Saturday (Jan. 24) before the Season 2 premiere of “Black Sails,” Starz had a special treat for “Outlander” fans in the form of a sneak peek look at the opening scene of the spring premiere when Season 1 kicks off its last eight episodes.

The episode is called “The Reckoning” and, for the first time in the series, is told from Jamie’s point of view, including voiceovers from Sam Heughan. Creator Ron Moore tells the 2015 winter TV press tour that the writers saw this as an opportunity for both the episode on its own and the series moving forward.

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“It was an opportunity to then shift
point of view,” says Moore. “It was interesting to tell those events in that first
hour from Jamie’s point of view. And then, it also served a larger
goal in the life of the series in that the show beyond Season 1 is
really about Jamie and Claire together, and this was a moment to sort of
pivot to now include him in the perspective for the audience, and that
gave us permission moving forward to then do scenes that Jamie was in,
that Claire wasn’t in, so now the show became about both of them as we
move forward.”

What do you think of the sneak peek of “The Reckoning”? Will it help tide you over until “Outlander” returns April 4?

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