Blood of My Blood
Date: December 9, 2018 8pm EST
Written by Shaina Fewell
Directed by Denise Di Novi
Jamie and Claire are surprised when Lord John Grey drops in on Fraser’s Ridge with an unexpected traveling companion. When Grey takes ill, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings with her duties as a doctor.
This moment is the first time John Grey has seen Murtagh since he was in Ardsmuir prison 12 years prior.
David Barry, who plays Lord John Grey, grew up in Australia and has to slightly adjust his accent to sound English.
The sun arrived just in time for this beautiful shot. It was the first time the sun had come out in weeks.
There are several paths that lead to the cabin at Fraser’s Ridge. In order to keep them straight for this episode, the director, Denise Di Novi, and the director of photography, Alasdair Walker, named them after themselves: Di Novi Drive and Aly Avenue.
On this day of shooting, production had to navigate snow, rain, heavy sun, lightning and hail. Welcome to Scotland: four seasons in a day.
Production had to wrap early this day due an incoming snowstorm.
In the books, William falls into the privy with a snake. However, during production it was very difficult to practically fit a child in a privy, and the actual scene was unable to be shot.
It is historically accurate for the characters to bow to each other during introductions rather than shaking hands. Although handshakes were becoming acceptable in the northern colonies, in the south a bow was the standard greeting until after the Revolutionary War.
The snake removed from the privy in the opening shot is most like a Scarlet King Snake. It resembles the very venomous Coral Snake but is in fact a non venomous and non aggressive copy cat. The king snake rhyme (red next to yellow will Kill a fellow, red next to black is a friend of jack) is a useful thing to know.
The second deer that Willie aimed for and eventually shot was a red deer while aiming, but when Jamie and Willie gutted it, was a white tail deer.
Photos from Episode 406