Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Second Half Discussion


I think you make some very valid points. We see Jamie regress to the boy he once was playing dress up in his father’s clothes, brandishing his father’s sword and squabbling with his sister. Perhaps the visit to the grave will not only heal his relationship with his sister but give him some perspective and resolve. I’ll be looking for this in the next few episodes.
Overall I think CB and SH are persuasive as Claire and Jamie. There are times when some directors/script writers portrayed Claire too aggressively and Jamie less commanding. Not sure why. Jamie is a natural leader with a commanding presence. He’s rough around the edges as would be most men of his time. Claire is the keen observer always trying to make sense of her surroundings. At the end of the season I’ll try to go back and figure out which episodes best embody this. For now I think the Gathering for Jamie and episode 11 for Claire.