3x13 Eye of Jamie The Tiger, I mean, the Storm. Aka Hildegarde Mother of all Season 3 episodes
This episode was great, it has it all: intrigue, angts, passion, action, fear, special effects, tender moments, relief, music and visuals. The whole package so congrats Matt B on such a wonderful job. I’m a big fan of time lapses and mixing beginning and end and having it go full circle so I loved the framework of this episode. I’m only the more jealous of folks not having read the books so they didn’t really know what was happening and were finding out along the way. I really missed that feeling but that’s on me, book reader.
As I often do in my recaps I’m just gonna point out a few things that caught my attention or I consider worth mentioning.
As some of you have mentioned already the use of the music for this opening scene and the drowing reminiscing of the time Claire was about to die when she lost Faith is fucking brilliant. It gave me chills and put me in the mood. So much so that I was thrown back in time watching her carriage ride to Geilis’ house as if she was on her way to stop a duel.
“I was pregnant, I am the mother of the 200 year old baby, my Brianna, here, take a good look at her”… for the love of god shut up woman!!
I love Claire. I love my Claire very much and never, in all the episodes before have ever felt she needed to shut up. Until today that is. I finally understand what Cait means when she says Claire needs to shut up. Lotte plays an amazing Geillis, so crazy in a normal short of way.
The blending of the rituals
This was so nicely done. Spectacular in the way box visuals and music were mixed too. You can actually feel Claire’s fear understanding she may be near a portal with the humming and the ritual taking place. She’s afraid it’s gonna take her away from Jamie once again.
Margaret and Yi Tien Cho
We saw it comming yet we are all Jamie and Claire here:
“We lost Faith. We will not lose Brianna”
This right here. I’m here for this. Honestly, all of it. The words, the promise, the connection, the tender touch and the kiss. Give me plenty of this please.
Satisfaction level: killing Sandringham
Our Jamie is back!!!
The poor woman is clearly in shock and not only does he notice it but goes comfort her imediately, unlike 3x07 when she killed the mente dude and he was like I gotta things to do. I mean THIS is what Jamie would do, and in fact does. He always puts her first so it was such a relief to see it again.
We need a new temperature scale
I’m confused…wasn’t water for shaving supposed to be lukewarm? And aren’t you supposed to take your turtle soup warm? Why were them both boiling here???!!! Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ and all the saints in the hotness sexy Jamie and Claire book. I think this is one of their hottest scenes ever, and without showing too much, just suggesting and talking. Oh my, that was some hot hot talk. Jamie, such a tiger and Claire so much up for it. The looks she was giving him already from the bed…smoking hot all of it. Who would’ve told, from “Said I was a virgin, no a monk” to this dirty talk, neck licking and butt fondling, our boy is such a grown up!!! Plus the nose game has been pretty strong this season and the tongue is back. We can’t ask for more. God bless the lighting in that set room.
BONUS: Couple goals, mutual caressing in the afterglow.
The storm and the calm after
I gotta say I really appreciate all the special effects creating that strom and the huge waves at sea, it was all very belivable in my humble opinion. And scary too. Put me already in the perfect mood to buy Jamie panicking at losing sight of Claire.
The sequence of perfection
I’m still stunned at the whole thing. I wasn’t expecting something like this and I was blown away while watching it. I can’t really describe what is it that makes it so visually perfect while moving at the same time. It may be the setting the acting the music, all of it. The whole thing feels like a dance underwater worth it of olympic medals, the timing of the movements bleding with me music like a coreograph. I honestly don’t remember seeing anything like it and being so emotionally struck since Titanic. I kid you not.
I need a moment to compose myself right now cause watching this scene again is making me so emotional. What better way than to laugh a bit considering this right here is where I think Sam used all his force and literally pushed Cait into that log hence her nose injury.
Breaking down again
Sam was brilliant in this scene. The way he is taking his breaths and his voice breaks when he says “damn you sassenach!” kills me. Again I envy those not knowing what was gonna happen, if she was gonna make it or not cause I only can imagine their anguish at seeing Jamie like this fearing he had really lost her.
Titanic again. Have I mentioned it’s my favorite movie?? Or that I loved very much too the original transition from the eye of the storm to the beach swirl??
Jamie, from saying goodbye to a new beginning
Wow we were actually seeing that. He was freaking kissing her goodbye *goes bawl* And then we go from watching him kiss her farewell to get her back but mourn the Arthemis, only to hear there are survivors and they are in America to start a new life. All that in like 3 minutes. What a journey and I can’t wait for more.