NEW Interview with Toni Graphia from Variety   2 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Toni Graphia from Variety

From Variety:

“Outlander” wrapped up its fifth season with “Never My Love,” an episode that includes some potentially polarizing moments, including centering the majority of the action around the kidnap and rape of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) at the hands of Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy) and his band of outlaws.

More after the jump!

Although executive producer Toni Graphia calls this story, and Claire’s subsequent disassociation from the trauma, a “bold choice,” it was one that was in-line with the show’s long-time depiction of sexual assault. Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) have been victims of sexual violence in the past as well. Although Graphia admits she knows it can be “hard on the readers and hard on the viewers” to experience such stories, these actions are inciting incidents that drive the narrative further.

“There are absolutely tentpole scenes that you have to do because that drives who the characters are,” executive producer Matt Roberts explains. “Off of this incident, 20 other things happen. How do you not do those tentpole moments in these books because they drive the characters throughout so much of the story?”

Posted May 10, 2020 by primrosesandrue16 in Outlander, Toni Graphia

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  1. When Claire enters the “dream escape” or “dream sequence” – I thought of Season 1 when Jamie is raped by Black Jack Randall and he speaks to Claire of the “fortress” which was his protection, but Black Jack almost destroyed it – until Claire saved him and Jamie at least had a blade of grass (so to speak) to hid behind. Claire’s dream escape was her fortress to protect her soul and her mind. I have a feeling that she will always be on her guard after dealing with the trauma she went through.

  2. I wish to see Claire make to 2020 pandemic health crisis around the world while her life in nursing home must deal with many deaths.

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