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Outlander Recap: Season Three, Episodes 7-8

Today’s re-cap covers Episodes 7 and 8 of Season Three of Outlander, “Crème de Menthe” and “First Wife.” These episodes complicate some of the narrative’s confidence in Jamie and Claire’s relationship that we saw in Episodes 6 and 7, where, as Jessica Cook pointed out in our last review, Claire doesn’t hesitate to assure Jamie…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 6-7

Wow… after one of the world’s most disastrous dinner parties, who thought that things could get so, so much worse for the Frasers? The nail-biting sixth and seventh episodes of Outlander’s Season 2, “Best Laid Schemes” and “Faith,” ratchet up the trauma the show inflicts on its main characters with stillbirth, treachery, child rape, occult…

Review: Outlander Episode 3

Episode three of the TV adaptation of Outlander continues Claire’s foray into the eighteenth-century experience, but raises the stakes considerably as she challenges the local judicial system and priest with her modern ideas of punishment and health. Humour is conspicuously absent from episode three of this fish-out-of-water tale (where’s the montage of Claire teaching Dougal…

Review: Outlander Episode 2

Episode 2 of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander picks up right where we left off, with Claire arriving as a prisoner at Castle Leoch. It’s another exposition-heavy episode, but fills in necessary information about Jamie, introduces some intriguing secondary characters, and sets the stage for Claire’s prolonged visit to the eighteenth century. A…