Season 1, Episode 3 – The Way Out

Claire tries to earn the respect of the Laird, Colum Mackenzie, however in doing so she has unwittingly made herself even more valuable to the community.  Using her skills again, she saves the life of Mrs. Fitz’s nephew, bringing on the wraith of the fanatical Father Bain, who had decided the poor lad was suffering…

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Outlander, Season 1, Episode 2 – Castle Leoch

Outlander Season 1 – Episode 2 – Castle Leoch Claire has arrived at Castle Leoch, with the Highlanders realising this is the very same place she visited with Frank. While it was a ruin then, now it is a fully functioning, well built castle, further cementing in Claire’s mind that she has traveled back in…

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Outlander – Season 1, Episode 1 – Sassenach

Outlander – Season 1, Episode 1 – Sassenach People disappear all the time. Most are found. A woman in a blue coat looks longingly at a blue vase in a shop window. It is a Tuesday afternoon, six months after the end of WWII. Next we see the same woman, a combat nurse, tending to…

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Outlander – Season 1, Episode 3 – The Way Out

Outlander Season 1, Episode 3 – The Way Out This episode opens in World War II with Claire about to depart on a train, leaving for the front. She is being farewelled by her husband Frank. Both are in uniform. The irony is that Claire is the one going to the front lines, with Frank…

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Who Is Mary Hawkins?

Mary Hawkins is the shy and sexually innocent daughter of an English baronet. In 1744 she has been sent to Paris to stay with her uncle, a merchant named Silas Hawkins who has arranged for her to marry a much older Frenchman, Comte Marigny. Mary meets a fellow Englishwoman, Claire Fraser, in the home of…

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