Outlander – Season 2 Episode 9

“Je Suis Prest” Jamie prepares to lead his people to war while Claire lives some unpleasant memories as Outlander starts to march towards the inevitable conclusion. It has been made clear since the first episode of the season that, despite Claire and Jamie’s best efforts, the Jacobite uprising is doomed to failure so the lingering…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Fox’s Lair” Claire and Jamie return to Scotland as Outlander starts to move the plot towards the endgame of the failure to save the Jacobites from being decimated at Culloden. Sometimes you don’t know that something is necessary until it actually happens and that is exactly the case with the return to Scotland for…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 7

“Faith” The second half Outlander’s second season begins with the fallout from the previous episode as Claire has to deal with a profound loss. It doesn’t take it long for the episode to make it clear that Claire lost her baby and dedicate much of the remaining time to exploring how Claire deals with he…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 6

“Best Laid Schemes” The return of “Black Jack” Randall shakes things up significantly in Outlander as his duel with Jamie upsets all the carefully laid plans. Now that we are moving into the halfway point of the season it makes sense that there should be some significant forward momentum on the main plot as well…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 5

“Untimely Resurrections” The stakes rise in Outlander as Captain “Black Jack” Randall makes his return to show Jamie and Claire that they are not safe in France. It was always going to happen, there’s no way to not have a threat like that still out there and not capitalise on it. I’ll admit that I…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 4

“La Dame Blanche” Claire and Jamie plot to make Prince Charles look foolish in front of everyone important enough to show him support as other complications get in the way as season 2 of Outlander starts to pick up speed. The main plot of the season is Claire and Jamie’s secret campaign to stop Prince…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 3

“Useful Occupations and Deceptions” Outlander juggles a few plotlines when Jamie continues his attempts to stop the coming Jacobite Rebellion while Claire struggles to feel useful in French society. It’s immediately clear that some time has passed since the last episode as evidenced by Claire’ growing baby bump as well as the dialogue telling how…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 2

“Not in Scotland Anymore” After an emotionally intense season opener, Outlander lightens things up considerably as Claire and Jamie induct themselves into the Parisian culture. This is a new setting for the show so spending some time allowing Claire and Jamie -as well as the viewer- some time to take it in and acclimate to…

Outlander – Season 2 Episode 1

“Through A Glass, Darkly” Outlander returns for a second season with some unexpected twists and intricate character exploration that viewers have come to expect from this show. The end of season 1 was a difficult viewing for me as the brutality on display pushed far beyond my comfort zone but I continue to watch this…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 16

“To Ransom a Man’s Soul” Outlander season 1 comes to an end and brings with it a massive level of intensity that holds the audience attention throughout. The previous episode was really graphic in the portrayal of torture that Jamie was experiencing at the hands of “Black Jack” Randall but this episode made that episode…