Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere Recap “Echoes”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 premiere “Echoes.” Jamie’s authority is tested when an old rival from Ardsmuir shows up to settle on the Ridge. Claire finds a new way to cope with the trauma of her assault by Lionel Brown. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on Outlander Season 5 finale, Book Five finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together, at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 premiere, it begins in Ardsmuir in 1753. The Catholic prisoners and Jaime are outside the prison with the Scottish Army making its way to Culloden to fight the British Army. They fight amongst themselves as Catholic prisoners against Tom and his Protentsant way and the Army is led by a Protestant King.

The governor sits down to dinner with Tom and Jaime who is in shackles. The Governor is upset that the King and himself have been disrespected by the prisoner riots and Jaime’s presence and leadership amongst the prisoners. He orders the prisoners a hard day of labor and Tom agrees.

The Catholic prisoners break out in song which sends Tom into a fit of rage. Again they break out into rioting and fighting. A lad dies in the fighting and old Charlie, a fellow prisoner, lays a forbidden piece of tartan on his dead body. When a soldier throws a fit about who laid the tartan, Jaime takes the blame for it and is whipped. His back is scared and it doesn’t even phase him. Tom is irate that Jaime took the blame and the punishment.

The Governor questions Jaime about what happened with the riot and the lad’s death. Jaime says he can lead the men but he needs food and medicine for them. He’ll provide the hope.

Jaime takes leadership of the prisoners and declares no more fighting or talk of politics or religion. Only a few disagree, Tom of course.

Fast forward to 1773 in North Carolina, Claire has discovered Ether, an anesthetic, and Jaime is proud. He tells her that he’s been offered the task of being the representative of the Crown to the Indians.

Brianna and Roger discuss their new acceptance of being happy where they are and how they can be helpful with their futuristic knowledge.

Claire notices bruises on a pregnant Marsali when she performs a check-up.

Jamie and Claire on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Jamie and Claire on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Tom shows up at Jaime’s and Roger lets him in. Tom explains they know each other from Ardsmuir. Jaime and Claire show up and the tension is thick!

Claire reassures Brianna that her inventions are for the good.

Claire and Jaime debate if Tom should settle on the Ridge. Jaime feels guilty because while they were in Ardsmuir, Tom lost his wife and Jaime had visions of Claire who saved him. They share their passion for each other.

Malva tells Claire that her father, Tom has started a congregation.

Jaime declines the Indian representative job from the King. Jaime, Brianna, and Roger confront Tom about starting a church on the Ridge.

Brianna and Roger decide to help a new settler widow with two littles, they just aren’t sure how yet.

Young Ian on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Young Ian on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Young Ian and Allan get shot at when Ian is mistaken for an Indian. Ian has to name-drop his family connection to Jaime to ensure his safety.

Claire stitches a knife wound when Tom cuts his hand. She informs him that she needs to fix his other hand or it will be useless in 6 months.

Major Christie stops by Jaime’s to tell Jaime that he’s found a new man to be the Indian Representative to the Crown, Richard Brown. Jaime disapproves.

Richard Brown, the man who also shot at Young Ian and Allan shows up at Jaime’s house accusing Allan of stealing a powder horn. Jaime and Tom have a small spat about who will punish Allan and Jaime puts his foot down and punishes Allan himself.

Jaime tells Major Christie that he will take the Indian Representative job because he refuses to allow Richard to get it.

Tensions mount on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Tensions mount on Outlander Season 6 Episode 1 Premiere

Tensions are high between Tom and Jaime. They argue about who rules the Ridge, Jaime or God.

Marsai and Fergus argue about his drinking.

Claire has a nightmare about Lionel and Jaime tries to reassure her. She leaves their bed and their bedroom to go knock herself out with her newfound ether.

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Air Date: March 6, 2022

Outlander Cast

  • Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser/Claire Randall
  • Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
  • Sophie Skelton as Brianna Fraser MacKenzie/Brianna Randall Fraser
  • Richard Rankin as Roger MacKenzie/Roger Wakefield
  • John Bell as Young Ian Murray
  • Cesar Domboy as Fergus Fraser
  • Lauren Lyle as Marsali Fraser
  • Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss
  • Paul Gorman as Keziah “Kezzie” and Josiah Beardsley
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Tom Christie
  • Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie
  • Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie
  • Chris Larkin as Richard Brown
  • Robin Laing as Major Donald McDonald
  • Glen Gould as Chief Bird
  • Simon R. Baker as Still Water
  • Joanne Thomson as Amy McCallum
  • Braeden Clarke as Kaheroton
  • Morgan Holmstrom as Wahionhaweh
  • David Berry as Lord John Grey
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta Innes
  • Jack Tarlton as Kenny Lindsay

Find in-depth Outlander cast descriptions here!

Catch a new episode each week on Starz, check out listings dates below. Stay right here, stay mixed in because Outlander Season 6 Episode 2, Jamie struggles with his first request as Indian Agent! Drop your email to get insights into your inbox…

Outlander Season 6 Episode Guide (A Breath of Snow and Ashes)

Season Episode Title Air Date
6 8 I Am Not Alone” Season Finale April 24, 2022
6 7 Sticks and Stones April 17, 2022
6 6 The World Turned Upside Down April 10, 2022
6 5 Give Me Liberty April 3, 2022
6 4 Hour of the Wolf March 27, 2022
6 3 Temperance March 20, 2022
6 2 Allegiance March 13, 2022
6 1 Echoes” Outlander Season 6 Premiere March 6, 2022

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