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as Claire Randall
as Jamie Fraser
as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall
as Dougal MacKenzie
as Colum MacKenzie
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
as Angus Mhor
as Geillis Duncan
as Jenny Fraser Murray
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
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Critic reviews for Through a Glass, Darkly
A pretty grim return to one of the most anticipated romance stories on television, n'est pas? Luckily, there was plenty of time to go back to the 18th century towards the back half of the premiere.
Claire's return to the 1940s takes up most of the episode and nearly all of my emotional reserve... I'm ready for a wee dram and a good lie-down, and Frank is ready to do damage to an old shed.
With Outlander Season 2 Episode 1, our lovely Claire is still torn between the past and the present, and it's obvious straight away things are not going to be easy for the Sassenach.
I also think the show's insight into the happenings immediately following Claire's return gives depth to the character of Frank, and that's a good thing. We really do need to care for Frank, and Menzies needs to keep acting.
At its best, the show... is a literate fantasy, in which a strong-willed, intelligent woman gets to have great sex and fantastic adventures... At its worst, however, it's clunky melodrama. "Through a Glass, Darkly" delivers dollops of both.
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