The Duke of Sandringham, played by the talented Simon Callow, finally makes his debut on this week’s episode titled “By the Pricking of My Thumbs.”
Although the Duke has been mentioned in previous episodes, this is the first time we actually see him onscreen. Remember back to the first episode, when Frank discusses the Duke’s relationship and influence with Reverend Wakefield. They both come to the conclusion that the Duke must be connected somehow with Black Jack Randall. It’s the only explanation for how he had gotten away with so many atrocities. He must have had a protector who had some great influence in that region.
Meanwhile, as Claire walks through the forest she hears the cries of a child and immediately runs towards the screams. Geillis warns her that it’s fairy hill, and that “that baby is no human child. That’s a changeling.” Will Claire do what she always does, and try to save the child?
The official synopsis for “By the Pricking of My Thumbs:
“Jamie hopes the newly arrived Duke of Sandringham will help lift the price from his head, while Claire attempts to save an abandoned child.”
Outlander airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.
Check out a clip from this week’s episode:
Check out some stills from Outlander Season 1, Episode 10: