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Eve Beattie

Outlander fans ecstatic over season 7 first episode as Claire Fraser faces some troubles

The end of Droughtlander is here and fans are delighted at the goings-on in the first episode of the new season.

Season 7 of the historical drama premiered on Friday, June 16 and fans across the country set their alarms for 5 am to watch the action-packed first episode.

The new season begins where the previous finale left off, with Claire Fraser, played by Caitriona Balfe, arrested by the British Crown for witchcraft and the murder of her former medicinal trainee.

In the episode, Claire is accused numerous times of being a "witch" as her modern medicinal knowledge often confuses those around her.

The first episode "A Life Well Lost" sees Claire in custody, whilst Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan and Young Ian, played by John Bell, keep an eye out for any allies.

Many have taken to social media to share what they thought of the eventful episodes - which sees familial revelations and even some sly humour.

@kirstyleannec said: "Yes I woke up at 5am (UK time) for #Outlander #Season7 & it was totally worth it! I always wondered whether Tom Christie would own up to his love for Claire. #droughtlanderisover."

@hailey_beaupre wrote: "NOTHING SAYS THIS IS THE LIFE LIKE OUTLANDER AT 5AM!!!!!!!!"

@sassy_mcclever: "Ooooooh, nicely done!!! Fantastic episode, I loved it!!!! Jamie is finally JAMIE!! And I must say, John Bell is an amazing actor. He's fast becoming my favourite. #Outlander #OutlanderAtMidnight #dianagabaldon "

@cndaceclaudette said: "ep1 of outlander s7 was simply outstanding!"

@jan_burroughts: "My heart was beating so fast during the entire episode! Glad I didn’t watch it at midnight. I would never have slept after I watched it!"

Did you have your alarm clock set for 5am to watch the first episode of season 7? Or are you watching from across the pond and want to reach out to some fellow fans from Bonnie Scotland - let us know in the comments below, Sassenachs!

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