Episode 93: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 113 “The Watch”

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements as well as Outlander Episode 113 “The Watch.”

Links related to Episode 113

Outlander Episode 113 “The Watch” on IMDB

Ron Moore’s podcast on Episode 113 “The Watch”

Bear McCreary’s blog post on Episode 113 “The Watch”

Writer: Toni Graphia–IMDB

Director: Metin Hüseyin–IMDB

Here is a link to author Diana Gabaldon’s Facebook post about the passage that describes “What it feels like to be pregnant.

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9 Responses to Episode 93: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 113 “The Watch”

  1. missed the important statement by Ian about the Watch: “What happened to Jenny that day will NEVER happen again.” Ian makes his deal w/ the Devil he kens (Watch) to protect his wife from rape!

    • outlanderpod says:

      You’re right! That was another very big part of why the Watch was let in. Very good way to put it: deal with the Devil. Thank you for listening and leaving a comment 🙂

  2. In the book, it’s Jamie who mentions to Claire that HE knows she can’t have children. In that time, it was a wife’s duty to provide children to carry on the line, provide a way for the family to keep existing. She apologizes because she loves him and now wants to have his children and give him an heir as the Laird of Lallybroch.

  3. Jerri Warren says:

    I just found your podcast a few episodes ago (at the beginning of this second half of the season) and I’m really glad I found it. Everyone (including me, at first) seems to make the assumption that it was the next morning after Claire and Jamie’s confession of love when the watch shows up. However, I believe if you take a closer look at Jenny’s baby bump from the last episode and compare it to this one I believe a good amount of time must have passed. Last week, you couldn’t really tell she was pregnant except for when she held the belly while running to Jamie. This week she was obviously pregnant and about due even in the in her dress without her holding her belly.

    This has been my only real complaint about this show is they don’t really give you any idea how much time is actually passing…

    Anyway, love your podcast!

    • lorene says:

      i enjoy your podcast but the i cringe when you discuss childbirth etc and midwifery because maybe youve never had babies and thats why your discussions are so naive? any trained medical professional esp a woman is pretty capable of help another woman give birth…also ive had a version and it wasnt painful. i was huge and 39 weeks pregnant and i wasnt afraid and i was relaxed just like jenny…so theres that. also my impression of the show included a lot of time passing…more than you two think…maybe im wrong..its been years since i reread book one but i always felt like each day passing in the book coild hbe been more like weeks or months and same in the show…but i like your podcast 🙂

      • outlanderpod says:

        Lorene, Thank you for listening, and for leaving a comment 🙂
        It certainly seems that more time passed in the series than may actually appear. It would be interesting to learn from the writer(s) how much time they meant to pass between their arrival at Lallybroch and Margaret’s birth.

    • outlanderpod says:

      Jerri–Thank you for listening and welcome! We are so happy to have you along for the ‘Outlander’ journey! You make some very good points. We will have to check out the baby bump!
      Yes it can be difficult to guesstimate how much time is passing. Agreed 🙂

  4. Hello,
    Love your podcast.
    Jamie Capture Theory – I think Black Jack plotted the ambush not Horrocks for reason’s below.

    1st – Horrocks (love the actor – amazing blue eyes) is a character who clearly loves to play both sides and always thinks he is smarter than everyone else even though he clearly isn’t. What if, Horrocks went to Black Jack after he met Jamie the first time (Episode 8) to sell him information on Jamie. Even though he was a deserter, Black Jack would not be likely to arrest Horrocks if he had valuable information about Jamie.

    2nd – Black Jack would have been seriously pissed off after Jamie rescued Claire from Ft William and even angrier when he inevitably heard about the “complaint” Jamie and Claire had forwarded through the Duke. We know that Black Jack can’t get Jamie as long as he is protected by the McKenzies at Castle Leoch, but he can go after Jamie’s family at Lallybroch.

    3rd – Lets assume Ian is correct that The Watch had been protecting Lallybrock from the Redcoats. Hiring Horrocks to setup The Watch for an ambush solves two problems for Black Jack. It gets The Watch out of the way protecting Lallybrock and gives him a legitimate excuse to punish Jamie’s family for associating with outlaws. Remember when Horrocks threatens Jamie’s “kith and kin” by saying “the Redcoats don’t look kindly on those who harbor criminals,” meaning The Watch. I think Black Jack was planning to lure Jamie away from Castle Leoch by doing terrible things at Lallybrock after he eliminated their “protection” by The Watch, but got lucky when Jamie turned up at ambush where he was captured in one step.

    That’s my theory. What do you think?

    • outlanderpod says:

      Commonsensemom2, thank you for your thoughtful comment!
      Since we’re talking about the series, and not the books, many things are possible. That’s an interesting theory re: BJR setting up the ambush. While BJR’s motives are there, I think the most convincing is the two-for-one of setting up the Watch and Jamie. And you’re right–getting Jamie at this exact point would have been just his luck.

      I’d not thought of this possibility before. We’d love to hear more of your thoughts and comments!

Let us know what you think! :)