outlander episode 4 synopsis
"Outlander" Season 1 Episode 4 will feature Claire once again trying to escape Castle Leoch, but her plans won't go smoothly. Starz

“Outlander” Season 1 Episode 4 will have Claire Randall once again looking for a way to escape Castle Leoch, according to the latest synopsis. The episode is called “The Gathering,” and despite Claire’s frustrations in Episode 3, she truly believes she can find a way back home.

Everyone at Castle Leoch will be planning an event called the Gathering, but Claire doesn’t have much interest in it. When Dougal MacKenzie tells her that he’ll be taking her somewhere with him the day after the Gathering, she decides the Gathering will be her only chance to escape from the MacKenzies.

Obviously, Claire’s plan won’t work out because that appears to be the recurring theme of her escape plans. After she runs into an intoxicated Dougal and also has “an unexpected run-in with Jamie [Fraser],” her escape will be ruined again.

In the promo, Jamie asks, “How far do you think you’ll get, Lass? On a dark night with a strange horse? Half the MacKenzie clan after you by morning.” It sounds like someone would miss Claire quite a lot if she left.

Still, she might disregard Jamie’s advice. The promo makes it look like Claire will find herself in some serious danger again. Watch it below:

Fans will definitely get to see the Gathering even if Claire doesn’t attend. “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon confirmed on her blog that she will make a cameo appearance in the episode. Gabaldon was originally asked to be an extra, but eventually the writers decided to give her a couple of lines.

“Outlander” Season 1 Episode 4 will be shown on Starz Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. EDT. Are you excited to see Gabaldon’s cameo appearance? Sound off in the comments below!