On her honeymoon with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) in 1945, the adventurous Claire doesn’t heed the ominous “be careful after dark” warning from a kindly old woman … and lo and behold, she somehow ends up in 18th Century Scotland. Things seem to be looking up, though, when she meets the swoon-worthy Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), who looks good even in a kilt.
He also gets the chance to protect her honor when, for some reason, 18th Century Scotland has a man who looks just like Claire’s husband running around, only he’s not Frank and he’s actually a pretty bad guy who immediately tries to assault her. So it’s not all castles and romance on horseback for our time-displaced heroine.
“Outlander” will premiere on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9/8c on Starz.