Aaaaannnnddd, we’re back! It feels good to dust this thing off again. The hiatus definitely dampened my all-consuming love for this show, but this episode started us off strong, and I feel things starting to ramp up again. I think the show may have lost Drew a bit during the last two episodes of last season, and the long hiatus didn’t help. But we’re getting back in with the live chats, and at least my review will follow.
Here we are, at the end, Episode 16. I feel like this could have been 25 episodes and there still would have been some book things that might not have made it in, good luck to the writers next season fitting in an entire book into 13 episodes!
Our live chat after the jump! Also a picture of me wearing a Claire t-shirt that Drew made!
Sorry for the hiatus, folks! We spent a week in Scotland (pictures and stuff to be posted… soon. It’s hard to get back into the groove again after vacation). We watched The Search while traveling, so we couldn’t do our live chat for it, and I think time has marched on past that ep, so I’m going to catch up to everyone else and post Wentworth. We watched it Monday night so we’re kind of belated on everything this week.
Here’s our chat. It was not a particularly chat-inducing episode, as I think you all could guess.
Jen: Are you ready?!
Drew: SOOooo we’re watching that Big Boxing Match that I have never expressed any interest in but now dearly wish to see?
Jen: Ha ha
I can’t believe that after this episode we’ll only have 3 left in this season
This song shifts perspective too much. C+
Also, this show has promised hot field hockey action for like 13 eps and has yet to deliver.
Jen: You saw that shinty game in episode 4!
Drew: Shinty game?
Jen: Oh I have heard good things about the director for this episode
I am already tense! It’s only 1 minute in!
Drew: Who is MacTavish? A man of mystery?
So this is the local MacMob Boss, right?
Drew: I want to see a mule on fire kick stuff
Jen: Ah shut up Claire
She is making me nervous
Drew: Seriously. She is the worst spy.
Jen: I know, right
Drew: Knock Knock. It’s the Jerk Squad.
Uh Oh. Winkle Face is about to be an issue.
Jen: WTF these watch guys are super jerks
Drew: None shall be seated during the Fire Scene.
So is this from the books?
Jen: Oh shit
No this is all off book
Drew: Sexy Horrocks!
Jen: That was a nice creepy wink Horrocks. Guess who’s getting another bag of gold
Drew: More like a sack of gold if you know what i mean
Jen: In the book the Lallybroch chapters are all nice and calm and Claire and Jamie just have nice domestic and romantic times
Drew: (Jamie’s balls)
Jen: These Scottish children are too adorable
Drew: It’s a Changeling, Jenny. Don’t fall for its spell.
Jen: Oh that’s right, I forgot, Jamie and Ian fought side by side because Jamie is left handed
Drew: Awww. Did they knuffle their tumkins when the googie was so?
Time to strangle that baby in the womb, Claire. I want to join the Black Watch, Jen. I can be a hanger on.
Jen: You want to barge into people’s houses and make them uncomfortable while eating all their food?
Drew: Yes. Also I want to look like Zach Galifinackis, just like Horrocks.
SORRY I SPOILED HIS CREDIBLE THREAT
I hope this baby bursts Kool Aid Man style into this world.
Like, yanno, nature dictates.
Jen: Shouldn’t Claire call for a midwife? She’s a combat nurse, how many babies has she delivered?
Drew: She’s delivered bullet babies.
Also, she wants to kill Jenny. There can be only one.
Jen: This weird talk is straight from the book. Gabaldon is so weired
Oh, they did try to call the midwife. Ugh it is just going to be gross
Drew: oh no the baby will be born in this taxi cab it has never been done before snnnnnzzzzzz
Jen: No but breech is still dangerous even today in modern times. They aren’t supposed to come out feet first!
Drew: Ungh. Sibling siblrey.
Isn’t there some plant she could eat? Or maybe she could do the Geillis dance? or she could get that stick out of her butt
Jen: Eeeeeee this is a great book line
Drew: So this is setting up the reasons for Future Things, huh?
Jen: Well I think it’s more explanation for why she isn’t knocked up yet because they have been doing it quite a lot
Drew: Boston is an expensive city, Horrocks.
Jen: Whoa was not expecting sword in the back
Drew: Ian goes crazy with bloodlust.
Ian is so lonely.
Jen: Oh Jamie’s little snake!
In the book he carries it in his sporran all the time
Drew: He has a serpent in his sporran, I bet.
Ungh. Just murder her Claire and get it over with.
Jen: Oh My God any dude yelling at a woman giving birth needs to be kicked in the balls for like an hour
Drew: So did they not understand optimal cup construction back then or do they just have a really crappy potter at Castle Lollipop?
This guy seems like a reasonable thug to work for.
Jen: He can do math!
Drew: No dental, sure.
Jen: That took an unexpected turn
Drew: But lots of butter in the crock.
Like, he’s everything Dougal could have been. Also, he has nice hair. I’m in love, Jenny. Sorry, Larry, you’re gawped back to #2.
Jen: You have my best wishes, you and grimy local thug #1
Drew: Woah, That’s Mr. Grimy Local Thug #1 to you, hussy.
How much older than Jamie was dead Willie?
Jen: He was like 5 or 8 years older
Drew: So he was 10-13 when he carved that snake?
That’s primo Etsy wank right there.
Jen: *fanning myself* OMG they are the best couple on tv ever
Drew: Woah, Hawkeye’s wife is totally fine with Clint being and Avenger.
Jen: You’ve got a money making Etsy scheme there. Drew’s Totally Old Timey Good Enough Snake Carving
We are crossing our banter!
Drew: I WANT THAT WATCH
Jen: You love that Poem Skull don’t you?
Drew: STARS WHY IS THAT WATCH NOT FOR SALE
STARZ STARZWATCH PLZWATCH Get me that watch, Jamie. plz
Jen: So it’s going to be raining like that the entire we’re in Scotland right?
Jen: This childbirth is making me more uncomfortable than the dudes with guns.
Can’t she do a c-section? That was invented for Julius Casear, wasn’t it?!
Do you even lift, bro?
Drew: Time for Jenny to bleed out?
Or Ian. Or Jamie. Just tell me the watch is okay.
Jen: Drew & Skull Watch = OTP
Drew: That’s Mr Skull Watch to you.
Those are some mad big earrings.
Jen: OMG they remembered the bracelets!
I am excited about this!
Drew: Murdoch’s got claws, yo.
Jamie wanted the watch too. That’s why he stayed.
Jen: That was really good!
Drew: Cut to Jamie poking furiously at his Uber app. “Why won’t anyone pick up form the Highlands!” he moans to the sky.
Jen: I can’t wait for next week! Agh!
Drew: The episode is called the Watch. It is all about the watch. The Watch.
Dramatic sigh. That was so good.
This week we welcomed back Tenillypo from Despair in the Afternoon to watch the episode and live chat with us. Yes, we all sit around our living room drinking wine/beers and communicating through our laptops. What? This is modern life. Also, I like snark better when it is not getting in the way of my hearing the actual show.
Live chat this way! Continue reading