I'm sorry I'm so late with this post. There has been a lot happening and I've had trouble really trying to dissect this episode considering it's subject matter. I will ask you what you thought of the episode but for me it is a 5 Kilts and probably beyond. For me this episode surpassed any other and if Caitriona isn't nominated for an Emmy then there is something wrong with the system.
Onto the Recap....
Faith opens on Claire with a little red haired girl in the 1950s. This little girl calls Claire mommy and asks her about the birds in a book. Claire tells her she's seen the birds in Scotland an the little girl wonders if her mommy has been to Scotland.
We shift back to L’Hôpital where Claire looks shell shock and pale. She's losing her baby and as the "doctors" and sisters work to save her, tears run from the corners of her eyes.
Later Claire wakes at L’Hôpital and realizes her stomach is flatter than it should be. She sits up and starts looking around for her baby. She calls out for her child but Mother Hildegarde rushes to her side to tell her the baby was born dead and has now joined the angels. Claire has a moment of stunned disbelief before she starts hysterically asking for her baby.
Later, while Claire rests fitfully due to fever, Mother Hildegarde explains that she baptized the baby with the name Faith but that must stay between them as it is illegal to baptize a child who is not living. Mother Hildegarde brings in a priest to hear confession but Claire isn't willing to give up her sins, as they are all she's left with.
Bouton sits watch over her.
If anyone is going to deserve and Emmy for this season it will be Caitriona Balfe. Her portrayal of a Claire in Outlander's episode Faith was Emmy worthy in the extreme. I don't know about you but I cried the entire time and the main reason for that was the absolute devastation Balfe was able to portray. Even thinking about it make me tear up.
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I don't know about you but I find Saturdays to be a busy day so I don't mind the idea of Outlander being on Sunday especially with the app which seems to let us watch it at midnight of for West Coasters 9pm the previous night... Pssst. Starz don't fix this.
I don't know if this was on the show but I do believe Geillis Duncan's grimoire had the name St. Germain on it. But if you are discounting St. Germain's alleged Black Arts dealings, the man did try to murder Claire and I suspect he was willing to do it again.
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Jamie tells Murtagh there will be no duel which isn't okay with Murtagh at all. Meanwhile, Claire works at the Hospital with Mr. Forez who warns her about the Kings wrath and the possibility of Raymond being taken as a heretic. Claire rushes off to warn Master Raymond who tells her he will leave the city though she shouldn't be seen with him.
Later, Jamie tells Claire he's saved her life as many times as she's saved his and they are even. He's decided to take up her terms because he wants Frank alive too. Jamie wants there to be a place for her and their child if he should die at Culloden. Jamie makes Claire promise to go back to Frank should he not be there for her. Claire comes up with the plan to make the shipment of wine look as though the crew has had a smallpox outbreak.
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With Jamie (Sam Heughan) arrested and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) beginning to lose her baby, the Frasers are in about has bad a situation as they've ever been.
But while their love for one another has always been the thing that bound them together, Jamie breaking his promise to Claire about dueling Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) -- and her subsequently starting to miscarry their child -- is a pretty big hurdle to overcome.
For the 36-year-old, Dublin-born former model Caitriona Balfe, acting was a long time coming. “I’ve always wanted to act since I was a kid and it was something I did in local theater and school theater, all of those things,” she recalls over the phone from Los Angeles. “Then, when I left high school, I started a degree in theater studies in Dublin and it was when I was there that I got scouted and given this opportunity to go to Paris, and that opportunity at the age of eighteen seemed like a good idea.”
And who could blame her? Balfe moved to Paris and went on to model for almost a decade, walking for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and dozens of others, and starring in campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, and more.
It was when she was later living in New York, almost ten years after leaving school to first work in France, that she started to reevaluate the course of her career. “I sort of got to the point where I had been very in fashion, I had some great years, and then it sort of felt like I wasn’t excited by it anymore and I wanted to do the thing that I had always felt was the thing I was supposed to be doing,” she says. Balfe signed up for acting classes in New York and, soon after, quit modeling and moved to Los Angeles.
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