OUTLANDER, “Dragonfly in Amber”, July 9, 2016, Actors: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, The Scenes: Brianna finally believes Claire’s story about the stones & Jamie guides Claire through the stones Aimee Hicks: Every single scene of this episode is worthy of recognition. Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, and the entire cast delivered extraordinary performances. My choice of this scene is because of the part it plays in the story moving forward next season and beyond. The arrival of Brianna and Roger has been highly anticipated and the casting of these crucial roles was critical. Many expected an American actress to get cast given Brianna’s Boston upbringing, but after seeing this episode I couldn’t be happier with their choice in going with Sophie. She has to hide her native English accent and, even though it slips out from time to time, that seemed appropriate given that both the parents who raised her were English, so it’s only natural she would have picked up some of their accents. For Brianna’s introduction to work the actress cast had to be able to show parts of both Jamie and Claire shinning through her and Sophie beautifully does that. There were multiple examples of this throughout the episode, but this scene was the culmination of the journey Brianna went on throughout this episode and Sophie perfectly nailed what Brianna was feeling. After watching Geillis activate the stones you could see Claire’s intellectual way of thinking shine through Brianna during that moment of revelation. Then, when she asks her mom to keep no more secrets, those words could have so easily come from Jamie’s mouth. Caitriona, for her part, beautifully captured the love Claire has for her daughter despite only a minimal fifteen year age difference between herself and her new TV daughter. When Claire hears Brianna finally accept the truth you could see Claire seeing Jamie in their daughter, which is a testament to Caitriona’s extraordinary talent. Brianna looked so much like her father when he finally accepted Claire’s time travel story and you could see Claire making that correlation as tears filled her eyes. As Claire told Jamie, when she talked to the Clan Fraser marker, Brianna is so very much like him and it was extremely evident throughout this scene. Even the way Brianna moved was this beautiful hybrid of Claire and Jamie, also a testament to Sophie’s great attention to detail and talent. Caitriona and Sophie have a great chemistry together and beautifully embody this complicated mother-daughter relationship. The way Brianna melted into her mother’s embrace was heartwarming after watching her struggle so hard for the whole episode to understand her mom. As a fan of the books I have a good idea of what is coming next, but I can’t wait to watch Sophie take Brianna on this complicated and beautiful journey. For all these reasons, and so many more, this was the scene that I wanted to recognize, but in truth this entire episode is worthy of being recognized as well. This moment was truly the beginning of Brianna’s journey. Nirat Anop: Jamie guides Claire through the stones. This finale was perfect in so many ways. Jamie and Claire’s love is something truly rare and beautiful, it’s always selfless and this act proved it, in many ways. The entire scene at Craigh na Dun was magical, from the camera panning down from the tallest standing stones, to the wide, establishing shots of the entire stone circle was so well done. “Lord, you gave me a rare woman, God, I loved her well”, Claire and Jamie’s final moments of love in the grass before departing was beautifully done, coupled with Bear McCreary’s impressive, as always, score. The touch of saying their vows, once more, “Blood of my blood, bone of my bone, as long as we both shall live”, was perfect. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan were both excellent in this final scene. The way he pressed his forehead against Claire’s and guided her towards the stone was ingenious. The expressions on their faces were so utterly genuine and heartbreaking, I felt all the emotions portrayed vividly. The way he held her hand, guiding it towards the stones was powerful, they have done everything together. And this was their last act as husband and wife. For now.
Outlander - 1. Jamie: “[…] But when I stand before God I’ll have one thing to say to weigh against all the rest. Lord, you gave me a rare woman and God I loved her well.”
2. Claire: “Mrs. Graham had warned me not to chase ghosts, and so I hadn’t. But now that I was here, the ghosts were starting to chase me.”
3. Roger: “Can I ask you something? How do you do it? Finally say goodbye to that one person you loved most in all the world?"Claire: "Truth is, I’ve never been very good at saying goodbye. But that’s the hell of it, isn’t it? Whether you want to say goodbye or not, they’re gone and you have to go on living without them. Because that’s what they would want.”
James Spader Appreciation Week Day Five: Favorite James Spader Monologue (from a film or TV show)
I’m probably not alone in this one. Red’s speech to Katarina in Cape May about suicide hit hard. It was such a beautiful, heart wrenching speech. Red has some of the best monologues of any character I’ve ever loved from television, but this one… this one was amazing.
that ep of steven universe was so sweet… like i think there’s something really nice and understated about stevonnie having this moment of clarity and joy while driving and seeing the view and then looking up at the stars and just laughing because it’s so beautiful after a day of being angry about something that isn’t worth it. like i don’t know, it was relatable
pearl is the best developed lesbian character on tv right now
‘you both love me and I love both of you’ is beautiful, complex, amazingly executed
‘it’s over isn;t it’ is even better ?? best su song since stronger than you (damn, deedee)
how do you get to gather so many talented people to make one silly cartoon? ?
reb sugar once said she’s always striving to make every episode better than the one before, and like damn,does she deliver
she’s gonna inspire a whole new generation of animators& artists, she’ll be receiving love letters from queer kids, parents of queer kids, queer parents, idk everyone, people will still watch & analyze this thing in 200 years, i could go on but i’m gonna cry now
Until now, Scott Baio was perhaps best known for playing the character Chachi on the kitschy 1970s television series, Happy Days.
Now 55, Baio has found a new role in the public eye — outspoken supporter of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. On Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall took Baio to task for giving an RNC convention speech talking about his Christian faith, which he claimed to have written while in church, and sexist images he has tweeted denigrating Trump’s rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Hall showed Baio a picture he tweeted of Clinton standing in front of a wall with the word “count” on it, with her head blocking out the letter “o,” making it appear she is standing in front of the C word.
“Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out,” Hall asked Baio. “You know what it meant when you tweeted it out.”
Baio’s excuse fell short.
“I just put it up there,” he said.
“You talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer,” Hall pressed.
Baio insisted he “just put it up there” then complained it was “not nice’ of Hall to question his faith. Hall then criticized him for tweeting an unflattering image of Michelle Obama with the caption, “Wow. He wakes up to this every morning.”
Hall then asked Baio why he blocked her from social media.
I’m still crying over Mr. Greg, beautiful songs, my favorite characters, the best bisexual/lesbian representation on TV, a complex emotional situation where both parties are allowed to be open about their feelings and validated for them and some of the best visuals of any animated series ever how did we get so lucky?
I keep playing ‘Talk To Each Other’ over and over it’s AMAZING.
This live-action Futurama movie is pretty dam creepy, yet so interesting. Futurama fan film, Fan-o-rama, is a pretty damn amazing. The newly released traily does its best to capture the unusual characters, locations and acting from the beloved TV show. Eve the show’s character designs are eerily realistic. There’s no release date for the project, nor is any plot in particular is hinted at, unless…
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ Official Trailer Nails New York in the 1970s
The first official trailer for The Get Down shows us how music can lift people beyond their environment.
The new Netflix series from executive producer Baz Luhrmann focuses on 1970s New York City: “broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying,” per the streaming service’s description. “Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.”
The musically themed drama is led by Dope star Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic — who may have the best character name in TV history — as well as newcomers Tremaine Brown Jr., Justice Smith and Skylan Brooks playing a group of teenagers who run wild in the streets of the late-1970s Bronx.
Why does every time someone makes a list of best gay characters on tv no one ever mentions Jack Harkness?
Torchwood portrayed one of the best gay relationships in tv, cause they never talk about Jack and Iantho as gay characters, but just characters. They are always seem as a regular couple, the same way Gwen and Rhys are seen. They are just people, they are not extremely femenine or masculine or anything. They are just them, no stereotypes at all.