We’re back with the best ship of all times:
Our last stop was at the beginning of 2016, and it’s through these troubled waters that we’ll sail today.
If 2015 was a golden year for our ship, 2016 was complicated. We begin with the famous IFH (Interview of Hell), where Sam and Cait publicly denied for the first time that they are not in a romantic relationship. Many thought it would be the end of the shipp.
They said they were not together, so we had to “believe” it, but nothing is as easy as that, and with our couple things are not always as they seem.
Was everything in those two years (2014 and 2015) a lie? An illusion? Are we delusional?
A while after the interview, already recovering from the shock, we started to think straight again and the answer is: NO! No one here is delusional!
We know what we have seen and heard. Only time will tell.
And yes, time confirmed our beliefs. Our eyes are always open!
2016 can be considered a bittersweet year, then. And from there on all years were the same.
“DAYS OF FIGHT AND DAYS OF GLORY!”
Okaaay, intern, no need to be cheesy!
On the first HiPS, we said that we, shippers, believed that Sam and Cait were in a relationship despite publicly being in relationships with other people.
It was in 2016 that these relationships began. Well, at least that’s what they say.
Mackenzie Mauzy (chocolate thingy), was presented to the Outlander fandom. Her name came up in an anonymous message to a shipper (Jess’ Blog) and after that we started to watch a series of innuendoes and such. She became known as “Sam’s girlfriend”, but Sam himself never confirmed that.
In April 2016, she posted the first pictures in Scotland. Pictures of her alone and of landscapes, none with him.
Sam also posted pictures of the same place, around the same time, but notice that he is not in none of them. They are only landscapes and mountains.
The curious factor in these photos is that Mauzy has never been so “reserved” about her relationships on SM. She dated actor Billy Magnussen, who was her romantic pair in the movie Into the Woods and the two have always been very open about their relationship.
Shortly before the photos in Scotland, she made a trip to Puerto Rico with Billy and friends.
All the details about this you can read in our tutorial how to get a boyfriend!
On June 12th, Denise Pleune, STARZ employee, posted this picture here on facebook:
Look at this photo! Pay close attention to it.
What is the real intention of posting such a photo?
It seems that the only reason is to show Sam talking to MM behind her. And look at the caption. It draws attention to the Outlander fans. Great way to spread the word!
Well, think with me, Sam always says he likes to keep his private life private, right?
So that would not be an invasion of his privacy? And coming from someone who works for the network?
At this same time, in June, another person was introduced to the Outlander fandom, mainly the shippers.
Yes, himself, Captain Kirk of Star Trek. But what does he have to do with it, SIS? Well, we do not know for sure yet. Sam posted these photos on his IG account and it seems to be from a visit to Shatner’s ranch:
And from there on, Shatner and his assistant Paul Camuso (he works for him, but we don’t know for sure which are his post) constantly posting talking about Sam, his girlfriend MM and trashing shippers.
How shippers are deluded by fantasizing about the relationship of Sam and Cait are their flag. Yeah, they don’t seem to care much about shippers. It is also another question that we are trying to understand. Well and speaking of things that we don’t understand, Camuso’s Twitter profile is also difficult to assimilate.
A little creepy, right?
Okay then, inserted in this context is where we start our trip today.
Destination number 1 – Los Angeles
Yes, Los Angeles, California. Another mystery has occurred here involving our favorite couple.
On June 22nd of 2016, a picture of Sam with a fan in a Baseball game was posted on IG.
So everyone knew that Sam was there. A few days later, a video appears on Tumblr, where can we see Sam coming out of his seat and behind him is MM.
Some people on IG said they saw Sam in the game with his “girlfriend”, a blond woman and that they were together. We went to look at those people’s IG accounts and they look like fake profiles. Accounts with 4 followers, following nobody and private… They seem to have been created for one purpose.
But SIS, why are you talking about this game?
Let’s explain: on the day of the game, a person who was there, posted this photo on his IG.
Look who’s back there: Sam!
He has the same shirt, same cap from the photo with the fan and videos with MM and the hair is also the same. But look at who he’s holding. Does not look like a blonde…
A brunette with long hair. Do we know someone who looks like that?
Shippers are sure that was Cait and antis say it’s not and that was not even Sam in the photo with the brunette… a bit confused?!
Was it Sam? Was it not Sam? Was he with Cait or was he with MM?
So let’s go to the analyzes.
First, let’s take a closer look at the seat locations from where Sam was with Cait and where Sam comes out with MM.
For this analysis, we asked for a tumblr’s friend help who is very good with photos and videos. We always like her posts and she was very kind in doing this one for us. Thank you so much, Reilly130!
“I believe that one of the arguments from the other side is that the person in Mike Reis’ IG photo is not Sam because he’s not wearing the same shirt/hat and he’s not in the same section as Sam and MM in the video. Neither is true.
The IG picture below shows that Sam and Cait are in a section of the stadium that only has 6 (in the lower section) or 7 (in the upper section) seats (most other sections have at least 8 seats). I believe this is Field Box 15.
I’ve put a square around two older gentlemen that look to be in the same row and section as Sam and Cait, but are actually in the next section over (Field box 17) . These gentlemen appear both in this picture and the Sam/MM video.
Here is a gif showing that section (Field Box 15 and 17) from Dodgers Stadium. Note that the arrows are only pointing at the side of the section, not the specific seats as I don’t know what those were.
A closer look at the gentlemen shows that both have gray hair and have somewhat unique clothing for the game. One has a hoodie on and the other has a light collared shirt.
By the time the video was taken, the game was over and many people had left, but the two older gentlemen were still in their seats. You can see them in the video when Sam and MM start to walk up the aisle to leave. They are walking up the aisle to the right of those gentlemen.
So Sam is leaving from the same section as Sam was sitting in with Cait, just from the opposite side of that section.
To claim that the man in the IG photo and the man in the video aren’t the same person based on their clothing being different is also ludicrous because it’s very clear that both have the same tshirt and same hat on. Their build and hair are also the same.
From what I observed of the video, the person taking it knew exactly where Sam and MM were standing and took a quick shot of them, then pulled the camera away resulting in shaky video of the floor and landing she was standing in for several seconds.
My guess as to why? She was letting Sam or MM know she was there because as soon as she refocused the camera on them, they started to leave. That’s quite the coincidence.
Sam is also looking down when the camera refocuses on them, and you can see he has his phone in his hand later in the video as he’s leaving, so he may have been looking down at a message received. Obviously that’s just a guess and can’t be proven, but makes sense based on the timing.
Sam left and MM followed a few feet behind.
When he got to the top of the landing, he looked back quickly, but I think he looked over MM’s head (whether to the field or looking at Cait possibly leaving is anyone’s guess as it was very brief), but he definitely wasn’t looking longingly or lovingly at MM as a screencap might make it look and the other side wants people to believe. He then turned and walked out briskly leaving MM a good distance behind
Like Cait, Sam apparently doesn’t like to walk with his alleged “SO”, but instead wants them to walk a few paces behind. Aah, true love!
Well, regarding the seats I guess it’s pretty clear now!
Another thing that is very contested is Cait’s height and the woman in the photo. To make the comparison we call our anatomy specialist
It’s interesting when we look at a Sam and Caitriona’s picture when she’s not in high heels. She’s quite shorter than him, which is easily seen when she takes her heels off. On such occasion, if they were face-to-face, with their heads upright, Sam would not be able to see Caitriona because she would not reach his visual field / level.
In fact, by comparing their height side by side, we can see that the top of Cait’s head reaches exactly in Sam’s cheekbone. This structure is actually called the zygomatic bone.
In the picture of the game they’re both standing, so this facilitates and corroborates with what was highlighted above.
Any doubts left?
There are reports that a friend of Mackenzie’s, Paydin, had posted photos of this game and that chocolate thingy was with her. But she deleted the photos later. We can not say, but as it is quite common for people to suffer from PRD (Post, Regret and Delete) sindrome, we do not rule out this possibility. And then the story would be that MM was in the game with her friend and Sam with Cait, and at the end of the game, MM joined Sam to have her friend make that video of them together and put it online.
And so it was done. Except that no one expected that a picture of a baseball fan would appear that had nothing to do with the story but that ended, unintentionally, being responsible for another big receipt. Thank you so much!!!
What do you think happened? Could this have been the story?
We are leaving now for our next destination and we will not even need to use our passports. We will continue in the USA.
Destination number 2 – New York
In July 2016, Sam went to a Piaget event in New York. It had nothing to do with Outlander. He posted a photo of the event on IG:
He also gave interviews. In one of them you can hear a very familiar voice.
A woman talking about a picture of a cat with bow tie…
Hmm, who owns a cat, again?
The voice, the accent and her singular way of speaking, matches with Eddie’s momma.
There’s also this picture.
Does it look like Cait?
A tall, dark-haired woman with a very similar voice and accent.
What are the odds? Is it her?
Still in New York, days latter, Sam and a fan took a picture on the street.
And behind them, in the reflection of the window, there’s also a woman!
This was Sam’s trip for professional purposes, that had nothing to do with Outlander. Why would Cait be with him?
And now we’re going to leave for our third and last destination today.
Destination number 3 – Paris
Yes! Paris again! I told you that we would come back here. And for a great occasion: Cait’s birthday.
October 4, 2016. They were shooting Outlander and the day started with a fuzz. Dora received happy bday from everyone, Sam included!
And this famous and very interesting little tweet by fellow Outlander actress, Rosie Day (Mary from season 2):
Telling Sam to take good care of her? On her birthday day? It’s pretty weird, right?! Especially if Sam has a girlfriend he should take care of and… FOCUS!
Anyway, later that day, Cait announced that she had finished shooting and that she was going to travel to celebrate her bday. The destination of the trip would be France, according to the emojis.
Later, Sam posted this picture of a bag of nuts (we know he loves it), and the place of the photo looks a lot like the interior of an airplane!
He disappeared from his SMs that weekend. Only showed up to answer this tweet that besides mentioning Cait, he was tagged.
She was in a Louis Vuitton fashion show.
And then the After Party, where Dora showed up as well.
All good, Cait went to Paris, attended a fashion show, went to the party, celebrated her birthday. All right. But then after a while, this pic came out:
Did you see what I saw?
Is that …. A forehead? This is a forehead hard to forget, right?
You guys, it’s him!
Sam, what was he doing in Paris? Was he with her, then? That forehead seems unmistakable. Is it really his?
Is it possible that ALL the places they go, a doppelganger shows up in photos, videos and audios? It would be the only reasonable explanation.
In November 2016, we had the BAFTA awards and Sam and Cait were competing. A few days before, Jess’s blog on tumblr received news from an anonymous that MM would go to the awards, which was a last minute arrangement and Sam would be quite angry.
That is what happened. MM went, Cait won the award, thanked her life partner, Sam, and he was not happy at all.
He posted a picture of him with Cait on IG congratulating the Wifey and no photo with the “girlfriend”.
And let’s not forget, Tobrian was also at the BAFTA. But we’ll talk about him in another part of the trip…
Our trip today ends here. 2017 we are coming for you… Here we go!
Author: Flavia Labruna
Colaborators: Lotti e Queen Victoria.
Investigators: Flavia, Lotti e Queen Victória.
Portuguese proofreading: Thais Beluzzo.
English Translation: Lotti.
English Proofreading: Bianca Portela.
Design: Talita, Bianca e Catarina Balfe
Compilers: Flavia Labruna e Lotti