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If you are reading this, there’s more than a chance that you have this date circled on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, and have already warned loved ones and close acquaintances that if anyone should disturb you on this day, you will not be responsible for your actions. Why?
Because Outlander returns to us on September 10th.
Jamie, Claire and practically all of Scotland return to our premium cable subscriptions and find their new home on Sunday night. Gone are the days when you had a valid excuse to stay at home Saturday evenings. Now I have to go out and do something. Thanks, Starz.
It’s been a little over a year since we last saw Claire and Jamie sex, and I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s long overdue. Sure, we have GIFs and fan-made music videos with NSFW at the start of each title, but that’s like margarine. Mama Julie needs the real butter if you know what I mean.
This will never get old.
After months of social media set teases – please don’t get me started on posts about barrels and ship sails – and watching Cait and Sam play college drinking games…
…we were gifted with our first teaser.
For the sake of total transparency, I wasn’t too excited about this teaser when I first saw it. The first ten seconds recapped the denouement of the previous season. Now, that wouldn’t be such a big deal if this wasn’t less than a minute teaser – thirty-five seconds to be exact. But after I watched it a couple more times, and by a couple I mean a couple hundred, I started to like what I saw. Specifically, hot/dirty/sweaty Jamie on the battlefield…
…on some Scottish hills…
…and in some stone castle with his clavicle and left nipple, which I have since nicknamed Ernie.
Alas, a teaser will not tide Outlander fans over until September 10th, and Starz knows that all too well. So, with a week before Outlander returns to San Diego Comic Con and to hoards of screaming fans who generally have to check the 30s to 60s age ranges on questionnaires, the network gave us a little tease and we are here for it.
Aww, remember when Starz released the first Outlander poster and we all over analyzed it?
From how Claire’s arm was stretched out to Frank but her body was turned to Jamie to our first glimpse of Scottish bangs, we dove so hard into this poster that we all could have written a dissertation about it.
Then the second poster came out, and we had mix feelings.On one hand, we were all like, “Eff yeah! Claire’s got a knife!” On the other hand, we lamented over Jamie’s frizzy bangs and hoped he would discover coconut oil.
The second season poster still featured Jamie and Claire (and the red dress) front and literally center, but also showcased how many damn new characters were in that season. It also made me fall in love even more with Stanley Weber and seeing him in this shot makes me mourn his character’s demise from the show. R.I.P. French hotness. I will pour wine
in my mouth out in your memory.
So, this upcoming season’s poster?
I love it.
It’s simple enough: no taglines or pictures of rolling Scottish hills. Just Claire and Jamie with nothing but the stone standing between them. She’s clearly in the 20th century with her hot-rollered hair and beautiful coat – Seriously, Terry Dresbach. Start a coat and jacket line already. – while he’s still in the 18th century and no one will allow him to wear anything but that soiled tunic and brown vest.
But what makes this poster is the expressions on their faces. The longing on her face to go through the stones again and his desperation to be together, centuries separating them be damned. If this poster is any indication of the season, it’s all the feels and then some you didn’t know you even had.
If rolling out the third season’s poster wasn’t enough, Starz also gifted fans with another teaser. Okay, so this really isn’t a teaser but it’s more of a trailer for the poster. Either way, it’s making me glad I pay an obscene amount each month for premium cable.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) July 11, 2017
Raise your hand if you noticed the juxtaposition between Claire’s world and Jamie’s world. If you didn’t, stop staring at Sam, you heathen.
If anyone should ask you what you hope to see this season, show them this GIF and walk away with your fists raised in victory. There’s nothing more you need to say.