And so season 3 of Outlander goes out with a bang—if you’re me. Or a whimper, if you’re nearly everyone else. I actually understand the criticisms and agree with some of them. The episode was disjointed; there wasn’t a clear narrative; the writers tried to check beloved book scenes off their list; the token sex scene wasn’t that great. (But then, ever since the reunion episode, Claire and Jamie sex has either bothered me or bored me.) Yet, at the end, I felt satisfied. Even a bit energized to possibly read the next book in the series, The Drums of Autumn. Thankfully, that urge has passed.
Much like the episode, this week’s seven thoughts are disjointed, and in most cases, have nothing at all to do with the story. And here they are:
Sorry I’m late. I had a very lengthy post written about all the action that took place in “Crème de Menthe,” (had a hard time limiting it to just seven!) but you find can synopses of the episode many other places. I’m just here to express my not-always-popular opinions. So here goes:
Crème de Menthe, Episode 307
1. What’s to dislike?
According to Megan from Loinlander, there were a lot of complaints from book fans that the episode didn’t exactly follow the events portrayed in Voyager. That’s a good thing. I actually skipped over the chapters immediately following Claire and Jamie’s reunion, because it felt like a French farce. So many things happening at once, so much misunderstanding, so many interruptions. So no complaint here. Except maybe for Jamie. (See #6 below.)
Season 3 of Outlander just keeps getting better and better. Episode 301 was great; episode 302, better; episode 303, even better, possibly the best; episode 304, possibly the best, with a couple of exceptions. Unfortunately, the streak likely ends here. The second half of Voyager isn’t nearly as compelling as the first half, falling into some pretty terrible tropes. Plus, there’s no more Lord John Grey (for a while).
Written by the wonderful Anne Kenney, “Surrender” was everything one could hope for. And more. Well, maybe not everything if you were looking for an exact repetition of the book, or took exception to the brown tam not hiding the red hair, or whatever other nitpick you had. Yeah, this is just my opinion, but it bothers me when people can’t enjoy the forest because there’s one tree they’re unhappy with. Then again, I want everyone to like everything.
I will miss you next season, Anne! Your scripts are wonderful. So here are my thoughts for