After 20 years apart, Jamie and Claire reunite and try to settle back into life with each other. Watch a sneak peek of this week’s Outlander, “A.Malcolm”!
Sassenachs, we’re just a few days away from the episode we’ve been waiting and waiting for. The Jamie/Claire reunion is coming this Sunday in “A. Malcolm”!
Last month Executive Producer Matthew B. Roberts sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discusses Jamie and Claire’s journey in Season 3. Roberts actually wrote “A. Malcolm” and promised us that we fans would be rewarded for our patience.
Similarly, in an exclusive August interview with Entertainment Weekly, Roberts talked about the process of adapting Voyager in the writer’s room, including some changes to the print shop scene:
“It’s not just Claire’s story. It’s Jamie and Claire’s story. So, we wanted to show both perspectives. In the book, you get it from Claire’s view. She comes in the print shop. It’s really kind of told from her POV. I wanted to give Jamie’s POV of the same moment. I wanted to also give the fans the moment twice. They’ve been waiting for it for a long time! So, rather give it to them one time, you give ‘em something they don’t exactly expect… It was nice for me to be able to go, ‘Alright, what was Jamie feeling during this part of the day? What was he doing?’ When I was writing the script, I tweeted out a picture of and it said ‘Interior print shop, Jamie enters.’ And the fans kind of blew up on it and were like, ‘you’re changing it! You’re ruining it! You’re going ruin it!’ And I got a big chuckle out of that because I knew what I was doing. I was kind of instigating them and firing them up because I knew what I was going to give them later. And so, hopefully they’ll enjoy it. But that was the plan all along.”
My friends, let me assure you that this episode is EVERYTHING we have been wanting. In fact, in my humble opinion, it’s the very best episode of Outlander they’ve ever done, EVER. “A. Malcolm” hits every single emotion and does so perfectly: the shock and disbelief, the questions and confusion, the process of trying to settle into a rhythm with someone you knew 20 years ago and desperately want to know again. It’s romantic, beautiful, awkward, and I LOVE it. Truly, Team Outlander has outdone themselves and I’m so grateful.
“A. Malcolm” airs this Sunday, October 22 (written by Matthew B. Roberts, directed by Norma Bailey):
After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie’s new business dealings jeopardize the couples’ hopes for a simple life together. (via STARZ)
Remember that the episode is going to be almost 80 minutes long too *EEEEP*.
STARZ released new images from Sunday’s episode and we see that Jamie and Claire will be spending lots of time together.
Refresh yourself on the events of “Freedom & Whisky” with our recap and video review; flail with us over our love of Claire and Caitriona (plus buy your t-shirt to support Cait’s Represent.com/World Child Cancer campaign).
Then make sure to live tweet “A. Malcolm” with me at 8p/7c this Sunday, October 22 on STARZ!