The EPs take us Inside the World of another Outlander episode. We get an explanation for the title Between Two Fires and much more.
Outlander continues to take us Inside the World. It’s a chance to learn more about the creation of the series, as well as explanations for why certain things happened. This week we head into an explanation to the title “Between Two Fires” and much more.
Matt B. Roberts and Maril Davis sit down to explain and clarify a few things. If you thought the title came from Murtagh’s line, you’d be right. That is the basics of the title, but there’s much more to it.
While Jamie is caught between two fires, so is Murtagh. Both are on opposite sides of a war, but they want to keep each other safe. Of course, it leads to some questions from the Regulators about Murtagh’s loyalty to them and we know that Governor Tryon doesn’t completely trust Jamie.
But they’re not the only ones walking between two fires. The same can be said for Roger, Brianna, and Claire. This is something the two EPs get to talk about during the Inside the World segment for Outlander Season 5, Episode 2. You’ll certainly want to check it out to get the full details.
During the clip, the EPs also explain why they chose to do the autopsy the way they did. It’s something that comes up in the books but under entirely different circumstances. Claire performs the autopsy at River Run to solve a murder, but in “Between Two Fires,” she does it to learn. Whatever you think of the storyline, the EPs had their reasons for the choice.
It sounds like the storyline from the book isn’t going to happen in the series. That makes sense since River Run hasn’t quite been of the same importance as it is in the novels. We haven’t got to know all the characters at River Run that well.
This is where artistic license and adaptations come into the story. While fans want to see things done in a certain way (the way of the books) there are a lot of reasons that can’t happen in a TV show.
I always find the Inside the World fascinating and have the utmost respect for the team that create the show. It’s not an easy feat at all!