Episode 54: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 105 “Rent”

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements and Episode 105 “Rent.”


Links related to Episode 105

Outlander Episode 105  “Rent” on IMDB

Ron Moore’s podcast on Episode 105 “Rent”

Bear McCreary’s blog post on Episode 105 “Rent”

Writer: Toni Graphia

Director: Brian Kelly


Links related to content mentioned in podcast

The dashing young English officer, “Lieutenant Jeremy Foster,” is played by Tom Brittney.

“Torcall” is played by Scottish actor Robert Williamson.


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11 Responses to Episode 54: Discussion of ‘Outlander’ Episode 105 “Rent”

  1. Bronwyn says:

    BWHAAAA…. Dong song. Thanks girls, just spat my coffee all over my computer screen!

    I am really enjoying the show, as a book reader (yes, I have done multiple reads and outlander pretty much rules my head space), I have found the show has added thought provoking dimensions that I never picked up while reading.

    This episode was very emotional, politically speaking. In my opinion I can see why the UK has not picked up the series. The Scottish independence vote is a sensitive subject at the moment and the scene of the men on the crosses was particularly poignant. As an Sassenach living in London, I can see how these types of scenes would stir up even more of ruckus with the political situation at the moment. However I am Scottish by decent so the conflict of emotions is very real on my part and relevant even now. Sorry about the political rant 🙂

    Just a quick observation, Angus does indeed have missing teeth! Check out the “port” scene in episode 4.

    Keep up the great podcasts, absolutely LOVE listening. xx

    • outlanderpod says:

      Bronwyn, thank you! And I hope your computer screen isn’t too damaged 😉
      As a book reader, you will know our obsession (or, as we say “concentrated love”) of/for ‘Outlander’. So good to have you on this journey with us!
      We also really enjoy the other dimensions Starz and the writers are bringing to our long-loved story. In our eyes, everything is an “added bonus” to just having the story adapted for screen.
      I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that Angus’ teeth are gone (blacked out). And yes, this episode was very emotional, especially the scenes shot on Culloden field.
      Thank you so much for listening!

  2. Adriene says:

    Just wondering what exactly your spoiler rule is. You both have read the books and you just did a re-read of the book on the podcast, but in your episode recap/reviews you seem to sometimes try to talk around events in the first book and also censor yourselves when talking about events coming up in the episode which everyone obviously just watched. It’s a little confusing because your spoiler rule seems inconsistent. Are you discussing the show as book readers or as non-book readers?

    • outlanderpod says:

      Adriene, thank you for this question. It’s a good one, because others may be wondering this, as well.
      Our main spoiler policy is that we want to keep all talk of a particular episode (comments, questions, etc.) in the comments section of that blog post or FB post.
      As for how we treat discussion of events on the podcast, yes, we did just do a read-along, but we have gained a lot of new listeners since the series started here in the U.S. on August 9th. We do not want to spoil anything in upcoming episodes for any new listeners who may not have read the books. That would be why we talk around events in the first book.
      As for events within an episode that we and others just watched, that is, admittedly, us wanting to stay in order, chronologically, with the episode. You are right, this definitely wouldn’t be considered a spoiler, as we do assume that anyone listening to one of our episode discussions *has* watched that episode (and all that came before). We take notes on what we see, as we see it. Though this doesn’t mean we won’t blurt out something that comes to us, suddenly, about something later on in the same episode. 🙂
      Thank you for your comment! It has given us the opportunity to be more explicit regarding our spoiler policy. And thank you very much for listening 🙂

      • Adriene says:

        Thanks for the reply! I’m a book reader but only just started listening, but am going back to listen to older episodes. Enjoying the podcast. Thanks for the clarification. I might suggest that even though you want to go in chronological order when discussing the episode, it’s okay to mention things from later in the episode if they relate to something you’re currently discussing. I noticed a few times you mentioned something from later in the episode but then said ‘oh don’t talk about that yet’ or referenced it very vaguely. But I want to hear how you thought things from different parts of the episode worked together so don’t be coy about mentioning later events in that case.

  3. Jasmin says:

    I’m probably the only one who noticed this but there were two moments in which my shipper heart started beating faster. First scene… Jamie approaches Claire – after she had her fight with Angus – and of course she knows it’s him… *sigh* Then 2nd scene James is torturing the poor tree until he realizes Claire is approaching him. Instinctively he knows it’s her. *dreamy sigh*

    I can’t really add to discussion, so I’m leaving my OTP thoughts here. 😀 I won’t be able to do it once the wedding episode has been aired.

    • outlanderpod says:

      LOL Love your “shipper heart”. All comments add to discussion. We love interacting with listeners.

      When the wedding airs, we have something special — again — to share. Keep an eye out this time next week. Even if we get many seasons, there will be only one Wedding. We aim to make the most of it.

      Than you for listening, and for leaving a comment 🙂

  4. pam says:

    I think the tv show is a bit deceptive about the Stuart/Hanover throne controversy. The book does a better job. I still don’t condone the way the English treated the Highlanders and the aftermath of trying to wipe out their way of life. This episode was very sad for me knowing what is to comes. The upsidee was the scenery was beautiful.

  5. Dolittle says:

    Those were St. Andrews crosses – the same cross that’s on Scotland’s national flag.

  6. Suz says:

    We are wondering if the pronounciation of lieutenant (loo ten ant) is an error or historically accurate. The brits ( and Canadians) pronounce it leftenant. Currently, at any rate.

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