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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Outlander 4.9: Reunions



"We haven't had much luck in changing history," Jamie says to Claire in Outlander 4.9, just on tonight.  That's not the only thing they haven't had much luck in, in this sterling episode.

And, actually the first part of the episode, most of the episode, was luck galore for our major characters.  Jamie meets Brianna for the first time, and Claire is reunited with her daughter.  It was hard to keep a dry eye during these scenes.

But, of course, when it comes to Outlander, happiness is usually short-lived.  So, before the episode is over, Roger makes his way back to North Carolina, only to be beaten to a pulp by Jamie, who mistakenly thinks Roger raped Brianna, because Lizzie didn't see the whole story.  A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

One important bit of information we learned tonight is that Roger practiced the "withdrawal" method with Brianna, meaning Bonnet the rapist is the more likely father.  Of course, the withdrawal method is far from perfect, so Roger still could be the father.   If Brianna has the baby - which, notwithstanding the talk about abortion in coming attractions, I'm guessing she will - it would take DNA testing in our current age to know for sure.   Or, it's possible that Bonnet knows (for whatever reason) that he can't father a child, so DNA testing might not be necessary (once again, I'll mention that I haven't read the novels).

Excellent acting by everyone tonight, with special kudos to Sophie Skelton as Brianna (and Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie are always brilliant).  See you here next week in 2019.

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 ... Outlander 4.6: Jamie's Son ... Outlander 4.7: Brianna's Journey and Daddy ... Outlander 4.8: Ecstasy and Agony

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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