AB-Ootlander – It’s a 2fer. Rent & The Garrison Commander. A Canadians View on the world of Outlander

Wouldn’t you know I had to go away while Rent was airing on Showcase the Sunday before last. You know what is cool about that?  Team work!  Us Heughliots, we stick together like maple syrup on my chin when I was 10.  My fellow admin from our FB Group Tammy @tlmfarmgirl took over our twitter page and did a fine job at it.  Girl is touched. I say that with all the love of a cousin sister a girl could.

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Rent opens with the MOST beautiful scene I think we have had the pleasure to lay our eyes or ears on so far (keeping in mind we haven’t seen Jamie’s ass yet *cough*). My God it was spectacular! Claire is reciting a poem – John Dunne is credited with it – however – it has been said John Hoskins was the original writer. *shrug*  That’s why I didn’t credit the quote…because I don’t know for sure. Maybe “I” wrote it?

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We meet Ned right off the shoot. What a wonderful lil guy he is. Charming really. Jumped right out of the pages of Diana’s book and into my heart. The boys are being boys and breaking in young Willie. Teasing him about doing it with his sister…you know, keep it in the family and all that. He doesn’t seem inclined to think they are funny but they are boys and boys will be what they are. In this case…HILL HAIRY ASS!hug murtagh

Now Lawyer Ned,  he’s a wheezy buggerand Claire cures him with some pot aka Finger quotes “thornapple”…good for the lungs apparently…worked like a dream on Wheezey McWheezerson.

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We head off onto the road, but there is no road. The boys are singing songs about grinding corn and I am 100% positive they aren’t talking about the vegtable or the the good ole Taber kind either. Nope. Dirty dogs.

Now it is time for the boys to play a game of “No Girls Allowed!”no-girls-allowed

It’s time to get all rude and talk in a language she doesn’t know. You know, just like going to Vo’s Nails to get a set of gel nails. You can tell she kinda thinks they are funny until they go ahead and start making jokes in the other language. Dammit…hard to laugh at what they are saying when you know damn well they are making fun of your ever expanding bum roll.

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Angus tries to be nice by bringing her over an anorexic bunny to snack on but all their bullying ways have cost her to loose her appetite.

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BEFORE

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There were so many complaints going out in the twitterverse and Outlander World in general about the lack of Jamie & Claire time.  Story is story…we move through it. I really felt that the time they DID have – was poignant. It was well placed and well thought out.  He comes to her the first time to make sure she doesn’t take the boys being arsewipes to heart.  She pouts a bit and he tells her “Hey now…you’re the one that tried to run off. Only a dummie would leave you to your own devices.”  Claire knows it is true so she and her bumroll go for a stroll!

They set upon their first lil village to collect the rents n such. Taking goats, chickens, money and live pigs. Even though Ned didn’t want no stinkin pig! He got it anyway. Fine fat pigs are good investments. Yes Yes they are.

Claire gets bored and wanders away. She gets attracted by the singing coming from one of the shacks and lo n behold. Its a book club. No, its a pajama party. No, its a choir practice…Nope- its wool waulkers. Yes…they play in pee. You heard me right…not just any pee but hot out of the urethra pee!

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Is anyone else seeing…ummm…smelling this?

The scene itself is pretty cool…till you remember they are elbows deep in wool – wool covered in piss. I get itchy n gaggy just thinking about it.

pissThere can NOT be an episode where our Claire does not get her drink on. No sir. This girls “check liver” light has yet to go on so she is good to go!  The ladies keep their boozed stored where the men can’t find it. I am guessing so they don’t give THAT away for Rent either.

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When I’m not drinking. I am dreaming about drinking. AH, the drink

Just as Claire is about to make her donation to Piss Is Us…Angus comes barging in because he has been looking ALL OVER GODS CREATION for her.  Yeah, she was 20 feet away but whatever.  Road Angus is an angry Angus. He be ragin!

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He does NOT like a woman back talkin

to the moon tweetHeehee…He wanted to knock her out but Angus knows better – he has a feeling this drunkard Sassenach could probably beat the shitdung out of him so he thinks twice.  All sorts of shit goes down, Claire tries to give back the goat money- fights with Rupert & Dougal when…DUN DUN DUN! An English gentleman comes out of the woodwork…like literally out of the word work to ask after her well being.  No matter how hard he tries, these Scots are not backing down – he thinks Claire is in trouble so this isn’t the last of him but he leaves all butt hurt and DUN DUN DUN – puts on that fancy redcoat of his.

This is where we sneak off the the taverns or tap houses where Dougal goes off on his Gaelic tangents. Claire thinking that he and Ned are pilfering money and using Jamie’s poor scarred back as a scare tactic.  She is doing the bunny hop to each conclusion and coming up on the wrong side of the pond. Enraged Dougal+money+ English flogging victim = Funding the Jacobite rebellion ye wee besom. Come on Claire…it was SO obvious. If you read the book of course.

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We go through numerous stages of her ignorance & assumptions. Ned plays into her hands like a parent trying to teach their child a lesson.  She even makes Angus so mad he pulls a knife on her. Call HIM a thief will she? (Raiding the Grants for cattle doesn’t count because they do that for shiggles) Jamie once again tries to give her crazy curly head a shake & even though she knows he is right she gets her panties into a knot. Oh wait, she isn’t wearing panties…she gets her shift into a knot. She doesn’t GET what is happening so don’t judge…Judging is bad bad news. Well unless your Judy…then it makes your ass rich.

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Claire finally clues into what Dougal & Ned are up to. Raising funds for the Jacobite cause. We has a FLASHFRANK where she proved she knew just more than a little about the fate of the poor Scots that get involved. It gives me a serious case of the feels.  Love Bear McCreary’s music here too. He puts the title song in there when her little “idea bulb” goes off over her head. Well played sirs!

Dougal n Jamie are bickering in the woods, Jamie telling him to stop ripping off his damn shirt already! Dougal calls him a sweet lad – but No…as long as you are with me, I will show off your back all I like. You know Dougal McSideEye, as long as you show off his front at the same time – I do not object. Let that go on record eh?

Jamie is left on his own to beat wood. Hey hey now…he’s punching his timber…sex jokes are not funny! Cum on people!

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They have another moment of casual intimate eye sex. These are the moments that some of the more ummmmm “testy” fans seem to forget or think just aren’t enough for them.  They want the Jamie & Claire Secks Show…well folks, hate to break it you but even in the books there is more to the story.Aaaaaaand this here, it’s a TV show. TV shows need adaptation, even 16 hours is not enough to fit each conversation, each glance, each roll in the heather or each thing you think needs fitting. Ever try and put a marshmellow in a keyhole…yeah, like that.

I digressed! *GASP*

The next day, Claire is all “Bloody hell, I really like these guys and they all are gonna die in this stupid war that is going to come and wipe them out!”  They pass a couple of poor Scots nailed on X’s and now Dougal has something else to enrage the folks in town about. Stinking Sassenachs…but not you Claire…you don’t stink.
pop upjamieBedding down in the inn and Claire hears a ruckus in the hall. Goes be-lining it out the door and what does she find? A lovely little highland lump of manly goodness under his plaid at her doorway. *COLLECTIVE SIGH*   Now WHY was  he there? Because there were a bunch of drunks (she knows drunks) are downstairs and he didn’t want them bugging her.

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I would have forced the wee bugger into my room…but I’m a hoooor like that. (Don’t tell my husband)

We know our Claire, she can’t keep her mouth shut worth a damn so the next morning while having breaky with Nedy she just has to talk about how this cause the are fighting for is already lost. They think you are an English spy dork…STOP YAMMERING. Oh wait a second…some loud mouth is obviously saying things Claire can’t understand but the rest of the Highlanders do (but not Jamie…he is out feeding the damn horses).

AAAAAAND

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OK…highlanders beating the crap outta other highlanders is super hot.  They need THAT done in a ring. *Growl*  We all come to discover that the boys were fighting over Claire’s honour. THEY can call her a hooor & smelly Sassenach but no one else can by jeezus.  Claire. Is. Speachless.  Someone take a picture! Oh …Ok…I will!

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Our episode ends with more feels from Claire. Now these guys really caught her heart – they go and take a walk through Culloden Moore. We get a FLASHFRANK here, when she walked the same walk before. This time, seeing the faces of those who may very well die there, 3 yrs from then.

Dougal lets her go wash up without her body guards…only to follow her and question who she is – AGAIN. THEN…THEN…Remember the lil english boy redcoat dude. He is here now & he brought his friends! They want to know if Claire is there by her own free will or being held captive.

Oh! What's she gonna say? HUH? This isn't IN the book!

Oh! What’s she gonna say? HUH? This isn’t IN the book!

And such this is why I am doing a 2fer, you don’t have to wait to find out what happens. Even though, let’s face it, I know most of you probably have. I’m not living in a bubble of ignorance – I’m Canadian. 2 totally different things.

So yes, the ending of Rent was our first of what I am sure will be many cliffhangery (It’s my word, put a cork in it) endings we will see. Yes, even though this particular scene wasn’t in the book, we know she goes to back w the English but its the suspence of the how is she getting there that is really interesting. This is WHY I love this adaptation.  They are taking something I love. Know inside out, backwards, upside down and they are making it new for me but they are giving me glimpses of the things I love. Book moments shining through.  All readers are different and some book moments mean SO much to one, the other just glazed over it. I read blogs or posts on “How could they LEAVE that part?”- sometimes the part to me wasn’t as epic as they might think Or “They totally lost the essence of that scene doing it that way” whereas I think the TV adaptation makes total sense. Each person comes from their own perspective, I respect that.  Now those who live from a critical eye should respect that I AM LOVING THE SHIT OUTTA THIS. Why?  On the whole I see it as I am so lucky to have gotten what I have. I am so grateful to have been on this ride. It is my job as a viewer to sit back, have fun & appreciate it for what it is…a TV show. Not a mirror image of my imagination or a rendering of what I believe should be my imagination come to life.

man_on_soapboxWell. There you go, I had a soap box moment. Meh, I’m Canadian not opinion-less.

Now we move onto Episode 6. The Garrison. The Episode that if awards were given out for sheer brilliance in acting – we would have a sweep! Oh wait, there are – I smell EMMY…she smells nothing like bacon but whateves.

My views & commentary on this episode are pretty much. Ummmmm. It’s not the easiest episode to watch, yet…it is one of the hardest to tear your eyes from. You know what they say about train wrecks. Yeah. Like that only with really hot people acting like the trains.

We open with Claire thanking the redcoat very much but the McKenzies are her friends so thanks much. Get along. He however thinks…NAH…my boss hasn’t seen a woman in like forever, and we think if he only gets a good look at one, he will keep his hands of my hairy arse! Or at least that was my husbands inner/outer dialogue once he met Lord FancyPants. (Again, his name…though I liked it enough to use it)

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Yes, Lord Fancypants is definitely NOT trying to make any friends. Dougal calls him a smout, I am prone to agree with him. I found this scene pretty fun really. You could see even though Claire is back with her “people” she was feeling a small disconnect. I thought Dougals side eye was going to go straight back to his brain. BOY…He does that just as good as any Mom out there.SideyeDougal is almost ready to gut someone after being made fun of for both his speach & dress. Claire tells them all to behave themselves – children! PSH! Dougal tells them to eat their scraps, he’s off to drink some REAL beer. See?! This is why Dougal drives ME to drink (I will use any excuse handy – Dougal is todays) One day he is calling you out as a drunk in public, then, he defending you and whispering in your ear…MAN! Stop with the your dual faces. No wait…don’t stop…I love when you drive me crazy(er)

Plus…this Lord Fancypants couldn’t see past the boner in his pants to know what EVERYONE else in the world knew. Claire is a liar liar pants on fire. Yes! I know she couldn’t tell them the truth but the whole glass face thing…so on it! So now Claire feels safe, her story bought and like she will be heading back BADABINGBADABOOM…so Claire does what Claire does she says “Well in that case, I will have a little more wine!” Aw, who you kidding Claire, you would have had more if they said no.

And wouldn’t you know that as soon as she feels comfortable…the burlap sack dress of men comes waltzing in getting dust n boogers all over everyones wine. BJR is baaaaaaack!

No matter how good Sam & Cait are at the Eye Sex- Tobias is pretty much master of his own domain when it comes to Eye Wars…and starting them.  Cait is a bloody good match.  That first scene with them in TGC, they didn’t need words. They kept shooting the daggers with their eyes. Well played!

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aaaaaand, what has the problem with Claire been? She likes to talk. She is a woman of the 20th century- and one that isn’t to be trifled with SO…BJR threw out the bait – and we watch.

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*sigh*  It never fails. Claire gets herself into hot water by opening her big ole mouth and BJR is all GOTCHA! I betcha he wishes he had an Easy button from Staples right about now.  He’d be pushin that damn thing all over the place!

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We take a quick break so EVERYONE can leave the dining area upstairs and Claire can help hack off an arm. All while people are sitting there having a beer. Some poor sot is laying on the table with his flesh n bone hanging all over the place and the surgeon takes out his icky dirty saw and starts well…sawing.

I can see the review on YELP right now

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Back upstairs Claire goes, fully expecting to be back with the people who are sending her to where she wants to go. But Nope. Instead we are greeted with a shave. BJR getting one that is, by Shakey MacShakerson. Who doesn’t want him to just slip across that jugular and be done with it? Anyway, he gets cut then makes the poor kid sit down…scares the piss outta him…because well, thats what BJR does best.

Let the games begin, he sends Shakey on his way & is alone with Claire. Apologizing for previously behaviour and all that. Lets see…baiting again BJR? You aren’t transparent either. He however doesn’t buy what Claire is selling and things get ugly.

He goes from “lets work together” to I know you are a lying traitor because she feeds him a bullshit sandwich – you know the kind they have at Subway.  Now….it is go time in the room of doom.

Captain Creep Master General or CCMG for short if your nasty

Captain Creep Master General or CCMG for short if your nasty

He starts talking about Jamie’s flogging. In graphic detail. In morbid graphic detail. Its like I can see it & hear it. Oh wait…I can. It’s horrifying. And the ass is loving it, feeling a deep connection with Jamie…or “the boy” as he called him.  I know why he didn’t get up during this story. *shudder*

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Yep, he is in a class of his own. He lives in CreepyTown and I don’t even want to talk about the flogging scene except to say. Sam is incredible. Tobias is a master and Cait- your face said what my heart felt.

If you didn’t know (how couldn’t you…but if you didn’t) this is Jamie’s daddy…Brian…he was there. Watching…and us book readers know. Yeah. *sniff* We know.

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So the sick frickerhead keeps talking about the flogging like it was some sort of school art project that he aced. Can you say CRAZY MOFO… yeah me too CCMG.

Claire thinks, if she only keeps talking to him that she will find a sliver of the man she sees when she looks at him. Wishing against all hope…that FLASHFRANK is in there some where.

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Yeah…he is NOT there and she knows it right about NOW

suckerpunchhsNow Jack can’t be the one having all the fun beating on Claire, he invites his little friend in. Who BTW looks horrified but would rather kick a soft n squishy Claire than be punished himself by the sadistic bastard. He is just really hoping no one tells his mom!

….DUN DUN NA NUN! Super Side Eye to the rescue! In comes Dougal and he be all like “Stop beating on her…she is OUR prison….ahem…guest, we are protecting her…I will start a friggen war with you. Today. I’m taking her!”

Looking more smarmy than even BJR – CCMG- lets her go but says they need her back the next day, cuz he isn’t done with his squishy pinata.

They ride off…to a beautiful Scottish backdrop, that apparently smells like the devil but Claire pops a squat and drinks anyway. Where Dougal asks again – Are you a spy.  Claire is all like FFS Man! I’m just me…not a spy, not a hoooooor, not the bakers daughter…JUST Claire. Naturally if she added that she was from the future – he’d have to believe her because they were at the LIAR’S spring – but she didn’t know that and I bet she was all “DAMN! I could have told him the truth and he would have HAD to believe me.” Annnnnnyway.  He believes her and tell her “No help for it. We need to turn you into a Scot and the only way to do that is marry one.”

Her reaction was -HELL TO THE NO! Then when she knew she’s be at BJR mercy again…the thought was more appealing.  Dougal let her know it wouldn’t be him to marry her…even though…yes…he wanted to grind her corn?! Thats a helluva a pickup line eh?

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Whose it gonna be boys? Rupert? Angus? Nedy? Nah….we all know. Jamie *girly sigh noise*.

Claire takes a drink from him willingly (Did NOT see that coming *snort*) and they have a little pre wedding chat.  “My cherry…been popped, so gone…that cool with you Jamie?”  “SURE!”, he says “You can break mine for me – Hows that sound?”

Good ShudderAnother glorious line delivered from the book.  I take these little nuggets and savour them!

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Claire marches off…gets herself hammered. Again.

I just have to add…I love the look on Murtagh’s face when she goes through all of them. Sly devil. Jamie looks like *shrug* She’ll come around right and Murtagh is like OH…She will!

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On that note. I am away! Next week is the WEDDING. It’s a HOT one. Get out the fire extinguishers and maybe drop down a towel for the drool – et al.  One of our Heughliot husbands tweeted Depends, asking if their product was strong enough to protect his couch while his wife watched the episode. Funny crew we have.

Until next time folks! The Wedding will get its OWN attention. I have LOTS of passing out GIFs to play with.

SL

Heughliot At Large

AB-Ootlander – The Way Out of The Gathering A Canadian Combo Pack.

You know, I am not sure if I mentioned this or not yet but Canadians get Outlander 2 wks later than our US counterparts. There is this super tiny border like thing separating us, yet…2 wks is our penance.

I know that makes reading these BlogChunks seem behind the times but hey, we are relaxed up here. Takin things slow. It’s how we coast to coast.

I thought I would combine the 2 episodes of The Way Out & The Gathering. The idea is Claire wants to find her way back to the stones…to get back home to Frankie baby. These 2 episodes have this as the back drop with other stuff shaggin in the back ground. So…why not mate them?

Again, we could get to the good stuff if you just read the books lady…but yes, I understand. back story. Episode 3 opened with Frank sending Claire off to war with her bags packed.

Huge truck balls this one.

We have lots of reasons we love Claire. Her huge Alberta truck balls are just one of them.

For the record, I’m not talking about the part where Claire imagines she tells Mrs. Fitz she is a time traveler because I damn near had a heart attack. Even though I KNEW it had to be a dream sequence. You still don’t want to have to unsee some things. Now, I have to unsee Claire getting bitch slapped by sweet old Mrs. Fitz. So, I am NOT talking about that.

Fellow Heughliot Admin Tammy…she SO funny!

Fast Forward on the Betamax (yeah we still have those, just got the electric up here dontchaknow) to Claire settling into castle life & being the town drunk. Ummmmm healer. Yeah.

BAH! WoodLice! Like a handfull of silver fish. *GAG*

BAH! WoodLice! Like a handfull of silver fish. *GAG*

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We go through the story with lots of people crossing themselves talking about superstitious stuff. Exorcisms. Demons.

Everyone now…one the count of 3

That should do it. Demons be GONE!

We get graced with seeing a Highlanders ass….however…it was Twisty Cones. NOT the ass I was hoping to see but as my mother used to say “Beggars can’t be choosers”.  It looked mighty smooth mind you…so I had a closer look – it had man hair on it. That made me feel better. I’m not sure exactly why but a man with a hair free arse gives me pause.

Claire gave Colum a good rub down, which helped him out because he was in a foul mood and pretty much made his tailor piss himself. Know why? The fool assumed that Twisty Cone would want to cover his Twisty Cone legs….what an idiot.

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CHILL man

I am just glad Twisty Cone didn’t ask for a happy ending.

featuring Claire "the Healer"

featuring Claire “the Healer”

That goes under the category of “Things you could have seen in the adaptation so don’t complain about what you get”

Loose Leery was in the following scene but no one really paid any attention to her. It was like a scene from the book jumped into the tv. I LOVE when they do that!

The hall scenes, Claire gets drunk…SHOCKER!  More Jamie and & Claire. Seriously when these two get together the warning that needs to follow is this one

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Or look forward to Frequent Eye Sex.  These two have crazy chemistry. I really do enjoy Jamie’s subtle look backs at Claire each time they part. The story is from her POV so, she isn’t privy to them, but we are. *sigh* Jaaaaaaaammmiiiiiiiieeeee.

Claire keeps Angus running all over castle creation. She hears about the demons in Mrs. Fitz nephew and knows thats hogwash. Demons don’t exist! Time travel OF COURSE…demons…don’t be silly!

We get to meet the biggest demon…Father Bain.

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She has to leave because Bain is trying to drown the boy with splashes of holy water.  Not effective you say? NO DUH!

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Back to the castle where Claire sees OUR JAMIE making out with loose lips Leery! For real?

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Then another scene from the book springs to life w Claire teasing Jamie at dinner about renting the tramp from the tramptory.

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BOOM!

Off to the village the next day to visit BatShitCrayCray Geillis. Wearing her blood red shoes and furry backward vest, trying to figure out why Claire seems soooooo familiar. Claire isn’t having any of that…nope! Jamie arrives right in time to take her away.

While all the was going on, we were graced with Farts McGee dealing out pillory penance to young boys for stealing bread. Bread. You get your ear SPIKED into a piece of wood in front of the whole town while creepy Dude Bain pets you like a stray dog.  This is however, where TEAM AWESOME is born!

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I wish I knew where this GIF came from. It was sent to me via email a while ago xo

Together they free the boy, discover what ails Mrs. Fitz nephew, have lots and lots and lots of Eye Sex and Claire is off to save young Thomas’ life! Much to Dude Bains chagrin.

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Mrs. Fitz kicks his ass OUT so Claire can save the day!

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Claire saves the boy and in turn makes herself INVALUABLE at the castle. Everyone wants a piece of her magic eight ball now! She ends the episode getting hammered and listening to Jamie tell bedtime stories about Fairy hills and people traveling through time.

The Gathering is episode 4 and where Canada has been left hanging.  As our American com-padres are getting all in a tissy about The Wedding. We are thinking about Rent. Seems totally fair doesn’t it?

Claire is still 100% certain she is escaping.  That is what this whole episode turns out to be about. It’s full of giggles provided by Rupert n Angus. Rupgus, Angert or Rupang..Nah… They are a comedy team and I love them both.

This episode Diana appears, Ron D. Moore has a quickie. Cameo. Pervs. So does Howie. Howie? You say…yes…Howie, from 21St Century Kilts. The hottie that creates and fits kilts for all sorts of awesome people around the world. He is next to Ron. Awwww…did I just give you another reason to watch the episode again? Such a bummer eh?

Howie the Kilt creator.

Howie the Kilt creator.

Twisty Cone got a make over for the Gathering. Everyone swears they love him, will follow him to the ends of the earth. They all drink the kool-aid from the saucer of bacteria.

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For those who say the alcohol would kill all the narsties…sure, then why not walk around a bar at the end of the night and drink the dregs out of all the shot glasses. Yeah…that.

Diana had a speaking part. Loved it but I loved her Shhhhhhhing part even better.

Murtagh doesn't like women with voices. Shhhh yourself lass.

Murtagh doesn’t like women with voices. Shhhh yourself lass.

So we continue. Seen one “sword kissin koolaid drinking” vow, you seen em all. Claire drugs Angus, sets on the road to freedom! But this is the episode of POP goes the visitor! Geillis, Leery, 3 bandits, Dougal, Jamie…well, to be fair, she totally surprised Jamie, not the other way around.

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Jamie talks sense into Claire with his dirk and even though he was staying safe under the hay in the stables – the always *sigh* Jaaaaaaaamieeeeeee . Claire, stirring up shit without even knowing it but we’ve read the books so we know and damn if they didn’t make more pages jump to life!

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Then he heads into the hall and BOOM! Cut the tension with a dirk! Will he, won’t he?  How many of you caught the subtle tap of the fingers on his thigh? Yeah…me too. Seriously Sam…you are KILLING US!

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D.E.A.D. Just – So- D.E.A.D.

Jamie brings down the HOUSE even though Mr. Side Eye Dougal stares him down in the ground. Of course, Jamie drinks ALL the Kool-Aid, that boy is lucky he doesn’t leave with a serious case of mouth herpes between sucking face with loose lips Leery and that…damn.

The next part of the show…is sad. They go hunting, for MR. Pig to you…and well…Mr. Pig might get got…but not before he takes two Highlanders down with him.

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One it’s just a gaping flesh wound…gets him a tongue lashing from Claire…and not the good kind. The next. Geordie. Poor. Poor Geordie.  This scene however, is not about Geordie’s death as much as its about confusing us. You know because Dougal is bipolar. He goes from side eye dirty to sympathetic to hero to dickface to bestfriend crying in the dirt….seriously bragh, pick a personality would you?

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Claire & Dougal help Geordie pass peaceably. Yeah I cried. What are you gonna do about it? I have a heart…its not a frozen tundra you know.

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Another scene that throws you right into the pages of your book! AHHHHHH I LOVE MY LIFE RIGHT NOW!

So because Dougal can’t be like…normal and grieve for a while. He has to rid himself of the anger issues he has. Personality trait #99 of Episode 4. They come upon a game of what looks to be death Lacrosse/Hockey without the helmets, ice or other stuff that would make it those sports. I can hear Don Cherry now!

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That is one brutal game.

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I still need to form a complaint against whoever lights these scenes…things get so dark when those kilts are whipping about. It makes it really difficult to hold onto my pervcard status.

There Dougal went again. Being all nice and sweet. This guy really needs to release some of his stress somehow…he should visit the Castle Leoch Rub n Tug.

Next up

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THAT should be interesting!

SL

Heughliot At Large

AB-Ootlander- Canadian girls like Castles too.

As I always need to mention. We, in Canada, are behind our American friends by 2 weeks when it come to viewing Outlander on our TV’s via a network.  Their network is Starz. I need to acknowledge their fantastic promotions (numerous T-Shirt, Swag, Pocket Jamie swag give aways & ummm a Trip to Scotland with a show WALK ON! ) and lets not forget numerous fan events across the US.  Our network is Showcase. They gave away a $25.00 Subway gift card during episode 4 to the person who told them how many times Jamie said Claire during the episode *cough* once *cough*.

Nice Try! Maybe next time.

Nice Try! Maybe next time.

Digression. It’s one of my issues. One.

We go onto Episode 2, What happens in Canada on Sundays when Outlander comes on? A few things. In the afternoon – our local Liquor Depot or Liquor Spot (Yup – we name our Liquor stores such things) gets an influx of fans stocking up for the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame. Churches shut their doors. It’s true I am totally making that shit up. See?

Everything on the interwebs is true.

Everything on the interwebs is true.

One of my favourite things about our Showcase experience is our “List of Benefits”  before the show starts. Course Language. Adult Content. Violence & Nudity.  Some people call them advisories. Aye – Eh. Potato- Potahto and one of my favourites from a twitter friend…its like comparing Jo n Kezzie. Neither here nor there really.

Castle Leoch. Now every Canadian kid loves castles! We don’t have many or any here but I can promise you – there is a generation of us that pulled up a little rocking chair with Rusty, Jerome the giraffe and the Friendly Giant on the CBC. We got cozy and he read. Oh how I loved that castle.

Let's take trip down memory lane. Look Up! WAAAAAY UP!

Let’s take trip down memory lane. Look Up! WAAAAAY UP!

SQUIRREL! Back to Castle Leoch shall we?!

Claire shows up in the middle of the mud and shitdung (it was a double negative kinda sorta but Mrs. Fitz said it and I liked it). Claire stood out like a nun in hoooooor house. Mrs. Fitz came off as just a bit more than suspicious to start but warmed up nicely I think.

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We all just really wanted Claire & Jamie to be alone for a while. Claire demanded it. Again. She is good at that demanding.episode 2-04

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Hummana Hummana Hummana

Let’s just enjoy this for a moment. Absorb this goodness.  For all those people who think I am objectifying this man. I am admiring what  has been created for me to admire. Look at that beauty. For what it’s worth, I think Claire is hot too and even though I am completely heterosexual. I get why men would think she was hot and don’t begrudge them her beauty.

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You have to take the bad with the good. Jamie’s back is a part of his history. Sad Sad history. *sigh* Jaaaaaaammmiiiieeee.

We go through some lovely moments with Jamie & Claire, some not so lovely moments. You know, where he recalls his first experience w BJR. We react when Jamie speaks – don’t we?  He recites an iconic line from the book “Ye need not be scairt of me, or anyone else here, so long as I’m with you” Diana was right…it was important that they kept that in there. THANK YOU RON! iconic

I think all of us enjoyed seeing Claire climb out of bed the next day, disheveled & looking like she didn’t know what way was up.

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WAAAAAAHHHH mu broth

WAAAAAAHHHH mu broth

Getting dressed and set to meet himself was a blast to watch, loved the music, the clothing and I was just a little sad to know I had a built in bum roll. Let’s just call it evolution.

Off she goes to meet with TwistyLegs MacTwisterson. Doesn’t every blog have a name for him besides Himself? Colum? Laird? All I know is…those CGI legs are hard to look at…they look like they are going to snap at the ankles any second. They discuss hospitality, lack of & going home. Yeah right Claire. You really should read the book.

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We had plenty of commercials. Promises of leaving the castle. It was time for Claire to play her own version of a drinking game! Only she did it while sitting between the MacKenzie brothers.  Yes, would have been WAY more appropraite if it were Bob n Doug…but nope. It sooooo wasn’t.

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Yeah. That happened. Claire knew it was probably the best aka worse note to leave on.

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A good night sleep brings Claire a gooooooood idea. Time to head off to the stables for some Jamie time. Nothing like a lil Ging in the morn.

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He apparently likes a girl w spirit. Which excites me.spirit

Avoid Looking all together. GOTCHA!

Avoid Looking all together. GOTCHA!

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I am not sure WHO I complain to…but I think it’s a legitimate complaint.

We go on to laugh w Rupert. Meet Geillis. Who THANK YOU VERY MUCH plays her perfectly.  Her voice is like a melody of batshitcrazy and I loooooove it!

We also meet loose Leery (there are so many names for her…I will stick to this one) in front of Judge Himself. If you read that all grammatically messed up, it won’t flow. Don’t try too hard. Jamie takes a beating at the hands of his buddy Rupert because Dougal told him to…and told to more…and more. Jerkface.  Murtagh shows his awesome, silently at the end…again. And yes, I know I spelled his name wrong in the tweet.

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Claire fixes Jamie up –  again. He might have done it to save loose leery the embarrassment, or he could have done it so she could fix him again.

Now we see Claire going back down to the room. You know. The room. The one she and Frank had to bang their way into in Episode 1. No pun intended…ok…well on second thought- total pun intended.

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In fact…dun dun dun. You will be Castle Leoch’s new healer Claire. If you can’t join them – BEATON.

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That’s all she wrote…for episode 2 anyway…3’s ketchup will be up soon.

SL

Heughliot at Large

AB-Ootlander- Having a Canadian jaw on the Outlander.

Here in Canada we have been subjected to the social torture of hearing about whats happening in an episode before we get to watch.  Know what that’s like?  It is like standing outside a room full of people who are enjoying something and you KNOW they are enjoying it. They are talking about what they are seeing, loud enough for you to hear it it…but you can’t see it. It’s like that.

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LET ME SEE! DAMN YOU!!!

People say “So…don’t stand outside the room.” YEAH RIGHT?! What do you think we are? Robots? Do you think we are dead inside? PAH! No….we are Canadian. So what we actually do…is stand there. With our noses pressed to the glass. And wait. Yes. Until we get it. By any means necessary.  Sunday nights on Showcase is how we get it. We patiently wait the 2 weeks from when we heard all the good stuff from our American friends.  As I mentioned earlier, we get commercials. A lot. Of. Commercials.  Someone was kind enough to point out to me. Better to have commercials than no Outlander. That is happily stating the obvious.  It’s like having an arm with a rash.  I am still glad I have the arm. Not a fan of the rash.

However, being Canadian, we try and find things to do to make the commercials bearable. Read – We drink. We developed the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame drink but that wasn’t enough so now, we also drink every time we go to commercial, have a commercial and come back from a commercial. With a half an hour worth of commercials you can only pee SO much. Certainly not a half an hours worth of 90 minutes. Even beany bladders don’t have that in them.  I am pretty positive Canadians are also part sponge. Just sayin.

So, us northern folk are now up to Episode 4. The last one we watched on Showcase was “The Gathering”  This means we are HALF way to the HALF way mark…and if I know my math…and I really don’t because well….math. We are a quarter of our way through the entire season.  Sony has seen fit to give us a Mid- Season break at episode 8 though. You know, a couple of months to make as many Meme’s, fan edit videos, screen caps as we possibly can… and in our little teeny tiny corner of the twitterverse we do #HeughliQuotes.  Like this one…

Gee, can someone tell me why THIS one was so popular?

We have been doing this since Episode 1 premiered. Instead of using this blog for a detailed recap, I thought I would just snip some of our most popular tweets & favourite parts of the show. Sound like a plan? What? I can’t hear you…speak up eh?

Whatever, I will do it anyway. BlogChunks. Sounds like some sort of stomach ailment I am expelling – still…that’s what will happen around here.

I tweeted a few things about the opening. Of course I was mesmerized. Who wasn’t? That was rhetorical btw…if you weren’t I really don’t care. That’s not meant to be rude…I just really don’t care.

I am glad they showed Claire in the war and  proceeded to show us right from the start she was going to be a lush. We might not have known it then…but ummmm…we totally know it now. I loved this creation by our friends at OutlanderItalia – Its so awesome people rip it off all the time. Like me. At least I give them the credit they deserve for it *SMILE*outlander italy

Tobias went ahead and made me LIKE Frank. Not that I didn’t “like” him in the books. A more accurate description of how I felt about Frank in the books was bored I think.  I was disinterested in him. Frank was my ambien. Tobias however…I enjoyed him. Liked Frank. That’s weird to even type after 20 yrs.

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Oh…no…please tell me more about your ancestzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

One of the more popular & controversial moment made me chuckle- is it a coincidence that it has to do with oral gratification? Probably not…no. Claire demands that gratification.

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GET down there mister!

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As one of those people that grabs the popcorn when the Online debates start about silly things like “Frank didn’t even HAVE a tongue!” or “Only Jamie knew about the man in the boat…it was in book 2!”  I found all the talk about this scene quite HILL-HAIRY-ASS! One fella on a message board said “Did they even go down on each other in the 40’s?”  I couldn’t help myself when I put my popcorn down for a second and I told him to ask his Grandma.

I absolutely love Caitriona, I don’t care that her eyes are blue, that her body is amazing, that she is taller than than book Claire or that her hair happens to be not as curly as someone else thought it should be.  It’s plenty friggen curly. Her eyes don’t need to be anything but in her head, same thing goes for her body…as for her arse, its round.
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The scene with the druids was gorgeous and frankly I want those lanterns. Everywhere. All over my house.tweet4

Yes…after the fact, with Claire waking up from her travel through the stones… I see how many memes have been made with the following on it. Here is an interesting thought. Pop culture… it is what makes many people think the same thing in any given situation…this is what makes things like this humurous to many people. In my defense of un-originality, I followed it up with the tweet. Hey Mate…where in Pete is my auto? or some shit like that so neener neener neener.

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I sure did love when ran up on BJR in the woods. You can see the “change” in Tobias with subtleties he pulls off in the character. Beautifully played, sir.  It’s like watching Mr. Dress Up only…evil…and better…and not at all like Mr. Dress Up. Never mind.

I love our intro into meeting Murtagh. He was one of my favourite quiet characters in the book. He has become one of my favourite characters in the show as well.  He saves Claire from BJR, knocks the yappy girl out, drags her to a cottage where the gang of highlanders are gathered…funny, this is where I got engaged in the book. I was engaged in the show from the moment they said there would be one – don’t even go there with me. Canadian girls cut people too. We do it with butter knives but we do it.

This is of course where we meet *sigh* Jamie.  Just that. *sigh* Jamie.  That’s what my husband called him for years and years. He would do a dramatic *sigh* and say Jaaaaaamiiiiiiieeee in a high pitched girl voice.  I completely accept that because its how it feels in my heart.

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tweet6 I couldn’t take my eyes off the scene. Nope. Could. NOT!

SNUG as a BUG in a RUG

SNUG as a BUG in a RUG

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They said cock in this episode a lot. Referring to the rock…didn’t look anything like a cock to me *shrug*. All in the eye of the beholder I guess.

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Sure…it’s big n all…

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There was a battle with the English Soldiers etc. Jamie tossed Claire off their horse…she took off- felt a little put out by being thrown over board no doubt but …she was caught.win win tweet9 So after further consideration…there was no wrong answer to that question. Over his shoulder. Well of course. But no? I will have to ride in front of you with all your manliness…yeah, there is that.

You know, sometimes they aren’t speaking Gaelic but you still have a hard time understanding them.  I just have to pretend they are Newfoundlanders…then I would be fine. Just takes a second for my ear to adjust then I can understand them jes fine aye?

Slam it Back sister...Just a NIP!

Slam it Back sister…Just a NIP!

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Apparently, the part where Jamie passes out was one of the parts Sam used for his audition and the words “He’s going OVER” were some of the most used on set.  Little Alex Trebek factoid of the day.tweet92 Most of us know the importance of this scene. The director of this episode made it EVEN BETTER. #drooltweet93After being a fan of the books for 20 yrs. Having the world of Outlander come to life – on screen – right in my living room for the first time…was BEYOND everything.  It was always in my imagination…now, it’s not. It’s real. Well, as real as TV makes it, and for me…THAT’S FRIGGEN REAL!

Keep your peepers peeled for the next couple episodes all locked in to a BlogChunk.

That’s enough for now.

We will be unveiling our AB-Ootlander Mascot “Toger” soon too…pretty exciting stuff

SL

Heughliot at Large

AB-OOTLander – This Canadian jaws on about Outlander stuff eh…

Was that intro stereotypical enough for you? *Jamie Wink*

Yes… I was going to call this Blog AB-Outlander…since I am from AB (Alberta) Canada and I thought “That’s creative!” and then I remembered I am Canadian and everyone and their little dog think Canadians say aboot and not about. I don’t hear it but hey…I’m Canadian, I like to drink. Who am I to argue with the world at large? So, AB-OOTlander was born. I’m terribly witty…Or just terrible. You can decide later.

There are dozens – if not tens of lots of recap blogs on the interwebs about Outlander. Hell, I read most of them. Giggling with mirth. Facepalming myself because of the horrible grammar (I should talk), spelling errors or the clear fact the writers haven’t read the books. No, not that you HAVE to read the books to do a recap but sometimes my palm will hit my face with the force of a sparrow hitting my glass pane window because it has a pea sized brain. I keep reading though, why? Because we laugh at other peoples stupidity all the time. Why do you think those epic fail videos on YouTube have so many hits? It’s funny shit that’s why.  Oh yeah, I swear.  If you don’t like it when I swear. I’m sorry that you find it offensive or you think it makes me sound less intelligent. Personally I find it one of the things that gives me great joy. There are plenty of other places on the interwebs you can find non-swearing folks that won’t make you cringe. So those will be better for you. Plus I’m Canadian, we have potty mouths. If you would like to know the benefits of swearing. Please CLICK HERE.

So this won’t really be one of those Recap blogs, I will be more of an occasional, this is what the Canadian thinks, this is what the Heughliots are saying about what other people are saying or HOLY CRAPOLA WHAT WAS THAT!? I LOVE THIS SHOW- and will talk about everything that happened and YEAH suddenly its become a recap blog. WHO the eff knows?!

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In Canada, we are 3 Episodes into the season. Let me tell you what I think about being behind. 2 words. It sucks. We also have commercials. 3 words. It really sucks. Showcase is the network where it airs and fans are very grateful, however, Outlander is an hour long show. In Canada it is 1.5 hours. Yup, I suck at math and I can tell you how many commercials that is.

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I mean, thank goodness we created the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame – Really- the Hashtag is too long cuz when you are playing it turns into #OutlanderCANdrinkigfhksdfh .  It doesn’t take too long to get yourself pickled playing this one. Especially when the Scots talk.  Even english.Their brogue is so thick, sometimes it sounds like they have marbles in their mouth but then when they speak the Gaelic! Well damn, you get into your cups PDQ!

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I happen to think Bob n Doug are Colum n Dougal reincarnated. MacKenzie…McKenzie…the similarities are uncanny. Ok, they aren’t…they pretty much end with the name and that they are brothers. I did make this super creepy bad photoshop that I continually giggle about since I am very easily entertained. *shrug*

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No I shouldn’t get out more. Did you know it SNOWED here last week. Yes…I am aware I live in Canada but damn…that’s even early for HERE!

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I livetweet from my twitter account every Sunday @heughliots if you want to join me. I start an hour before show time, you know, to rally the troops. 7 pm MST, it sure would be nice if Showcase showed some interest in the Social Media aspect – alas – we will do it for them. Our hashtag, if you didn’t notice is #OutlanderCAN – we have a blast.

I think I’m hilarious(granted looks only get you so far),other people think I am drunk – I assure you ,I’m not…usually.  It’s really difficult to drink & tweet & think & search for stuff all at the same time. Even for someone as well rounded as myself.  Claire and I have something in common, livers of steel.  I just realized, maybe that is why people think I am drunk, because I don’t do all of those things with ease. I tend to make a butt outta myself.

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So there you go, This is our little corner of the interwebs, if you want to come hang out in it with us. Please feel free.

SL  Heughliot at Large