Season 3

Seven Must See Moments Episode 306, A. Malcolm

October 20, 2017

If you are a book reader, you know that the Print Shop scene (Voyager, Chapter 24, A. Malcolm) is considered the Holy Grail of the Outlander Series. It ranks right up there with Claire & Jamie’s wedding and wedding night, if not higher.  And as a book reader, there are a few things I am hoping to see in this coming week’s episode since I just happen to think of them as MUST SEE TV!  Here are they are – my seven Must See Moments for Episode 306, A. Malcolm.

Number 1:  The First Kiss.

“I want—” He stopped and swallowed, still holding, my hand.  His fingers found and touched the silver ring once more. “I want verra much to kiss you,” he said softly. “May I do that?”

Jamie, dear, please just get on with it!  Kiss the girl for Pete’s sake! We’ve been waiting for 15 months for this. Now, is not the time to be hesitant!

Number 2: The Photographs.

“He splayed a hand out over the photographs, trembling fingers not quite touching the shiny surfaces, and then he turned and leaned toward me, slowly, with the improbable grace of a tall tree falling.  He buried his face in my shoulder and went very quietly and thoroughly to pieces.”

I cry reading this, I cannot imagine the snubs I’m gonna have watching it! Pass the tissue please and a glass of wine.

Number 3: The Dust Up At The Whorehouse. 

“The question is, Sassenach, why have ye come back?” he said softly.

“That’s a hell of a question to ask me!” My palms pressed flat against the rough wood of the door. “Why do you think I came back, damn you?”

Jamie, I must agree with Claire. You ask the silliest questions. Why do you think she came back? Because she liked the absence of toilet paper? Puh-lease!!!

Number 4: The Two Questions Of All Questions Which Make Absolutely No Sense.

“Do ye want me?” he whispered.

I gotta stop right here to allow my racing heart time to slow down.  Breathe, breathe, swallow, breathe.  I am now somewhat recovered so I’ll move on to Stupid Question #2!

“ Sassenach, will ye take me—and risk the man that I am, for the sake of the man ye knew?”

Heavens to Mergatroyd!  Does she want you? Will she take you? Do I want another tissue?  Will I take another glass of wine? Hello!!!! Earth to Jamie!!!

Number 5: The Zipper.

“There was a puzzled silence. Then I felt a finger sliding slowly down the groove of my backbone.

“What’s that?” he said, sounding startled.

It’s called a zipper,” I said, smiling though he couldn’t see me. “See the little tab at the top? Just take hold of that, and pull it straight down.”

Jamie, here’s some advice. Do NOT pass go, do NOT collect $200, but please DO stop asking questions and pull the dang thing down!

Number 6: The Reunion.


“Then very slowly, he bent his head forward and opened his eyes. He looked down at me with unutterable tenderness, and the candlelight gleamed briefly on the wetness on his cheek, maybe sweat or maybe tears. “Oh Claire,” he whispered, “Oh, God, Claire.”

Can Diana write a perfect love scene or what? And for once Jamie is not asking any questions!!!

Number 7: The Pledge.

“Ye gave me a child, mo nighean donn,” he said softly, into the cloud of my hair. “We are together for always. She is safe; and we will live forever now, you and I.” He kissed me, very lightly, and laid his head upon the pillow next to me. “Brianna,” he whispered, in that odd Highland way that made her name his own.  He sighed deeply, and in an instant, was asleep.  In another, I fell asleep myself, my last sight his wide, sweet mouth, relaxed in sleep, half-smiling.”

I love it when Jamie calls Claire mo nighean donn. Seriously, the man, for all his silly questions, knows just what to say at just the right time.  Together for always.  The way we fans have wanted it to be ever since Claire met Jamie that first night 200 and some odd years ago.  Mercy! I cannot wait!!!!!

There you have my seven moments of Outlander Must See TV for Episode 306. If you are book reader, what are the moments you most want to see?  If you’re not a book reader, I hope I haven’t spoiled too much for you plus I’d love to know what you expect from Episode 306?  And regardless of how you have come to love Outlander, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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All quotes used in this article are from Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. Photo credits: STARZ


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  • Reply Anne Marie October 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    YES! YES! YES! I agree with all your choices Beth. All those moments are very moving & sweet.
    Jamie is extremely respectful of Claire . He still doesn’t seem to believe it’s all real and doesn’t know if she is still the Claire of his past; if she is the same Claire he kept in his mind during their separation of twenty years. He is so cautious, so hesitant as if he is afraid of damaging their new intimacy which may be would result in losing her. I know the show won’t disappoint us .

    • Reply Beth Pittman October 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

      There are going to be so many wonderful moments, Anne Marie! I can’t hardly think about it without dancing a jig!????????????

  • Reply Susan Jackson October 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Good lord you’ve got MY heart racing! I stopped my re-read of Voyager once school started and all the running around that has to be done, and had forgotten how wonderful the reunion will be. I canna wait! ????????

  • Reply Lynda October 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Love your choices! It has been a long week, and it’s nice to end it with a chuckle and a smile…ok, grin! Thanks for taking the time to put this together. This is such a fun group! Can’t wait for 306!

    • Reply Beth Pittman October 20, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you for reading, Lynda! We’ve been waiting for 306 for a long time now and I have a feeling it will live up to all of our expectations!!!

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