Claire and Jamie continue to explore - mostly enjoyably - the labyrinths of reestablishing a relationship after so many difficult years apart, and I thought that was handled very well, striking a right balance between getting to know each other again, but still very much loving each other. And Claire's desperately missing her/their daughter was something that needed to be shown, and will no doubt play a major role in some future episodes (note again that I haven't read the novels).
I also liked Yi Tein Cho saving the day on the ship, though I'm not quite clear how he did it. But he makes a great new enigmatic character, just what Jamie needed to meet in the big city of Edinburgh, and now we the audience are getting to see at sea. He's his own man, with an agenda all his own, and that makes him more like a character from the Seven Samurai than Hop Sing from Bonanza, even though Yi and Hop are both Chinese.
But the most appealing part of this episode was the promise of things to come, with some swashbuckling in the Caribbean, heralded by the new opening credits with lots of shots from the islands. After two years of damp and chilly Scotland, I'm all for the blue skies and white sands of those adventurous islands.
See also Outlander Season 3 Debut: A Tale of Two Times and Places ...Outlander 3.2: Whole Lot of Loving, But ... Outlander 3.3: Free and Sad ... Outlander 3.4: Love Me Tender and Dylan ... Outlander 3.5: The 1960s and the Past ... Outlander 3.6: Reunion ... Outlander 3.7: The Other Wife ... Outlander 3.8: Pirates!
And see also Outlander 2.1: Split Hour ... Outlander 2.2: The King and the Forest ... Outlander 2.3: Mother and Dr. Dog ... Outlander 2.5: The Unappreciated Paradox ... Outlander 2.6: The Duel and the Offspring ...Outlander 2.7: Further into the Future ... Outlander 2.8: The Conversation ... Outlander 2.9: Flashbacks of the Future ... Outlander 2.10: One True Prediction and Counting ... Outlander 2.11: London Not Falling ... Outlander 2.12: Stubborn Fate and Scotland On and Off Screen ... Outlander Season 2 Finale: Decades
And see also Outlander 1.1-3: The Hope of Time Travel ... Outlander 1.6: Outstanding ... Outlander 1.7: Tender Intertemporal Polygamy ...Outlander 1.8: The Other Side ... Outlander 1.9: Spanking Good ... Outlander 1.10: A Glimmer of Paradox ... Outlander 1.11: Vaccination and Time Travel ... Outlander 1.12: Black Jack's Progeny ...Outlander 1.13: Mother's Day ... Outlander 1.14: All That Jazz ... Outlander Season 1 Finale: Let's Change History
It all started in the hot summer of 1960, when Marilyn Monroe walked off the set of The Misfits and began to hear a haunting song in her head, "Goodbye Norma Jean" ...