At the end of last week’s episode, our hero Jamie was being hauled away by Captain Leonard whose actions would have him permanently deleted from my Christmas card list if he was an actual person which apparently he’s not.
Fact: Most of you don’t actually have the pleasure of knowing me, but if your dreams came true and we met, you’d soon find I don’t like movies/TV shows where people float. No floating in water, no floating in space. NO floating! So obvi, the opening scene with Claire FLOATING in water, with a rope around her no less, is NOT my cup of tea.
And we’re back to Claire galloping in her Cinderella carriage towards Geillis’s lair. Her coachmen, or possibly two mice, stop to let marching, chanting slaves pass. Claire arrives and sneaks through the slave’s living area, Nancy Drew style, whispering for Ian. She sees a verra familiar dog sniffing the dead body of a young boy.
That sicko Geillis is having a grand kebbie-lebbie with Ian who gives as good as he gets. (It’s probably the combination of Fraser/Murray blood.) Hercules, her manservant/slave, drags Claire into the room just as Ian is dragged out another door.
Captain Leonard is giving Jamie shizzle because he’s captured him when Lord John’s Redcoats come and snatch Jamie away. Lord John and Captain Leonard are in LJ’s office having a battle of wits and sadly for Leonard, he has brought an inferior weapon.
Jamie’s all Smirky McSmirkeson as he watches this smackdown. I love me some Lord John. For the love of God, someone give him a spin-off based on the other book series!
Meanwhile back at her lair, Geillis and Claire are having their own smackdown cuz for one thing, Geillis is nuts. Claire finally shows her pictures of Brianna, and Geillis wants to kill Brianna the 200 year old baby, so the next King of Scotland can ascend to the throne. She steals the photo (to guide her forward in time) and young Ian (for a blood sacrifice) and takes off to try to time travel after Bree leaving Claire locked in the room. Jamie breaks in with a credit card/sword and he and Claire take off looking for Ian.
Following the sounds, Jamie and Claire sneak through the jungle and peer at the dancers just as she and Frank did at the stones all those years ago. Even the lighting’s the same. Well done Outlander writers! They’re caught and thrust into the middle of the dancers when Mr. Willoughby/Yi Tien Cho calls out and saves them. He has fallen in love with
The Long Island Medium Margaret Campbell who is telling fortunes at lightening speed. They realize that Geillis is after Bree and they take off to find the cave. Yi Tien Cho kills Mr. Campbell and now he and Margaret can be wed.
They get to the cave and find young Ian tied up for Geilli’s ritual sacrifice and her ‘manservant’ Hercules picks up Jamie and tosses him around like he’s a tiny Lego man as Claire keeps her eye on Geillis. Claire finds her moment and swings the knife at her chopping her wee head off. We flash back to my boyfriend Joe Abernathy showing a female skull and bones to 1960’s Claire and she realizes it was Geillis’s head and she was the murderer! Jamie’s got the upper hand on Hercules but instead of killing him, he lets him go. Claire hears the water beckoning her to time travel but Jamie’s touch pulls her back cuz who’d leave him? Wee Ian, who’s nobody’s fool, quickly pockets the gems and they skedaddle!
Back aboard ship Jamie attempts to shave but Claire has other ideas cuz who wouldn’t? #ImNotJealous Also, let me take a moment to thank Matt Roberts for throwing this scene in as it’s one of my, and millions of other women’s, faves! #AmITheOnlyOneWhoWorriedTheSoapTastedBad
A post coital rain storm from hell ruins their day. Jamie makes his posse stay below deck during the storm since they don’t know wtf they’re doing. Claire goes above deck because she’s Claire and the storm worsens, disintegrating the ship. Claire is washed over and Jamie jumps in after her. (See SECOND PARAGRAPH! I dinna like shows where people float in water!!!) Because he’s the King of Men, he gets her to the surface, grabs a piece of wood and Claire and he holds on and they float.
A little girl is playing on the beach and discovers Jamie and pokes him with a stick. He wakes up and crawls to Claire thinking she’s dead, but she’s not because the show has been renewed for Season 4 and also there are 8 books and Diana’s writing the 9th. A young couple dressed in old timey clothes approaches and tells them they’re in Georgia and the Artemus has run aground and there are survivors. Jamie and Claire have made it to America which means Season 3 is over…SOB
Post Coital Post Sciptum I’m so sad the Season is over, but so happy we were even able to watch it in the first place. I also need to expand my horizons and find other shows to watch. Let’s all stay in touch during the next Droughtlander. Together we can make it…I know we can.
Post Post Scriptum. Melissas’s Fun Fact: The next book, ‘Drums of Autumn is my favorite!!’ My ancestors John Stanchfield and Elizabeth Burns came to Massachusetts from Scotland/England, in the mid 1600’s (they met aboard the small ship) and I always wondered how brave you’d have to be to do that and I canna wait to see this book come to life as these are my peeps! #IAmAnImmigrant