***Spoilers ahead - kind of. If you haven't read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and want to, you might not want to continue reading. If you've read the books, you know what's going to happen...the show is one interpretation. ***
***Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.***
You can watch the first episode for free until June 2015 on Starz play. Other episodes are only available with a Starz subscription.
Most of my "review" is written live while watching the episode and then edited for clarity.
Well, they've changed Frank and Claire's wedding. Which didn't piss me off until I thought we wouldn't get to see Jamie and Claire's actual wedding. But before I got too huffy I figured I should wait until the end of the episode.
I thought it was good how they went from Claire's kiss to Frank on their wedding day to her kiss with Jamie. And the look on her face, of heartbreak and despair is painful.
Jamie's toast to Claire is adorable. And then she downs three glasses of whisky (or wine?) in her nervousness.
Claire drinks soooo much in this episode.
Watch: Contract negotiation clip. cause I can't find an clip I can embed.
When Jamie told Claire how he married her to keep her safe from Randall and she fully realizes what that means for him, her face is so sweet. It looks like her first unguarded loving gaze at Jamie.
I like how they showed how they were getting to know each other with just bits and pieces heard through the getting to know each other conversation.
And then Rupert and Angus burst in and be goofy dorks.
So many good little tidbits in this episode and I've apparently discovered how to gif the crap out of my posts. Just enjoy the gifs. They say it all for me.
Can you imagine having to lace up a corset every day? Also - you don't have to completely unlace it, Jamie. You just loosen it because otherwise it takes forever to do it back up the next day.
Their first time is a bit quick, and Claire looks as if she is trying not to laugh.
Jamie then makes her laugh with his naive thoughts on love-making.
Dougal sounds jealous of Jamie.
With the amount of whisky they're drinking either they can hold their liquor or it isn't that strong. We've seen at least 5 glasses for Claire.
Lines Outlanders have been waiting to hear #624 - Jamie first calling Claire 'my brown haired one' in Gaelic.
I like that we get to hear Murtagh more on the show than in the books. It gives a sense of just how important of a relationship Jamie and his godfather have.
"Your mother had the sweetest smile, it warmed a man to the backbone just to see it. Claire’s smile is just as sweet."
I go from loving Dougal to hating him to loving him again. Here, loved him.
In a church before a priest.
A proper dress for Claire to wear.
Another favorite bit is Rupert and Angus getting the ring. Their silliness and teasing is the best.
With that scene, Carus said they remind her of Fred and George (of Harry Potter) and I agreed.
And then adorable little old Ned negotiating with a bunch of whores.
This bit was hilarious too:
At last, our first look at Claire's wedding dress (well, first look for those that were able to resist all the links for the sneak peak of it)(I had been able to resist) and it is gorgeous!
Jamie's face when she said she couldn't marry him was heart stoppingly sad.
The wedding was lovely.
Claire is falling for Jamie.
(Gif of Dougal and Claire.)
And back to hating Dougal.
Things Outlander fans have been waiting for #345: Jamie giving Claire his mother's pearls.
Which might be the final sweetest thing that made Claire fall in love with Jamie.
This shot was beautiful.
Again, I wanted the episode to continue. BUT having it be only the wedding and wedding night was a very good idea. It keeps us feeling all warm and fuzzy for Jamie+Claire.
The next episode is the mid season finale and the last one we will see until 2015. Aaack!!!
I'm excited to see this episode since we will get to see more of Frank and what frank is going through looking for Claire.
gifs taken from Tumblr
gifs taken from Tumblr