Outlander Season 3, Episode 13: Revisit and reassess

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Super Claire is getting tiresome

One thing I dislike the more I watch Outlander is how Claire has become Wonder Woman. She rushes off into danger without even thinking anything through. Case in point in the finale. Super Claire leaves a note for Fergus but rushes off to Geillis’ plantation alone. She knows that Young Ian could be there and it could be the most dangerous place for her, but she still goes alone and leaves Fergus and Marsali to deal with getting Jamie out of prison.

Surely, she would have been better waiting for someone to help. She could have turned to Fergus and Mr. Willoughby for their help, knowing they were there to get Young Ian back. Hell, she could have even turned to Lord John Grey had she not been so ridiculously jealous of him–I don’t get that part of the story, either.

It’s time for Super Claire to go away. Sure, she’s a passionate and stubborn woman but can she start thinking things through first?

I still believe Claire should have been dead

In the storm, Claire is thrown overboard. My opinion on those final moments of the Outlander Season 3 finale hasn’t changed. Claire should have died. There is no way they made it to shore in a few minutes for Claire to cough up the water. She would have been dead for too long!

This was clearly added in for drama but it looks like everyone forgot about the realities of drowning. Jamie didn’t know CPR to be able to use it. Even if he did, it’s extremely hard to do CPR in the water. I learned as a lifeguard, but it was still minimal CPR until someone rushed over to help get the drowning victim out of the water. Going from ocean to land? Nope!

And the eye of the storm? That was a laughable, eye-rolling part of the episode. I know that the eye of the storm is the calmest, but there would have still been a little movement. And it wouldn’t have been calm the whole time. Something was clearly overlooked for the sake of cinematography.

It’s a shame because the Outlander Season 3 finale is certainly one of my favorite episodes of the whole season. However, the ending disappoints.

That’s it for my revisit of the third season. Next Thursday, I’ll take a look back at the original ranking I did and see if it still stands now. From there, we’ll I’m sure I can fill in some gaps to get you through the rest of Droughtlander.

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