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Put a bow on your best live pig and wash your formal kilt because everyone's invited this Saturday to witness the wedding of the century — the 18th century that is. On the next all-new episode of Outlander, the slowly smoldering relationship of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) is about to be taken to the next level.
In the last episode, Claire had a painful and creepy run-in with Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), who still suspects she sympathizes with the Scottish enemy and knows more than she will admit about the Clan MacKenzie's plan to raise a Jacobite army. When Dougal (Graham McTavish) interrupted the interrogation and insisted on taking Claire back under clan protection, the sadistic girl-puncher demanded that she be delivered to Fort William for further questioning by sundown on the following day, or Dougal would be accused of harboring a fugitive from English law and punished, regardless of his war chief status.
In an attempt to outsmart Randall and save Claire from further beatings or worse, Dougal and Ned Gowan (Bill Paterson), the lawyer whose asthma the English nurse alleviated during the annual rent collection, have found a loophole. "I can only legally refuse to hand you back to Randall if I change you from an English woman to a Scot, and the only way I can do that is for you to marry one," Dougal explained.
And so the big day's preparations have begun, but when you have only a few days to tie the knot and become a Scot, you have to get creative with the wedding prep, and as seen in the above exclusive clip, that strategy even extends to the dress. Ned has found a suitable gown in the most random of places — a brothel. Fortunately for Claire, she won't be wearing some harlot's hand-me-downs, because the lady of the night who had procured the latest in London couture as payment for her, ahem, social services had not yet tried it on.
With only two episodes left until the series returns in early 2015, will they pull of this "hail marriage" plan?
Outlander airs on Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Starz.