'Outlander' Director on Midseason Finale: "We All Went Beyond Our Comfort ...Shooting day for the crew. You could see the strain on the crew. It was a long run for everybody. Including the actors, particularly Catriona [Balfe]. She had no stopping.
This episode followed Claire and Jamie’s wedding, which you also directed. What was the most important thing you wanted to capture in the aftermath and how did last week’s episode inform your approach?
When we shot the wedding episode, it was interesting what’s been happening to Claire. She essentially agrees to do this wedding to survive, so she’s not [getting the wrath of] Black Jack. But on a larger perspective her objective is to go back to the stones, go back to Frank, go back to her time. In a way, being married made it easier for her to get to that goal. She is starting in a relatively pragmatic way and then, as you see in Saturday’s episode, it doesn’t quite go the way she thought because she fell in love. That is the first time, when you see her reaction at the end of the episode, that she is realizing her objective is not clear anymore. In the beginning of [episode] eight, Claire got sidetracked.
Less pain, more gain: Digital scanning lets orthodontists use smaller braces ...
Of all the fun things that 11-year-old Meredith Engle wanted to do last summer, getting braces was not on the list.
“I was a little bit scared because my friends had told me that getting braces hurts a little bit,” said the Carroll Township sixth grader who got braces last August to correct crowding of her bottom teeth and a slight overbite.
While the procedure itself didn't hurt, the pain set in soon after and her gums hurt for several days. Eating felt “really strange” and she was afraid to try anything too hard or too sticky.
Her parents feared meal times would never end because she ate so slowly and bedtime was affected when the nightly routine to floss and clean her braces took her a half hour.
However, all those memories have faded now and Meredith declares, “It’s not as bad as you think it’s going to be. Once you get used to it, it’s really OK.”
Digital orthodontics means better treatment