Entertainment Weekly Drops a (Photo) Bomb . . . and it's Nuclear!

Written by: Kendra Spring Klasek

I was minding my own business at home, nursing a chest cold and chasing my two year old when I got a text from my sister which radically altered my ability to function and put coherent sentences together.

Her commentary accompanying the image she sent isn't printable here, but of course, could you blame her?

Here it is . . . BOOM!


The first thing I thought was that this was some fan mock-up.  Certainly, we weren't lucky enough to be blessed with a cover as glorious as this.  I raced with high hopes to EW.com to see if this unicorn was real or imaginary. Sure enough, there it was in all it's steamy glory.  I felt like Mia Sara coaxing the mystical creature out into the stream.


Of course, that kinda ended badly for the unicorn, but I never said it was a perfect metaphor.  Any time I have the opportunity to drop a Tom Cruise film reference, you know I'm gonna do it.

But, I digress.

Thus was the beginning of a nearly inappropriate day of oogling.

When I say inappropriate, I'm referring to the definitely NOT safe for work photos contained inside the actual issue.  Thanks to the lovely ladies over at Outlander Italy we have all of them here for your intense fangirling  calm perusal.

It started off innocently enough . . .

Well, this is lovely!  The turquoise and gold embellishments on that chocolate dress are sending me, but so far, I'm able keep my cool. Boy, season 2 sure is going to be beautiful!

Okay, now we're talking! These two certainly know how to generate heat with a look, but I don't yet have to hide the screen from my son.

Goodness, they are gorgeous and . . . is it just me, or does Sam's hair look straight-up brown in these images?  Hey, Jamie's been spending a lot of time in drawing rooms and not out getting his hair sun-bleached, I get it, but he's rocking some almost Rufus Sewell locks here.

Well, bonjour, Monsieur Fraser!  Writing us love letters, are you?


Oh, you're . . . trying not to look like you're committing treason while attempting to undermine the Jacobite cause?

Well, I was kinda close.

At this point, all bets are off and I have to distract my child with shiny objects because things are getting down to business.

I kid you not, when this popped up on my screen, I nearly choked on my coffee.  This is so stunning and looks like a painting but wowzers is it intimate!

At the risk of sounding like Black Jack, Jamie's back is horrifically beautiful here and Claire looks like a pre-Raphaelite beauty.

Oooookay, this is where thoughts turn to mush unless we focus on some of those character details they got so right. The circular scar where Murtagh carved out BJR's brand and tossed it into the fire, turning it into the pepperoni absolutely no one wants on their pizza, is a nice touch!

Here, Jamie has wandered onto the set of 'Into the Woods'.  How did I miss that cameo? Was it while they were butchering the second act?  Someone please warn Mr. Sondheim about Jamie's tone-deaf singing voice. We don't need another Sweeney Todd-level disaster.

Here, we have everyone's favorite character, Frank Randall, seen here with his signature RPF (that's Resting Pensive Face, for those who aren't "hip to the lingo"). We only get one photo of Frank?  Well, that's good . . . leave all the fangirls angrily tweeting Ron Moore begging for more!

And if all of that weren't enough, we were treated to a little behind the scenes video of the photoshoot  where Sam and Cait look ridiculously hot while trying to disguise their forbidden love being manipulated and posed to perfection by the photographer's assistants.

And there you have it!  All the Outlander steaminess my little heart could handle in one day!

What was your initial reaction after seeing the cover photo?  Have you already compiled your collages and fan videos? Let us know in the comments! 


  1. Dear Kardashians, Lil Kim, Janet Jackson and anyone contemplating this offense - you've been put on notice. This is the ONLY side boob that shall be deemed permissible from this point forward. Ever. End of discussion.

    PS, I spit coffee too. And squealed. No shame.

  2. Love love the photos, but I'm hoping the tag lines on the cover (Bodice-ripper and HINT: He's wearing pants) are no indication of the quality of the interviews. Because that would demean the fan base and insult an author who has worked hard to show us a sustainable relationship.

    1. You're going to buy it for the article?

  3. ❤️ Lower Right hand corner title in EW cover: How to Fix the Next Fifty Shades of Gray Movie. Well you could with Sam and Cait! Those 2 have got the charisma and chemistry! Love Outlander! Can't wait for season 2, 3, 4, 5 -10! ❤️❤️❤️ @FearTheHaggis, Outlander Contests, Clan Heughan & Outlander Voting Clan,

  4. I love your commentary! I was so glad I first saw these when I was sitting in my car at lunch were no one could hear me! I have now downloaded all the photos to my phone, my laptop, and the "work acceptable" ones sent to my work computer. Even the calmest ones might be too much on the 3 screens I have at work! I am also going to try to get my hands on the magazine tomorrow. Oo La La!

    1. Thank you! I cannot wait to get my hands on my copy tomorrow!

  5. All I can say WOW about the photos,finally STARZ is doing some promo,for me being old some of the partly nekkidd photos are a bit risque in a way that they only promote the love&sex of the series,which is certainly great&very enjoyable both in the books&TV,but there is so much to Outlander,but I loved looking at these to very beautiful people who are also very good actors!Sadly I can't get EW here in OZ,but read the interviews on the web!Much appreciated Kendra!

  6. I love it!! The pictures are absolutely beautiful and Claire and Jamie's love is illustrated perfectly in them! I can't wait for April 9 to hurry up and get here!!

  7. I think this sums it up for me. I saw this picture at work (cough) a new Outlander fan a sweet older Catholic woman saw what I was looking at and said "OH MAKE IT BIGGER, I what to see it bigger!). The power of beauty is a wonderful thing

  8. The pictures are stunningly beautiful, can't wait to get my copy. Best EW cover I ever saw. Can it be April 9th yet. I need all that pain and heartbreak, now.

  9. I was minding my own business at home, nursing a chest cold and chasing my two year old when I got a text from my sister which radically altered my ability to function and put coherent sentences together. Celebrity Entertainment

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