NEW Interview with the Cast of Outlander from The Hollywood Reporter   1 comment

Here is  a NEW Interview with the Cast of Outlander from The Hollywood Reporter

From THR:

It was the reunion 20 years in the making, and Outlander finally brought Voyager’s most iconic moment to life.

It took five episodes of Starz’s romance drama for Claire (Caitriona Balfe) to travel back through the stones to find Jamie (Sam Heughan), and it was well worth the wait. The final moments of “Freedom & Whisky” took viewers right to the beginning of the print shop scene where Jamie fainted upon seeing Claire for the first time since she left him for the future before the Battle of Culloden, and it was a moment ripped straight from the pages of Diana Gabaldon’s novel. But so much else happened in the hour before that long-awaited reunion.

More after the jump!

The episode took place mostly in Claire’s time, after she and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) returned to Boston after giving up hope of finding Jamie again. Bree struggled with going back to business as usual, and after failing in school she decided to drop out of Harvard and move out from Claire’s home, resulting in a horrible argument between her and Claire.

Roger (Richard Rankin) chose that awkward moment to surprise the Randall women in America, as he finally found evidence of where Jamie ended up after Ardsmuir prison closed. A printed poem written by a Alexander Malcolm contained phrases from a famous poet that shouldn’t have been written yet, and since Alexander Malcolm are Jamie’s two middle names, it was the evidence Claire needed to finally go back through the stones and reunite with her husband.

Claire wasn’t thrilled at Roger’s findings at first. But after an intense confrontation with Frank’s (Tobias Menzies) secret girlfriend — the one he was going to leave Claire for — and Bree finding out more about her parents’ marital issues, the two Randall women shared an emotional bonding moment where Bree told her mother to go to Jamie, that he needed her more than Bree did. Claire tied up her life in Boston, said goodbye and thanks to her friend Joe Abernathy (Wil Johnson) and gathered supplies (like medicine and old coins to use for money) and appropriate clothing so she would be prepared unlike her last journey through time. She shared a heartbreakingly beautiful goodbye with Bree, gave her the pearls that belonged to Jamie’s mother, and left, knowing that Bree would be well taken care of by Roger, who stayed with her.

And Claire set out on her journey, traveling to the stones, arriving in Edinburgh and walking through the door of A. Malcolm’s print shop, finding Jamie, 20 years older but still the same man she married … as he promptly fainted. Executive producer Ron Moore reveals to The Hollywood Reporter that the next episode (airing in two weeks on Oct. 22) will actually take viewers back in time again to “change up the perspective of that door opening,” showing that moment from Jamie’s point-of-view. 

“It was something I liked as we were breaking the story. I thought that it’s a great ‘out’ on the faint,” Moore says. “You’re not going to get a better out than that. Where do you pick up the next episode? We didn’t want to just repeat the joke. We didn’t want to just pick up in real time so it wouldn’t have any momentum in it anymore. So it felt like we should reset a little bit.”

Moore “wanted to know what Jamie was going through in his day,” so the story will rewind a bit to show that story. “I like how we know a little bit ahead of the character, he doesn’t know what’s coming and we all do,” Moore says. “He’s living in Edinburgh and has this other life, who are all these people in that life? It’s a whole different atmosphere. I wanted to really relish and enjoy the tension of that waiting for the door bell to ring and to see what happened from his perspective. It was a fun way to set it up.”


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  1. Thank you for sharing. I love every episode – great work.

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