The BEST Episodes of Outlander
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 25, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - Monsters and Heroes
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 19, 2020
When Jamie is bitten by a venomous snake, Claire fears she may not have the resources to save him.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.