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  • Vicky
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    Love your recaps Melissa!
    After next week I will go back to watching my DVDs of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, True Blood and Mad Men to fill in droughtlander 🙁

  • 26LettersAK
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    Too funny – really lovin’ your recaps Melissa. I understand David Barry’s TV show in Australia, A Place to Call Home’ is good!

  • Laine Andrews
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    Young Ian looks like not the sharpest knife in the drawer as he wolfs down food and drink from the hand of a woman who just emerged from a blood bath. Would he not have had the slightest suspicion that his red-tinged exhibitionist hostess might have spiked her offerings…for example with poison as he’d already been told that the other boys never came back? Instead he tosses down a second cup of what turns out to be truth serum cooked up by a primitive shaman. (Is someone who looks after Geillis’ medical needs a WITCH doctor?) Claire’s not the only one inventing drugs ahead of the time she’s in now.

    Rather than horror at meeting up again with what she knows is a serial killer who offed at least 2 husbands in her presence, (one at Castle Leoch and once at Craig Na Dun in 1968), Claire is all chummy and grateful that her “friend” survived so she could thank her for “saving” her at the witch trial (though Jamie probably could have handled it alone when he was still a two-fisted sword wielder and warrior against unarmed townsmen). Then she was all scandalized that Geillis lied to her about Ian! Yeah, murderers are known for their truthfulness…With all her inherited money (Claire didn’t figure out Mr. Abernathy was likely unlucky victim #3 of the Black Widow spider?) you’d think Geillis could have afforded a better wig than the frumpy one that made her look like a toy doll at the party. Apparently same wigmaker as Jamie’s. Hey, who let Jamie out from behind bars briefly? Back he goes.

    • Ellen Tate
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      I’ve always found it odd/interesting/peculiar that one of my favorite characters in the books (and now the show), Joe Abernathy, was actually holding the skull of what turned out to be a 200 year old woman with the same last name…albeit “borrowed” from her late husband. To say nothing of the fact that Claire, having been given the skull to handle, was her friend as well as her killer….Hmmm? Curioser and curioser so it gets…

      • I agree…I loved that my boyfriend Joe did that too! Diana G has a brilliant mind.

        • Joan Tinnin
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          DG is, Indeed, brilliant!!

      • Joan Tinnin
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        Indeed, curioser and curioser..my big hope is I (and DG, for that matter) live long enough to find out All The Things.

  • Connie
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    You did it. Again. You made me laugh out loud, wench! So witty and beautiful. Why am I not jealous? Maybe I am. MWAH!

  • susan glennis
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    As always, loved your recap especially all references to kebbie lebbie. I try to insert it into conversation at least once a day, often when referring to my trouble-making dog. Example: Danté slapped Barkley up side his furry head causing a wee kebbie lebbie. ?

  • Tammy
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    Hi Melissa, your recaps are the best!
    Hilarious and completely accurate! I love it!!

  • Lynn S.
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    Love, love LOVE your screencaps too! They’re the best!

  • Carrie
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    How can you get it soooooo right every time? In addition to knee porn, we now have eye sex. And as for Capt. Leonard’s award…….. I’m hoping you do a final series list of all your “and the award for….. goes to” next week! Thanks again for this.

    • That’s an excellent idea!?

      • Gay Boston
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        No, not next week. Save the recap(s) for Droughtlander. We’ll need help to get through it. Sigh.

      • Carrie
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        Oh! Please do it. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Joan Tinnin
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    Goddess of The Word strikes again! Your recaps are the absolute best. Your sense is humor is perfection. This was one of the best you’ve done. When an episode is over (sob) I cannot wait to read your comments. Slainte mhath!!!!

  • Kerrylee
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    I always look forward to your recaps! I may have “melissaSOBservations” along with droughtlander when this is over next week.

  • Elizabeth
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    Always a treat to read your humorous takes on Outlander! Please continue.
    I recommend Spooks (MI-5 in U.S.). TOTALLY different genre but same “crazy unbelievable sh$t happens every minute but you believe it because the actors are so good!”

  • Deborah Billings
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    Have you watched the series “Versailles”? I could just imagine what your recaps of those episodes could be like – good material. It’s on Amazon Prime Video. It is just wrapping up the second season. You could do a lot with the Sun King, his hunky bisexual brother, all the king’s mistresses, poisonings, black masses ……. potential fun!

  • Lori Losey Preleski
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    Once again an excellent recap. Verra funny and I love the award to Capt. Leonard! Also, worst party ever, lol. I can’t believe next week is the finale, is it at least a longer episode???

  • Deborah McNaughton
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    Melissa, You are simply the best. Top of your game this season. Your commentary on Claire’s slave is priceless. I will miss your observations (almost) as much as droughtlander. #missingmelissob (P.S. I love me the Poldark, too, but not in league with Jamie and Claire) #cantwaitforRollo

    • Ellen Tate
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      Between Rollo, Clarence and The White Sow I can’t wait for DOA, etc!

  • Lora K.
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    Melissa:

    Another winner! So much to love here, but your bit about the supernaturally efficient and almost ingratiatingly helpful ‘concierge’ was a hoot. Laughed out loud about the possibility of season opener tickets! I confess I was a bit suspect of the dude; thought he might be up to no good. Was glad to know I wasn’t the only one to think he was a bit over the top.

    Yes; please keep writing during the Droughtlander! I will be tuning in. In the interim I will be doing remedial MelissaObservations to catch up on what I’ve missed before recently discovering your weekly recaps. I also have all the untouched S3 podcasts, stockpiled for when I can truly savor them one at a time. It’s a long cold winter…

    Thanks for sharing your hugely entertaining posts!

    • Thank you Lora. At some point this winter, I’m going back and binge watching it all! Wouldn’t it be fab to discover the show right now and be able to do that for the first time?

  • Cheryl
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    You are hysterical. Tell me when you write a book!!

    • Oddly enough, I was deep into writing a novel and my laptop auto updated and erased EVERYTHING on it. They couldn’t get it back, said it was a glitch. And no I didn’t back it up.?

      • Ellen Tate
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        Note to self: Always, ALWAYS print out what you’ve written…I was 400+ pages into mine with no backup and ‘poof’…gone.

  • Karen
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    God’s tooth! How will we ever survive another Droughtlander⁉️

  • Rosemary J Brown
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    Just a few assorted comments. Love your recaps as I’ve said in another post. Razor-sharp wit, gal! Now that droughtlander is right around the corner, I’ll look into some of the suggestions above. Like you, I write as well, so maybe I’ll finish my second book. So sorry to read that your novel was erased from your laptop. Yikes! A writer’s nightmare. Hopefully you recall enough to start anew. About Thornbirds, I remember it well.

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