“I’m also a violent man. Any goodness that prevails in me is because of my wife. You tried to take her from me.”
If you recall this quote by Jamie from the first episode, then we can assure the readers that you are in for a wild ride that will be filled with a lot of surprises that you’ve never seen before in Outlander! It is definitely one of the most anticipated and loved series of all time that has made its official way to streaming this summer season, and it has already started to entail an epic tale that makes one wonder what’s in store for their favorite characters.
There’s no doubt that it will be filled with even more drama, romance, and adventure! The viewers who tuned in to watch the first season were not left disappointed, and we can attest to this confidently that the story has just begun with so much more to offer in the coming weeks! So it’s fair to say that it’s finally time to get ready to journey back in time once again and experience all the excitement that Outlander season seven has to offer in the upcoming episode!
Continue reading to learn more about Outlander Season 7 Episode 2.
Outlander Season 7 Episode 2: When will it premiere?
Attention readers! The much-awaited second episode, which is simply titled “The Happiest Place on Earth,” of this historical drama television series based on the Outlander novel series by Diana Gabaldon is confirmed to premiere this week on Friday, June 23, 2023, at midnight ET via streaming and internationally on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platform in the UK.
For linear viewers, the show will premiere every Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. While you wait for the episode to premiere, check out this official post of the cast talking about what to expect in the new season, as shared on the official Twitter handle, quoting, “If you’re anything like me, you can’t stop talking about the #Outlander premiere! Now it’s our cast and producers’ turn to talk about it.”
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) June 18, 2023
Outlander Season 7 Episode 2: What to expect?
This season follows after the harrowing events of Season 6. Jamie and Young Ian race to rescue Claire before she’s tried and wrongfully convicted for the murder of Malva Christie. But their mission is complicated by the beginning of a geopolitical firestorm: The American Revolution has arrived. In the seventh season of Outlander, Jamie, Claire, and their family are caught in the violent birth pains of an emerging nation as armies march to war and British institutions crumble in the face of armed rebellion.
The land the Frasers call home is changing – and they must change with it. In order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers have to navigate the perils of the Revolutionary War. They learn that sometimes to defend what you love, you have to leave it behind. As the conflict draws them out of North Carolina and into the heart of this fight for independence, Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger are faced with impossible decisions that have the potential to tear their family apart.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) June 17, 2023
If you haven’t streamed the first episode, we suggest you stop reading any further to avoid any major spoilers for the next episode, which is listed below.
The official synopsis of the second episode, The Happiest Place on Earth, which is written by Toni Graphia, states: “Claire makes a startling discovery about Roger and Brianna’s newborn daughter; a familiar face returns to the Ridge with explosive consequences.”
The second episode will definitely continue the plotlines and character arcs from the seventh season’s first episode, A Life Well Lost, in which the viewers saw Claire is seen hanging from a rope. Jamie wakes from his nightmare, determined to rescue her.
However, she has been summoned to tend to a pregnant woman, so she is not at the jail when Jamie arrives. No one will reveal her location. Claire, still a prisoner, asks for medical supplies. She is able to send her request to Tom Christie. Jamie arrives with the supplies, and they are reunited.
Take a look at the official promo for Outlander Season 7 Episode 2 below, which highlights that in order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers have to navigate the Revolutionary War. They learn that sometimes, to defend what you love, you have to leave it behind.
Outlander Season 7 Episode 2 Cast: Who is expected to return?
The cast members who will return are as follows: Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall, John Bell as Young Ian Murray, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss Beardsley, Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta Cameron Innes, Mark Lewis Jones as Thomas Christie, Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie, Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley, and Andrew Adair and Matthew Adair as Jemmy MacKenzie.
There are several new actors who will be joining the cast, which includes: Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock, a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America, and Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold, the notorious Revolutionary soldier turned traitor. Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron, a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna, Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister, and Young Ian’s mother.
Other new faces who are speculated to return in the new season from the official trailer include Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter and Joey Phillips as Denzell Hunter. Moreover, Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe, and Sam Heughan executive produce the series, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Outlander Season 7: When will the next episode premiere?
The seventh season will be supersized and will feature 16 episodes with an average runtime of 53 to 90 minutes, which is more than the sixth season, which has only 8 episodes. The first eight episodes will be aired weekly in two parts, like the first season, and the remaining eight episodes will be back in 2024. Take a look at the official episode titles of the first eight episodes as released by the Starz network, which are as follows:
- Season 7 Episode 1: A Life Well Lost – June 16, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 2: The Happiest Place on Earth – June 23, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 3: Death Be Not Proud – June 30, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 4: A Most Uncomfortable Woman – July 7, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 5: Singapore – July 14, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 6: Where the Waters Meet – July 21, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 7: A Practical Guide for Time Travelers – July 28, 2023
- Season 7 Episode 8: Turning Points – August 4, 2023
The episodes that will return next year will include the ninth through sixteenth episodes, and all of them will be written by Barbara Stepansky, Luke Schelhaas, Sarah H. Haught, Toni Graphia, Madeline Brestal & Evan McGahey, Diana Gabaldon, Danielle Berrow, and Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia, respectively.
When the release date draws near, fans will be able to stream Outlander Season 7 along with all the prior episodes on STARZ and the STARZ app, with new episodes most likely premiering on Friday nights.
Moreover, the previous seasons can currently be viewed on Amazon, the STARZ app, Netflix, YouTube TV, and Hulu, depending on the region you live in and the membership plan you choose, so you can explore the vast catalog of the streaming service. It is internationally distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Also, check out the official trailer of Outlander Season 7 below:
While you wait for Outlander Season 7 Episode 2 to premiere, let us know in the comments what you thought of the first episode.