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Sassenach 

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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.

Director:

John Dahl

Writers:

Diana Gabaldon (based on the series of books written by), Ronald D. Moore (developed by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caitriona Balfe ... Claire Randall
Sam Heughan ... Jamie Fraser
Tobias Menzies ... Frank Randall / Jack Randall
Graham McTavish ... Dougal MacKenzie
Duncan Lacroix ... Murtagh Fraser
Grant O'Rourke ... Rupert MacKenzie
Stephen Walters ... Angus Mhor
James Fleet ... Reverend Wakefield
Tracey Wilkinson ... Mrs. Graham
Kathryn Howden ... Mrs. Baird
Prentis Hancock ... Uncle Lamb
Elizabeth Bowie Elizabeth Bowie ... Young Claire
David Elliot ... Army Doctor
Clare Yuille Clare Yuille ... Army Nurse
Andrew Still Andrew Still ... Soldier 1
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Storyline

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 | Fantasy | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Scots

Release Date:

9 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sassenach does, in fact, mean Englishman, and is not (always) derogatory. Sasain is Scots Gaelic (Gaidhlig) for England and literally means Saxon. A Scotsman would be called Albannach, with Alba being Gaelic for Scotland. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Claire Randall: I distinctly heard the barman in the pub last night refer to us as Sassenachs.
Reverend Wakefield: I hope you didn't take offense. It only means Englishman, after all, or at worst, outlander.
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Skye Boat Theme
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Raya Yarbrough
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Challenge fulfilled
18 August 2014 | by vimrodlSee 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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