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The first volleys of the Battle of Culloden have yet to be fired, but that didn’t stop Outlander from dealing one of its main characters a bloody death in Saturday’s season finale.
Dougal MacKenzie, Jamie’s headstrong and bloodthirsty uncle, met his end when Fraser himself (with a little help from Claire) pushed a blade into his chest. Dougal’s death came after he’d walked in on the Frasers talking about poisoning Prince Charles, aka the only way they could think of stopping the carnage Claire knew would happen if the skirmish against the British took place. »
Rob Kemp Jul 4, 2016
This review contains spoilers.
3.5 To Play The King
If we can but hope that last week’s The Queen’s Diamonds was this season at its lowest, then at least To Play The King shows some improvement, but unfortunately is still some way short of the quality of those opening few episodes and the series as a whole.
Written by Ellen Taylor (who is credited with many, many Coronation Street episodes as well as other British staples like Casualty), the story has a solid central plot and one I don’t think we’ve seen in The Musketeers before – a good, old fashioned heist. Except, it’s not just that. With unfortunate echoes of last week’s overstuffed mess, To Play The King treads a similar path and fills the hour to its absolute max, »
Outlander‘s Season 2 finale is bearing down on us like (270-year-old Spoiler Alert!) the British at Culloden. And if the approach of “Dragonfly in Amber” causes you a wee bit of angst — because there’s just too much good TV and you’ve slipped behind and where’s a time-twisting circle of stones when you really need one?! — dinna fash. You’ve got a week until the finale airs, and we’ve got you covered like Jamie’s plaid on a blustery Highlands morn.
PhotosOutlander Season 2: The Scottish Costume Details You Might’ve Missed
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War wouldn’t be war if it didn’t snatch away someone we love hold in high esteem enjoy having around for comedic effect, and therefore this week we must say goodbye to Outlander‘s own goodhearted jackass, Angus.
Rupert’s platonic life partner meets his sad end in an episode named after the Battle of Prestonpans, in which the Jacobite Army routs the Redcoats. This victory feeds Prince Charles’ delusions of grandeur at the same time it cements Claire’s sickening suspicion about what’s to come: »
Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Saturday’s Outlander. Proceed with caution.
Outlander‘s Stephen Walters might’ve thought he was safe. After all, in the Diana Gabaldon novel on which Season 2 of the Starz series is based, Rupert — not Angus — is the recipient of a fatal, wartime wound..
But as viewers saw in Saturday’s episode, Walters wound up pleating his plaid one last time when Angus died of undiagnosed internal bleeding at Claire’s field hospital after helping a wounded Rupert back to safety.
“To be honest with you, because they’ve taken such a divergence in »
Last year, Outlander was a big success for Starz (compared to the ratings of their other series). Will this TV show continue to do well or, will viewer interest subside? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
On Outlander, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945, finds herself mysteriously thrown back in time to 1743 Scotland. She's forced to marry another man (Sam Heughan) to save her life and a passionate affair is ignited. The rest of the cast includes Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Duncan Lacroix, Stephen Walters, Grant O'Rourke, Claire Sermonne, Rosie Day, Stanley Weber, Andrew Gower, and Lionel Lingelser.
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6 items from 2016
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