The Best Episodes of Outlander

Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 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 Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship 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
2,142 votes
Directors: Philip John
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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 8.34
1,910 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
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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 8.32
1,929 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
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The Devil's Mark

#4 - 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 8.15
2,092 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
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Eye of the Storm

#5 - 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 8.13
1,123 votes
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A. Malcolm

#6 - 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 8.13
1,706 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
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All Debts Paid

#7 - 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 8.13
1,952 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
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#8 - 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 8.06
2,077 votes
Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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The Battle Joined

#9 - 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 8.05
2,066 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
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First Wife

#10 - 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 8.04
1,373 votes
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The Bakra

#11 - 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 8.03
1,134 votes
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The Garrison Commander

#12 - 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 8.03
2,332 votes
Directors: Brian Kelly
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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 8.02
2,314 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
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Vengeance Is Mine

#14 - 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 8.01
1,972 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
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#15 - 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 8.00
1,871 votes
Directors: Philip John
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The Wedding

#16 - 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 8.00
2,398 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
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#17 - 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 7.99
1,893 votes
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#18 - 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 7.98
1,219 votes
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Best Laid Schemes...

#19 - Best Laid Schemes...

Season 2 - Episode 6

Jamie and Claire use Claire's medical knowledge to come up with a scheme to stop a deal which could fill the war chest; Claire learns Jamie has gone back on his word.

star 7.97
2,031 votes
Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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To Ransom a Man's Soul

#20 - 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
1,931 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
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The Hail Mary

#21 - The Hail Mary

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jamie works to divert the Jacobite army away from imminent slaughter; Claire tries to provide comfort to a sick Alex Randall; Alex shares an unusual plan to save the mother of his child.

star 7.95
1,985 votes
Directors: Philip John
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Heaven & Earth

#22 - Heaven & Earth

Season 3 - Episode 10

Claire races to discover the source of an epidemic aboard a disease-stricken ship before hundreds of sailors die. And as Jamie locks horns with Captain Raines, Fergus finds himself torn between loyalty and love.

star 7.94
1,239 votes
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Wentworth Prison

#23 - Wentworth Prison

Season 1 - Episode 15

Jamie awaits his death sentence at Wentworth Prison, while Claire and the Highlanders search for a rescue plan. When Jamie is visited by Black Jack, he realizes there is a fate worse than death.

star 7.91
1,808 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
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#24 - Rent

Season 1 - Episode 5

Claire joins the MacKenzie rent-collecting trip. To her horror, Dougal uses Jamie's scars to gain sympathy for the Jacobite cause. Claire recalls that a defining moment in Scottish history is fast approaching.

star 7.90
2,317 votes
Directors: Brian Kelly
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Creme De Menthe

#25 - Creme De Menthe

Season 3 - Episode 7

In the aftermath of a violent confrontation, Claire follows her conscience as a surgeon, even though it could put her and Jamie's lives at risk. At the same time, Jamie attempts to evade the reach of the Crown as its representative closes in on his illegal dealings.

star 7.90
1,530 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
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