Outlander – Season 4 Episode 12

“Providence” Outlander focuses on Roger’s treatment at the hands of the Mohawk tribe as Brianna confronts Stephen Bonnet. I mentioned last week that this show has failed to correct the stated observation that fiction never tells stories from the perspective of the Native Americans and this episode does nothing to fix that issue. The narrative…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 11

“If Not for Hope” Outlander splits up the characters between the search for Roger and Brianna dealing with Jocasta’s attempts to find her a husband. There seems to be two types of Outlander episode at this point. The first -and most effective- is the character driven outings that let plot progression take a back seat…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 6

“Blood of My Blood” Outlander focuses on the complexities of family as Jamie’s old friend Lord John Grey comes to Fraser’s Ridge. Last season saw Jamie father a child that he asked John Grey to raise in order to guarantee his son have a good life. At the time it was deeply difficult for Jamie…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 13

“Eye of the Storm” Outlander brings an end to season 3 by closing off the Jamaica arc and setting up a new location for the next season. Like so many things this season the Jamaica arc has felt very rushed. The reintroduction of Geillis last week and the reveal that she is manipulating pretty much…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 12

“The Bakra” Outlander moves the action to Jamaica when the Artemis finally arrives allowing Claire and Jamie to proceed with the business of finding Ian. The beauty of this show is that it can be a great many things without being jarring. Claire and Jamie are frequently removed from their comfort zone and forced to…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 4

“Of Lost Things” Outlander continues to concentrate on the exploits of Jamie following Claire’s return to her present by detailing his role as a Groomsman for a noble British family. This season has so far been fairly uneven in how it treats the characters but Jamie’s story has been consistently strong and well handled. The…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 3

“All Debts Paid” Outlander continues with the binary stories with Jamie imprisoned and the continued deterioration of Claire’s relationship with Frank. As I’ve mentioned in the past I find the Claire and Frank scenes problematic because Claire isn’t portrayed in the best light. Her characterisation is consistent so it’s clearly deliberate but she is consistently…