The BEST Episodes of Outlander

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

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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 8.40
2,910 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
Freedom & Whisky

#2 - Freedom & Whisky

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 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 8.24
2,715 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 8.20
1,285 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia
Of Lost Things

#4 - Of Lost Things

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 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 8.19
2,744 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Toni Graphia
The Birds & The Bees

#5 - The Birds & 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 8.13
1,276 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia

#6 - 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 8.11
860 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Diana Gabaldon

#7 - 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
1,245 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Karen Campbell
The Devil's Mark

#8 - 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 8.10
3,221 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Toni Graphia
Never My Love

#9 - 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 8.09
732 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
Eye of the Storm

#10 - 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 8.06
2,025 votes
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia
The Ballad of Roger Mac

#11 - 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 8.05
895 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia

#12 - 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 8.04
1,287 votes
Directors: Denise Di Novi
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity
All Debts Paid

#13 - All Debts Paid

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 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 8.03
2,740 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 8.00
849 votes
Directors: Annie Griffin
Writers: Megan Ferrell Burke

#15 - 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 7.98
2,870 votes
Directors: Metin Hüseyin
Writers: Toni Graphia
A. Malcolm

#16 - A. Malcolm

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 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 7.97
2,485 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Matthew B. Roberts

#17 - 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 7.96
2,541 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
The Deep Heart's Core

#18 - 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 7.96
1,251 votes
Directors: David Moore
Writers: Luke Schelhaas
The Bakra

#19 - 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 7.96
1,975 votes
Writers: Luke Schelhaas
Down the Rabbit Hole

#20 - 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 7.95
1,310 votes
Writers: Shannon Goss
Vengeance is Mine

#21 - 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 7.94
2,704 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Diana Gabaldon
First Wife

#22 - First Wife

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 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 7.93
2,169 votes
Writers: Joy Blake
If Not For Hope

#23 - 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 7.92
1,260 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Bronwyn Garrity, Shaina Fewell

#24 - Uncharted

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 2017

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 7.91
2,033 votes
Writers: Karen Campbell, Shannon Goss

#25 - Surrender

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 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 7.91
2,651 votes
Writers: Anne Kenney