Outlander – Season 5 Episode 2

“Between Two Fires” Outlander begins Jamie’s difficult quest to hunt down Murtagh as Claire struggles to be an effective Doctor in her current surroundings. There’s a strong possibility that the current Jamie plotline could fail because of how complex it is by its very nature. He’s in a situation where he has been given land…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 1

“The Fiery Cross” Outlander returns for a fifth season with a lavish wedding and the promise of difficult times ahead for the extended Fraser family. Relationships are everything on this show. Even in the tensest of situations time is always taken to celebrate the connections between the people attached to those events. For me, this…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 5

“Savages” Outlander reintroduces an old friend while continuing to explore the tension between the settlers of North Carolina, those who claim to own the land and the indigenous population. I talked at length about the problematic nature of Claire and Jamie’s characterisation in “Do No Harm” during that review and this episode suggests it’s going…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 4

“Common Ground” Outlander starts to look at the reality of Claire and Jamie building a life together in America including the hardships that will challenge them. The early part of this episode has a palpable sense of optimism to it. Claire and Jamie are both excited about building a home together from scratch in a…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 3

“The False Bride” Outlander tells a tale of love, commitment and partnership focused on two different couples separated by centuries. Brianna and Roger are always a welcome addition to an episode as they offer some respite from the ongoing Claire and Jamie drama. Not that Claire and Jamie aren’t compelling to watch but the intensity…