Outlander is back and all feels right in the world. Well, it would, if I didn’t want to punch that thieving bastard Stephen Bonnet in the face, but let’s not jump ahead here.
Outlander fans, we have arrived at the third season finale, and I only have one question to ask: How in the world did we get here so quickly? It feels like yesterday I was anticipating the end of a very long Droughtlander, but truthfully, I wouldn’t trade a second of this fantastic season and finale.
This finale was a fitting end, which brought some of my favorite twists and character moments to date. So without further ado, here are my top five moments of “Eye of the Storm.”
Whew, Outlander fans. I know that’s not the most eloquent of words, but it still feels accurate to describe the feeling I had post-watch of “First Wife”. It was the episode I’d been dreading as a book fan, because I knew that no matter how it was done here on the show (fantastically, as per usual) it was still going to hurt when Claire learned this particular truth about Jamie.
Well…that was one hell of a reunion, and entirely worth the wait, Outlander fans. There wasn’t a second where I didn’t feel like I was constantly holding my breath, watching Jamie and Claire interact for the first time in twenty years in the infamous Print Shop, in “A. Malcolm”. But I am getting ahead of myself, I fear.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
Two words exited my mouth when I finished watching the Outlander premiere, ‘The Battle Joined’: Good Lord. To be fair, it’s a phrase I often use when I witness something that doesn’t seem to have words that match an experience. Frankly, Outlander’s season 3 premiere was less an hour or so of television, and more an experience through Jamie and Claire’s eyes.
Entertainment Tonight has sent out some titillating scoops for Outlander‘s upcoming 3rd season, including this lovely interview with Leanne Aguilera and Outlander‘s Co-Executive Producer Matthew Roberts.
Diving straight into the romance, Mr. Roberts teases that Jamie and Claire’s journey in season three will ask the question, “is love really worth fighting for?”
I am going to take a vote and go with a resounding YES!
Jumping between the two time periods during the 20 year separation will see Jamie and Claire continuing on; but as Roberts says, they aren’t “whole people without each other.”
Packing in all of Voyager won’t be possible, but sticking to the story is essential for these writers. I’m truly relieved to see how much careful thought they’ve put into adapting the story to the screen for Outlander season 3, as well as every season we have seen so far.
As long as the wait has been, the one thing Roberts stands by is that fans “will be rewarded for your patience.”
I don’t know about you, Outlander fans, but I’m taking Matthew Roberts at his word. And I can’t wait for Outlander‘s third (and likely epic) season to get here!
Outlander returns with its third season Sunday, September 10 on Starz.