Outlander – Season 4 Episode 13

“Man of Worth” Outlander concludes its fourth season with a birth, a conclusion to the finding Roger plot and a massive change in circumstances for some of the characters. Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much time passes between episodes or within the span of a single episode in this show. A lot of…

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 10

“The Deep Heart’s Core” Outlander clears up the misunderstandings that lead to some mistakes being made last week as Brianna makes an important decision. Another show that used to thrive on misunderstandings was Frasier; they were the basis of a large chunk of the episodes and were often used to set up hilarious situations that…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 9

“The Birds & The Bees” Outlander finally delivers on the long awaited father/daughter meeting as Brianna deals with the aftermath of what happened to her last week. Brianna and Jamie’s first meeting has been a long time coming. The fact that they have never met has weighed on both of them as they have only…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 8

“Wilmington” Outlander continues Roger and Brianna’s journey to find Fraser’s Ridge as they reunite in Wilmington and take their relationship to the next level. Giving Brianna and Roger a narrative this season has widened the scope of Outlander considerably. Instead of having one temporally displaced romance it now has two. This is a welcome addition…

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 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…