Happy Easter!

SISters!!

Easter is here but we are training for MPC so this sunday we are all eating lettuce.

However, SIS has a surprise for you!!!!!!

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You know the so famous easter eggs the Outlander production always talks about? The little surprises they hide on the show’s sets?

Well, we found them and put it all together just for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!

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So glad you loved our surprise!

You may not know this, but “Easter egg” is a kinda joke, message, image, or secret reference cleverly hidden in a scene. Outlander has some and it was fun to find, specially because you have to watch it all over again.

So…

SIS will be your Easter bunny…
Go get ready for another sweet Holiday Peeps!!!

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No makeup and no high heel shoes this time hon…we don’t need to look spectacular cause we’re going on big hunt. Don’t forget to put your boots and bunny ears on.

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Check out our list of the most interesting Easter Eggs from Outlander then re watch it again, and again, and one more time just like we did and have fun making your own Sampiggybunnycollage!!!

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1.Artemis & Paris Brothel

The ship that takes Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) on their Caribbean adventure. The egg harkens back to the Paris brothel scenes from season 2, though it was touched up for its season 3 unveiling.

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2. Print Shop

The sign outside the print shop is full of symbolism.

First at all…this emotional moment of Claire and Jamie.
At the print shop, Jaime pauses and wipes down his sign. Even though it’s not his real name, he’s proud of it. The gesture echoes Claire’s from the last episode, when she touches the sign before entering the shop.

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Second, it wasn’t just simple sign. When is a sign more than a sign? 

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What do the signs and symbols mean?
Symbols were often used as secret code or replaced written words in populations that did not know how to read and write. So, A. Malcolm’s shop sign was an advertisement, a means of conveying who he was to his customers, and he imbued the sign with symbols—both supernatural and religious—that had meaning in his life. Time to take a closer look at what all those symbols might mean.
Jamie and Claire’s relationship can be considered categorically star-crossed. Just as the stars and moons and planets move in their orbits, Jamie and Claire are constantly moving, slipping through time, always orbiting each other. Orbits are circles—they always return in the same place they started. “Promise you’ll always come back to me Claire.” Three planetary symbols orbit around the Print Shop sign: Jupiter, Saturn and Earth.

  1. Jupiter and Saturn
    Jupiter and Saturn are both opposing and complementary symbols with many interesting features that dovetail nicely into our narrative. Saturn represents strength, discipline, agriculture, pride and darkness. It denotes an energy that defines an individual derived from the social sphere—Jamie is a leader because he is defined by his public identity and sense of duty to be a provider and protector. Jupiter is the star of intelligence, clarity, optimism and selflessness. Definitely sounds like our focused, compassionate Doctor Claire. Jupiter is invoked in practices requiring close attention, delicacy and a higher level of consciousness—good traits for a surgeon.
  2. Square and Compass
    In the center we see the square and compass, a widely used, easily identifiable Freemason’s symbol. It’s a way for Jamie to advertise his status as a Freemason to signal that it was safe for other Freemasons to patronize his print shop, to keep the secrets of Freemasonry safe from outsiders. The square and compass also come together to form the letters, A and M, for Jamie’s nom de guerre, Alexander Malcolm. Interesting side note, the Clan Malcolm’s crest is of a tower, and their clan motto is “In ardua tendit (he aims at difficult things).” Verra appropriate.
  3. Crown and Thistle
    The crown and thistle is a pretty obvious one, since it features prominently on the cover of Diana Galbaldon’s original novel Outlander. The crown and thistle conjoins the British Crown with the thistle, the flower of Scotland, signifying the fealty of the Scots to the British crown. The crown represents England and, therefore, Claire; the thistle, Scotland and Jamie. It is an abstraction of the union of Jamie and Claire, the Scot and the Sassenach.
  4. Strawberry Blossoms
    On the upper supports from which the Print Shop sign hangs, we see a few floral flourishes, a bloom that appears to be a strawberry blossom with trefoil leaves. The significance of the strawberry plant to Clan Fraser has been well documented, the Fraser surname thought to be derived from the French word, fraisier(strawberry). Strawberries in antiquity were used by stone masons in architecture to symbolize perfection and righteousness while the trefoil leaves are symbolic of the holy trinity. On the other hand, they may be two Jacobite roses… one for Jamie, one for Claire. Though Jamie would not want to publicly implicate himself in the Jacobite rebellion, he was known for printing questionable material, so it is possible that this is another secret signal to potential customers that printing seditious documents is safe with him.The Fleur de Lis
    The fleur de lis is a stylized flower that can symbolize a multitude of things. When we think of the fleur de lis, France often comes to to mind. It’s no surprise Jamie would include a fleur de lis, having spent much time in France having attended l’université, serving as a mercenary in the French army, being a French wine merchant and attending French court. He speaks perfect French and this could be an advertisement indicating that he is multilingual and would be well qualified for printing documents in the French language. In Catholicism, fleurs de lis represent the holy trinity, the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Gabriel. But in paganism and throughout antiquity, most interesting of all is that the fleur de lis is often interpreted as a deconstructed bee!BEES
  5. Wolf Heads
    Wolves appear several times in the series, notably when Claire encounters them outside of Wentworth and kills one with her bare hands (in the book)! But what if the symbols are not identical (I think they appear slightly different)? Perhaps one represents a wolf, and one a dog. A wolf-dog hybrid, Rollo! Wolf and dog symbolism in ancient Scots culture, and around the world, is pervasive. Many icons throughout history often were depicted as having canine companions, a sign of loyalty, instinct, ferocity and warriors. A wealth of folklore and superstition surrounds wolves, including the belief in lycanthropy (werewolves) and associating wolves as shadowy demons. As previously mentioned, the wolf is symbolic for the alchemical compound antimony. The globus cruciger ? is also used as a symbol for antimony, or Lupus metallorum “the grey wolf” which was used to purify alloyed metals into pure gold.
  6. Aleph
    The Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and has many divine meanings. “I am the Alpha and the Omega” can be translated from Hebrew to “I am the Aleph (?) and Tav (?).” An alternative sign for the tav is the X and the aleph also crosses to create an X (also a quincunx); the alpha and omega being God, the quincunx representing balance and attaining spiritual perfection
  7. Clefs
    The first thing that probably comes to mind when you see musical clefs is Mother Hildegarde and her musical genius, breaking ciphers with J & C for the Jacobites, and her deep loving affection for Claire—it was Mother Hildegarde who christened Faith and buried her with the other angels. Of course it could be an homage to brilliant soundtrack composer, Bear McCreary, too. These are specifically F clefs, backwards, forwards, and upside-down. Upside-down clefs were frequently used in musical compositions, such as Bach’s canons and by other composers in the Baroque period, but it was the unusual use of the musical notes that helped Mother Hildegarde realize that the clefs were the key to deciphering the secret messages in Dragonfly in Amber.
    The shape of the clef is a spiral, also a visual representation of the Divine Proportion, or the Golden Ratio, a naturally occurring geometric pattern (nautiluses, flower petals, galaxies). The golden ratio is achieved when the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. It links each new generation to previous ones, preserving continuity and connecting generations through time and links all matter from the smallest molecule to the Universe in space; it is all encompassing, representing the transcendence of time and space. In the study of quantum mechanics, the golden ratio and the notion of time/matter as a spiral are used in theories by quantum physicists to explain the possibility (and the improbabilities) of . . . TIME TRAVEL
  8. Quincunx
    Circles and spheres have a boundless constellation of meanings and if you combine the two halves of the circles in the Print Shop sign, they create a quincunx, a geometric pattern of five points used in the arts, sciences, and religions because of the numerical importance of five—four parts comprising one whole. In nature, it can represent four physical aspects and a central spiritual aspect: earth, air, fire, water and The Fifth Element (think, Leeloo Dallas Multipass); the five senses inform a person as a whole; the four seasons make up a year. This quincunx represents how Jamie and Claire complete each other.In art, science and religion, we see quincunxes everywhere and they are usually a confluence of the three studies. The Vitruvian Man, the ancient Pyramids, the pentacle, the Celtic 5-fold knot, the five wounds of Jesus (the crucifix itself) are all examples of quincunxes. In astrology, a quincunx is a 150-degree angle between two planets that are five signs apart. Often referred to as “injunct,” it signifies the two signs are in opposition, which could herald discord, opposition, or chaos. But it also means that there needs to be a partnership to reconcile their differences; there are certainly times in Jamie and Claire’s lives when they are in discord and need to restore harmony. In ancient alchemy, it represents the whole being more than the sum of its parts, and on an atomic level many metals and minerals have quincunx-shaped molecular structures.On flags, banners, and other insignia, elements are often arranged in a quincunx pattern, which is then called called saltire. The proudest Scottish symbol of them all, the Scottish flag, is a saltire flag, St. Andrew’s cross passing through each point on a quincunx. Standing stones have been found arranged in a quincunx pattern.
  9. J & C
    Interestingly, the lower left descender of the aleph makes the letter J. Opposite, we can see the other initial C, so we have J and C for Jamie and Claire juxtaposed with what could be interpreted as “I am the Alpha and the Omega.” They are each other’s beginning and end, a divine union, star-crossed lovers wed by God. The term aleph is derived from oxhead, the shepherd’s staff, and the mouth or voice. I’m not 100 percent positive, but I’m pretty sure Claire’s called Jamie a bloody ox-headed Scot a time or two.
  10. Waves
    Less enigmatic than some of the other symbols, the wave motifs on the sign are fitting. Waves carry ships to far away lands, they move the current, and shape the shores. Relocation, being carried away and how lives are shaped are central themes in Voyager. Images of the South African coast and tall ships have kept us waiting with baited breath for the next season of Outlander and on September 10th, our ship will come in.

3. Book Shelves

Jon Gary Steele and Terry Dresbach, inserted something very special onto the set from author Diana Gabaldon herself. This one may be harder to find, Steele admits.Lynette gave a tip on her Twittwer.

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4. Claire Dresses

One of Claire’s fancier dresses in the new season was actually recycled from her season 2 wardrobe. Keep an eye out for the familiar tog in the back half of the 13-episode run. “We are trying to be as authentic as possible,” Dresbach tells EW. “People got two or three dresses that would last them the entire lives.”

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5. Claire donned a belted look from season 1

The belt was worn with costumes several times before, including when the newly-wedded Frasers traveled to Lallybroch for the first time in season 1.

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6. Turtle Soup

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7. Boston Globe in 1949

We came up with the idea to begin with Claire reading from a real article in an actual edition of the Boston Globe in 1949, about a rebellion against England that actually worked – the birth of the Republic of Ireland. This was a little Easter egg we gave to Caitriona, who is from Ireland.

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8.Sam Heughan was actually operating the printing press.

Director Ronald Moore told the Hollywood Reporter, “Gary Steele, our production designer, spent a lot of time designing the print shop. It was a big set on stage.” In fact, two working printing presses were made for the show, and Heughan learned how to operate them for his takes.

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9. We’ve actually seen the print shop set before.

The writers and directors revealed that the print shop set was actually repurposed from Master Raymond’s Paris apothecary shop set from season two.

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 10. Claire and Jamie carve their initials into each other’s hands.

Jamie & Claire’s “C” and “J” Initials Scene Was Cut From Season 3!
Some keen-eyed viewers have spotted a tiny “J” carved onto Claire’s palm and a little “C” etched onto Jamie’s hand in the deleted scenes.

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11. The ship sets were so realistic that cast and crew actually got seasick.

Roberts tells Entertainment Weekly: “We would have to stop because there’s usually 40 to 50 people on [the ship] and people get seasick. I get seasick, even when we were doing the tests on the Artemis, which actually does go from 10 degrees to 10 degrees. At first everybody up there was going, ‘Oh, this is great.’ Then about five seconds later, we were like, ‘This is not so great.’”

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12. Elias Pound’s lucky rabbit’s foot has significance throughout the season.

Elias gave Claire his lucky rabbit while they treated typhus victims onboard the Porpoise. She returned it and had it buried at sea with him when he succumbed to the disease. However, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a rabbit in season 3: We also noticed a rabbit running across the screen at the Battle of Culloden, as well as a stuffed bunny sitting in young Brianna’s crib. Roberts confirmed in a behind-the-scenes video that they were purposefully using the rabbit motif throughout the season.

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13. Geillis Duncan’s blood bath was inspired by Dracula.

While this intense scene was not in the book, Roberts said he was inspired by the story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for this episode, as well as by Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, a.k.a. the Blood Countess, a real-life 16th-century woman rumored to have bathed in the blood of virgins to keep her skin young.

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14. The title “Bakra” has strong meaning.

The word is not used in the books, and the definition is never given in the show. However, a little research finds that the word “Bakra,” was used by the boys kept in Geillis’s servitude as a pseudonym for Geillis herself. It means “boss” or “master” in Jamaican Patois.

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15. Geillis quotes Casablanca in her first reunion with Claire.

“Of all the gin joints in all the world,” says Geillis as she walk up to Claire after 20 years apart. The two 20th-century women would be the only ones to recognize the line as a quote from the iconic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. geillis

16. Geillis asks Claire the same question she’s always asked.

While awaiting their trial at Crainsmuir in season 1, Geillis repeatedly asks Claire, “Why are you here?” She continues to confront Claire this way in the season finale.

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17. Claire has a familiar opening line in the season finale.

The first words we hear in the season finale are from Claire as she’s drowning in the midst of a hurricane: “I was dead.” This phrase exactly echoes Jamie’s lines at the very beginning of season 3 when he’s lying in the field after the Battle of Culloden.

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18. The ending credits foreshadow the future.

Moving forward in Outlander world, the timeline is approaching the 1770s, and with Jamie and Claire now in America, it’s obvious what our heroes will encounter — the American Revolution. The fife and drum music in the season finale add a glimpse into the revolutionary future in store for our characters. Musical composer Bear McCreary explained to Mashable,

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