‘Outlander’ Episode 116 Preview, “To Ransom a Man’s Soul” (Season One Finale)

This is the preview for Episode 116 of Outlander, “To Ransom a Man’s Soul.”  This is the finale for Season One.

The dread of the adaptation of this book material continues as Black Jack Randall is not done with Jamie.  However, we do see that Jamie is rescued from Wentworth Prison.

The synopsis: “A plan is put in place to attempt to free Jamie from Wentworth Prison where he is once again being held by his tormentor, Black Jack Randall.”

Screen caps of the preview are below the video. We will upload other (country) versions when they are available.

This episode premieres in U.S. Saturday, May 30, 2015 on Starz.  There is a two week wait in between Episode 115 and the finale.  It is available in the U.K. and Canada on Sunday.

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Source: Starz, Amazon Prime UK

  • DrBlueFrogPhD

    As odd as this sounds, I am actually thankful for the week’s hiatus before they show the finale. I need a week to recover from this past weekend’s show.

    • Lori

      I don’t mind the break of a week’s time, but I am not looking forward to the long break between seasons. That said, the final episode will likely be both riveting and exhausting. We think we know BJR, but we’re about to find out that we don’t jack about Jack. Sadistic doesn’t begin to cover it. I hate having to look away from the screen, but I think I’m going to spend a lot of time doing just that. Might take a few airings before I can watch it straight through!
      Coos and Highlanders to the rescue! I have to show some love for Duncan LaCroix as Murtagh, the unlikely and somewhat resistant hero that has always had Jamie’s back and now has Claire’s as well. Murtagh stepped into the light in episode 114 and I cannot imagine anyone filling those shoes better than Duncan. I am really impressed with his acting chops. Those instant facial expression changes crack me up.
      Everyone has done a splendid job and I do mean EVERYONE. I know there’s a lot of awards talk circulating and yes, that kind of recognition is certainly deserved. There were so many standout performances, that if I were an Emmy voter, I wouldn’t know where to begin. The best award would be having the series around for several more seasons. You can make that happen, right Starz?

      • DrBlueFrogPhD

        Absolutely! I mean, at a minimum we NEED a season 3. Voyager is by far my favorite of the series and I’m desperate to see this cast tackle it!

        • Lori

          YES! Because if they’re doing a season two, they have to do three because…well, you know (no spoilers). The long breaks between seasons and even splitting seasons in half are not particularly good for keeping audiences tuning in. Many people will move on. While I certainly understand the logistics of producing a season, it would be nice if it at least doesn’t get broken up by a six month lull. That kind of stuff is suicide for a series…even the best of series. I know plenty of people that got tired of waiting for Mad Men and finally said, “Screw it.” They didn’t bother to watch the last season. We live in a society of short attention spans and shiny objects. Doesn’t take long for folks to lose interest. But, I digress. Back to this episode. What does everyone think will be different or same from the book?

          • stopbeingdelulu

            totally agree, splitting the season and keeping viewers wait for 6 months is almost a series kill.
            i’ve said it twice already, but the long break doesnt make any sense to me.
            i keep watching because i’ve read books 1-3 when a was a young teenager. a little bit too young, so i didnt quite understand everything that was going on in the books. and i also forgot like 80% of it, so the show is a good way for me to remember all those moments in the books, i’ve already forgot about.
            but honestly, i dont think i would continue watching after the mid-season break, if i never would have heard of Outlander before.

        • sigrid28

          xxxxxGet a grip! This finale of “Outlander” is just make-believe-for-telling-a-story. Everyone involved in the production of whatever gender knows that, tears or no tears, no matter what sentimental stories the series’ publicists put out for public consumption. The actors may be upset because they are in for a lot more of this, since “Outlander” is now morphing into “Game of Thrones”-lite. IMO, the backers of the “Outlander” television series are doing this with the intention of precluding a third season. I’ll explain.

          Extra features of the rape and torture of Jamie are cynically added to the source material (Diana Gabaldon’s novels) and enhanced and made to dominate these final episodes of the television series for the sheer sensationalism of it, pure and simple. It is meant to attract audiences who like that sort of thing and to attract more men as viewers (as women viewers are less valued). Ask yourselves what this says about what the creators of the television series think about the people who watch it (I’m the woman who first posted this comment).

          As proof of the producers’ intention, I submit this excerpt from an article published in this month’s in Emmy Magazine:

          “Hoping to lure more men, Starz issued a mash-up promo video that joins scenes from Outlander with clips from Black Sails. ‘The focus will be to expand the audience as we move into the second season,’ Albrecht says.
          While the romance between Jamie and Claire will always remain center stage, Moore and his staff of writers have amped up tensions between the Scottish clans and delved deep into the historical context of the second Jacobite rebellion.
          That’s when clans loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the House of Stuart, early monarchs of the kingdom of Scotland, tried to overthrow the British throne. They failed finally and bitterly at the Battle of Culloden.
          There’s also the storyline of Claire’s husband, Frank. He’s still back in the 1940s, a former MI6 operative searching desperately for his wife, who mysteriously vanished while visiting Scotland’s mystical stone circle at Craigh na Dun. Tobias Menzies portrays both Frank and Frank’s sadistic 18th-century ancestor, Black Jack Randall (cue some vivid scenes involving torture).”

          Back to my comment, the new male-centric “Outlander” could drop altogether any events from Season 2 (now based rather loosely on Diana Gabaldon’s “Dragonfly in Amber”) that might occur in the 20th century, and just end the series with an elegiac depiction of the many Highlanders we have grown to know and love dying in horrible ways on the blood-soaked battlefield of Culloden (we already know that will happen). Claire could die, too (she’s half dead already). Presto! No need to renew the series for a third year!

  • MVM

    Oh my God! so sad!! Dreading to see on screen this last part of the book.

    • stopbeingdelulu

      didnt book 1 end differently ?

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      i remember Claire and Jamie spending time in some oily water ( a hot spring or lagune )

      • MVM

        of course! but that will be for episode 16, May 30th. What I dread is when he is telling Claire what really happened to him, those flashbacks are going to be hard to watch!!!!

      • Outlandishly_hooked

        it’s the pool from hot spring in bowels of the Abby.

  • Cat Mckenzie

    I too am grateful for a week breather after 116, intense barely covers it ! i try to remember “it is just a show ” but the Actors are SO REAL in their performances, so true to Character as they step from the Books to my Heart and I am immersed. What I AM looking forward to, and you can laugh if you like, is seeing more of the “Helian Coos”, aka Highland Cows. Such huge and beautiful creatures, WAY different than our Hereford or Holsteins here in the States.

  • von

    Found it hard to watch episode 115 first time but made myself watch it because I had read so much about how good the acting would be. I have watched three times now and yes it is still very upsetting but; the actors were amazing and did make it very believable and yes’ it was heart breaking, due to the fact that I have come to really love these characters over the course of many years of reading about them.
    Diana has done such a good job of making them very real to her readers but Sam and Cat have brought them alive in a way I would never have expected.
    Being squeamish and usually unable to watch cruel scenes easily, I was determined to watch so as to recognise the tremendous effort these great actors, writers and directors, had put into recreating the story to keep it true to the source.
    So I was hugely disappointed for all concerned, when I saw that many viewers had chosen to miss the last episode and viewing figures confirm this, simply because of it’s content.
    Shame because the quality of this show should be firmly supported throughout.
    Not watching the last two episodes is almost akin to wallpapering a room and leaving off the last roll of wallpaper. The overall effect is just not complete.
    I do hope fans rally round and watch the finale. These actors deserve so much more for pushing themselves so hard to deliver award winning performances
    So although I am not relishing some of the torture scenes to come, at least we are told that the episode will end on a very good high.
    Sorry to get on my soapbox here but I feel strongly about the points I have made.

  • Chelle427

    You are better than me. This is the ONLY episode I have watched once. I am normally good about these things, I mean, it is only TV. The acting is excellent and makes me forget that it isn’t real….. They are doing a great job, but it’s very hard to absorb!!!

  • I didnt know there was a break. I thought Starz pulled the episode because of all the freaking out people were doing, lol. Good to know it’s still airing.

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