Outlander is based on an ongoing novel series of the same author, Diana Gabaldon. The first book was published in 1991, and the first live-action series first premiered on August 9, 2014. After its first release, it garnered a very positive review from the critics and the fans of the novel series. Unlike many series that fail to adapt the book into live-action, Outlander did a wonderful job and stayed true to its material source.
Following a former World War II nurse transported back in time to 1743 from 1945. The show has made amazing progress and is currently at its 6th season, with season 7 already in the making.
Episode 1 Recap: Echoes
We left the previous season, season 5, with the characters undergoing some very traumatic events that will echo till this season. First, Claire was raped and beaten, due to which she still goes through PTSD.
Episode 1 showed Jamie in Ardsmuir prison following the Jacobite uprising, back in 1753, 20 years back. The Scottish people in prison chose him as their leader. Eventually, a conflict between the protestants and Catholics in prison results in the death of a person. This opening scene would probably come back to bite the characters, and old wounds might get wounded again.
Back to the present, Claire, with all her knowledge from the future, is using it to help the people but would the people of that time understand this advanced knowledge, or will this turn into a Salem Witch Trials, and she might be deemed a witch. Currently going through PTSD, Claire cannot fall asleep and is seen injecting herself to fall asleep. This could eventually blow up Claire as she might get addicted to it.
On the other hand, Jamie finally takes up the job offer to lead the “committee of safety” group of men after a disturbing incident where he had to whip a child. Realizing that if he doesn’t stand now, John Brown will further abuse his power. A lot of bad blood is brewing as Jamie is also a part of John Brown’s brother’s death.
Episode 2, Season 6: What To Expect?
From the trailer for episode 2 of Outlander, season 6, it can be assumed that Jamie, stepping up for his job as the leader of a group of men called “committee of safety,” replacing John Brown, will prove to be harder than he thought. He is put between two sharp swords and will have to make decisions. It is a great responsibility, but knowing Jamie through the seasons, this man will probably listen to his heart.
On the other hand, Marsali Fraser is almost due but has confessed that her baby hasn’t been moving lately. Will she give birth successfully to a baby, or will there be complications? Also, Claire seems to be en route to addiction as she has PTSD.
Total Number Of Episodes In Season 6
There are eight episodes in this season, which is comparatively less than the show’s previous seasons. Season 4 had 12 episodes, and season 4, 13. However, the show’s creator has promised quality over quantity this season with each episode that will leave you motionless after you finish.
The name of the episodes are:
Episode 1, “Echoes”, Episode 2: “Allegiance”, Episode 3: “Temperance”, Episode 4: “Hour of the Wolf”, Episode 5: “Give Me Liberty”, Episode 6: “The World Turned Upside Down”, Episode 7: “Sticks and Stones” and Episode 8: “I Am Not Alone”
When Can You Watch It?
The new episode of the series Outlander, episode 2 of season 6, titled, Allegiance, is set to release on March 13, 2022, at 9/8c.
Where Can You Watch It?
The new season of Outlander, season 6, is available to stream on Starz.com and the Starz app, which is available for download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Starz is currently offering an exclusive $5 a month subscription for the first three months for new subscribers.
You can also find Outlander Seasons 1-4 on NetFlix for $4.99 a month or an annual subscription of $49.99. Unfortunately, Netflix currently doesn’t have Outlanders Season 5 but is rumored to acquire it soon. But if you can’t wait for it to release on Netflix, you can always stream Season 5 on Amazon Prime Video.
Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall, John Bell as Young Ian Murray, César Domboy as Fergus Fraser, Lauren Lyle as Marsali Fraser, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss, Mark Lewis Jones as Thomas Christie, Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie and Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie