Outlander (2014– )
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The Battle Joined 

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Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden; a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston.


Brendan Maher


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
Duncan Lacroix ... Murtagh Fraser
Laura Donnelly ... Jenny Fraser
Steven Cree ... Ian Murray
Andrew Gower ... Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Grant O'Rourke ... Rupert MacKenzie
Julian Wadham ... Lord General George Murray
Gerard Horan ... Quartermaster John O'Sullivan
Jim Sweeney ... Andrew MacDonald
Sam Hoare ... Lord Hal Melton
Oliver Tilney ... Lieutenant Wallace
Colin Stinton ... Dean Jackson
Kimberley Nixon ... Millie Nelson


Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden; a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The title theme has been altered again. There is now a lack of bagpipes being played during the song. This is in parallel to the Highlander culture being stripped following the Battle of Colloden. See more »


At 16:08, Claire attempts to light a stove using a very modern, long butane lighter of the "gun" type commonly used for barbecues. In 1948, she would have used a wooden match, perhaps a long match similar to those used for fireplaces. The butane lighter was not invented until the early- to mid-1950s, and the "gun" type not until the late 1950s (Match-O-Matic by National Silver Company). See more »


References 1776 (1972) See more »


Skye Boat Theme
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Raya Yarbrough
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Outlander's legacy continues
10 September 2017 | by osotechieSee all my reviews

It's been a long wait for season 3. Now, a short time later, I crave for episode 3-02. I did not expect to be so easily pleased by the first episode. I will admit it is difficult to maintain sensibility when I am being torn apart by emotional ammunition. But it looks like season 3 will be as good as or better than season 1.

There was so much attention paid to the beauty of human nature. I was afraid, because of my interpretations of rumors, that Outlander would not connect well to its fans. I was gladly mistaken. I don't recall being so emotional during an episode. The pain, emotion and love lost or gained that the characters endure, the mystically alluring music, the unexpected moments of hope lost, frustration with humanities' faults, Claire, Jamie, Frank...

Such a beautiful episode.

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