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The natural reaction to Wilmington is to discuss the rape of Brianna. Horrifying but boldly told. Watching all those people sit around and ignore what was happening; apparently, there are few men like Jamie Fraser in the 18th century.
Still I thought we could talk Brianna and Roger's fight. Many seem to condemn Brianna for her anger while others seem upset at Roger for even leaving Brianna but the basis of the fight. To me the entire spiraling out of control of their emotions was at fault. Neither one was willing to see the others side of things which will always lead to a blown up. My issue was Roger's belief that there was nothing to be done to save Claire and Jamie.
He tells Bree Claire had been dead for 200 years. But does this apply when you can literally transverse those years? Granted they are messing with history but if it were 200 miles and they knew something would happen wouldn't they warn them? Roger's argument seems flawed in this regard. Yes, the passage is dangerous but they have the capability to cross the divide.
He says it wrong to save the lives of only those they loves but what about the countless others they don't know? Did Roger not save baby Jemmy onboard the Glorianna? Had he not been in the past would baby Jemmy have been tossed overboard? Has Claire not saved countless lives in the 18th century which wouldn't have been saved if she'd stayed in the 20th century?
As a historian does Roger believe time can't be changed, something he never addresses? Claire and Jamie speculated about this when trying to stop Culloden and yet they were unable to prevent Culloden from happening. But is something as big as a war impossible to stop whereas preventing the deaths of two people seem much simpler and possible?
Roger and Bree's fight escalated so fast and didn't really delve into what the other was thinking about traveling. Roger seems to believe saving Jamie and Claire is somehow wrong and yet he travels back to help and/or save Brianna. It seems he believes once Claire choose the past her fate was seals and yet when Brianna goes back he's willing to risk life and limb to go after her? How is his decision any different than Bree's?
Roger's stance on this issue seems very flawed.
Outlander episode 408 titled 'Wilmington' took a dip in the live viewer numbers registering 0.91 million live viewers. This doesn't come as a surprise to me for two reasons.
First, it was Christmas weekend and many people had things going on. I for one was the extend family Christmas gathering which means watching it at another time and/or streaming it. Since streaming numbers are not included in the viewer numbers it is possible more people moved to streaming to watch at their convenience or simply watch a later showing.
Second, it is possible all those book fans knew what was coming and just put off watching it for a later showing. I know I considered it because the last thing I wanted to see was Bree's rape.
Either way, I'm betting the streaming and repeat showing numbers are good. I only wish we could see those numbers.
Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, recently announced on Twitter book 9 of the series (Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone) will be out in 2019. Your elation can be short-lived once you realize there are 365 days in 2019. Sure the book is coming sometime in the next year but are we looking at Spring, Summer, or Fall?
Still this is reason to be joyous as the last book, Written In My Own Heart's Blood, came out June 10, 2014. So that particular droughtlander is coming to a close. But as Herself said, "Book 10 will be along summat later...' Are we looking at 2024 which might just make it under the wire to finish off the TV series?
I'm curious, who exactly is looking after the livestock at Fraser's Ridge because I'm pretty sure we're told Young Ian is off doing something and couldn't make it to visit Fergus and Marsali.
We then got the surprise of George Washington which I thought was a nice touch. However, it got me wondering about Washington and when he really became involved with the Colonist. It would seem he wasn't publicly working with the Regulators/Rebels until 1769 which would put him still in the English camp though he opposed many Acts by Parliament. So at least his presence amongst Loyalists isn't so far-reaching. Though I suspect from the episode Washington will now be seen as a traitor to the Crown within Outlander.
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"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the 1982 Jim Henson movie, and uses classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects.
Leading the cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Rian, Brea, and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.
But wait, there’s also: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).
That’s kinda overwhelming, right? But wait, Netflix reached even deeper into their money pockets. Because there’s also Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine).
Explains Netflix vp of original series Cindy Holland: “To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life. I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”
Here’s the official story description: “The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.”
The 10-episode series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premieres in 2019."
By James Hibberd
The viewer numbers climb again with 'Down the Rabbit Hole' bringing in 1.12 million live viewers. Now the question is will next week bring just a Brianna and Roger reunion or will we see more characters reunited in 408?
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