Things I’m Grateful For: 1) Ronald D. Moore’s brilliant discovery of Caitriona Balfe 2) My Family 3) Chocolate *Not necessarily in that order.

Spoiler Free Ravings about ‘Faith‘: 

Having just watched ‘Faith’, I’m very emotional and not inclined to write my normal jovial fare.  The brilliance of the writing, acting and directing is far above and beyond what we normally see on any television program.

My mind keeps wandering to a woman I feel is one of the greatest actresses of our time, Caitriona Balfe.  I’ve read many of her interviews and watched more than a few and I keep returning to one of her most recent where she said she was almost ready to give up her dream of acting. She wasn’t sure if she’d be able to keep making the rent and following her dream.

I’m a person who strongly believes the Arts are as important as everything else in our lives.  The Performing and Visual Arts are a reflection of our Society as a whole and all that happens within it.  Through the Arts, we reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going and who we want to be.  They keep us honest. To experience these individual miracles, we must have great artists and it’s vital that we support them so they can bring their performances to us.  I feel Society needs to do a better job at that.

Having said that, I can no longer imagine a world where Caitriona Balfe is not on a television or movie screen on a regular basis and I don’t believe I’ll ever have to.  My admiration for her skill has been building since the first episode of Outlander, but after tonight’s performance, I’m sure every Director in the world will be lining up to bring her to the screen.  And thank God for Ron Moore and the casting gurus of Outlander for recognizing her brilliance.

I admit I’m prone to exaggeration, hyperbole and excessive enthusiasm, but I truly believe it’s time to back up the trucks, gather the Awards and deliver them to her doorstep.  And while we’re at it, let’s grab a few for Sam Heughan too.  Although, he wasn’t featured prominently in this episode, the man delivered the goods.

So glad to have gotten that off my shapely chest and I’ll now return to my wacky and wondrous re-caps and memes.  I betcha didn’t think there were any deep thoughts in here, right? Well, you were wrong!

PS  I’m so excited, I’m not even going to proof read or spell check.  How do you like them apples…and oranges?


  • dot65jean
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    I concurr wholeheartedly. Faith is the Victory in all our lives. This episode was brilliant! This series of books and visual presentation are precious gifts to those of us who have opened the book and turned on the program. Thank you for your commentaries, as always. God be with you.

  • Lynn S.
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    This episode was very sad but beautiful too. I agree wholeheartedly about your view of Caitriona, she is an excellent actress. By the way, how do you feel about Magnus the butler now? 🙂

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