Toni Graphia and Maril Davis filled in for Matt Roberts today in the Outlander Writers #OutlanderALN Twitter chat. Here’s the Qs and the As!
Q Did either Cait or Sam get hurt when Jamie and Claire bumped heads?
A No. We’re happy to say no actors were hurt in the filming of this scene.
Q What is Brianna holding in the final picture Claire shows Jamie?
A She’s holding up a string of fish.
Q Any lines/moments that were cut for time in Ep 6 that you wish were included?
A There was a moment where Claire talks about her time as a surgeon that was cut, but hopefully will be included in DVD extras.
Q The two cohorts from Ardsmuir were great! Do we find out their story? When did they come back from the colonies?
A Don’t worry. We’ll see them again!
— Ann (@lvwine) October 24, 2017
A We second this emotion! Matt is buying all the drinks for the podcast!
Q After bonking heads, Jamie kissing Claire’s nose brought me to tears. Was that scripted or off the cuff?
A It was scripted. 🙂
Q Why didn’t Jamie fall apart when seeing pics of Bree? It was in the script.
A It’s our intention that all action lines are filmed. We’re disappointed this one wasn’t. Will talk more about it on podcast.
Sam Heughan (after the Q&A was over, so I’ve added this) – I use action lines as guide only. “Falling apart” doesn’t have to mean tears, can be internal. Was my creative choice. Felt melodramatic. J hasn’t met Bree. Has had a relationship with Willie. Plus wonder at situation, new tech, never seen B, etc. Way was written felt stalled scene.
A (Outlander Writers, in response to Sam’s tweet) Just to be clear, disappointed we didn’t meet fan expectations, NOT disappointed in powerful, emotional performance by Sam Heughan.
Q “Will you risk the man I am…” beautifully reflects Jamie’s fears about his secrets. Why was it omitted?
A Patience young jedi?
Q What’s your favorite scene from the episode and why?
A We really loved the scenes of J&C in the bedroom, engaged in pillow talk. Not many shows have the ability to spend time on this.
Q I love that Claire calls Mr. Willoughby by his real name and “the little Chinese” as in the book. I hope it stays that way.
A Yes, it will. Claire has a great respect for Yi Tien Cho / Mr. Willoughby.
Q I ♥ Jamie’s supportive reaction to Claire becoming a doctor. Would Jamie still have been a feminist if he’d never met Claire?
A We think Jamie is a forward thinking man, but certainly meeting Claire has influenced him.
Q Who is holding the picture of Bree in the closeup? We theorize it’s Ron, but it’s clearly not Sam!
A We use photo doubles in any insert shots like this (insert shots are closeup shots done by a 2nd unit team after the fact).
Q Such a minor detail, but Jamie handed Claire back the pictures of Bree. Will he be holding on to those later?
A Yes, the pictures are precious to him.
Q Are those real photos of Sophie Skelton taken with period-correct cameras?
A Those are real photos of Sophie, which were then aged by our talented art department.
Q Did anyone have a problem with the grapes Jamie fed Claire as being too big? I thought she was going to choke!
A They were period correct grapes… 😉
Q Why did Jamie ask Claire if she left Frank?
A He wants to know if she’s back to stay. He’s hoping she is.
Q Is John Bell as utterly delightful as Young Ian Murray? #IBetIKnowTheAnswer
A He’s lovely and an incredibly talented actor. We feel he perfectly embodies the spirit of young Ian.
Q Was Geordie and the smugglers’ banter all from the fertile mind of Matt Roberts?
A Yes, Matt did a great job with Geordie and the goiter…
Q Pardon my ignorance but how do I access your podcast?
A The podcast should be up later this week. And you can access the podcast through iTunes. (ed. note: Or through OutlanderCommunity.com – select Extras.)
Q Did we lose you? What are you drinking tonight?
A Sorry Internet keeps going down at the office!
Q Is “office” code for “pub”?
A We wish!
Q Did you all get as emotional as I did when Sam and Cait filmed the first kiss scene?
A Yes, we’ve all been waiting for this moment as well!
Q Did anyone fall off the bed while filming those scenes? It was so small!
A No, but the room we filmed in was VERY small and we had a lot of crew in there. It looked intimate but was actually very crowded!
Q Do you have a list of “must have” lines that you think need to be in the show (like more than a few fans…lol)?
A We always have must have lines. We ALL have favorites. But we don’t always get what we want!
Q Are all the writers in LA? Is the writer of any given episode on set/on location while filming?
A Writers are based in LA. But we always send a writer/producer to cover each block.
Q Why the early Willie reveal? What happens in Jamaica then?
A There was a spirited debate about this one. We will discuss more on the podcast.
Q Which episode has had the most “spirited” discussions about changes from the book?
A Every….. single….. one.
Q How come a better pic wasn’t used to show Bree as a baby?
A She was a shy baby…
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