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The Garrison Commander 

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Claire and Dougal are questioned at the local garrison, and Dougal is treated with hostility and disdain by the British occupiers. Claire lets down her guard, but her headstrong opinions ... See full summary »


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Diana Gabaldon (based on the series of books written by), Ronald D. Moore (developed by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caitriona Balfe ... Claire Randall
Sam Heughan ... Jamie Fraser
Tobias Menzies ... Frank Randall / Jack Randall
Graham McTavish ... Dougal MacKenzie
Bill Paterson ... Ned Gowan
Duncan Lacroix ... Murtagh Fraser
Grant O'Rourke ... Rupert MacKenzie
Stephen Walters ... Angus Mhor
John Heffernan ... Brigadier General Lord Thomas
Tom Brittney ... Lieutenant Jeremy Foster
Finn Den Hertog ... Willie
Ian Dunn ... Captain Yates
Andrew Whipp ... Brian Fraser
Matthew Steer ... Lt. Hughes
Edmund Digby-Jones Edmund Digby-Jones ... Corporal Hawkins


Claire and Dougal are questioned at the local garrison, and Dougal is treated with hostility and disdain by the British occupiers. Claire lets down her guard, but her headstrong opinions get her into trouble again, and she discovers the true nature of Black Jack Randall when left alone with him. Written by Karen Booth

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance


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English | Scots

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13 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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When Claire and Dougal are being escorted to meet the eponymous "Garrison Commander," Claire remarks in her voice-over that the British soldiers surrounding them are called "Redcoats" at this time in history and not "Tommies." Interestingly enough, "Tommy" is a shortened version of "Tommy Atkins" and while the origin of the term is a subject of debate, but it is known to have been used as early as 1743 - the very year Claire finds herself.

Side note: while the term is still used as of 2018 in the British Army in the abridged version "Tom" (especially in the Infantry Regiments, to specifically refer to a junior enlisted soldier), and would have been used in World War II, it is much more often associated with World War I. See more »


When Tobias Menzies enters the room after "removing the dust" it appears that he is chewing on gum. Then as he is facing the fireplace, it appears that he is sticking this gum to the underside of the mantle. See more »


Black Jack Randall: I dwell in darkness, madam, and darkness is where I belong.
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Skye Boat Theme
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Raya Yarbrough
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Waited a while, worth it.
13 September 2014 | by iwanttoemailryanSee all my reviews

Fantastic. How boring the first five episodes were, I can hardly believe I stuck with this series. I am glad I did. What a phenomenal episode this was. Visceral, haunting, horrifying and performances the like of which I have not seen. The twist of the captain at the end, a little sudden but still just a captivating episode. I await next week withing longing, not trepidation as I did the first five episodes. Bravo, please keep it up. I hope this continues. Claire and the captain had just incredible performances. The last two episodes saved this series for me. I will be watching, for sure. More history will help, and the dark aspects of this story give it legs. Please, please continue and don't water the visceral feeling down.

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