Outlander 3×01 The Battle Joined

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Outlander 3×01 The Battle Joined

The episode opens with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) waking up after the Battle of Culloden. In flashbacks he remembers the moments leading up to the battle, standing next to Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower), the charge of the Highland army and his final encounter with Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) on the battlefield.

In 1948, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank (Tobias Menzies) are settling into life in Boston. Despite trying her best, Claire finds it increasingly difficult to adjust to modern amenities and the life of a respected wife of a Harvard professor. Tensions between her and Frank rise as they both realize that Claire can’t forget the father of her unborn child.

Back on Culloden Moore in the 18th century, the last remaining Highland soldiers are found by British government troops, who are ordered to execute the survivors. However, the commanding officer, Lord Hal Melton (Sam Hoare), recognizes Jamie as the man who saved his younger brother’s life and reluctantly repays his brother’s debt of honour.

“Mark me” count: 1

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