Tag: Diana Gabaldon

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 12 and 13

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In honor of the supersize Outlander finale, it’s a supersize review for ABOPublic. I’ll try to move briskly but we have a lot of ground (and time) to cover. While watching the final two episodes, “The Hail Mary” and “Dragonfly in Amber,” I was actually reminded of Episode 5 “Untimely Resurrection,” where Jack Randall marvels…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 6-7

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Wow… after one of the world’s most disastrous dinner parties, who thought that things could get so, so much worse for the Frasers? The nail-biting sixth and seventh episodes of Outlander’s Season 2, “Best Laid Schemes” and “Faith,” ratchet up the trauma the show inflicts on its main characters with stillbirth, treachery, child rape, occult…

Outlander Season 2: Review of Episodes 4-5

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Black Jack is back! There’s no point in burying the lede here. The return of sadistic Captain Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall is probably the most important event in the action-packed Episodes 4-5, “La Dame Blanche” and “Untimely Resurrection.” Outlander can have a tendency to move slowly, but I certainly can’t critique the brisk pacing of…

Review: Outlander Episode 3

Review: Outlander Episode 3

Episode three of the TV adaptation of Outlander continues Claire’s foray into the eighteenth-century experience, but raises the stakes considerably as she challenges the local judicial system and priest with her modern ideas of punishment and health. Humour is conspicuously absent from episode three of this fish-out-of-water tale (where’s the montage of Claire teaching Dougal…

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Episode 2 of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander picks up right where we left off, with Claire arriving as a prisoner at Castle Leoch. It’s another exposition-heavy episode, but fills in necessary information about Jamie, introduces some intriguing secondary characters, and sets the stage for Claire’s prolonged visit to the eighteenth century. A…