Episode 137: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

In this episode, we discuss  the return of Outlander on Starz with Episode 201, “Through a Glass, Darkly.”

Outlander Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly” on IMDB

Ron Moore’s podcast on Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Bear McCreary’s blog post on Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Writer: Ron D. Moore –IMDB

Director: Metin Hüseyin–IMDB

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Outlander Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly” on IMDB

Ron Moore’s podcast on Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Bear McCreary’s blog post on Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Writer: Ron D. Moore –IMDB

Director: Metin Hüseyin–IMDB

Episode 201 Clips,  Courtesy of Starz

Outlander Season 2 opening theme

Images from Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly,” courtesy Starz

Le Comte St Germain (Stanley Weber)

Le Comte St Germain (Stanley Weber)

Comte St Germain (Stanley Weber)

Le Comte St Germain (Stanley Weber)

Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe)

Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe)

Claire Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan)

Claire Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan)

Claire Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan)

Claire Randall Fraser and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan)

Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe)

Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe)

Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix)

Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix)

Links mentioned in the show

The Rabbit Test

 

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11 Responses to Episode 137: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 201 “Through a Glass, Darkly”

  1. Chantal says:

    Hey, first time commenting. I hope you don’t mind my using the comment section instead of calling. I am at work and can’t make a call. I really enjoyed the first episode of season 2. I am actually fairly new to Outlander having only started reading the books a few months ago (I just finished book 4) and I have only read them through once so I may be wrong in some of my assessment of the episode. Please feel free to correct me.

    One think I missed from the book in season 1 is how much of a nice guy Frank is. I found in Season 1 of the series his character wasn’t developed enough and it made it hard for people to like him (I have friends who have only watched the show and don’t understand why I like, and feel sorry for Frank). I hope in season 2 we may have a more developed character in Frank. where in the books his character is quite cold and absent, he may be warmer and more present. I sincerely hope this is the case.

    I totally agreed with Summer (I think it was you Summer) who said that the aggressive timeline that had Claire bombard Jamie with plans for stopping the revolution just after they arrive to their apartment annoyed me. I know there isn’t time for extended convalescing but I do think that in those circumstances a normal person (and possibly even the book version of Jamie) would have told her to bugger off.

    I found the 1948 scenes very well placed and developed but once we hit France it felt rushed. So much to fit in, so little time. I am sad it is only 13 episodes. Too bad they couldn’t add a few more and stretch things out a bit.

    Love the podcast, thanks for all the work you both do!

    • outlanderpod says:

      Chantal, welcome! We hope you’ll be back many times!

      We want your feedback no matter what the form. Comment away 🙂

      Frank is definitely portrayed very sympathetically in the series. And we all agree, I think, that Claire was a little aggressive in her getting Jamie to “let’s attack this right now.”

      We also wish we could have 20 episodes per season! It’s never enough. But they do a brilliant job given its an adaptation, a different animal.

      Thank you for listening and leaving a comment 🙂

  2. Chantal says:

    I meant “well paced” not “well placed”. proof read fail. sigh.

  3. JESSICA KARAS says:

    Extremely riviting visually and emotionally. Different framing from the book but masterfully achieved! Interesting that they didn’t subtitle the gaelic in S1 but they are subtitling French in S2. Sorry not sorry to have rewatched it multiple times and saught out any scrap of outlander S2 ep 2 teasers!

  4. Jessica Loving says:

    The season 2 premiere was so amazing, I just want to talk about the actors. Caitriona needs an emmy nomination for her performance as Claire. She has embodied the character and portrays her with such raw emotion that comes across just her face alone in any scene. Tobias was amazing in this episode, as a book fan I actually did have some sympathy for Frank. Sam was good as well, he really played how Jamie is still effected by what happened at Wentworth. Overall an excellent episode and I’m sure it just gets better and better.

  5. Kim D. says:

    I’ve read the books but I’m a big wuss and part of me was hoping they did pick up the episode with Jamie and Claire getting off the ship in France…pull the band-aid of slowly so to speak. But they were somewhat true to the book so I can’t fault them for that. My stomach was in knots up until Claire reached out and grabbed Jamie’s hand 40 minutes into the episode..then it was like “ahhh…everything is right in the world again” 😉 Waaay too much time on Frank stuff….

    It was kind of irritating the whole, “get over it Claire..here’s Frank…just pick up like nothing ever happened these past 2 1/2 (really 3) years. You’ve cried over that Jamie guy a whole week and that’s long enough!”

    Am also kind of bummed they’ve decided not to do the “hand thing” 🙁

    • outlanderpod says:

      Kim,
      We totally understand wanting to “skip” the framing story. It gives us less of Jamie and Claire, and that can be too traumatic for some people who love them so much. Wasn’t it wonderful once we see Jamie and Claire holding hands??

      We understand that yes, they decided to leave the hand thing out. It’s disappointing, but onward! We’re getting so much loveliness from our books, we can’t complain. Too much 😉

Let us know what you think! :)