#8. Seeing Geillis in 1968
Book fans knew what was coming. By this point of watching Outlander, I had no idea that we would get to see Geillis in Season 2. While I’d guessed what the “1968” meant in Season 1, I didn’t know when 1968 would happen in the series. I was pleasantly surprised to find out about Geillis’ origins.
We didn’t just get to see her in the background. Brianna and Geillis actually got to interact. It was weird seeing how it all played out, but I kept thinking: “oh, if only you both knew!”
Seeing Geillis portrayed as a strong nationalist made a lot of sense when it came to her character back in 1744. It was easy to understand why she went through the stones and what her end game truly was. This was my chance to put all those pieces of the puzzle together, appreciating the character development throughout the two seasons.
It was also fun to see the amount of research Geillis had done; how she had realized the stones really held power but believed stories of the items she would need. The idea of using a sacrifice made sense and it wasn’t that surprising to learn that Geillis was crazy enough to do something like that for her own personal gain.
The big surprise for me was finding out that she and Roger are actually related. Geillis and Dougal’s child would start Roger’s line.