Welcome back to the season five ONC Administrators’ Choice Awards! Now until the end of this season, (we refuse to think about it), some of the ONC administrators and myself will be voting on our “Bests/Mosts/Leasts” from the latest Outlander episode. We enjoyed this fun way to briefly recap each episode last season, and hope you enjoy it as we do! This week’s voting contributors are Susan Jackson, Tara Heller, Dawn Woo, Stephanie Bryant, and Nancy Roach. So, without further ado, the winners for episode 4, The Company We Keep are…
Dawn W.: I love that they are focusing on Roger’s singing. It’s so much a part of him and it’s a huge part of what he has to offer at this point when he feels he doesn’t offer much.
Tara: The moment away from everyone that Jamie and Claire had after the dance,
Stephanie: I agree with Tara. That whole scene after the dance is the essence of Claire and Jamie’s love for each other!
Nancy: I liked Jamie’s dance. I knew it was coming this episode so I was especially waiting for it.
Susan: I enjoyed seeing Marsali and Bree alone together, and learning about their relationship’s dynamics. I like them being “friends,” in spite of how Laoghaire when ham on Bree when she figured out who she was.
Dawn W.: Ye want to tell me what kind of devil ye’re conjuring up?
Stephanie: “I have but no life but you Claire, but if you wanted another child, I thought perhaps I can give you one”
Nancy: When Roger tells Claire he doesn’t think Jamie respects him. Claire says, “He trusted you with the thing he loves the most.”
Susan: “Ye want to tell me what devil ye’re conjuring?”
Dawn W.: Claire
Stephanie: A tie between Sam and Cait. The scene again reminds me of the love we saw them show in the beginning of the series.
Nancy: I agree – Sam and Cait
Susan: The actor that plays the first Mr. Brown. If he was my daddy, I’d definitely be afraid of him.
Tara: I was freaked out for Bree and not being able to find Jemmy. Where was Old Man Bug? Have him go fetch you the wood Bree!
Stephanie: The blooming relationship between Marsali and Bree, look forward to seeing more of this.
Nancy: Jamie sending Roger back with Claire.I guess that means Jamie won’t be there to help Claire with the Beardsley’s tonsillectomies.
Susan: When Richard Brown got sassy w/ Jamie, throwing shade at him for allowing Claire to be sleeping out in the open w/ the rest of the crew.
Tara: “You move fast Mi’lord.”
Stephanie: The whisky calming down the Browns.
Dawn W.: I’m with Stephanie…the whisky being used to diffuse the situation with the Brown’s…and Roger’s reasoning as he tried to explain it to Jamie.
Nancy: Roger when he was signing up the Browns. When he gets to Abner, he interjects “Brown” before Abner says it.
Susan: When Fergus joked w/ Jamie about wee Bonnie.
Stephanie: Isaiah talking to Jamie and Roger about his love for Alicia. We understand how he felt because of their love for Claire and Bree.
Nancy: Jamie and Claire discussing keeping baby, “Bonnie” and their feelings on raising a child together. I love that Claire tells Jamie that she is happy with their life as it is now. Now that they are older they know exactly what they want in life and from each other.
Susan: I’m with Nancy on this one.
Dawn W.: I agree with this. They are in a different “season” of their marriage now and it’s ok to admit that you want to focus on your marriage and not so much raising small children.
Dawn W.: There wasn’t anything I disliked.
Tara: Nothing. This season has been stellar so far!
Stephanie: Not enough Fergus. Hopefully we will see more of him and his role expanded.
Nancy: I missed the part of the book where Jamie and Claire spend more time on the Ridge. Claire develops a form of penicillin and performs two tonsillectomies. I know it will be covered in the next episode, but I love seeing Jamie and Claire working together. I also love every time the whole gang is enjoying life on the Ridge.
Susan: I can understand Sam being a bit nervous about the sword dancing scene, because I’m not much of a dancer, but they could’ve used a dancing double and used them for some fancy footwork. I liked that scene in the book, and felt like Jamie kind of went home to the Highlands in his soul as he danced.