Down the Rabbit Hole
Date: December 30, 2018 8pm EST
Written by Shannon Goss
Directed by Jennifer Getzinger
Brianna follows in her mother’s footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents.
This is the first time we see Roger clean-shaven, which was important as beards were not very common in the 1700s.
The title “Down the Rabbit Hole” was chosen as a reference to Alice in Wonderland. It’s a good way to characterize Brianna’s experience of going back in time.
The sandwich in the title card is a nod to the book Voyager where Claire packs a PB&J to take with her to the 18th century.
The ship interiors are the same used for season 3. They were shipped in from South Africa.
First episode of the series without screen time for stars, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.
Bonus Content: This episode of ‘Outlander’ contains bonus videos and behind-the-scenes photos, accessible in the X-Ray Bonus tab in Prime Video.
In this scene, the dock is practically built, and the background and ships are added in post-production.
This scene was shot over multiple days, and the snowfall on the ground varied. In order to match earlier, more snowy shots, VFX snow had to be added.
This opening is a mirror of episode 311 “Uncharted” where Claire wanders through the jungle, struggling to survive the elements.