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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Outlander 5.6: Locusts, Jocasta, and Bonnet

A top-notch episode 5.6 of Outlander tonight, in which Roger vanquishes locusts (which were not the kitten's fault, as I wrongly wondered about last week), Jocasta's life takes a significant turn, and Jamie gets on his way to confront and kill (he hopes) Bonnet.

Jocasta chooses a little peace for the rest of her life rather than the true love she feels for Murtaugh, who, though a little late in professing it, feels the same about Jocasta.  We see the reason that Jocasta makes this choice - the death of her beloved daughter back in Scotland during its time of war with England.  She can't go through this again in what we the viewers know is the impending Revolutionary War, which Jocasta sees up ahead as well.  But, you know what?  I think we haven't seen the last of Jocasta and Murtaugh, and they'll be together before the end of this series, if not this season.  (Now's a good time to mention again that I haven't read the books, because I want to be surprised by the television series.)

On to Bonnet, the road to Jamie confronting him comes with some tempestuous make-up sex between Jamie and Claire.  She of course wants Bonnet dead, too.  But the last thing she wants if for Jamie to risk his life.   Yet she also knows that there's nothing she can do to stop Jamie from confronting Bonnet and killing him if he can.

Which I think Jamie will do before the end of this season.  Unless Bonnet dies by someone else's hand, or for another reason, that we can't see right now.  But, one way or the other, I don't see Bonnet surviving this fifth season, which continues to be one of the best, of this excellent series.  Jamie and Claire, not to mention Brianna and Roger, have more important things to do in their lives than be tormented by this blaggard.  Is that a word?  I think so.  See you next week.

See also Outlander 5.1: Father of the Bride ... Outlander 5.2: Antibiotics and Time Travel ... Outlander 5.3: Misery ... Outlander 5.4: Accidental Information and the Future ... Outlander 5.5: Lessons in Penicillin and Locusts

And 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 ... Outlander 4.9: Reunions ... Outlander 4.10: American Stone ... Outlander 4.11: Meets Pride and Prejudice ... Outlander 4.12: "Through Time and Space" ... Outlander Season 4 Finale:  Fair Trade

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


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