Outlander – Season 3 Episode 11

“Uncharted” Outlander follows on from Claire jumping overboard at the end of the previous episode and explores the difficulties that come with that. Claire leaving the relative safety of the Porpoise in an attempt to reunite with the Artemis so that she can warn Jamie about his upcoming arrest could definitely be seen as a…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 10

“Heaven and Earth” Outlander continues its voyage with Claire and Jamie newly split apart and problems aplenty cropping up on both vessels. I mentioned last week that the cliffhanger ending lacked impact thanks to pointing out that the two ships were bound for the same place. Claire is essentially kidnapped and forcibly separated from Jamie…

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…