The BEST Episodes of Outlander

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2020

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 - Aired Jul 9, 2016

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 8.41
2,818 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
Freedom & Whisky

#2 - Freedom & Whisky

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 2017

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 8.26
2,624 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Toni Graphia
Man of Worth

#3 - Man of Worth

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 27, 2019

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 8.22
1,168 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia
Of Lost Things

#4 - Of Lost Things

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 2017

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 8.21
2,652 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Toni Graphia

#5 - Journeycake

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired May 3, 2020

Roger and Brianna need to decide if they want to stay or return to the future; Jamie discovers a new power that started from an unrest in the backcountry.

star 8.18
652 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Diana Gabaldon
Never My Love

#6 - Never My Love

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired May 10, 2020

Claire struggles to survive brutal treatment from her captors, as Jamie gathers a group of loyal men to help him rescue his wife. Roger and Brianna's journey takes a surprising turn.

star 8.17
513 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
The Birds and the Bees

#7 - The Birds and the Bees

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 30, 2018

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 8.15
1,174 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
The Ballad of Roger Mac

#8 - The Ballad of Roger Mac

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 29, 2020

The Regulator Rebellion reaches a boiling point, forcing Jamie to face his fear.

star 8.14
685 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia

#9 - Providence

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 20, 2019

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 8.11
1,130 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Karen Campbell
The Devil's Mark

#10 - The Devil's Mark

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 18, 2015

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

star 8.11
3,101 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Toni Graphia

#11 - Savages

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 2, 2018

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 8.09
1,173 votes
Directors: Denise Di Novi
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity
Eye of the Storm

#12 - Eye of the Storm

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 2017

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 8.09
1,921 votes
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
All Debts Paid

#13 - All Debts Paid

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 2017

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 8.05
2,649 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts
Mercy Shall Follow Me

#14 - Mercy Shall Follow Me

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

Jamie and Roger implement their plan to eliminate the threat looming over them, but it goes awry.

star 8.03
645 votes
Directors: Annie Griffin
Writers: Megan Ferrell Burke
Down the Rabbit Hole

#15 - Down the Rabbit Hole

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 16, 2018

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 7.99
1,199 votes
Writers: Shannon Goss
A. Malcolm

#16 - A. Malcolm

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 2017

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 7.99
2,393 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts

#17 - Faith

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 21, 2016

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 7.99
2,776 votes
Directors: Metin Hüseyin
Writers: Toni Graphia
The Fiery Cross

#18 - The Fiery Cross

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his obligation to hunt down and kill Murtagh Fitzgibbons.

star 7.99
894 votes
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts
The Deep Heart's Core

#19 - The Deep Heart's Core

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 2019

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
1,144 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Luke Schelhaas
The Bakra

#20 - The Bakra

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 2017

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 7.98
1,883 votes
Writers: Luke Schelhaas

#21 - Prestonpans

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 11, 2016

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 7.97
2,458 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
First Wife

#22 - First Wife

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 2017

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 7.95
2,072 votes
Writers: Joy Blake
Vengeance is Mine

#23 - Vengeance is Mine

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 18, 2016

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 7.95
2,615 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Diana Gabaldon

#24 - Surrender

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 2017

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 7.93
2,561 votes
Writers: Anne Kenney
If Not For Hope

#25 - If Not For Hope

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2019

Jamie, Claire and Young Ian embark on a long uncertain journey to rescue Roger. Brianna forges a friendship with one of Jamie's old friends as she fends off Aunt Jocasta's attempts to secure a husband.

star 7.93
1,151 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity, Shaina Fewell