Which episode is you prefer?
This battle closed Midnight September 30th.
Season Three's Episode Battle started with the return of Outlander Season Three and for the next 13 weeks episodes will be going head to head to determine the best episode of Season Three. The winner will be announced on December 18, 2017.
In the past we've done a writers battle after the season aired but I thought we'd change things up and have each episode battle it out. The weekly episode battles will end at midnight the day before the new episode airs.
I don't know how I missed this. You all probably have seen it but I had to share it.
Bel Air, Md., September 19, 2017 — “The Artifacts of Outlander,” an exhibit based on the popular Diana Gabaldon books and television series, opens Monday, October 2, at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Bel Air.
The exhibit is open when the library is open--Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The Artifacts of Outlander” will include 18th Century colonial-era artifacts from Maryland which visitors can compare to the “Outlander” television series on Starz.
The exhibit, which runs through Friday, December 1, is made possible with support from Maryland Humanities and the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
“We are so excited to host ‘The Artifacts of Outlander’ exhibit at the Bel Air Library,” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “Diana Gabaldon’s books and the television series are so popular with our customers. The exhibit and programs associated with it will be fun learning experiences for young and old alike.”
1.40 million viewers
Not bad at all. Surrender raked in 1.40 million viewers which is a 0.09 million decrease. That isn't too bad and is consistent with the some previous season decreases after the premiere.
Sassenach to Castle Leoch went from approximately 1 million views upon its early sample release (0.72 on August 9, 2014) to 0.89 million views for Castle Leoch. The second half of the first season debuted with 1.22 million viewers for The Reckoning and fell to 0.86 million viewers fro By the Pricking of My Thumbs.
The second season of Outlander opened strong with 1.46 million viewers for Through A Glass, Darkly and went down to 1.24 million viewers for Not in Scotland Anymore.
See there is a trend of high anticipation and then once those viewers know the show is airing they more than likely watch it later and are not contributing to the weekend live numbers. But as numbers go 1.40 million isn't bad putting Surrender in the top five rated episodes of the series.
Top Five Episodes by the Numbers:
Sadly, this knocks The Wedding into 6th place but I suspect that will get lower with the episode called A. Malcolm which airs October 22, 2017. I suspect that episode will pull in great numbers.
Battle closes September 23 at midnight
Each week there will be a new battle. The winner verses the newest episode. This battle will run from September 17, 2017 to December 17, 2017 and will end with the fan favorite episode of the season!
Join us each week for a new battle.
Check out our recap, screencaps, videos and inside images at:
Now for our episode thoughts...
Surrender opens at Lallybroch with Captain Lewis and company harassing Ian because they can't seem to find Jamie and they're 99% sure the guy everyone calls Dunbonnet is Red Jamie because they understand the Scots so well and figured that's what they'd call him. However, a defiant Ian is completely clueless and is hauled away to the clink for it.
But then we discover where the myth of bigfoot comes from when Jamie comes out of the woods with the longest hair and an scraggly beard. Definitely not the Jamie we knew. And wouldn't you know he's carrying a dead deer. He'd scare me too, Jenny.
It is very sad to see Jamie have visions of Claire at Lallybroch but it does convey, along with Jamie's silence, just how broken Jamie is now that he's a fugitive without his Sassenach.
According to several sources online The Battle Joined brought in 1.49 million viewers which is the highest amount so far. There are some other numbers about demographics which I didn't follow but the point was it was a strong episode.
Top Five Episodes by the Numbers:
*Check local listings for show times. Starz apps making episodes available at 12am ET.