I’ve been awaiting the episodes Jennifer Getzinger directed for Outlander ever since I found out she directed Mad Men’s “The Suitcase.” That was an episode where it was primarily Peggy and Don spending the majority of the time in Don’s office and it displayed a myriad of emotions between them and focused entirely on the characters.
Getzinger didn’t disappoint with “Surrender.” All those subtle, quiet, one-on-one moments were brilliantly pulled off and I think that had a lot to do with her. I cannot wait to see what she does with Episode 3x08. It’s the Laoghaire reveal episode. Obviously the post-reveal fight will be great. But I’m primarily looking forward to the scene where Jamie tells Claire why he didn’t tell her and why he married Laoghaire. I hope “Here in the dark, with you, I have no name” is every bit as powerful as I’m imagining it to be.
Of course, the acting and writing are important as well—It’s so sad to think this was Anne Kenney’s final episode for Outlander.