Category: Outlander

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the Season 2 Outlander finale, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I know I’ve complained heavily this season about the lack of tension and stakes given the flash forward that began this season, but… I’m gonna have to complain a little more. While I love being thrust into 1968,... Read more »

Outlander Review: The Hail Mary

Outlander Review: The Hail Mary
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “The Hail Mary.” When the second season of Outlander premiered I lauded the first episode for its flash forward. In that context, returning to 1948, and Frank, seemed ingenious and gave us a thrilling look into what was in store... Read more »

Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine

Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “Vengeance Is Mine.” After a few war heavy episodes, Outlander took a sidestep into the bread and butter of this show; Jamie and Claire getting into shenanigans that one has to then rescue the other from. And even though we’ve... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Prestonpans

Outlander Review: Prestonpans
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 10 – “Prestonpans.” War is hell. And, in case you missed that message in every other piece of pop culture ever created, Outlander is here to remind you. In war, even when you win you can lose and never is that more... Read more »

Outlander Review: The Fox's Lair

Outlander Review: The Fox's Lair
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 8 – “The Fox’s Lair.” For months The Frasers attempted to thwart history in Paris and walked away with nothing. They return to Scotland and almost instantly succeed in doing just that. Of course, the way that they’re attempting to alter history... Read more »

Outlander Review: Faith

Outlander Review: Faith
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 7 – “Faith.” Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ does this show know how to pack an emotional punch. However, unlike a show like Game of Thrones, which also deals primarily in misery porn, Outlander always manages to calm the overpowering sadness because above... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Best Laid Schemes...

Outlander Review: Best Laid Schemes...
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 6- “Best Laid Schemes…” About halfway through my viewing of this week’s episode I thought to myself, gee, there’s not much happening this week. So I was, of course, immediately humbled when, by the episode’s end, two of the season’s largest questions... Read more »

Outlander Review: Untimely Resurrections

Outlander Review: Untimely Resurrections
Well, the moment we’ve been waiting for since we first learned of Captain Blackjack Randall’s survival arrived this week. Claire and Jamie were carrying on with their plans of sabotage, thinking prison stays and nefarious wine deals were their biggest concerns, when their fickle luck threw them yet another curve ball; Blackjack Randall has arrived... Read more »

Outlander Review: La Dame Blanche

Outlander Review: La Dame Blanche
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 201, Ep. 4 – “La Dame Blanche.” The Frasers have a very peculiar type of luck. Things tend to go very, very well for them… until they start going horribly, devastatingly wrong. But, there is hardly ever any middle ground. This week, things started... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Useful Occupations and Deceptions

Outlander Review: Useful Occupations and Deceptions
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 201, Ep. 3 – “Useful Occupations and Deceptions.” I am constantly amazed by Outlander’s ability to pack its episodes with content yet never make it feel as if the story is being rushed. This week the Frasers made giant strides in their quest for... Read more »