Before we start, I am just issuing my usual warning. This article contains a great number of spoilers from all of the Outlander books through My Own Heart’s Blood!
In preparation for the upcoming interview with one Geillis Duncan, I stand in front of the mirror trying to convince said self that we can do this? Said self is not buying any of my rationale or reasoning…
“Come on, We can do this, Self… She’s not going to hurt us, we’re not her type. We have no money, we’re not auld ones with any powers or connections that she would have any need of or desire for…and besides, she’s dead already!” I go on with my lame attempt at convincing self. “Look, she’s probably not even a witch, and even if she is, we can handle it, we’ve done all of our research. We’re prepared for this.”
Self shudders and whispers back in fear. “No, she’s something even worse than a witch, she’s….” Self can’t finish the sentence. The room darkens then is left in a strange bluish light and I’m cowering away from the mirror.
I scream in fright as Self reaches an eerie hand out of the mirror towards me. “Stop that right now Self, That is not even funny. You scared the pee right out of me! turn the damn lights back on and be serious about this.”
Self grumbles and pulls her hand back in before replying, “Alright, that was a little mean. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist. But, I am being serious. She’s something way worse than a witch…She’s Bat Shit Crazy!”
I’m still shaking from Self’s childish prank but manage to put my nerves back together and nod as I turn away from the mirror.
I can feel self eying me from inside the mirror and it’s annoying more than anything else. “Please get out of there right now and get back inside of me where you belong!” I know she’s playing these silly little games in order to cover up our fears, but it’s not really working! Self lets out a loud dramatic sigh and slowly drags herself back to her rightful place. Pacing around the room now, I continue my thoughts with Self.
Self is right. After all of our research, I have come to the conclusion that yes… Geillis Duncan is Bat Shit Crazy! In fact she is the worst sort of crazy? She is the sort that is so crazy she can pass herself off as sane. For those of you have only encountered the earliest glimpses of her through the show, please do not be swayed by the seemingly charming, enchanting and possibly enticing woman that Claire falls victim to. Yes, she does befriend Claire and even goes so far at some later point as to save Claire’s life…I am still trying to figure out why on that matter? Do not be fooled by any of it!
Please be advised and take extreme caution in any encounters with this woman!
Okay, I think to self, We need to be better prepared for this. We shouldn’t go into this alone…but we need to find someone who is capable of being just as crazy as she is, maybe someone who could convince her that they’re even crazier than her? what scares a crazy person? One who is even crazier than them! Self whispers a thought… Well, yes that might possibly work, if we could get him to agree to it? We’re working on an extremely limited budget and can’t afford to pay him. What’s that? Maybe he would do it for the sheer audacity and publicity of it? Ohhhh Self, you are sooo good! Let’s give him a call, invite him over and see if he’ll go along with our idea!
Ahhhhh yes, Mr. Nicholson does indeed show up to our meeting… more out of boredom and having an empty hour on his schedule. We explain a bit about our situation and he does show a hint of curiosity?
Even he’s not sure about dealing with Geillis Duncan though, he’s heard of her reputation and doesn’t know if he really wants to get involved in this?
“Look, this is really not a challenge for you… You just need to come along with us and give off a few of your better appearances that you’re crazier than she is. Think of it as a kindness to humanity in enabling us to uncover the truths about her. Or, if you’re not into that whole kindness to humanity idea, just consider it as a great Halloween prank?”
Jack’s response to the kindness to humanity and uncovering truths…
Whoa…. A simple no would be sufficient, Jack. No need to scream in our ears and leave them ringing!
He grins wildly, “that was pretty good wasn’t it? Haaaa this sounds like fun, I think I’ll do it!”
Jack leaves, still laughing wildly and I start to wonder if this is such a good idea after all? He is so convincing that I have my doubts on whether he is sane… I have a tiny sickening thought of being trapped in some confined space with him and Geillis? I decide to set the meeting up out of doors in some public spot where I can make a quick run for it from both of them if I have to. Geillis has suggested a tour of ancient stone sights in the area, but I’m not so sure that’s such a good idea either, she could easily ditch us and take off through them to God knows where or what time? Especially with it being so close to Samhain..
I suppose we’ll have to take the chance and agree to her plan for now. We’ll just have to have some sort of back up plan in case she tries to escape?
Jack did mention that he would come prepared for any event?
For tonight, I am going to try to stay calm and get some rest before we begin this adventure!