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Outlander is a British and American television show that began airing in 2014. It is based on the popular series of novels, also called Outlander, by historical fiction author Diana Gabaldon. The series stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, and Grant O'Rourke, as well as Stephen Walters. The series aired on Starz which also backed and developed the project. Gabaldon is also a paid adviser who works with the production crew and also has journeyed to the set many times to ensure creative fidelity to her original source material.

The plot of the TV show revolves around a young nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) who lives in the 1940s during the ravished and war torn times of World War II. She finds herself magically transported to civil war era Scotland in 1743. There she meets the dashing and charming Scottish war hero Jaime Fraser (Sam Heughan).

Saturday 9:00 PM et/pt on Starz
3 Seasons, 39 Episodes
August 9, 2014
Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
8.5/10
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies
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  • Claire races to discover the source of an epidemic aboard a disease-stricken ship before hundreds of sailors die. And as Jamie locks horns with Captain Raines, Fergus finds himself torn between loyalty and love.

  • Claire and Jamie leave Scotland, sailing to the West Indies on an urgent quest. But when the superstitious crew looks for someone to blame after a string of bad luck, rescue comes from an unlikely source.

  • In the aftermath of a violent confrontation, Claire follows her conscience as a surgeon, even though it could put her and Jamie's lives at risk. At the same time, Jamie attempts to evade the reach of the Crown as its representative closes in on his illegal dealings.

  • After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie's new business dealings jeopardize the couple's hopes for a simple life together.

  • Brianna grapples with life-changing revelations and Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is her father's daughter. Roger brings news that forces Claire and Brianna to face an impossible choice.

  • While serving as groomsman at the aristocratic estate of Helwater, Jamie is reluctantly pulled into the intrigue of a noble British family. In 1968 Scotland, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie's whereabouts in history, leaving Claire to wonder if they will ever find him again.

  • In prison, Jamie discovers that an old foe has become the warden – and now has the power to make his life a living hell. Over the years, Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward to share a harmonious marriage, but an uninvited guest shatters this illusion, bringing their differences to light.

  • Jamie leads a lonely life hidden in a cave until Lallybroch is threatened by redcoats; Claire and Frank struggle to coexist in a marriage haunted by the ghost of Jamie.

  • After living through the Battle of Culloden, Jamie finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving British victors, until a connection from his past provides his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in the modern world of 1940s Boston – and life with Frank.

  • The Season 2 closer skips forward to the present, where Claire discloses the truth to her daughter, Brianna, while in the 18 century, the Battle of Culloden begins and Jamie pulls out all stops to rescue his loved ones.

  • Jamie pulls out all stops trying to turn the Jacobite army away from forthcoming slaughter, while Claire comforts the sickly Alex Randall; and Alex conceives an outrageous idea to save his child's mother.

  • Jacobite leaders choose to stop the march on London and send Claire and the Highlanders to the north, where a troop of redcoats is causing problems for the Scots.

  • Jamie uses Claire's knowledge of the future to lead the Jacobite army into battle against the British, while Claire tends to the wounded, a harsh reminder of the cost of war.

  • Claire and Jamie reunite with the Lallybroch and MacKenzie men during training; Jamie and Claire wage personal battles; an Englishman arrives in camp with new information.

  • Claire and Jamie look to gain support from his manipulative grandfather, who may have his own interests in mind, while a visiting Colum MacKenzie has other ideas.

  • Doctors at L'Hopital des Anges attempt to save the lives of Claire and her unborn baby; King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of engaging in the dark arts.

  • Jamie and Claire use Claire's medical knowledge to come up with a scheme to stop a deal which could fill the war chest; Claire learns Jamie has gone back on his word.

  • Reunited, Jamie and Claire try to put out the fires their dinner party ignited; however, Claire is set off on a surprising change of direction. Jamie and Claire's relationship is put to the ultimate trial when the past surfaces its ugly head.

  • Claire and Jamie throw an elaborate dinner party intended to derail investors in Prince Charles’ war effort.

  • Jamie’s time is dominated by political machinations, while Claire finds solace in her healing skills.

  • Jamie and Claire show up in France, where they desire to infiltrate the Jacobite rebellion and halt the Battle of Culloden. Diving into the plush world of French society, they experience court intrigue and have difficulty gaining any headway politically.

Outlander News

Starz Joins the Streaming Service Party

Starz has announced that it will begin offering a stand-alone streaming service for its programming, so now you can watch Outlander for only $8.99 per month.

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Check Out the New Trailer for 'Outlander' Season Two

The short teaser shows us what's next for Claire in the new Starz series.

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