Outlander: Uncharted   Books Included 
November 26, 2017 12:03 PM - Season 3, Episode 11 - Subscribe

After making a leap of faith, Claire washes up on an island where survival is her only option; Jamie devises a joyful moment for his crew in the midst of setbacks.
posted by olinerd (14 comments total)
I am really disappointed - I own the Outlander Cookbook (can recommend the maple pudding, which I made for thanksgiving) but there’s no recipe for the Murphy/Willoughby turtle soup 🙁
posted by olinerd at 12:05 PM on November 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

MOCK turtle (I guess that the author didn't want to deal with endangered species) is on page 61.
posted by brujita at 2:52 PM on November 26, 2017

I stand corrected! I blame baby brain.
posted by olinerd at 2:56 PM on November 26, 2017

Yay! That was a good episode! Claire and Marsali's heart-to-heart before the wedding was really sweet. And turtle soup!

I couldn't help but think that Claire jumping off the boat really didn't make sense- it was pure luck that Jamie landed on that island, otherwise, it's bananas to have thought that jumping off to a random island would possibly get her to a position to be able to help him faster- the Porpise and Artemis were both heading to Jamaica, and she was going to get there faster anyway. But I guess that's the book plot, and the entire plot hinges on that questionable decision and then luck intervening, so I'm just being nit-picky.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:47 PM on November 26, 2017

Book Marsali and Claire bond before C is shanghaied onto the British ship, which I think is better.

And I was wrong about the dresses....I would have liked to have seen Ermengilda's purple one be the one Marsali wore.
posted by brujita at 6:08 AM on November 27, 2017

This is one of my favorite episodes of the season. The silence of the first half of the episode where Claire is just trying to survive was so very immersive, really nicely done. And I absolutely loved the meta-commentary on the beach: "Gee, Jamie's wifey sure does show up in the most random places at the perfect time, amirite?"

Also, I have surprisingly little to complain about with the boats. Other than the boat sailing at night at the end of this episode was going way too fast for the wind shown, they've done a damn good job of accurately portraying boat stuff.
posted by danapiper at 7:04 AM on November 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I know it was maybe obvious and hamfisted, but we sure did get misty-eyed in our house when Jamie gave Fergus his name.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:17 AM on November 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I liked the name portion as well - but wasn't there more in the books? Like people interfering with Claire seeing Jamie right away? I feel like it was more dramatic and this seemed pretty underwhelming, but maybe I'm remembering wrong.
posted by corb at 11:10 AM on November 28, 2017

man i drank like half a gallon of water watching the first 20 minutes of this episode, but more importantly was that a burmese python crawling on her in the caribbean because lol irl
posted by poffin boffin at 12:26 PM on November 28, 2017 [5 favorites]

every preview without jamie in red heels and lavender satin breeches and face powder is a preview wasted, however. if we are denied that ridiculous scene i shall riot.
posted by poffin boffin at 1:15 PM on November 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

yes. Like, we all want moar glorious Jamie scenes. You know what we want, show. Give us more of that, less slow-motion shots of turtles.
posted by corb at 1:17 PM on November 28, 2017

I don’t even understand how a person’s chest can be that muscular. Will have to gather more information to determine.
posted by something something at 2:39 PM on November 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

he thicc
posted by poffin boffin at 9:18 PM on November 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

I think that once you charter the sort of people who are capable of providing a couple of working tall ships for your film set - you find yourself surrounded by the sort of specialists who won’t put up with boat-related plot nonsense. The same people are probably laisez faire about reptiles however.
posted by rongorongo at 10:58 AM on November 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

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