Outlander (2014– )
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Castle Leoch 

Claire is brought to Castle Leoch under suspicion as an English spy. Learning that the year is 1743, she tries to arrange travel back to the standing stones. Colum MacKenzie uses her ability as a healer as an excuse to detain her.



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Liam Carney ...
Letitia MacKenzie (as Aislin McGuckin)


Claire knows that if she is to survive in this time she will have to act like a local. She arrives at Castle Leoch and after being dressed properly by the housekeeper Mrs. Fitzgibbons meets the laird of the castle, Colum MacKenzie. He agrees to provide her with transportation to Inverness in a few days time but Claire's story of being on her way to France when attacked by brigands is suspect and she is thought to be a spy. When the time comes, Colum tells she'll not be leaving until they exactly who she is and what she's up to. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in October 1739, from November 1 to November 6, 1743 and in November 1945. See more »


Claire refers to Colum's men as "thugs," and he apparently understands the term and is unfazed by it. The term originally referred to gangs of robbers in India and came into English usage during the era of British rule, which had not yet begun in 1743. See more »


Mrs. Fitzgibbons: [standing hands on hips and a mock look of disgust] Murtagh, you look and smell like a rat that's been dragged through sheep dung!
Murtagh Fraser: Gi' us a kiss then
[playfully kissing her cheek]
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Loch Lomond
[Heard in background during one of Claire's voice-overs]
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18 August 2014 | by (Latin America) – See all my reviews

After enjoying the first episode and finding my expectations fulfilled about how would the TV adaptation work, I was more than ready for this second episode. Even though I have already read the whole book series, I know that I will be finding differences and some new scenes too in every episode. I'm actually looking forward to it, since I find it very interesting to see how the creative process of turning a book I love and know into a TV series works. And I'm not in the least adamant about keeping book faithfulness to the word. This second episode is more straight forward than the first, so maybe it's more friendly to less patient viewers. The actors do a great job in evolving their characters and, at the same time, letting the audience know there is so much more to be discovered about them. Castle life recreation is fantastic and the new scenes and dialogs added to those in the book are perfectly blended into the story. The music is always wonderful. Being filmed in Scotland and under the same weather conditions that the characters endure, adds to the realism of the adaptation and is another great example of how detailed this production is.

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