This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 3, “All Debts Paid.”
Episode 3 of Outlander Season 3 is a pretty big deal for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s novels: Not only does it reintroduce a pivotal character in Lord John William Grey (all grown up and decidedly more dashing than the last time we saw him in Season 2, now portrayed by David Berry), but also closes the chapter on Claire and Frank’s tumultuous relationship in surprisingly poignant fashion.
While the show has to omit or streamline countless plot points from the novels in the adaptation process — including cutting Jamie’s trip out to the seals’ isle (although perhaps we’ll see it later in flashback) and the many prickly layers of his complicated relationship with Lord John — for the most part, Outlander’s writers do an admirable job of staying faithful to the emotional arcs that drive Gabaldon’s novels. That’s especially true of episode 3, written by Matthew B. Roberts, which takes our heroes on a believable and equally effective journey, even if the signposts are a little different along the way.
But “All Debts Paid” also featured a massive change to the narrative of Gabaldon’s Voyager — one that will have ripple effects across the series — and we couldn’t be happier about it.
In the books, Murtagh FitzGibbons Fraser, Jamie’s godfather and right-hand-man, is killed at the Battle of Culloden, but episode 3 reveals him to be alive (if not well) at Ardsmuir. When the prison is closed, the fan-favorite character, played by the indispensible Duncan Lacroix, is shipped off to the American Colonies with the rest of the prisoners, while Jamie is taken to an estate called Helwater to serve Lord Dunsany.
Showrunner Ron Moore tells Mashable that there was one very good reason why he chose to keep the beloved character alive: “Murtagh’s development in the series is different than the books basically from the beginning. We made him much more of a key player in the story, much closer to Jamie, and then he got in on [Claire’s] secret in Paris. He became part of the family in a different way than in the books. And I just wasn’t ready to let him go in Culloden. He is going to survive and we will catch up with him later, we will just keep him going.”
Fans who’ve read book four might have some idea how Murtagh could come back into Jamie’s life, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Back in the future, we see Claire’s relationship with Frank fracture beyond repair. The episode’s early moments reveal that Frank has been seeing other people, since Claire can no longer love him the way she did before, and while their agreement seems amicable at first, over the years, the connection between them deteriorates to the point where Frank decides he wants a divorce so that he can take Brianna back to England without Claire, to start a new life with his mistress — a suggestion that naturally incenses Claire.
(Sidenote: I hope the TV Academy and HFPA will finally pay attention to Outlander next awards season — over the course of these first three episodes, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, and Tobias Menzies have all done a spectacular job of establishing the passage of time through their nuanced, perfectly calibrated performances, conveying the agony of grief, insecurity and old wounds more effectively than any old age makeup or hair change could. Heughan’s powerful, restrained delivery when John touches Jamie’s hand effortlessly evokes all the trauma he suffered while at Black Jack’s mercy in a single expression, while Balfe and Menzies’ confrontations are searingly honest, loaded with the weight of two decades’ worth of unspoken resentments.)
Unfortunately, Frank never gets the chance to start over, because he’s killed in a car accident following the fight.
According to Balfe, Claire manages to be content in a marriage of convenience for so many years because she experienced true love with Jamie — but things aren’t quite so simple for Frank.
“She’s sort of decided within herself that once was enough for her, and that the memory of that love is enough to carry her through the rest of her life. Her marriage with Frank, yes, it’s a marriage of convenience, but I think it’s a marriage of friendship in some ways,” she tells Mashable. “They come to an agreement where she won’t ask any questions, he can do what he wants. She’s going to focus on her career and being a good mother, and he’s going to be a good father. It works for them, and it works for 20 years. And really the tragic victim in that marriage is Frank, because he’s somebody who really wants Claire and still is in love with Claire and still desires her, but she just can’t reciprocate it.”
She adds, “Everyone gives Frank such a bad rap, but if you’re in that marriage, I think he can’t help but try and find the things that he needs outside of it. Claire still has Jamie’s love inside her heart, so she’s good.”
As emotional as Claire’s farewell to Frank is, Balfe reveals that filming the hospital scene presented an unexpected challenge.
“Our first take, I look down and realize that sound had stuck a microphone to Tobias’ bare chest. That was not very emotional. I was like, ‘Um, does the dead guy need a microphone?'”
Despite the technical difficulties, Balfe adds that the scene was incredibly important for Claire as a character.
“At that point they were so emotionally far apart from each other, and the intimacy had been gone for so many years, but it’s like you don’t realize how much you love somebody until they’ve been taken away from you,” she notes. “They’ve been so used to living in this side by side world, but taking each other for granted, in a way, that at that moment she just realized that, there’s always been this huge love for [him]… It’s an apology.”
Tobias Menzies has now said goodbye to both his characters, Black Jack Randall and his descendant, Frank, but admits that he doesn’t exactly feel emotional about losing either:
“It’s sort of odder than that, because they’re all just like bits of you, so they don’t go anywhere. Will I miss playing them? Yes, it’s been great. It’s been an amazing ride. And I’ll also miss all the great friends that I’ve made on it. But it’s been fun to go on and do other things. We’ve been doing this for three and a half years now. But yes, I’ll definitely miss it, and it’s been a really great adventure.”
Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Starz.
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London( CNN) Britain’s Prince Harry alerted the media Tuesday against attacking his American lover, actress Meghan Markle, in a rare account to be established by Kensington Palace.
Conrad Hilton, the inn heir whose far-famed siblings include Paris and Nicky Hilton, exactly can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
On Wednesday, he made headlines for loosing restrict and drawing gestures caught on camera in court during his arraignment. TMZ reports he emitted that the goings on in courtroom were “So f–king lesbian, ” but his words were not picked up by the microphone.
His latest court appearance in connection to claims he infringed a restraining order his ex-girlfriend has against him by trying to break into her home.
In this most recent case, Hilton is being represented by Robert Shapiro, the famed solicitor shall include participation in O.J. Simpson case.
Hilton chose not to enter a plea and was liberated on $90,000 bail and ordered to report to a hospital in Texas.
This is far from the far-famed heir’s first brush with the law.
Here are some of the most-disturbing Conrad Hilton headlines through its first year:
1. In-flight pushed
Conrad Hilton was arrested in July 2014 after an epic meltdown aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles in which he reportedly wailed, If you wanna square up to me bro, then returning it and I will f–king combat you, to flight attendants.
Hilton too called that he would f–king own anyone on this flight, they find themselves f–king peasants. According to the criminal complaint , Hilton locked himself in a restroom and the smell of marijuana was “detected in the cabin.”
He pleaded guilty to assaulting the flight crew and was sentenced to 750 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay a fine and undergo mental and substance abuse counseling and was put on probation for three years.
2. Out of self-restraint speed?
In September 2014, Hilton got into a nasty car crash and had to be removed from his BMW employing the mouth of life. He kept major injuries in the gate-crash and powers said he was hastening at the time. A 911 caller guessed Hilton was driving about 200 MPH.
3. Vomit plowed clang
In August 2016, Hilton was sued by the status of women who said he crashed into her while driving a Range Rover and swerving in and out of paths. The lawsuit claimed Hilton was out-of-it while driving, according to witnesses, and he was covered in vomiting when he emerged from his car in accordance with the crash.
4. Scary menaces?
In 2015, Hunter’s father, Rick Salomon, claimed in legal documents that Hilton threatened to kill himself over the fact that the two were no longer a couple. Hunter was awarded a restraining notice against the sun.
5. Slurs caught on tape
Hilton was detained on May 6, 2017, and during his arrest he was caught on tape in a thunderou, profanity-laced ranting in which the idol is discover bellowing about rape and screaming “I’m Conrad motherf–king Hilton, don’t you forget it.” He is also heard hurling homophobic insults. He was arrested outside the residence of Hunter Daily Salomon, the daughter of actress E.G. Daily. Hunter lives with her parents. Hunter is apparently listened on the strip telling police she never dated the Hilton heir, though she is often referred to as his ex.
6. Refusal to leave prison
Conrad apparently refused to leave his jail cell for his arraignment, missing the bus from the LA County Jail to court on May 9, 2017. The New York Daily News reported that Hilton parked himself in his jail cell and made a major delay in his arraignment.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could quit your job, spend most of your time traveling, and not have to worry about money at all? That’d be living the dream, which is exactly what this kitty does.
Suki is a stunning Bengal cat from Canada whose life is chock-full of adventure. Most cats stay home with pet sitters while their owners are out of town, but Suki is always by her favorite human’s side to experience all the wonders the world has to offer.
What’s special about Suki is that she doesn’t mind car rides…
…or even canoes.
In fact, she even seems to enjoy being this close to water!
A Missouri family saved up money for months to take a vacation to Disney World — but a car crash during the errand killed both parents and seriously injured their two daughters, Florida Highway Patrol strengthened on Monday.
The parents, Greg and Sarah Moyers, had visited Disney theme park with their 13 -year-old daughter Hailey and 8-year-old daughter Sophia, the Orlando Sentinel reported . The house, from Leadwood, was on the way to a beach in Florida before the drive home Sunday when the gate-crash uncovered, according to the newspaper.
Troopers say a vehicle driven by Charles King, 43, of New London, North Carolina, strayed into their lane on Interstate 4, thrusting the Moyers’ vehicle to veer off the road and stumble a tree. King wasn’t injured.
One of the last photos the Moyers apparently posted on Facebook: A household draw with Buzz Lightyear.
“Their teenagers were their world, ” family friend Loni Burnside Eaton told the Sentinel. “They were very implied and supportive parents and just wanted best available for them. They missed the girls to event Disney and the beach. I can’t believe this really happened.”
Eaton said Sarah Moyers ran as a administrator at McDonald’s and her husband owned a muffler store. They had lived in the smaller, eastern Missouri town for more than 20 years.
Troopers are investigating the crash. No fees have been filed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .
It’s no secret that kids can be downright cruel.
In fact, according to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club (A4K), a child is being bullied every seven minutes.
What’s worse… Adults only intervene in 4 percent of cases, and peers are reported to intervene in 11 percent—while a whopping 85 percent of bullying cases go unnoticed or ignored.
Dan Bezzant is one father who is tired of seeing those sickening statistics on the rise. Dan has witnessed the catastrophic effects of bullying firsthand, as his 7-year-old son Jackson is taunted daily.
Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, Jackson has gotten used to the points and stares in his direction, reminding him of just how different he is.
Genetics Home Reference describes Treacher Collins as “a condition that affects the development of bones and other tissues of the face.”
In addition to the facial abnormalities, Jackson has to deal with greatly impaired vision and hearing. The first-grader is required to wear hearing aids and has already been through many surgical procedures as a result of his genetic condition.
As though his physical limitations weren’t enough, the boy is also the prime target for mental abuse at his Rigby, Idaho, elementary school.
Recently, Jackson was eating breakfast at school when three older peers came up to him and started taunting him with cruel names like “freak” and “monster.”
Thankfully, this was one instance that fell in the slim 4 percent. A teacher’s aide caught wind of the situation and stopped the bullies in their tracks. But the damage to poor Jackson had already been done.
When Dan heard about the situation, his heart SHATTERED for his helpless boy.
“When I was told about it, I was just in my car sobbing in the driveway,” Bezzant told InsideEdition.com.
Tired of being a passive bystander to his son’s abuse, the Idaho father took to Facebook in an effort to raise awareness:
“My heart is in pieces right now…my soul feels like it’s ripping from my chest…this beautiful young man my son Jackson has to endure a constant barrage of derogatory comments and ignorance like I’ve never witnessed. He is called ugly and freak and monster on a daily basis by his peers at school. He talks about suicide…he’s not quite 8! He says he has no friends and everyone hates him. Kids throw rocks at him and push him shouting these horrific words…please please take a minute and imagine if this were your child. Take a minute to educate your children about special needs. Talk to them about compassion and love for our fellow man. His condition is called Treacher Collins. Maybe even look it up. He’s endured horrific surgery and has several more in the coming years. Anyway…I could go on…but please educate your children. Please…share this. This shouldn’t be happening…to anyone.”
His post, riveted with raw emotion, has since gripped the hearts of thousands across the country. Nearly 60,000 people have shared his powerful words since they were written on September 14.
And that’s not the only positive outcome Dan’s anti-bullying message has had.
“I am receiving constant messages of people sending love and prayers for Jackson. All I am asking is that you teach your children about bullying and making sure that kids understand that people are built differently and God loves us all,” says Dan. “I hope it brings awareness to the topic.”
The post also caught the attention of parents in the area whose kids suffer from Treacher Collins, just like Jackson. Dan says he plans to coordinate a playdate with them in the near future.
Though he never imagined his heart-cry for his son would go this far, he is very pleased that it has spread like wildfire. Dan hopes it will not only fight bullying on Jackson’s behalf, but on behalf of victims everywhere.
“I was just making a plea to my friends and family and asking them to spread the message of love and understanding for all,” he added. “The message isn’t just for Jackson, it’s for all kids who are experiencing bullying.”
If you’d like to learn more about how you can play an active role in the fight against bullying, visit stopbullying.gov.
Critically lauded UnREALs second jaunt has been a mess, and Mr Robot also ogles in danger of losing its channel. But the sophomore slump is nothing new on TV
The second season climax of UnREAL, Lifetimes dubiously profited drama about the behind-the-scenes antics of a Bachelor-esque reality show, had a fatal automobile clang. No, Im not talking about what happens to protagonist Rachels boyfriend and former boss who drove off the road, Im talking about what happened to the show itself. A surprise hit with commentators and spectators last summer, watching the final chapter with its slipshod plotting, slipshod writing and dislikeable attributes reacting inexplicably was like learning a Mazda lying in the ditch about to catch fire, except that might have been compelling.
Why does this type of decline always seem happens to good appearances? Mr Robot is halfway through the work of its second season and while it should be celebrating a host of Emmy nominations, its fending off accusations that its on the fritz. Right now, the knottily schemed hacker drama seems to be more interested in the boring engagement between Elliot and his inner demons than in showing us what happened after fsociety introduced into the end “of the worlds”. The display was always darker than a piece of food left in the toaster for a fortnight, but this time around its simply wallowing in bleakness and its desolate.
The builders of both UnREAL and Mr Robot Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Sam Esmail, respectively were granted increased hold over their high-profile second seasons. To compose UnREAL, Shapiro, a former Bachelor producer and first-time Tv writer, teamed with Marti Noxon, a ex-serviceman of reveals such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men and Greys Anatomy. Noxon left the show after the second occurrence of season two to focus on her other planned, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, leaving Shapiro in charge of the testify. Shapiro even nominated herself as director of one episode.
Apparently the first season was not smooth sailing. In a New Yorker profile of Shapiro, Noxon called their relationship a contentious and fruitful collaboration. But perhaps having Noxon to balance out and sharpen Shapiro was for the best, since the second largest season seemed to lack discipline and, like the reality television that it tries to satirize, attempted to tempt in viewers with crass stunts( like an ill-advised Black Lives Matter subplot in the occurrence Shapiro steered ).
On Mr Robot, Esmails dominance is even more obvious. Not exclusively did he write each occurrence of the presents second season, he also aimed all of them, killing stages out of order the direction that a cinema would be made. Certainly, one of the criticisms leveled against its recent raid is that it seems like a long movie chopped into fragments rather than distinct chapters that stand on their own. At least we have a good rationalization for why that happened.