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I was reading a review of ep. 306, and the author slags off the men's fashion stylings of 1766 Scotland, in particular, tricorns:

It’s tough to be back in Scotland and see zero kilts, but it’s even tougher to be back in Scotland and see all the men in mullets and tricorns. Let’s face it, this wasn’t an attractive era for male fashion to begin with, but when you add the hair and the hats to it… It’s just not sexy.

I totally disagree. I think Sam totally rocks a tricorn hat.




So what do you think? Tricorns sexy, yes or no?


(Full disclosure -- I work for a British-style parliament and our Table Clerks wear tricorns, so I may be a bit biased...)

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Qualifies as a long read, in my book. Not sure we learn anything new but if you're a fan of Sam's you'll likely enjoy it:


To find Jamie’s mindset at any given time, Heughan takes advantage of his access to the only other person in the world who knows the character better—Gabaldon, the author who created him. “We have the same sense of who Jamie is, in terms of his essential character,” Gabaldon tells me over email. “When Sam’s prepping for a new season, he’ll ask me ‘Where is he?’ I’ll then do a brain-dump for him—just write down everything I happen to know about Jamie’s state of mind and how he feels about what’s been happening and what’s going to happen.” Heughan says looking at Jamie’s experiences collectively help him find the character, but after four years in the role, he’s almost like a muscle. “I had to go do ADR the other day, and just being back in Scotland, I noticed my accent got stronger. I feel like I can sort of turn him on and turn him off now.”
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Don't watch this if you've not seen the episode yet!




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*** WARNING! This thread is for discussing deviations between episode 306 and the source material, the novel Voyager. If you have not read the book, please understand that the discussion will contain possible spoilers for the series moving forward (including possibly beyond the current season). However, if you have no intention of reading the book, or don't mind spoilers, or are simply curious to know how things differed, proceed at your own risk! ***

If you wish to discuss episode 306, please do so on the dedicated episode discussion thread.

There were a few notable changes from the source material in this episode. Do you think these will affect the story going forward? Did you like the changes? Did any annoy or upset you? Are there events from the book that were left out that you wish they'd included?  Things they left out that you're glad they did?
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***WARNING: This post and discussion may contain spoilers for anyone who is not current with the Starz series Outlander (including seasons 1 and 2) or who has not read the first three books in the series.***

This thread is for discussing episode 306 of Outlander. Please limit your comments to what happened in the episode. There were some interesting deviations from the book, but please discuss those on the separate dedicated book/show deviation thread.

Episode 306 (October 22, 2017) -- "A. Malcolm" written by Matthew B. Roberts, directed by Norma Bailey.

Synopsis: After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie's new business dealings jeopardize the couple's hopes for a simple life together.

Have at it, people! Did you like the episode? Thoughts, impressions, quibbles, highlights and lowlights?

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Something else to tide you over until Sunday...

Inside the Making of the Greatest 'Outlander' Sex Scenes

Outlander is famous for its sex scenes—but unlike many shows on television, these scenes don't just serve to titillate and objectify. They're stories within the story, never superfluous, and always purposeful. They drive character development, and are essential to the relationship between protagonists Claire and Jamie. They're also just really beautiful to watch, because guess what? Sex is normal and showing it on TV isn't a big deal!

In celebration of Jamie and Claire finally getting back together (across time and space, no less) in Outlander's upcoming episode, MarieClaire.com spoke to cast members and creators about the making of the show's four most memorable sex scenes.
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Starz has released some new photos from episode 306, which you can see here.

While everyone is all hepped up about the print shop scene, there is going to be way more in that episode than just Jamie and Claire getting back together (and getting it on). We will meet grown-up Fergus, portrayed by César Domboy (which I am VERY VERY much looking forward to!), and we will meet another, somewhat controversial character, Mr. Willoughby. I am very curious to see how he is portrayed, because I wasn't all that comfortable with him in the book. We may also meet Young Ian in this episode, or maybe that will wait until 307. Either way, there will be more to this episode than just the reunion, so if you were expecting 75 minutes of just Jamie and Claire together, sort of like the Wedding episode, it won't be that.



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Two key casting announcements from Starz for Outlander's season 4:

Maria Doyle Kennedy will play Jamie's aunt Jocasta, and Ed Speleers takes on the role of nasty Stephen Bonnet.

Both are Downton Abbey alumni -- Kennedy played Mr. Bates' nasty ex-wife Vera, while Speleers played footman Jimmy.

Must say that Kennedy is much younger than I would have envisioned for Jocasta, but the casting has been so bang-on perfect thus far, I'm not concerned. Although, Speleers will have a way to go to get me to shed my impression of him as that nice Jimmy lad...


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Is it too early to talk about season 4? Well, with no new episode this Sunday, we need to talk about something, right? I will try to keep this as general as possible, but be aware that if you've not read the 4th book in the series, Drums of Autumn, there may be some mild spoilers here.

Location, location, location! Season 4 is based on the 4th book by Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn. This one takes place primarily in the colonies, specifically North Carolina. While many US-based Outlander fans were hoping this would mean production would shift from Scotland to the US, it was announced earlier this year that they would be filming in Scotland. However, more recently, Ron D. Moore mentioned that some filming would likely also take place in "Eastern Europe". This doesn't surprise me -- while it does snow in Scotland, they don't get the amounts of snow that are referenced in the novel, and I think the crew is looking for more properly mountainous areas to film some of the outdoor action. What hasn't been mentioned by anyone (to my knowledge) is what they plan to do about ship scenes. A couple of characters undertake sea journeys in DofA -- will they return to South Africa for that or make do with mostly interior shots?

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Starz released this photo from episode 306.



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***WARNING: This post and discussion may contain spoilers for anyone who is not current with the Starz series Outlander (including seasons 1 and 2) or who has not read the first three books in the series.***

This thread is for discussing episode 305 of Outlander. Please limit your comments to what happened in the episode. There were some major deviations from the book, but none of them really affect the plot or story going forward, so there's no need for a second thread.

Episode 305 (October 08, 2017) -- "Freedom & Whisky" written by Toni Graphia, directed by Brendan Maher

Synopsis: Brianna grapples with life-changing revelations and Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is her father's daughter. Roger brings news that forces Claire and Brianna to face an impossible choice.

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Here's a very nice interview with Richard Rankin from Parade.

When Claire tells her story about time travel, Roger believes it before Brianna. Why do you think Roger believes it?

 

No, he doesn’t. No he doesn’t, he doesn’t believe it. I think Roger is the kind of guy that keeps an open mind even in the face of impossibility. I think he’s the kind of guy that really gives people a lot of time and the benefit of the doubt. I don’t think he believed Claire at first. Roger’s an academic, he’s an historian, at that point in time I don’t think he believed that it was technically possible.



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***THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN POTENTIAL SPOILERS IF YOU'VE NOT READ DRUMS OF AUTUMN***

While season three hasn't quite yet hit the halfway mark, cast and crew are back in Scotland and have already started work on season 4. Since they tend to film pretty much in order, that means there are going to be some key casting decisions made soon or maybe already made but not announced.

While there will be a number of new characters introduced in season 4, there are two roles in particular that I am looking forward to see how they will cast. Those are Jamie's Aunt Jocasta, and, of course, Stephen Bonnet. Who would you like to see cast in either of those roles? Are there any other major new characters from Drums of Autumn that you are looking forward to seeing on-screen?
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In case you didn't know, the scripts of each episode are available on the Starz Outlander Community site. It's quite interesting to read them as some things didn't make it into the final cut.

If curious or interested, go to the Inside Outlander section of the website. It will likely load with the most recent episode, but there's a dropdown menu in the top right to select earlier episodes.

To access the script, click on the Explore option in the bottom left corner which brings up more options, including Inside the Script.



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I've not found a confirmation of this, but I did read somewhere that this week's episode will be a bit longer, 75 minutes. And then we'll have to wait until October 22 for the much-anticipated Jamie and Claire reunion...

ETA: Turns out it's ep 306 that will be 75 minutes long. Ep. 305 is the usual 1-hour.




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***WARNING: This post and discussion may contain spoilers for anyone who is not current with the Starz series Outlander (including seasons 1 and 2) or who has not read the first three books in the series.***

This thread is for discussing episode 304 of Outlander. Please limit your comments to what happened in the episode. There weren't any major deviations from the book, so not sure there's a need for a second thread.

Episode 304 (October 01, 2017) -- "Of Lost Things" written by Toni Graphia, directed by Brendan Maher

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Have at it, people! Did you like the episode? Thoughts, impressions, quibbles, highlights and lowlights?


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