We’ll be recapping every episode of Outlander this season, both in blog post AND podcast. Kendra and Sarah will be focusing mostly on the costumes — designed by Terry Dresbach — in our blog posts, but probably tackling both the costumes and the story itself in our podcasts. You can find the podcast at the bottom of this post, or on iTunes!
For those who aren’t regular Frock Flicks readers: this blog and podcast is all about costumes in historical movies and TV shows, and we approach things from the angle of history. So, expect us to be talking about the costumes primarily from the point of view of comparison with the real history of the 1740s. We’ll also talk about costume in terms of story, and the deviations that come with this one having the fantasy element of time travel. But, know that when we talk about that dreaded phrase “historical accuracy,” we’re not doing it to be mean or judgy. It’s just one lens through which to watch this fabulous show.
Claire finds a dead Scot, which makes her reflective…
MOAR WOOL — Sarah
The Scottish military leaders can’t decide on which course of action to take.
Churlie with his fabulous gold embroidered Stuart plaid frock coat. Verrah nice. — Sarah
Love the embroidery detail on the back and the pockets! — Sarah
The military leaders get some great frock coats with gorgeous gold braid… — Kendra
Uh oh. Tragic Jamie Hair! — Sarah
Jamie is Team Leather Jacket. It’s interesting from a character perspective, since Jamie is so noble and I associate leather jackets with bad boys. — Kendra
Here is the one example of an 18th century leather frock coat. — Sarah
Name that plaid! — Sarah
I really just love Churlie’s entire look. The plaid, the embroidered waistcoat, the gold embroidery, the great kilt… All of it is fabulous.– Sarah
Jamie is super modern-relatable in his leather jacket, while Bonnie Prince Charlie is jarringly overcompensatingly Scottish in his all-plaid, all-the-time ensemble. — Kendra
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s outfit is a direct recreation of this portrait of the real guy:
Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1720-1788. Eldest son of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, ca. 1750
Oil on canvas
© Scottish National Galleries
Kudos to the Outlander costume design team for this spot-on recreation! — Kendra
While the Scots are all manly, BPC gets flouncy cuffs. One of these things is not like the other. — Kendra
Angus and Rupert harass some of the Scottish recruits, while Dougal decides to check out the bog in between the Scottish and English troops.
Let sleeping Dougals lie. — Sarah
I thought the trimming on the guy’s vest on the right was interesting. — Sarah
Murtagh is also rocking the leather. — Kendra
All the Scots are in very similar color palettes, but there continues to be a wide variety of subtle differences amongst them. — Kendra
Jamie’s hair actually is pretty hot throughout most of this episode. Love that smirk! — Kendra
I like the wide range of class styles you can see in this image. — Sarah
Dougal’s silhouette is great with those wide coat cuffs. — Kendra
I love how this English soldier’s uniform looks too big for him. You only see him for .02 seconds, but it fleshes out his character — I imagine he’s just joined up and they threw whatever they had on hand at him. — Kendra
So poncy! Love him! Kendra can have Dougal… I want to cuddle with Charles Stuart. — Sarah
More English. — Kendra
Dougal gets grazed by an English bullet, putting a hole in his bonnet. — Kendra
Guess who the focal point of this group is… – Kendra
BPC is poncily overcompensatingly “Scottish” in his outfit. Notice his hat is right out of the portrait. — Kendra
Claire is busy prepping the field hospital for the inevitable wounded.
Claire is ready for blood and guts. — Kendra
A wide variety of styles are shown on the women helping Claire in the field hospital. — Kendra
The pinned-on apron (right) is reminiscent of what Claire wore in the Parisian hospital. — Kendra
Super practical Claire. — Kendra
Her “jumps” (an unboned corset worn for comfort at home) or “waistcoat” (a sleeveless bodice worn over stays and under a jacket or gown) look quilted. — Kendra
You definitely see this kind of asymmetrical, cross-over bodice front in the period… but it’s usually on a style that’s Turkish-inspired, so I find it surprising on such a practical garment. — Kendra
A local Scot turns up with a secret route through the bog, which will allow the Scots to surprise the English.
The Scots sneak through the bog and attack the English…
General Gold Braid has his tam on, and his wig in a bag. — Kendra
Jamie and Dougal are dressed for butt-kicking. — Kendra
Jamie’s shield seems very appropriate, but I know nothing of weapons. — Kendra
The Scots win the battle with very few losses. Claire takes care of the wounded, including Rupert (who we worry about) and Angus (who seems fine) — and finally Jamie shows up.
Jamie, now with more blood and dirt! — Kendra
This is the only action we get this episode. :( — Sarah
Needs more shagging. — Kendra
Fergus needs to give me his eyelashes. They are wasted on him. — Sarah
Apparently we met this soldier before, but I don’t remember him. Dougal finishes him off. — Kendra
Angus dies, and it is tragic. Dougal gets in trouble with Bonnie Prince Charlie for his bloodthirstiness.
Finally we can see the back of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s outfit… — Kendra
Thanks to Outlander Online for the screencaps!
Outlander Season Two, Episodes Nine and Ten, Podcast Recap
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