Outlander – Season 4 Episode 7

“Down the Rabbit Hole” Outlander chronicles Brianna and Roger’s arrival in the past along with their attempts to reach North Carolina to find Fraser’s Ridge. Brianna having never met her real father has weighed on her ever since she found out about her true parentage. Recently learning that Claire and Jamie are fated to die…

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 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…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 2

“Do No Harm” Outlander brings a family reunion and explores the difficult subject of slavery through its connection to the characters. Last week left off on a really dramatic note that pressed the reset button for Jamie and Claire in a sense. They went from people of some means to having little more than the…

Outlander – Season 4 Episode 1

“America The Beautiful” Outlander returns for a fourth season with a change in location, different problems and reflections on the consequences of the previous season. This show is always at its best in the quieter character driven moments. The characters are so richly developed that any time they spend being introspective is a joy to…