Outlander – Season 3 Episode 9

“The Doldrums” Outlander takes to the high seas when Jamie and Claire set sail for Jamaica on a mission to rescue young Ian. This episode is best described as a bit of a novelty as it completely takes the show away from what is familiar. More or less an entire episode set on a ship…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 8

“First Wife” Outlander takes Claire and Jamie back to Lallybroch to reflect on everything that has changed during the 20 years they spent apart. Last week saw the destruction of Jamie’s printing business which left him no choice but to return home with Claire in tow. There was also the reveal that Jamie has another…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 7

“Crème de Menthe “ Outlander continues the reunion of Jamie and Claire as Jamie’s dodgy dealings catch up with him in a big way. Last week was all about long lost lovers and soulmates reconnecting after 20 years of not seeing one another but since TV thrives on drama there’s no way that could last…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 6

“A Malcolm” Outlander reunites Claire and Jamie who try to catch each other up on the twenty years they have spent apart. Thanks to the structure of this season it has felt like a long time apart for the time crossed couple. As I’ve repeatedly said there was more potential to explore the time they…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 5

“Freedom & Whisky” Outlander focuses on Claire as she prepares to make another trip back in time to have her long overdue reunion with Jamie. I’ve criticised this season so far for burning through plot so quickly that it’s impossible for any detailed exploration of the character relationships. Jamie’s story has generally been well told…

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…

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…