About the scene near the end where Jamie says, "Thank you, Sassenach. Truly."
I think it's really appropriate that the premiere episode contains a heartfelt "Thank you". IMHO Jamie is speaking for all the fans out there (definitely including me!) who never thought we'd actually see OUTLANDER on screen, or if we did, that they'd mangle the storyline, change the characters beyond recognition, etc.
I keep going back to Ron Moore's words from the press release on June 25, 2013:
I'm sure many of you are balancing your excitement with worry about how faithful we'll be to the original material. Let me tell you right from the start that we're fans of the books and our first priority is to be as true to the characters and the story that Diana Gabaldon has given us as we can. Put simply, our goal is to realize Outlander, not reinvent it.And they've done just that. <g> I really couldn't be more pleased with the first episode, and I'm excited about the rest of the season!
So I say, "Thank you, Ron Moore, Diana Gabaldon, and the entire cast and production team! Truly." <g>