Category: Outlander

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 12 and 13

In honor of the supersize Outlander finale, it’s a supersize review for ABOPublic. I’ll try to move briskly but we have a lot of ground (and time) to cover. While watching the final two episodes, “The Hail Mary” and “Dragonfly in Amber,” I was actually reminded of Episode 5 “Untimely Resurrection,” where Jack Randall marvels…

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…

Outlander Season 2: Review of Episodes 4-5

Black Jack is back! There’s no point in burying the lede here. The return of sadistic Captain Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall is probably the most important event in the action-packed Episodes 4-5, “La Dame Blanche” and “Untimely Resurrection.” Outlander can have a tendency to move slowly, but I certainly can’t critique the brisk pacing of…

Outlander, Captivity, and Cultural Bigamy

The mid-season finale of the Starz television series Outlander introduces us to Hugh Monro, an itinerant beggar traipsing with bow and arrows through the eighteenth-century Scottish highlands. We soon learn that Hugh’s tongue has been cut out and his leg burned—scarred from his capture and torture by the “Turks” in Algeria who tried to convert…