Outlander‘s dramatic season three finale might have only just happened, but that hasn’t stopped fans from already wondering what’s to come in season four. In addition to that Geillis Duncan situation, we see Claire and Jamie survive an epic hurricane. Immediately following the episode, a teaser trailer for the hit Starz adaptation was released, which hints at Claire and Jamie’s new American dream. The brief glimpse into season four shows the reunited pair deciding whether or not they’ll be able to make it in America, which follows the story in Diana Gabaldon’s fourth novel in the time-traveling series, Drums of Autumn. A concrete release date has yet to be unveiled, but the teaser does confirm that Outlander will return sometime in 2018!
As much as we want Outlander to go on forever and ever, the eventful third season has unfortunately drawn to a close. Sunday night’s finale episode was jam-packed with emotional moments and plot development, including plenty of heat between our favorite couple, Claire and Jamie. Of course there was also some serious drama regarding Bree and Geillis Duncan, a meaningful flashback to Boston, and oh, sure, a freakin’ hurricane. Needless to say, fans are not even a little bit prepared to endure another droughtlander between now and the season four premiere.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 11, 2017
The Seahawks did not take their hard-fought loss to the Jaguars in stride as several members of their defense (Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, and Quinton Jefferson) lost their cool in the final seconds of the game.
Jefferson, in particular, nearly gave the NFL it’s version of the Malice in the Palace by attempting to go hard at Jaguars fans who threw beer at him after he got ejected from the game. If it weren’t for the somewhat tall wall, he probably would’ve devoured them:
All of the drama stems from Michael Bennett diving at knees while the Jags were trying to run out the clock:
Here's the video of Bennett diving into the centers legs. pic.twitter.com/Hmx0gSew9S
— The 617 Report (@617Report) December 11, 2017
Bennett was hit with unnecessary roughness for that stunt and Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch. Jefferson, as you already know, was ejected on the following play.
The Seahawks don't lose well. Michael Bennett with some trash after the victory formation, and Sheldon Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) December 11, 2017
The Outlander season three finale ends with a thrilling, emotional sequence when Claire, Jamie and young Ian are leaving Jamaica to return to Scotland on the Artemis, but are caught in a hurricane and wind up washing ashore in what will become the United States — Georgia, to be exact. And thus begins their adventure in the Colonies on the cusp of the Revolutionary War.
The show did a remarkable job with the ending of the book, with some incredible shots of Claire sinking in the ocean and a beautiful, sweeping tracking shot of the Georgia coast. There was also a harrowing sequence of the storm that was part CGI and part sound stage, but all of it worked together to look incredibly realistic.
The only thing we’re slightly disappointed about is that the show’s writers changed the hurricane slightly and robbed viewers of a couple very exciting moments. We understand why they needed to make the changes — staging a hurricane on TV cannot be cheap — but it’s a bummer nonetheless.
In the book, Jamie, Claire, Ian and the gang flee Jamaica in the governor’s pinnace, which is a small boat carried aboard larger vessels to serve as a ferry or delivery boat. They are pursued through the Caribbean by the Porpoise, because Captain Leonard has not given up on capturing Jamie. When they encounter the hurricane, the relatively featherweight pinnace rides the waves with ease. But the Porpoise is not so lucky — its fate is almost like what happens on screen with the Artemis.
«The Porpoise’s foremast was oddly bent, the top of it leaning far to one side. Before I had time to realize what was happening, the top fifteen feet of the mast had split off and pitched into the sea, carrying with it rigging and spars.
The man-of-war swung heavily round this impromptu anchor, and came sliding sideways down the face of a wave. The wall of water towered over the ship, and came crashing down, catching her broadside. The Porpoise heeled, spun around once. The next wave rose, and took her stern first, pulling the high aft deck below the water, whipping the masts through the air like snapping twigs.
It took no more than three waves to sink her; no time for escape for her hapless crew, but plenty for those of us watching to share their terror.»
After the Porpoise sinks, a new wave rises and inside the glassy wall of water, Claire sees the body of Captain Leonard, suspended in a «grotesque ballet.» Then as the storm worsens, the pinnace is surrounded by lightning strikes, causing the spars and rigging to be enveloped in what is known as St. Elmo’s fire.
No, not the 1985 Brat Pack movie. St. Elmo’s Fire is a weather phenomenon wherein glowing plasma is created by discharge in the atmosphere, like what happens during a thunderstorm. At that point, all the crew can do is hang on for dear life and wait for the hurricane to pass.
It’s quite the sequence. While the show did a tremendous job with the Artemis in the storm, I’ll confess to being a little sad we didn’t get to see it play out as written. However, the way they incorporated Claire being swept overboard, which in the book happens after the storm has passed, when the pinnace’s mast snaps suddenly, was great and her voice over is lifted straight from Diana Gabaldon’s text.
But one thing the show did omit at the very end is that Jamie doesn’t appear to have the gemstones Geillis was using in the cave. In the book, he takes the time to grab six gems before they run out of the cave. Perhaps the show has decided to eschew the gemstone aspect of time-travel altogether. It certainly will simplify matters as the series goes on, since the Frasers won’t have to worry about getting their hands on one every time someone wants to travel through the stones.
Overall, though, I was quite impressed with the finale and also how the show managed to condense Voyager into 13 episodes. The book, which might be my favorite of the entire series, is jam-packed and this season managed to hit all the highlights. I am eagerly anticipating season four.
Jessica Alba celebrated her baby shower with high tea and sweet cakes at Ladurée in Beverly Hills on Saturday. The mother of two is currently pregnant with her third child, a boy, and is expected to give birth «within the next month» according to E!. With just a few more weeks to go, Jessica gathered her closest family and friends, including pals Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims, for a fun celebration which featured lots of balloons and adorable pastries. Keep reading to see all of the sweet photos from Jessica’s baby shower, then check out all the times she had the look of love with her husband.
Now that 2017 has (thankfully) almost come to an end, it’s time to reminisce. But instead of reminiscing on this garbage year, let’s go back to the ’90s, when everything was way more fun and carefree. In 1997, a surprising amount of iconic films came out. Remember all of Brendan Fraser’s shirtless glory in George of the Jungle? One of Robin Williams’s most memorable roles in Good Will Hunting? All that heartbreak from Titanic? All of that definitely turned 20 this year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg . . . pun intended.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi had its first premiere in LA on Saturday and it was definitely a star-studded affair. Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in an emerald green dress fit for a real-life princess while Billie Lourd, whose late mom Carrie Fisher reprises her role as Leia in the film, stunned in a sleeveless metallic ensemble. The men on the carpet also cleaned up nicely with stars like John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Domhnall Gleeson donning perfectly tailored suits before they were joined by 2-D2 and C-3PO. (Yes, really!) While the film doesn’t hit theaters until Dec. 15, these stunning photos from the LA movie premiere — and those EPIC trailers — will hold us over until then.
Those of you who’ve been waiting for boxing to get LIT AF like MMA (I know you guys want to see other humans beaten to a bloody pulp) got your wish last night during a fight at Mandalay Bay.
That’s boxer Stephen Smith’s ear. He was fighting Francisco Vargas. One thing led to another after wearing on that ear for 9 rounds before it finally took one headbutt and went Holyfield. Smith, as you might’ve imagined, had to stop fighting to go get that ear reconnected.
He’s now 25-4-0 and retweeting pics of his ear. Hey, this is a smart move. RTs of your ear equals awareness, which equals possible advertising deals, equals more money in Smith’s pocket.
Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot. Went to hospital and got my ear stitched back up so hopefully all will heal well. Thanks again for all the love and support. Have a good Christmas everyone x pic.twitter.com/cOun7ST7qX
— Stephen Smith (@SwiftySmith) December 10, 2017
Just when you thought the Rex Ryan-Geno Smith feud was going to die down a bit, ol’ Rex went ahead and trolled the hell out of his former quarterback on “Sunday NFL Countdown”.
Rex, of course, got on Geno’s nerves last week when he said he wouldn’t want him as his quarterback. Geno promptly went out of his way to call Rex a coward after leading the Giants to a loss in his surprise start:
— GiantsBlueBlooded (@RealTlkFB) December 4, 2017
Eli Manning being re-installed as the Giants’ starting quarterback probably should have ended this little tiff, but Rex threw more fuel on the fire by referencing the time IK Enemkpali shattered Geno’s jaw while grabbing a marshmallow. Not the classiest move, but Randy Moss loved it:
Rex Ryan is a Savage. That chin's A LITTTTTLE SOFT THERE GENO". pic.twitter.com/xiuGpjtNCT
— Joe Bryant (@Football_Guys) December 10, 2017
By far the best moment of the new Sunday NFL Countdown, though that isn’t saying much.
If you’re still obsessed with Wonder Woman, we don’t blame you. That’s why we went ahead and scoped out the internet’s best Diana-approved gifts for the upcoming holiday season. If you have a superhero-loving friend who needs a new iPhone case, or maybe you just really need a stars-and-stripes romper, we have plenty of ideas for you to check out below.