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NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton and Caitriona Balfe from Mashable   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton and Caitriona Balfe from Mashable

From Mashable:

After five episodes of build-up, the moment is finally here — Claire and Jamie have reunited! 

Okay, so Jamie’s unconscious, but nobody’s perfect.

The emotional hour culminates in possibly the cruelest cliffhanger imaginable, as Claire finally returns to the past, arriving in 1766 Edinburgh to track down the print shop of one “Alexander Malcolm.” When she gets there and finally lays eyes on her soulmate after two decades, a world of emotion passes between the two of them, until the shock and awe overtakes our dashing hero and he faints before he can even say a word, clearly overwhelmed at the reality of seeing Claire after years of imagining her.

More after the jump!

The moment is lifted pretty faithfully from Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager, but the choice to place the scene at the end of the episode without letting them even touch was deliberate mischief-making from executive producers Toni Graphia (who wrote episode 5) and Matt Roberts (who penned episode 6).

We won’t spoil what Roberts has in store for the next episode, but he promises that while fans will be “horribly mad at us the week between… they will be paid off” once episode 6 airs. 

Do you feel horribly mad, Outlander fans? You may be even more upset to learn that the gap isn’t just one week, but two: Episode 6, “A. Malcolm,” won’t air until Oct. 22 (next week, Starz will reair episodes 1-5) — but in Graphia and Roberts’ defense, they didn’t know that when they were writing the episodes.

Claire goes through an emotional rollercoaster over the course of episode 5: She’s forced to confront some of her own shortcomings in her troubled marriage when she encounters Frank’s mistress, and then has to somehow come to terms with the idea of leaving her daughter, Brianna, with no guarantee that they’ll ever see each other again.

Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, admits that she particularly appreciated the way Graphia’s script explored the similarities between Bree and Jamie, even though they’ve never met.

“There was kind of that parallel of, Jamie gave up Claire for Brianna and Bree’s now doing the same. It’s nice to see that kind of selflessness,” she says. “And I think, because it follows that really nice scene of Claire and Brianna on the sofa in the Boston home, there’s a beautiful role-reversal, where Claire’s kind of a little bit anxious, a little bit worried that actually this 20-year wait for a relationship puts so much pressure to rekindle that. And Bree kind of becomes the mother to Claire, and says, ‘you know what, you’ll be okay and I have to let you go.'”

READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE

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One response to “NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton and Caitriona Balfe from Mashable

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  1. Loved the bond between Claire and Brianne.

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