Ronald Moore | ‘Outlander’
The setup: Trapped in a room with Black Jack (Tobias Menzies), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) listens to him tell the story behind his flogging of Jamie.
The effect: “In the book, Jamie tells the story, so to see it from Jack’s point of view was a riskier approach, but it meant we were doing a stage play, just two characters at a table talking,” Moore says. “I felt like if we could pull that off we’d have the confidence to do whatever we wanted in the show. And it worked.”