In the sixth installment of our ongoing video series, senior editor Rob Licuria and “Outlander” fan Paula Licuria dish the highs and lows of each episode week to week of this chapter of the fantasy romance saga based on “Drums of Autumn,” Diana Gabaldon’s fourth novel in the series of books (watch above). We’ve also hosted recap and analysis videos for the first episode, second episode, third episode, fourth episode and fifth episode.
In “Blood of My Blood,” the sixth episode of season four of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe, Golden Globe nominee for the fourth straight year) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are surprised when Lord John Grey (David Berry) drops in on Fraser’s Ridge with an unexpected travelling companion. When Grey contracts the measles, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings about the man with her duties as a doctor. A visiting Regulator helps Claire take care of the ailing Grey and learns of the governor’s plans to thwart the Regulator movement. Meanwhile, needing to quarantine his other guest away from the measles, Jamie embarks on a hunting trip dangerously close to Cherokee land. The episode was written by Shaina Fewell and directed by Denise Di Novi.
“It’s basically the Lord John Grey episode, let’s just put that out there,” Rob declares. “Don’t sound so thrilled,” Paula responds with a hint of sarcasm, knowing that Rob is not a big fan of this particular episode. “I can’t love them all, they’re not all going to be perfect, and we came off the high of ‘Savages,’ and we just went a little down” Rob dryly explains, gesturing that the show went slightly down hill in episode six after the well-received fifth episode last week.
“OK I do agree with you,” Paula admits. “After the end of episode five and we get nothing about Brianna or Roger; I was a little let down by that. But, I [still] enjoyed the episode!” Watch them debate the pros and cons of the episode and what ultimately the episode contributes to the overall story this season.
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