Outlander Episode 109 “The Reckoning” Synopsis and Analysis

The long-awaited return of Outlander on Starz was well-rewarded with “The Reckoning”. Images of a beautiful Scottish waterfall appear at the beginning of Outlander Episode 109, showing water rushing over rocks and waves colliding into one another. This imagery foreshadows the conflicts in the episode that will occur between multiple factions over many situations. Although these conflicts aren’t all directly connected, they all affect other situations in the episode. As Jamie’s voiceover ponders the importance of choices that people make in their lives, he skips stones in a slower-moving section of the stream. The ripples from a stones’ landing signifies the impact that each of our choices have on life and those around us. Jamie cites that knowing his actions as a man will not only affect him, but also those around him, and Claire in particular, was when he became a man. Jamie finally meets with Horrocks, a British Army deserter that has knowledge of who shot a sergeant at Fort William, for which Jamie has been framed. After being given the gold demanded for this information, Horrocks reveals that Black Jack Randall was the murderer. The MacKenzies dispute that even Randall, as vile as he is, wouldn’t shoot…

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New Outlander Trailer Shows Darker Times Ahead

The addictive and compelling story lines of the Outlander series by Starz Entertainment have garnered praise from critics the world over, as it currently represents some of the most intelligent yet entertaining programming on television. Evidence of the show’s influence can be seen everywhere, from the huge revival in Tartan/Plaid in the fashion world, countless articles in popular magazines like People and US Weekly, and the ever-growing fan base’s determination to help the show win various popularity polls such as POPSUGAR’s poll, Anglophenia and The People’s Choice awards. The cast and production staff’s willingness to engage with fans through social media, such as twitter parties hosted by Starz, #OutlanderOfferings, and Google Hangouts with stars like Caitriona Balfe have cemented this fierce fan loyalty. Fans from all walks of life the world over are attracted to the show due to their ability to associate with the timeless emotions explored, the allure of time travel, picturesque Scotland and romance in the show’s episodes. Watching Outlander is like taking an exotic trip and knowing you’ll speak the same language as the people you’ll encounter there… and unlike Claire, you can return home whenever you like! To the delight of fans everywhere, Starz released a powerful new trailer…

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Outlander The Wedding Episode 107 Review

To catch up on previous Outlander episodes, go HERE. Episode 107 begins with a flashback to Claire’s and Frank’s wedding day. The spontaneity of his proposal on front of the office of the registrar and suggestion to get married right then, and her immediate decision to marry him, reveal the adventurous, risk-taking of Claire that we as viewers have come to know and love. Oddly enough, it mirrors the quickness of her agreement to marry Jamie in 1743, even though that wasn’t a decision made out of love and desire. As she and Frank kiss to celebrate their decision, the scene changes to show Claire and Jamie kissing at their wedding. Both marriages serve the purpose of protecting Claire from the dangers of being alone, although the risks of solitude are very different in the two time periods. Following the flashback, the wedding episode begins with Claire is sitting in her bridal chamber in her undergarments and waiting tensely for the wedding night’s “main event” that will finalize Dougal’s plan of protection… The consummation. The importance of this consummation is emphasized repeatedly by Dougal and Ned Gowan, as it’s the component of the marital contract that will formally turn Claire…

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