Whilst Jamie has been gone, sister Jenny and her husband Ian have been paying a gang of ex-militia/highwaymen protection money, food and good tobacco to keep them from the jaws of the Red Coats. Tension is high as Jamie has to assume a 'cousin' of the family so as to hide the fact that he has a price on his head. Unfortunately, someone they have come across recently connects up with the gang - and he knows Jaime and his secret. This rogue has a plan for the gang to rob a rent packet but he also blackmails Jaime to keep his secret - or has he spilled the tale already. Jenny and Claire are busy bringing the latest Fraser into the world - a breech birth.moreless
Claire's rescue by Jamie puts the whole clan in danger, the fact of which she is made brutally aware. Colum, unhappy with the trip's results, confronts Dougal, and Jamie weighs the merits of staying at the castle.
Claire enters into a forced marriage with Jamie, but soon begins to experience deeper feelings for him.
In the series premiere of this cable drama, a married British combat nurse time-travels from World War II to 1743 Scotland, is kidnapped by Highlanders and tends to an injured young warrior.