*New* Matt Roberts’ Interview with THR ***1×14 SPOILERS***   1 comment

Here’s a new interview of Matt Roberts from The Hollywood Reporter on Outlander episode 1×14


From THR:

With the revelation that Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) has been captured by the Red Coats, Outlander’s “The Search” proved time is of the essence for Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jenny (Laura Donnelly) to find him before Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) does. What ensues is an epic cross-country romp for Claire, Jenny and Jamie’s godfather, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) filled with silliness, shenanigans and some seriously game-changing propositions.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with episode writer Matthew B. Roberts to discuss the hour’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly references, its dirty take on “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and why we don’t know [Black] Jack — yet.

More after the jump!

How did you tackle this episode?

It was an odd and difficult assignment, particularly based on the fact that Jamie’s not in it at all. I felt a need to keep him very present in every scene throughout the episode. The previous episode, [writer] Toni Graphiahad taken on the gangster genre with “The Watch” and [being inspired by] The Sopranos and all that. But this one felt like the Western where a loved one goes missing and you have to find them at all costs. There are horses and guns and it really had that The Good, the Bad and the Ugly feel to it, in three parts. It’s actually kind of set up in that way, too: the good — Jenny and Claire — the bad — the Murtagh, and the ugly — no offense to Graham, he’s a very handsome man — being Dougal (Graham McTavish).

Well his proposition is whats truly ugly about it.


What did you think of Dougal’s proposition of marriage?

The feeling of this is from the book — it’s heightened in this scene — but in the books Claire won’t agree to it. We wanted her to, though, because it’s actually a great tactic to agree. And why not? It’s a win-win for her, because if Jamie’s dead then she’s just going to the stones. For Dougal, his intention has always been to make himself more powerful and in 1744, more land is more power. So if he can take over the Lallybroch land he can be more powerful.These are the three most influential on his character, in Jamie’s life other than Claire — Jenny, Dougal, Murtagh — so their feelings about Jamie, and how Claire negotiates each one of them, drives the story in each part.

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Posted May 9, 2015 by primrosesandrue16 in Interviews, Outlander

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