Outlander – Season 5 Episode 6

“Better to Marry Than Burn” Outlander celebrates Jocasta’s wedding and Roger has to deal with a crisis at Fraser’s Ridge. One of the main challenges for Roger this season is that his skills don’t naturally translate to living in the past. He’s an academic in a time that calls for people who can work with…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 5

“Perpetual Adoration” Outlander explores the events and decisions that lead people to where they end up as various characters reflect on their lives at the stage they are at. Every now and again the show chooses to overtly remind viewers that time travel is a significant factor. This often takes the form of a flashback…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 4

“Company We Keep” Outlander continues with Jamie’s mission to assemble a militia to fight on behalf of the Crown with complications arising at a trading post. Every season of Outlander has an episode like this; one that focuses on setting things up and outlining the potential complications that surround the major events the episodes are…

Outlander – Season 5 Episode 3

“Free Will” Outlander begins the march of Jamie’s militia to confront the Regulators but puts a detour in the path of Claire and Jamie. As I’ve mentioned repeatedly and will continue to state as long as I cover this show; Outlander is at its best when focusing on the core Jamie/Claire relationship. It is at…

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 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 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 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 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…