In this week in Outlander history: The Watch and La Dame Blanche

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This week in Outlander history, two important episodes aired. They would both include storylines that would link to the final episodes of their respective seasons.

#FlashbackFriday gives us a chance to look back at previous episodes. It’s a chance to see what they did for pushing storylines forward and whether they offered their own drama and entertainment value. I’m going to start a series looking at the episodes that aired in this week in Outlander history. It seems fitting for a show that is all about history, anyway.

This week sees the anniversary of two episodes from the first two seasons of the series. Outlander Season 1, Episode 13, “The Watch” and Outlander Season 2, Episode 4, “La Dame Blanche.”

Both episodes served dual purposes. They had their own standalone dramas, but would also include a storyline that would affect our main characters in the final episodes of their seasons.

The Watch

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After Claire chose Jamie and the two headed to Lallybroch, we just knew things couldn’t be as easy and happy as they’d have liked. Sure enough, Lallybroch saw The Watch arrive.

We’d already learned about the dangers of The Watch and book fans already had an idea of what to expect. The show added its own flare, creating an interesting change to the initial storyline with The Watch, but both storylines saw the same outcome. Jamie Fraser was arrested, attempted to escape, but would eventually be caught again. We’d see Jamie suffer the brutalities of Wentworth Prison.

Outlander Season 1, Episode 13 aired on April 30, 2015, for the first time.

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La Dame Blanche

As for the Season 2 episode, we’d continue the story in Paris. With dinner plans at home, Claire, Mary, and Murtagh would walk home in the dark. This was the moment that the story showed the dangers of travel through the Parisian streets at night. They were attacked, with Murtagh being knocked out, Mary raped, and Claire almost raped.

The attackers would run away after realizing they were attacking “La Dame Blanche.” However, Claire got a look at a birthmark, which would come up later in the season. It turned out the attacker was the Duke of Sandringham’s servant. Of course…

Outlander Season 2, Episode 4 aired on May 2, 2016, for the first time.

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What did you think of the two episodes? Do you have a favorite out of the two? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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