The network reported $334 million in revenue in the first quarter, a growth of 3% as subscriptions grew by 1.8 million to a record high of 23.7 million. As of late March, Starz ranked No. 2 in premium pay-TV subscribers, leaping ahead of Showtime's 22.8 million subscribers though trailing HBO’s 31.4 million, according to media research firm SNL Kagan.

Jamie & Claire + touching

Staring absently out at the driving rain, he said, ‘There was another reason. The main one’. ‘Reason?’ I said stupidly. ‘Why I married you.’ ‘Which was?’ I don’t know what I expected him to say, perhaps some further revelation of his family’s contorted affairs. What he did say was more of a shock, in its way. ‘Because I wanted you.’ He turned from the window to face me. ‘More than I ever wanted anything in my life,’ he added softly. I continued staring at him, dumbstruck. Whatever I had been expecting, it wasn’t this. Seeing my openmouthed expression, he continued lightly. ‘When I asked my da how ye knew which was the right woman, he told me when the time came, I’d have no doubt. And I didn’t. (…)’”

Outlander fans live for Claire and Jamie’s relationship. From their flirtations to their brutal fights, Claire and Jamie exemplify every fans ideal television romance. It’s hard not to ship these two characters together, and Balfe and Heughan exemplify the very definition of sexual chemistry. Jamie would do anything to save Claire from pain and suffering, and in this episode of Outlander, fans watched as Claire got to save Jamie. Armed with lavender oil, a scent Claire noticed on Jamie when he was rescued from Wentworth Prison, Claire is determined to find out everything she can about Jamie and Black Jack’s dreadful encounters. After a small cat-fight Claire notices a brand on Jamie’s side that reads “J.R.” In one of the most gut-wrenching, tear inducing moments this episode, Jamie tells Claire about a point during his torture where Black Jack made him think of Claire as he raped him. Jamie submitted to him for the first time. A broken up Jamie whispers to Claire through tear-filled eyes, “He didn’t just use force to get what he wanted from me, he made love to me Claire, and I couldn’t help myself Claire. I felt so good not to be in pain…I cannot be your husband any longer… He broke me, Claire.” Claire replies in one of the best ways she can, “You belong to no one else but to me and I belong to you and nothing will ever change that… And we are meant to be together.” And for the first time this episode, Jamie hugs Claire and everyone’s favorite couple seems to be headed toward some sort of normalcy. Heughan and Balfe continue to play star-crossed lovers flawlessly, and further prove why they are one of the sexiest, heart-warming couples on television.
—  Nora Dominic, Emertainment Monthly

                                                          1715 WEST INDIES

The pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region.
The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis; enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own….war against the world.