Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A brief break between Episodes 305 and 306



For those of you who haven't heard, the OUTLANDER TV series will be taking a short break between Episodes 305 and 306. Episode 305 ("Freedom & Whisky") will be shown on STARZ in the US on October 8th, but there will NOT be a new episode on October 15th. Episode 306 ("A. Malcolm") will be shown on October 22nd.

Why the brief hiatus? I think the point is to give them an extra week to build up hype and anticipation for Jamie and Claire's reunion. <g> Along with lots of media attention, of course! They're probably also hoping to draw in casual viewers who may have stopped watching somewhere along the way, but might tune in for this.

Instead of a new episode, STARZ will be doing a mini-marathon of Episodes 301 - 305 starting at 5pm ET/PT on the 15th.

Please help spread the word to any OUTLANDER fans you may know. Thanks!

29 comments:

Juanita Inks said...

This blog is a great idea! Thank you for your creation.

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen this means the network wants to build up the suspense for the Reunion episodes , that means I can re-read the book more , will be going on vacation when the series resumes , I hope the place I'm staying has Starz. will be watching next Sunday's episode , please post more soon. Sincerely Yours .

Barbara Griffith said...

After patiently waiting for a year and a half for the Outlander series to return, they add a another break to rejoin the characters... Ridiculous and so disappointing!

Anonymous said...

Evil!!!!!!!

Kathy Teschner said...

The first season had a 6 month break, I'll take a week off!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know but I think this is an awful thing to do to loyal fans They probably will not show an episode on the American Thanksgiving weekend too

Marshgrass said...

Thanks for sharing this info.😔😘

Sandra Wadhams said...

Do we know if Amazon will be doing the same in the UK?

Victoria Bigelow said...

I agree, Barbara.

Sally M said...

Is the Print Shop scene longer than the usual hour? Rumors have hinted at that due to the break.

nakirallyn said...

Bloody executives, as if we all aren't dying of wait now and they're going to do this. Makes e mad.

Debbie Hansen said...

we will survive....it will all be worth it in the end!!! Esp. when the ratings go thru the roof and Startz says hey lets do more seasons ;)

Paulette Kershner said...

For GOD'S sake...this is ridiculous...FIve episodes in!

Merry Taylor said...

I have read that Episode 306 will be 90 minutes long. Worth the wait.

lori west said...

calendars marked, PVR is set, reminder on phone set. Am I addicted to Outlander do you think? You best believe it!!!!

Tunnel Vision Writers Project said...

WHAT???? We were informed the reunion was in episode 5... THIS SUNDAY... now it's not??? I'm not happy about this AT ALL... and I've read up through book 7!!!!


Grace07 said...

I feel like I can endure this once but it's getting ridiculous. I have read they will reunite episode 5 but the intense bedroom scene will be the Episode 6. However my guess is they will draw it out one more episode until episode 6 *sigh* Honestly do we need to see a whole episode of jamie's marriage and depression and Claire talking to Joe for an hour! I read the book and love the story but it is just getting long.

Anonymous said...

Then don't watch or maybe get a life in the mean time

Kathy Malloy said...

Well, if that’s the case. I won’t be watching it this weekend I will just wait so I can watch 5 n 6 at the same time. Back to the books for a bit. Very disappointed.! But love Outlander. It does seem like they r rushing things a bit. Skipping over a lot that is in the books. Diana is the best writer everrrrr! Ty

GrammyM said...

I am sorry that the Outlander fans are so quick to disappointment that there is a piece one week break between episodes! I love this show, sure I miss it when its not on, but in my mind that's no reason to jump all over "them" whoever "them" is because of whatever reason commenters feel slighted in one way or another. I just enjoy what I get! I'm a long time book reader (in all the formats available, many, many times over; my daughter a non-any format fan love the TV Series equally.). Love this program, no matter how it shows!!! Thanks Karen!!

HC Greer said...

As a fan of the TV series (have not read the books), the “break” between Ep. 5 and 6 is fine by me: it provides an opportunity to binge ALL of Series 2, which I had only viewed once. By doing that, I am am immersed once again in a substantial and satisfying occupation (retired) and OMG! The INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL COSTUMING and LAVISH sets, not to mention the overall, rich and fascinationg story arc, provide much to digest in the next couple of weeks!

I have watched Series One many times (did I mention I am retired)? And, ALWAYS, found something new in the episodes, despite seeing them before. I am looking forward to the same outcome, watching Series Two, again (and again) during the next couple weeks. Patience and perspective do bring their rewards.

GrammyM said...

HC Greer, I feel the same as you about each time I watch, I see something new!!
I believe that you will feel the same about re-watching Season 2 ( as I say here
in the U.S.)
I will not give away spoilers & glad that you, as a non book reader are enjoying
the TV series so much.
Yes, patience does brings its rewards! At least we're not so stressed out about
how the Seasons are shown!! Enjoy your re-watch of Season 2!!

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen , I saw some of the next episode and I think the wait will be well worth it , will be reading the book until then and watching the episodes that's been aired so far, this is the best season so far, will be watching more this week. please post more soon. Happy Week. Sincerely .

Unknown said...

Poop. Oh well, I red all books but this stupid break is ridiculous. Are they 5 years old? #/*";_@#/:(_=/

Debbie Fitch said...

That's f@#$ing annoying....marketing games...

Unknown said...

I agree and I think it's because Walking Dead also restarts on 10/22. Poorly played Starz

Anonymous said...

This just makes me angry, not anxious. We've waited long enough

Bill McLean said...

I did not have a clue, or heads up, there would be a gap
between eps 305 and 306. It was a dirty rotten dirty trick!!
Next time pls be kind enough to give warning! WHM

Anonymous said...

claire is a horrible actress and the script not so good. but we get to watch her get naked again, whoopie. big $$ 4 production. The industry is all a bunch of circus performers, do ur job.