Photo: Starz – Still from Season 4 Finale, Episode 413
Sam was in LA on Thursday, January 24th, celebrating Burns Night, a Scottish holiday, which commemorates the life of bard/poet Robert Burns, born January 25, 1759. The day celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture – he’s best known for writing Auld Lang Syne.
The audio is not great, but Sam is reciting a portion of Address to a Haggis. (?) I realize this is a favorite Scottish dish, and a time honored tradition, but I, myself, am not a fan, having tried haggis for the first time in Culross, in 2014, when I tasted my friend’s haggis nachos. Thanks to Geno Acedo for the video. Sam is sporting a kilt, and a Scottish rugby uniform shirt, which I understand is signed by the team. He is feeling the spirit of Scotland, indeed! Clearly, there is a tie in with BAFTA’s as well.
Below is a closer look at part of the Address to a Haggis, in Scots, and in English, courtesy of Karen Ramsay on twitter:
More info on Burns Night.
Paley Center for Media is hosting marathon Outlander screenings today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday), in both LA and New York, leading up to the Season 4 finale. Now, I don’t want to start a stampede or anything, and I have NO insider info on this, but since Mr. Heughan is in LA, (or was, just Thursday night), I just wonder if he may stop by the Paley Center and say hello today? It will be a blast to be there enjoying Outlander with like minded pals in any case, but how cool would it be for him to make an appearance??
I had to pleasure of seeing Episode 109, The Reckoning, at the Paley Center for Media in LA, waaaay back in March of 2015, when it premiered there, kicking off the second half of Season 1. I had the luck to be sitting just behind the whole writing and production team, and met them after the panel finished: Matt Roberts, who wrote that episode, Maril Davis, and Anne Kenney. That seems like a lifetime ago.
For more info on the Paley events: Fun Finale Lead Up by Paley.
I cannae believe the last episode of Season 4 (starts) airing tonight. What?? Time flies. I have heard repeatedly from members of the cast, that Episode 413 is AH- MAZING. I can’t wait. The ladies and I will definitely be discussing this one, so stay tuned.
I have a bunch of interviews lined up, and will be parceling them out as I do them, and produce them, over the coming Droughtlander. Also, the BTS Ladies (as we are now being called), will be going back and doing the remaining eps in Season 4 that we missed, as well as doing other episodes from the previous 3 seasons, so stay tuned for that.
I hope everyone is well, and wherever, and with whomever you watch it, enjoy the finale!! xo