In Episode 206: BEST LAID SCHEMES, Sam Heughan‘s Jamie reaches across the spectrum of emotions – sharing his tender side with Claire (Caitriona Balfe), staring down the Comte (Stanley Weber) and finally letting loose his fury against Randall (Tobias Menzies). Sam and Jamie get quite a workout in this episode in so many ways . . . as does their hair.
I’m happy to say, even after the hundreds of selections I’ve made for Top 30, Sam continually amazes with the breadth of expressions he displays. “Not just another pretty face” applies to everyone on the show, but especially to Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe and especially in this particular episode.
I’m less happy to say, we’re halfway to the end of Season 2. The good news is, we’re that much closer to the introduction of Roger Mac and Brianna! Until then, I hope you continue to enjoy Jamie’s Top 30 until some other young, attractive Scot takes over the Top spot. Here we go . . .
#30: Jamie’s Under The Weather Face – Aww. Don’t you just want to rub Jamie’s belly . . . and a few other spots?
#29: Jamie’s Sound Reason Face – Don’t know how Sam does it. He even makes Jamie’s hair look pissed.
#28: Jamie’s Clandestine Face – Yep . . . just as fine looking in the dark.
#27: Jamie’s Pleasant Diversion Face – Okay, now they’re just showing off . . .
#26: Jamie’s What To Tell Murtagh Face – It sucks being married to a witch sometimes. Shoulda married an aerospace engineer . . .
#25: Jamie’s Challenge Withdrawn Face – What was that about a dish best served cold? It’s getting mighty chilly around here.
#24: Jamie’s I’m Just A Merchant Face – If by merchant, ye mean an abundantly attractive, heroically daring, unremittingly selfless, dutifully hardworking, cleverly resourceful, impressively well-educated consignor of wine then, yeah, you’re a merchant.
#23: Jamie’s Shall Go Myself To Bail Out The Prince Face – Someone’s looking extra curly this morning. Musta been the mud treatment last night.
#22: Jamie’s Naked Charades? Face – This is Jamie wondering where the hell he was on naked charades night.
#21: Jamie’s Murtagh Having Sex Again? Face – This is Jamie wondering how the f*ck Murtagh is having more sex than him.
#20: Jamie’s Hey, You! Face – We hate the Comte. We love the Comte. We hate the Comte. It’s just not fair.
#19: Jamie’s Murtagh Looks Dandy Face – Jamie finds such little pleasure these days. He takes it where he can get it.
#18: Jamie’s Restore The Blessed King Face – We all know it doesn’t really matter who rules . . . unless it’s Donald Trump.
#17: Jamie’s ’tis Dangerous Face – I know there’s a joke here about Dangerous being Jamie’s middle name, but frankly, I don’t think we could fit it into James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.
#16: Jamie’s Be Careful Face – Okay . . . Mom.
#15: Jamie’s Preparing For A Pleasant Evening Face – “Is this truly, 100%, without a doubt, absolutely necessary?” is what I would have asked.
#14: Jamie’s Loyal And True Patriot Face – If Jamie had a penny for every time he heard that . . . he wouldn’t be as rich as having a penny for every time a man touched his face.
#13: Jamie’s I Will Be Honored Face – Raise your hand if you screamed – Don’t do it!
#12: Jamie’s Bottoms Up Face – Yeah, I know . . . we like it better when Jamie’s bottom is up.
#11: Jamie’s Murtagh In The Line Of Fire Face – Sorry . . .
. . . but this painting just popped into my head.
#10: Jamie’s Promise Me Face – If he’s gonna put it that way . . .
#9: Jamie’s Mash Of Nettles Face – I’d like to mash Jamie’s nettles.
#8: Jamie’s Canna Wait To Meet The Baby Face – Don’t tell the kid I just said #9, please.
#7: Jamie’s Time To Tell Murtagh Face – Jamie’s chin cleavage at it’s best.
#6: Jamie’s Wee Un Face – I never wanted to be a fake baby bump . . . until now.
#5: Jamie’s Doesn’t Feel Anything Face – That’s funny . . . I definitely feel something.
#4: Jamie’s We Find A Way Back To Each Other Face – Way to jinx things, Jamie.
#3: Jamie’s Godfather Knows Best Face – Murtagh’s been wanting to do that since Episode 104.
#2: Jamie’s Stare Down Face – Cough . . . cough . . . testosterone. Oh, excuse me.
#1: Jamie’s It’s Your Father Face – This is Jamie literature-ly impregnating millions of women across the globe.
Outlander Episode 207: FAITH premieres on Starz on Saturday, 21 May 2016 in the U.S.
My recapped review of this episode is also available: A True Fan’s Review of Outlander Ep. 206: BEST LAID SCHEMES