In the second installment of our ongoing video series, senior editor Rob Licuria and “Outlander” fan Paula Licuria dish the highs and lows of each episode. Our weekly analysis covers Season 4, based on “Drums of Autumn,” Diana Gabaldon’s fourth novel in the series of books (watch above).
In “Do No Harm,” the second episode of season four of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” slated for November 11, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) visit his Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) at her plantation River Run. Claire immediately feels the pain of being a woman out of time surrounded by the oppression of slavery. Meanwhile, Jamie’s re-connection with his long lost aunt results in a public announcement that blindsides him and horrifies Claire. When tragedy strikes at the plantation, Jamie and Claire find themselves caught between what’s right and the law of the land, ultimately facing an impossible decision. The episode was written by Karen Campbell and directed by Julian Holmes.
“We are here once again as your resident Gold Derby married couple to talk about your favorite TV married couple and your favorite show,” Rob proclaims in opening up the discussion about the episode. “I enjoyed this,” he adds. “I can see where the show is going now and I think it is starting to get into a really nice rhythm.”
“I call episodes like this chess piece moves,” Paula declares. “Characters need to get to where they need to be for the story to continue,” adding that although it was not the most eventful episode of the series, it was still a good one, [particularly because fans finally get to see Aunt Jocasta in all her glory, played by “Orphan Black” and “The Tudors” alum Doyle Kennedy. “I’m probably going to get some backlash for this,” Paula warns, “but to me, she is the Claire of that century.”
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