Bustle complied a great list of books for those suffering from Droughtlander. I'm particularly interested in The Stolen Marriage which sounds a little like Jane Eyre but probably isn't though I think I'll give it a try.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with fun, laughter, love, peace and magic. Oh and some Outlander for good measure.
I was surprised as there was so much talk about what people loved and hated about this episode but this was the episode you picked as your favorite. Stay tuned for some more polls.
1.43 Million Viewers
Looks like Eye of the Storm closed out the season with 1.43 million viewers. Not the best in viewer numbers this season but still pretty good considering the previous season finale numbers: Season 1A 1.42 million viewers, Season 1B 0.98 million viewers, and Season 2 1.15 million viewers.
Season three appears to have done amazingly well considering the average viewer numbers: Season One 1.03 million viewers, Season Two 1.09 million viewers, and Season Three 1.51 million viewers. May the numbers only continue to grow.
And we have to remember this will not include streaming.
Top Ten Episodes by the Numbers:
I can see the mixed reviews. Some loved Eye of the Storm and some just didn't think they pulled it off. I personally love the episode but have a few hang ups.
After Jamie's capture by Captain Leonard, Claire continues on to Rose Hall to find Young Ian. While searching the slave quarters she is captured by Hercules and taken to Geillis who is very upset with Claire and believes Claire has been thwarting her plans for the last 20 years. To prove her innocence on that crazy charge, Claire shows Geillis pictures of Brianna. Geillis apologizes and steals one of the photos believing Brianna is the 200 year old baby.
Can we save contrived? I understand they needed to get Geillis to the stones on her way to kill Brianna but
Meanwhile, Jamie is with John who is dressing down Captain Leonard for overstepping his jurisdiction with no evidence, warrant or affidavit. After Leonard leaves with his tail between his legs, Jamie says his goodbyes and heads off to Rose Hall where he finds Claire trying to get out of the house in pursuit of Young Ian.
Jamie and Claire follow the sounds of drums and find the local people dancing around a fire which is reminiscent of the druid dance on Craigh Na Duhn. They also encounter Yi Tien Cho and Margaret. Margaret reads both Jamie and Claire commenting on the rabbit he saw on Culloden Battlefield and the bird Claire saw in the window to remind her of Jamie. Margaret then channels Brianna and imparts a sense of danger to Claire and Jamie about what Geillis is up to.
Jamie and Claire race off into the foliage towards Abandawe where there is a portal that makes people disappear. They find Geillis there preparing to sacrifice Young Ian so she can pass through the stones to kill Brianna as a sacrifice for the future king of Scotland. As Jamie struggles with Hercules, Claire fights Geillis trying to stop her from killing Young Ian. In the end, Claire ends up killing Geillis and remembering the bones Joe Abernathy was inspecting.
Back aboard the Artemis, Jamie and Claire take the time to appreciate the others company. When the wake later the skies are turning and suddenly they are caught in a great storm. Jamie sends everyone below deck as he and some of the crew try to keep the ship from sinking. Claire goes above deck to help out and ends up being washed overboard. Jamie goes in after her and pulls her up onto some debris while they are in the eye of the storm.
Next we see them washed ashore and when a family comes to their aid they are told they are Georgia in the Colonies.
Are we speculating as to whether or not Geillis is telling Young Ian the truth about the blood being that of a goat? I'm not of the mind to believe her.
According to Matt Roberts the idea of the bloodbath was inspired by Dracula who was said to have bathed in the blood of young people to remain young. I vote that wasn't goats blood.
Lotte Verbeek told EW that she believes Geillis is truly evil.
"Is Geillis truly evil?
Yeah, totally. That was a big change for me. I don’t believe so much in good and evil. I feel like we all have opposing forces within ourselves, and Geillis is exactly that. We know that she’s killed her husband, but we never really see her do the act of killing. So I think in a way, that helped the audience to relate to her, or to at least believe her. But in this season, all of a sudden she’s killing these young boys. And she’s bathing in the blood that she says is goat’s blood. But maybe it’s from the young boys. And so, all of a sudden it’s a bigger challenge to get people to [relate to] me. This sequence, she’s just gone nuts, like time has played a toll and now she’s actually kind of losing her s— a little bit."
Read more of Lotte's Interview
What do you think? Is Geillis truly evil?
A great little teaser which doesn't really give anything away.
I adore that the water scenes were actually Cait and Sam in the water. It was a beautiful sequence and so much like the books and yet perfect for the show!
I'm not sure what happened. It seemed last weeks poll wasn't working properly so if you encountered a problem with the voting I'm truly sorry. I've taken it back to episode 311 which was our last winner. So now you can vote between the last three episodes for your favorite.
Voting closes Saturday at midnight. I'll let you know on Sunday which episode you voted for as the best episode throughout Season Three.
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