The BEST Episodes of Outlander

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Network: Starz

The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Dragonfly in Amber

#1 - Dragonfly in Amber

Season 2 - Episode 13

In the present, Claire reveals the truth to her daughter, Brianna; in the 18th century, Jamie does everything he can to save his loved ones as the Battle of Culloden begins.

star 8.49
2,449 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Diana Gabaldon, Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Toni Graphia
Freedom & Whisky

#2 - Freedom & Whisky

Season 3 - Episode 5

Brianna grapples with life-changing revelations and Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is her father's daughter. Roger brings news that forces Claire and Brianna to face an impossible choice.

star 8.29
2,394 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Toni Graphia
Of Lost Things

#3 - Of Lost Things

Season 3 - Episode 4

While serving as groomsman at the aristocratic estate of Helwater, Jamie is reluctantly pulled into the intrigue of a noble British family. In 1968 Scotland, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie's whereabouts in history, leaving Claire to wonder if they will ever find him again.

star 8.28
2,406 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Toni Graphia
Man of Worth

#4 - Man of Worth

Season 4 - Episode 13

Jamie, Claire and Young Ian's attempt to rescue Roger from his Mohawk captors goes awry when a ghost from Claire's past lays waste to their plan. Brianna worries Claire, Jamie and Roger might not return.

star 8.24
972 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia
The Birds and the Bees

#5 - The Birds and the Bees

Season 4 - Episode 9

As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents.

star 8.18
990 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
Eye of the Storm

#6 - Eye of the Storm

Season 3 - Episode 13

Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian. The Frasers race through the jungles of Jamaica to prevent the unthinkable.

star 8.16
1,720 votes
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Toni Graphia

#7 - Providence

Season 4 - Episode 12

Brianna confronts a violent figure from her past in an attempt to cope with her trauma. Roger befriends a fellow captive and endeavors to escape the Mohawk Village. Fergus and Marsali plan a dangerous mission.

star 8.14
951 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Karen Campbell
The Devil's Mark

#8 - The Devil's Mark

Season 1 - Episode 11

Claire and Geillis are on trial for witchcraft. Jamie manages to rescue Claire, but not before she discovers a secret about Geillis' past.

star 8.13
2,423 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Toni Graphia

#9 - Savages

Season 4 - Episode 5

Claire's medical expertise proves invaluable, but she begins to fear for her life when tragedy strikes her patients' household. Jamie and Young Ian travel to a nearby town to recruit settlers for Fraser's Ridge.

star 8.11
979 votes
Directors: Denise Di Novi
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity
All Debts Paid

#10 - All Debts Paid

Season 3 - Episode 3

In prison, Jamie discovers that an old foe has become the warden – and now has the power to make his life a living hell. Over the years, Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward to share a harmonious marriage, but an uninvited guest shatters this illusion, bringing their differences to light.

star 8.09
2,428 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts

#11 - Faith

Season 2 - Episode 7

Doctors at L'Hopital des Anges attempt to save the lives of Claire and her unborn baby; King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of engaging in the dark arts.

star 8.05
2,373 votes
Directors: Metin Hüseyin
Writers: Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore, Toni Graphia
A. Malcolm

#12 - A. Malcolm

Season 3 - Episode 6

After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie's new business dealings jeopardize the couple's hopes for a simple life together.

star 8.05
2,170 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Ronald D. Moore
Both Sides Now

#13 - Both Sides Now

Season 1 - Episode 8

Frank desperately searches for his missing wife, while Claire tries to come to terms with her new marriage. Claire is faced with an emotional quandry as a life-altering opportunity presents itself.

star 8.01
2,615 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
Writers: Ronald D. Moore
The Garrison Commander

#14 - The Garrison Commander

Season 1 - Episode 6

Claire's unexpected meeting with a British general turns tense when Captain Jack Randall arrives. Claire finds herself alone with Randall - a dangerous man determined to uncover her secrets.

star 8.01
2,659 votes
Directors: Brian Kelly
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
The Wedding

#15 - The Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 7

Claire and Jamie are thrown together in marriage, but as their emotional and physical relationship unfolds, deeper feelings arise. Claire is ultimately torn between two men in two very different times.

star 8.01
2,730 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
Writers: Anne Kenney
The Bakra

#16 - The Bakra

Season 3 - Episode 12

The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica bringing Jamie and Claire that much closer to their goal. During a lavish ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.

star 8.01
1,692 votes
Writers: Luke Schelhaas

#17 - Prestonpans

Season 2 - Episode 10

Jamie uses Claire's knowledge of the future to lead the Jacobite army into battle against the British, while Claire tends to the wounded, a harsh reminder of the cost of war.

star 8.01
2,151 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Diana Gabaldon, Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore
The Battle Joined

#18 - The Battle Joined

Season 3 - Episode 1

After living through the Battle of Culloden, Jamie finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving British victors, until a connection from his past provides his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in the modern world of 1940s Boston – and life with Frank.

star 8.00
2,567 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore
The Deep Heart's Core

#19 - The Deep Heart's Core

Season 4 - Episode 10

The secrets Jamie and Claire keep from each other as they try to help Brianna process her recent trauma cause a bigger familial rift once they are revealed.

star 7.99
950 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Luke Schelhaas
Vengeance Is Mine

#20 - Vengeance Is Mine

Season 2 - Episode 11

Claire and the Highlanders make their way north after the Jacobite leaders decide to stop their march on London. Jamie is included in the group of riders enlisted for Dougal. Claire also joins them.

star 7.99
2,258 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore
Down the Rabbit Hole

#21 - Down the Rabbit Hole

Season 4 - Episode 7

Brianna follows in her mother's footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents.

star 7.98
998 votes
Writers: Shannon Goss
First Wife

#22 - First Wife

Season 3 - Episode 8

Claire returns to Lallybroch with Jamie, where she does not receive quite the reception she was expecting. Unbeknownst to her, Jamie has made some choices in their time apart which will come back to haunt them with a vengeance.

star 7.98
1,843 votes
Writers: Joy Blake

#23 - Surrender

Season 3 - Episode 2

Jamie leads a lonely life hidden in a cave until Lallybroch is threatened by redcoats; Claire and Frank struggle to coexist in a marriage haunted by the ghost of Jamie.

star 7.98
2,339 votes
Writers: Anne Kenney, Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore
To Ransom a Man's Soul

#24 - To Ransom a Man's Soul

Season 1 - Episode 16

A desperate plan manages to free Jamie, but his wounds are more than just physical. At a nearby monastery, Claire attempts to save both Jamie's heart and soul, as his mind lingers on the torture.

star 7.97
2,223 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore

#25 - Uncharted

Season 3 - Episode 11

After making a leap of faith, Claire washes up on a seemingly deserted island where survival is her only option. Navigating treacherous waters has crippled the Artemis, so Jamie devises a joyful moment for his crew in the midst of devastating setbacks.

star 7.96
1,720 votes
Writers: Karen Campbell, Shannon Goss