In “Uncharted,” the eleventh episode of season three of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe) washes up on a seemingly deserted island where survival is her only option. Navigating treacherous waters has crippled the Artemis, so Jamie (Sam Heughan) devises a joyful moment for his crew in the midst of devastating setbacks. The episode was written by Karen Campbell and Shannon Goss and directed by Charlotte Brändström.
In our ongoing video series, “Outlander” fans Rob Licuria and Amanda Spears dish the highs and lows of this chapter of the fantasy romance saga. This season is based on “Voyager,” Diana Gabaldon’s third novel in the series of books (watch above).
“It was like Claire from ‘Outlander’ does Claire from ‘Cast Away,’ minus the volleyball,” Spears jokes. “I loved the first part of this episode, it was really different,” Licuria says. “It was like an indie, experimental art-house ‘Outlander’ with not a lot of dialogue, apart from the narration for the first chunk of it, and I really liked that,” he declares. “I thought it was really cool. It was something different for the show.” Spears agrees, adding that “it was great to see an out of the box episode where she’s stranded on a deserted island and trying to figure everything out.”
“After a few episodes, I’ve been getting a little impatient,” Licuria admits. “I’ve been waiting for something major to happen after the print shop, and this episode brought me back on track.” Both agreed that the technical aspects of this episode in particular warrant some awards attention. “The cinematography was excellent, the sound was really good. I was really immersed in it,” Licuria says. “I find it really hard to suspend disbelief, as it really has to immerse me in the story, and this one did, and a lot of that is testament to Caitriona Balfe’s performance.”