#7. Bonnie Prince Charlie and “Mark Me”
I know that “Mark me” annoyed a lot of people, but I found the humor in it. It became a sort of drinking game of sorts, noting every time he was going to say those two words and trying to guess where they would fit. One thing I really liked about the Outlander Season 3 premiere was that the goodbye for this character included those words.
Diana Gabaldon certainly found a gem in the creation of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s character. So many fictional portrayals show him as a fighter and a leader, but that’s not the idea I’ve ever got of him. He was a spoiled prince who wanted his own way. He couldn’t lead and needed the right people in his army to help. Outlander Season 2 brought that to life on the screen.
But it really was the “Mark me” that stole it and made me appreciate his character more. At first, I was a little confused, but then I realized that he was acting as if he was going to win. He said the words far more in Scotland than he did in France, where he started seeing more victories and we got more screen time with him.
The tartan certainly comes close, as it still is a representation of him from history. Seeing him try to look the part in the Highlands with a regal appeal suited his character to a tee, but nothing worked quite as well as “Mark me.