Outlander Inside the World: Why Episode 3 was titled The False Bride

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Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

The Outlander episode titles are always chosen carefully. Couldn’t figure out why Episode 3 was titled The False Bride? The Inside the World segment explained it all.

One thing I love about Outlander is the Inside the World segments at the end. This week gave me the answer to my burning question: Why was the title of Episode 3 “The False Bride?”

The titles are always expertly chosen. They give an idea of what’s to come without ruining too much (for the most part, anyway). I knew the title would be linked to Brianna and Roger’s storyline in a way but it wasn’t what I expected.

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During the segment, Maril Davis and Matt B. Roberts explain that it’s the song Richard Rankin’s Roger sings during the festival. It’s a beautiful folk song that was released around the same time the show was set. In fact, it was on an EP in 1967 and was a folk song before that.

You can hear Sandy Denny’s version of the song here, which is in a much higher octave than Roger’s version but still has the same meaning to it. It certainly became a focal point in the storyline as Brianna learned more about Roger MacKenzie.

The Inside the World segment also touched more on Claire and Jamie’s journey. We knew this season’s theme was about home and family, and the segment touches more on that. Where did the two EPs always view as home for the Frasers? I’ll leave you to watch the segment for yourselves.

Quite honestly, the segments are a beautiful touch, focusing on some important elements. I’m glad the title was explained because it did drive me a little batty trying to figure it out.

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What do you think of the title for the episode? Had you worked it out before the segment? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander continues Sundays on STARZ.