Religion has actually convinced people…that there’s an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisibly man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things he has a special place full of fire, and smoke and burning and torture, and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and scream and cry forever and ever, til the end of time. But he loves you.
When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ‘til the end of time! But he loves you.
I won’t spoil much here. I can’t. I still can’t even properly talk about this, as much as I want to. Because it’s so important.
The first thing I want to say is this, Sam Heughan is the most incredible actor on the show. No, I’m serious. I know everyone freaks out over Tobias, and yes, he’s an incredible talent. But watching Sam…the emotions that went through him…the decisions you could see him making…I have never seen such a nuanced performance. Ever. I was blown away by every single second he was on screen. And if this doesn’t get him an Emmy nomination, then the world is a messed up place. Because he is absolutely incredible. And I don’t want to see anyone acting like he isn’t or that Tobias was the star of this episode. Because no.
Caitriona was incredible, too. Her despair…god…
The good news is…there was no rape this episode. But it was still insanely hard. Insanely and unbelievably hard. I was rocking back and forth and sobbing and…wow. Just…wow. My heart is broken, I feel absolutely spent and I am beyond happy that we have a week off so I can properly recover from this.
This episode needs 150 trigger warnings. Next episode will, too. Just, please, take care of yourself. The acting is beyond anything I’ve ever seen on TV, but if you are triggered, YOU are more important.
Now excuse me while I go crawl into a hole and cry my heart out forever and ever.