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Outlander Returns April 4th – See The Recaps Of The First 8 Episodes


Outlander is television drama series is based on the historical time travel series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Originally the series was picked up for 16 episodes, the first 8 of which aired in August and September of last year. Starting on April 4th, the final 8 episodes of season 1 will air, with a second season gearing up for production soon. In preparation we take a look back at the first half of the season.

In 1945, World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall and her husband Frank after reunited after being separated for 5 years during the war.  The happy couple visit Scotland as he researches his family tree, but after witnessing a Druidic ritual Claire finds herself transported back in time to Scotland of 1743.  Here she meets her husband’s evil ancestor, a Captain of His Majesty’s Dragoons, and a young highland warrior by the name of Jamie Fraser.  Jamie takes her to Castle Leoch, where she is suspected of being an English spy and held against her will to be a healer.  Every attempt to earn the trust of the people of the castle only makes her more valuable, and her freedom to return to the standing stones that transported her to the past seems far away.  Claire attempts to escape, but Jamie convinces her that her attempt would only fail and brings her back to the castle.  Her knowledge of the future allows her to warn her allies that the path they are on is doomed to fail and kill many highlanders along the way, but unfortunately they don’t listen to her.  Before too long she is reunited with her husband’s ancestor, who attempts to find out what she is hiding, and her only recourse to protect herself is to marry Jamie.

The first part of season one ended with Claire’s husband in the future losing hope at finding his wife, and Claire making one last attempt to return home.  Unfortunately just as she is about to reach the standing stones that will transport her home, he husband’s ancestor captures her and attempts to rape her, but at the last moment Jamie appears and states “I’ll thank you to take your hands off my wife!”

We’re desperately waiting to see how the next episode will conclude this cliffhanger on April 4th.

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