September 29, 2017 at 8:29 am #1202226406
If Tobias Menzies is indeed positioned as a guest actor for Emmys, I wonder which episode he should submit: 301 or 303? Both were very strong for him. In 301 he still played two characters and that would give it an edge, but then 303 had those Who Is Afraid Of Virginia Woolf inspired scenes, in which he was just simply amazing. So I guess 303 after all.
I guess no chance for him to be a supporting actor this season if he is only in 3 episodes.October 2, 2017 at 12:14 am #1202228042This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 2, 2017 at 9:52 am #1202228284
I don’t know what it is, but I don’t like the actress that plays the daughter. Maybe it’s because her American accent sticks out? Maybe it’s the dialogue? I honestly don’t know.
I don’t think she’s a very good actress, but the god awful dialogue they are giving her isn’t exactly helping. Calling Claire “mama” was cringe worthy, which maybe that’s in the books, but just didn’t work with this actress.
Sam. Heughan. I just can’t get enough of him in this role. Perfection.October 5, 2017 at 11:01 am #1202230797
This is a great season at the moment. The most recent episode was slightly weaker but Heughan’s performance anchored it (like the season) brilliantly.
Completely agree with the criticisms of Sophie Skelton, who is so damn irritating. Sadly from what I’ve heard of the books the character sticks around so we’re just gonna have to put up with it.October 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm #1202232283
If Sam Heughan is subbed this year..I am done with these awards! What an amazing job he has done in Season 3 alone, never mind that his part in “Faith” was cut because of time, which was wrong he did as well as his Co-Star throughout all the episodes they are a force to be reckoned with. One is not better without the other with the exception of the first 4 episodes of Seaon 3.. go back and watch..his action was purely on another level against all of Television..just take an evening watch and see why the shouting of Outlander is about.October 9, 2017 at 1:20 pm #1202233366
I was really surprised to love this week’s episode given how I have had problems with Claire’s half of the story so far this season but I ended up totally engaged throughout. Was it landmark television? No but Balfe was stunning and the arc of her choosing to return was handled beautifully. Sophie Skelton was also miraculously not that annoying this week so her storyline didn’t feel like deadweight. Cannot wait for next week.
A-October 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm #1202233403This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm #1202233454
At the end of season 2 she and her daughter went to Scotland right? Why did they go back? I’m obviously confused about something so please correct me.
This was in Episode 4- did you miss it? Claire decided when they were in Scotland that due to them struggling to find proof of Jamie being alive in 20yrs after Culloden that she should give up chasing a ghost so they returned to Boston again for the most recent episode.October 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm #1202233459This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 10, 2017 at 9:53 am #1202234166
I was starting to get antsy watching this episode and was dreading that it was just gong to be filler. But those last few minutes!! Totally worth it!October 23, 2017 at 8:53 am #1202245918
A slow burn reunion but the complexity of Balfe and Heughan’s performances was incredible.
B+October 26, 2017 at 5:49 am #1202248568
I’m going to keep watching….
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K Dick Blade RunnerNovember 2, 2017 at 6:43 pm #1202400743
Sam Heughan better get BEST ACTOR! He is incredible !November 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm #1202400745
I agree. I have never seen a better Actor. He nails it every time!December 16, 2017 at 11:47 am #1202441954
For a season that started off so well, the second-half was, I must admit, a tad disappointing. Whilst still very entertaining and still great TV, the storylines and, more crucially, the momentum of these (something the show did so well with Culloden last season and Jamie and Claire’s reunion this season) were just not as good as they should have been. The quest to find Young Ian was a decent enough plot and I really enjoyed a lot of it (particularly the stuff on the Royal Navy ship) but once they landed in the Caribbean it was like a whole load of unnecessary jumble arrived that slightly tainted the intrigue. We didn’t need to spend almost a whole episode with a priest on an island, we didn’t need the preachy slavery stuff that needed a lot more screentime if they were going to do it with nuance, we didn’t need Jamie’s unnecessary arrest warrant which was dealt with in one scene. Most disappointing of all though was the return and ruining of Geillis who had been one of my favourite characters in the first season (I’d have given Lotte Veerbeek the Guest Actress Emmy) yet here was suddenly a comical, delusional villain with little care for killing anyone or raping young boys, a sharp contrast to her previous depiction as someone who only committed crimes for a reason. The finale almost remedied this by showing her more sincere desperation for a King of Scotland but it’s all far too rushed and the outcome means we’ll never get a proper understanding. Speaking of things being rushed, what was with the finale suddenly being about a storm? Clearly they wanted a cliff hanger but I’d have saved it for next season.
On a more positive note, Balfe and Heughan were as good as ever. Balfe may have not have had quite the episode she had last year with “Faith” but her work across the season was as good as it has ever been. Meanwhile, Heughan, slightly wasted last season, rose to the occasion brilliantly this year. There were also lots of other great things, from David Berry’s fantastic recurring guest spot to the brilliant work when they were separated at the beginning of the season, and the production values remained brilliant and Emmy worthy.
Final thoughts: A good season that didn’t quite become the event TV that it could have been. Looks like season 4 is America, I really wished they’d washed up in France instead…
Season MVP: Caitriona Balfe
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