In this episode, we discuss Outlander Episode 111 “The Devil’s Mark.” And in our not-so-humble opinions, this was the best one yet.

Our discussion of the episode is, indeed, in this week’s podcast. But this episode was so much more. We both agreed that this was the show’s most stunning work, yet. Lotte Verbeek, finally given more and meatier scenes, steals the show. This is the episode where two important things happen: Claire meets another TRAVELER, and Claire makes the most important CHOICE of her life. The first time she left Frank, it was not her choice. This time, it is. Finally, FINALLY, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander universe is set up. We come to know there are others who can travel, and it seems, from Geillis’ questioning of Claire, that she certainly was surprised that Claire came only “on accident.” Without a purpose, as she herself had.

Here are some of our favorite shots of Geillis from the episode. Truly, a wonderful performance by Lotte Verbeek.

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan, in the thieves hole

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan, in the thieves hole

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan,

 

Links related to Episode 111

Outlander Episode 111 “The Devil’s Mark” on IMDB

Ron Moore’s podcast on Episode 111 “The Devil’s Mark”

Bear McCreary’s blog post on Episode 111 “The Devil’s Mark”

Writer: Toni Graphia

Director: Mike Barker