Claire and Fergus: A Mother's Instinct

Written by: Emem Uko

One of the highlights of season two for me was watching Claire and Fergus' burgeoning relationship. A child who has never known a mother and a pregnant woman preparing to become a mother for the first time - what a beautifully unique and dynamic character duo for the book and show to explore! While Jamie and Murtagh provide Fergus with the ever-important male mentoring and guidance every young man needs, it's Fergus' relationship with Claire that most struck me. This was especially true as we reached the point in the season where the men returned to Scotland and prepared for impending battle. While watching "Je Suis Prest," one question came to mind - why did Claire pull Fergus away from Shinty with the men, when he was clearly having fun?


A Sense of Home

Written by: Anne Hawkinson

A home is an anchor, a place you know will always be there, whether you’re at work for the day or halfway around the world. Jamie once said, “Home is the place, where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” But he and Claire come from very different backgrounds, and their unbreakable relationship begs the question - what if your home becomes a person, rather than a place?

The War Chieftain and Claire

Written by: Anne Hawkinson

I’m still trying to figure out what made Dougal MacKenzie “tick” in his relationship with Claire. I’ve had my eye on him since that night in the cottage (Season One). He was handsome, capable, confident, had a no-nonsense approach to solving problems, and was used to getting what he wanted. I wondered what was going on behind those steely, blue eyes. What motivated this grizzled war chieftain, and why was he so contradictory? There must have been more to him than testosterone, and now that he's gone, we'll have to speculate.

I desperately wanted to LOVE Outlander season two, but ...

Written by: Janet Reynolds

I was as frantic for the finale of Outlander Season 2 as the next Obsessenach. How would they tie up the multiple loose ends? Would this 90-minute episode give us the conclusion we need to survive the always-interminable #Droughtlander? Most important of all, would the finale make me (and other fans I've been chatting with about this) fall back in love with Outlander the TV show in that starry-eyed, absurdly goo-goo way that we still feel about Season 1?


Step Away from the Troll: Outlander’s "Science Fiction" Just Got Real.

Written by: Holly Richter-White

Remember the initial shock in the premiere episode of S2, seeing Claire had passed through the stones?
"Oh My God. No. No. Please no!"
That's exactly how I felt after the FBI's presentation on the DARK WEB, a protected private internet area deep below our surface use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.. where for example *... 

LIVE FINALE Blog: Episode 2.13 - "Dragonfly in Amber"

Written by: Ashley Crawley

Do you find yourself obsessively gabbing on about Outlander to your friends and family? Wishing your Saturday nights included a living room full of people with whom to watch, discuss, comment, cheers, jeers and well, experience alllllll the feels? Dinna fash, Obsessenach - you are not alone.

Good news - we can get new family and friends pour ourselves a dram and, through the magic of technology, enjoy it together!  Each Saturday at 9:00 p.m., we'll be LIVE blogging the episodes to bring you a two-screen experience into the world of Outlander.  Like the Outlander Cast podcast, it will be SPOILER FREE for non-book readers.

So get all your post-18th Century gadgets ready and settle in, because the best things in life should be shared with a buddy.  Hi, buddy.

Side note - are we here? Are we really here? Season two, you've come and gone too fast but I am ready.  Bring on the finale! And then don't forget to join in our Outlander Cast Clan Gathering LIVE Instant Take event as soon as the show wraps and you've managed to backstroke out of your puddle of tears.

Now let the show begin...

Dying to find out how Outlander ends? Read our staff's best guesses . . .

Written by: Holly Richter-White

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers related to the Outlander season two finale. If you would prefer to watch the finale without knowing how the book give us clues to the outcome, then please stop reading this post at the point where it heavily warns of spoilers. 

Dear God, sorry to disturb you, but... I feel that I should be heard loud and clear. We all need a big reduction in amounts of tears.

Did you know that the season two opener was the original ending to season one? (Yes, really. Until the network intervened to make the finale "happier".)

So while we escaped its wrath last year, there will be no avoidance this year. We will all now be subjected to its terror. Word to the wise, be sure to read Anne's Gavin's Finale Survival Guide.

What, on earth, could make someone utter, "I wished I were dead?"  Perhaps it's the lack of sex since they arrived in Scotland, but I digress. . .

How to Survive the Outlander Season 2 FINALE: 7 Top Tips.

Written by: Anne Gavin

The time is nigh, Obsessenachs.  It’s what we anticipate eagerly, yet dread at the same time.  It’s the agony and the ecstasy, the torture and the rapture, the alpha and the omega.  The FINALE of Outlander  Season 2 is just days away.  The culmination of one of Diana Gabaldon’s most complicated and twisty novels that has proven a great challenge for Starz and the Outlander  production team to bring to the small screen.  Season 2 has been filled with fear, dread, uncertainty, doubt, profound sadness and frankly, very little “light” moments for our heroic couple, Jamie and Claire Fraser.  It has lead our couple through the gilded streets of Paris amongst strangers and then back to Scotland and the clans and the destruction of war and onset of the death of a culture.  We know, without a doubt, that we are headed now to an agonizing separation that will surely prove almost too much to bear for those of us who love the essence of Outlander  – Jamie and Claire.  So, how will we survive the 90 minute, feature length finale without completely losing our senses?   Read after the jump for some must-have survival tips…

What About Murtagh?

Written by: Anne Hawkinson

Murtagh is always there. Dependable, stable, loyal. You never have to wonder, you never have to doubt. He doesn’t push to the front or seek the limelight, like Dougal has on more than one occasion. And his reward is that he gets passed over, or passed by. “Prestonpans” proved it once again. My heart goes out to him - as I reach for another tissue, I shout at the TV, “What about Murtagh?"

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