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…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 2

“Surrender” Outlander deals with Jamie’s return to Lallybroch as Claire continues to adjust to motherhood while living with Frank in 1949. I’ll say one thing for Outlander this season, it’s brave. Jamie and Claire’s relationship has been the core of this show since it began thanks in large part to the excellent chemistry between Sam…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 1

“The Battle Joined” Outlander returns from a very long break to reveal the fate of Jamie after the Battle of Culloden and show Claire attempting to settle into life with Frank in 1948. The mythology of this show continues to grow and develop in ways that I find surprising. It’s a very difficult show to…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 13

“Dragonfly in Amber” Outlander closes off its second season by delivering on the promises given back in the first episode of the season. The circumstances behind Claire’s return to the present are shown as well as the pay-off of the march towards Culloden shown throughout. This episode gets the feature length treatment and it definitely…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 12

“The Hail Mary” Only one more episode of the second season of Outlander to go and everything is inevitably heading towards Culloden. Everything about this season has felt inevitable which is exactly along the lines of what had been established since the first episode. Basically, everything is pretty much destined to happen and changing that…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 11

“Vengeance is Mine” Outlander continues with the Jacobite campaign against the English as the second season finale approaches. Apologies for my review being so late but I’ve been flat out with attending the Edinburgh International Film Festival and haven’t had the time. The previous episode gave us a really stylish and interesting action sequence showcasing…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 10

“Prestonpans” Outlander delivers its first battle sequence as Jamie leads his men in a brutal assault against the English while Claire prepares a group of nurses for the inevitable injuries that will follow. How Outlander might approach a large scale battle has been a burning question since the show began. The time period the show…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 9

“Je Suis Prest” Jamie prepares to lead his people to war while Claire lives some unpleasant memories as Outlander starts to march towards the inevitable conclusion. It has been made clear since the first episode of the season that, despite Claire and Jamie’s best efforts, the Jacobite uprising is doomed to failure so the lingering…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Fox’s Lair” Claire and Jamie return to Scotland as Outlander starts to move the plot towards the endgame of the failure to save the Jacobites from being decimated at Culloden. Sometimes you don’t know that something is necessary until it actually happens and that is exactly the case with the return to Scotland for…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 16

“To Ransom a Man’s Soul” Outlander season 1 comes to an end and brings with it a massive level of intensity that holds the audience attention throughout. The previous episode was really graphic in the portrayal of torture that Jamie was experiencing at the hands of “Black Jack” Randall but this episode made that episode…