The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
The Reckoning Redux

The Reckoning Redux

November 26, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I chatted about the extended version of 109: The Reckoning. Join me as I discuss all of the scenes that were cut or pared down for time. A lot of groundwork was laid in this episode for the remaining storylines of the season, and I break down how the choices made in the editing room impact our understanding of the plot and character arcs moving forward. I also touch on some of the key moments in the episode for Jamie’s development and the growth of Jamie and Claire’s marriage that both myself and the showrunners consider “tent pole” moments.

Season One — What Did We Miss?

Season One — What Did We Miss?

November 20, 2022

Hey Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I dove into some of the extras on the Season One Blu Ray / DVD to uncover what we missed with all the deleted and extended scenes. Join me as I chat about great scenes left on the cutting room floor and the impact those choices had on the trajectory of the season’s story. I also chat about background information and character motivations that were left out in the cold and could have been used to inform the viewer. I didn’t disagree with all their choices though, so I make sure to touch on that as well!

Bring on Season Seven

Bring on Season Seven

November 13, 2022

Welcome back Obsassenachs! This week on another LIVE edition of The Sassenach Files, I was joined by my friend Angela Hickey from Outlandercast Clan Book Club (Facebook) and Queen Bee’s Hive (Patreon) to discuss everything we can expect regarding season seven. Come join us for this extended chat where we touch on all casting announcements, info drops, and filming leaks from the sleuths of the fandom. We also dive deep into the content of Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood to sort out potential plot points for the upcoming season.

*Disclaimer: Please excuse the audio quality. I had some technical difficulties in the recording of this episode. Thanks!!

Droughtlander Book Club: The Sapphire Brooch — Part 2

Droughtlander Book Club: The Sapphire Brooch — Part 2

November 1, 2022

Greetings Obsassenachs! This week on a LIVE edition of The Sassenach Files, I hosted my fourth edition of Droughtlander Book Club where I discussed parts three and four of The Sapphire Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Join me as I analyze some of our supporting roles including Jack Mallory, Cullen Montgomery, and David McBain. I also chat about the trial of the conspirators after the assassination of President Lincoln, the motivations of this book’s villain–Colonel Gordon Henley, and a few of the creative choices I thought were particularly inspired in these sections of the book.

Droughtlander Book Club: The Sapphire Brooch–Part 1

Droughtlander Book Club: The Sapphire Brooch–Part 1

October 26, 2022

Welcome back Obsassenachs! This week on another LIVE edition of The Sassenach Files, I hosted my third edition of Droughtlander Book Club. Catch the replay here to check out my discussion on parts one and two of The Sapphire Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Join me as I analyze our two protagonists: Braham McCabe and Charlotte Mallory, along with all of their endearing traits and fatal flaws. I also chat about some of the key plot points of the first half of the book as well as the historical figures, places, and events that take center stage in this fantastic story. Of course, romance novels being what they are, I also made sure to break down our main couple, what makes them perfect for each other, and what sets their love story apart from others in the Celtic Brooch Series.

Make sure to join me on October 29th at 4:00pm EDT in my FB group TSF Obsassenachs for our wrap-up on The Sapphire Brooch where I will be discussing parts three and four!

Season Six Superlatives

Season Six Superlatives

October 2, 2022

Hey Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I was joined by my good friend Angela Hickey of Outlandercast Clan Book Club (Facebook) and Queen Bee’s Hive (Patreon) to discuss everything we loved and hated about season six. Tag along for the ride as we chat favorite musical moments, biggest tear jerkers, and best / worst character arcs. We also break down our favorite scenes and episodes of the season as well as the most romantic moments and what we loved about some of the new characters that joined the cast this season.

Justice Is Mine

Justice Is Mine

September 25, 2022

Hello again Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m chatting all things 608: “I Am Not Alone”. Come dive in with me as I discuss Roger and Bree’s parenting choices, Richard Brown’s true motivations for arresting Jamie and Claire, and how Tom Christie’s character has grown and changed over the course of the season. We also got back to basics this episode with some good ole Jamie and Claire time. So make sure to stay tuned as I discuss the shoot out at the OK corral, Jamie’s nine lives, and that epic sex scene that gave me #allthefeels.

The Devil is Real

The Devil is Real

September 18, 2022

Greetings listeners! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m discussing 607: “Sticks and Stones”. Make sure to tune in as I discuss how far Jamie and Roger’s bond has come and why that is so clearly illustrated in this episode. I also chat about Alexander Vlahos and Caitriona Balfe’s stellar acting. along with the kinky throuple storyline that polarized the fandom this season, and Roger’s decision to become a minister. The Big One this episode is a discussion on Claire’s deteriorating mental state, how she is coping (or not), and why it took Jamie so damn long to say something.

A Long Line of Traitors, Thieves, and Bastards

A Long Line of Traitors, Thieves, and Bastards

September 11, 2022

Hey Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach files, I’m breaking down 606: “The World Turned Upside Down”. Come join me as I chat about the creative writing and cinematography choices that make this episode great along with why I felt this episode really needed to be split in two. I also talk about the fine line between dreams and reality in this ep, Brianna’s slow and steady growth as a character, Jamie’s choice to reveal his encounter with Mary McNab, and a quick game of connect the dots for all the little bread crumbs that have been dropped throughout the season.

The Threat of Division

The Threat of Division

September 4, 2022

Welcome back Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I’m discussing 605: “Give Me Liberty”. Join me as I talk about Roger’s soft spot for young mothers and how that drives him towards a civil servant career path, along with the news that Bree is pregnant, and Jocasta’s true reasoning for buying Fergus that print shop. I also express my sympathy for Lord John as he once again is placed in a tight political squeeze while protecting Jamie from the ire of the crown and it’s agents. Creative production choices were also on full display this episode a la Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape “over the sea to Skye” and the “Colonel Bogie March” in the closing moments of the episode, so stay tuned to see what I had to say about those things as well–among other things :)

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