwise, back at the homestead, Claire's tending of John, stricken with measles (which easily can be deadly for an adult), leads to some excellent heart-to-heart conversations between those two, too. Placing Jamie and Claire in the New World in the late 1760s is a great set-up for visits from various people in their tumultuous past.  What this does, in effect, is allow us to catch up with earlier stories and "ken" how the characters are doing now (hey, that language is cool and catching).

Not yet on hand, though, yet, is Brianna, whom we last saw going back in time through those stones in Scotland.  Her appearance in North Carolina in the years just prior to the American Revolution will likely be the climax of this season, though with Outlander, you never know what other surprises wait in store.   As I've mentioned many times, I haven't read the books, so all of this is genuinely new and especially surprising and enjoyable to me.

See also Outlander 4.1: The American Dream ... Outlander 4.2: Slavery ...Outlander 4.3: The Silver Filling ... Outlander 4.4: Bears and Worse and the Remedy ... Outlander 4.5: Chickens Coming Home to Roost

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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