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January 27 2019 @ 06:50 pm
DISCUSS 413: 'Man of Worth'  

Poll #2089324 Man of Worth

How man kilts would you give 'Man of Worth'?

Mean: 4.33 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.47

Let us know what you think? What is your GBG (Good, Bad, Great).

Kaylee Winchesterroguem on January 30th, 2019 10:47 am (UTC)
I'm a bit torn about this one, because the things that worked worked well, but some other things bothered me.
Mostly deviations from the book. I think they made a mistake not getting Claire, Jamie and Ian into the Mohawk camp in the previous episode and following the book a little more closely there. The same with the aftermath of getting Roger out, him going off on his own to find his way back just seemed very nonsensical to me. They should maybe have pushed for a longer run time on this episode.
I honestly wasn't thrilled with the Murtaugh/Jocasta thing, but that's mostly from worry of some things in the later books, which I feel won't make sense now. So I guess they're changing that too.
I know they can't follow the books 100%, but there will still be changes and such that bug me, mostly because I felt the storyline in the books works better than what they put on screen.

Also, am I remembering wrong or did Jamie and Claire make it back in time for the birth in the books? I felt they were supposed to be there.

Also little omissions in general I was unhappy with, basically the reunions. I would have liked to see Jamie and Bree reconnecting, Jamie actually holding his grandchild, Roger actually meeting the baby. I felt that was cut just to foist that cliffhanger on us.

I loved the more emotional parts, Bree seeing her child for the first time, Ian's decision, though again I wished they'd followed the book a little more on that one. Roger learning the truth.

So yeah, I'm split, but all in all not unhappy.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Claire creditssireesanwar on January 31st, 2019 06:08 pm (UTC)
Mostly, I loved it but I totally understand what you're talking about.

I think in the book Roger takes time as well but I can't remember if he comes part way with Claire and Jamie or not. But J&C definitely make it back for the birth. And Jamie and Bree have the bonding moment over her belief that she'll die giving birth when she asks "Da" don't leave me and he is with her during labor. I really wanted that but I can see them not doing it. But they really didn't give Jamie and Bree a moment to connect and for Jamie to realize Bree doesn't hate him.

I like Jocasta and Murtagh and I honestly think some of the later stuff in the books is just going to be altered. I'm bummed about that but I don't feel the need for straight adaptation. But one has to wonder how Jocasta's story line will go.

I love Bree and the baby. That scene was beautiful. And of course Ian's decision but while it wasn't exact it was pretty good. I don't think they could follow the book after pretty much cutting everything out about Ian early on. We don't see him in any of the scenes he was in from the book. No time with WIllie. No Cherokee or Mohawk coming by the ridge with Ian. Nothing.

I think it is good if you say... it is an interpretation. Because no matter what it just isn't quite the books and that's okay. I love my books and I love the show. They're just different.

But I really see your point. This season was the first time you really can say... way different.