I’m working up to a Season 2 multi-episode review of the Outlander STARZ TV show, probably covering episodes 201-205. Until then, a dollop of some of my initial thoughts.
Outlander STARZ Season 2 premiere, you know . . . that gut-wrenchingly sad one? Well, it still managed to bring me some much-needed comic relief towards the end.
Here are my choices for the top five (out of a grand total of maybe 7?) laughs in episode 201, the funniest moments that actually elicited laughter.
Laughs in Ep201 – from the 45-minute mark transition forward, all in the 1700s setting:
Laugh #1 – Murtagh’s “frogs” comment (Thank God for Murtagh!) when the Frasers land at Le Havre, France
later in Paris:
Although the line featured in the next gif is funny, I didn’t laugh out loud until Jared replied. . . .
Laugh #2 – . . . when Jared convinces Jamie to take on the wine business: “I’ve seen you drink. You’ll do fine.”
Laugh #3 – when Jamie boosts the cut he’ll take from Jared’s business to “thirty . . . five” percent from Jared’s proposed low balling
Laugh #4 – Jared then repeats with another smile in response to the counter-offer: “You’ll do fine.”
earlier at Le Havre:
Laugh #5 – when Jamie tells Claire, “Life with you is certainly never dull, Sassenach,” after she has caused the destruction of Le Comte St. Germain’s ship full of wine, and they’ve made a new enemy in him
Clearly, what joy there is this season all belongs to the eighteenth century.
Kudos to the series writers for these laughs, other comedic lines, and many wonderful moments in Season 2 so far.
Stay tuned for more Outlander STARZ Season 2 reactions–the laughter, the tears, the shock and awe, the hot flashes (as always), and more!
Tune into Outlander Season 2, episode 5, this Saturday on STARZ at 9pm ET. #ViveLesFrasers