Outlander (2014– )
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1945 England: Claire Randall reunites with her husband after five years of war. A second honeymoon goes awry when she falls back through time to 1740's Scotland.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Murtagh Fraser
Angus Mhor
Mrs. Baird
Uncle Lamb
Elizabeth Bowie ...
Young Claire
Army Doctor
Clare Yuille ...
Army Nurse
Andrew Still ...
Soldier 1


Six months after the end of World War II, Claire Randall and her husband Frank head to Scotland for a second honeymoon. They've been apart for 5 years with Claire having served as a front line nurse and this is a chance for them to get to know one another again. Frank is researching his own family history and they visit the ruins of Castle Leoch. Frank is particularly pleased when, with the help of a local minister, he comes across letters that mention his 18th century ancestor, Black Jack Randall, a British army officer who served in the area. When Claire goes off on her own and visits the site where they had watched Druid worshipers, she finds herself transported back in time to 1743. There she encounters Frank's ancestor and a handsome young Scot by the name of Jamie. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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9 August 2014 (USA)  »

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When portraying the WW2 period, show runner Ronald D. Moore said that the team chose to desaturate the colors so that the film was almost black and white. They would choose one color, usually the color that Claire is wearing, to punch up. In this episode, the color is frequently the blue of Claire's coat. See more »


In episode1, Season 1, after Claire is transported in time and she wakes up in the 18th Century, she's visibly wearing a leather belt on her waist a wrist watch and a ring and her left hand. She ran n the forest and in the next scene the belt and the watch disappeared. See more »


Claire Randall: Strange, the things you remember. Single images and feelings that stay with you down through the years. Like the moment I'd realized I'd never owned a vase. That I'd never lived in any place long enough to justify having such a simple thing. And how at that moment, I wanted nothing so much in all the world as to have a vase of my very own.
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18 August 2014 | by (Latin America) – See all my reviews

I was really intrigued about this first episode, being a fan of the books for some years now. And it fulfilled completely my expectations about how would the story begin and attract both fans and new viewers. The producers did a great job (I recommend listening to Ron Moore's pod-cast about the episode): spectacular Scottish locations, great period recreation, fabulous costumes and music and perfect cast. This is the beginning of a story about human relationships. It is out of the ordinary, complex and subtle. I'm not happy with those plots summaries that are everywhere, full of common-place comments usually extracted from somewhere else. Nor I agree with those endless comparisons to Game of Thrones or, even less, to 50 Shades, just because there's action, intrigue, betrayal, passion or love in the story. There's so much more and it will develop through the season. The book is not a page turner and the series isn't either. This first episode takes its' time in introducing the story and it does it very well indeed. Congratulations!

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