List of Outlander episodes
Outlander is a television drama series based on the Outlander series of historical time travel novels by Diana Gabaldon. Developed by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for Starz, the show premiered on August 9, 2014. It stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, a married former World War II nurse who in 1946 finds herself transported back to the Scotland of 1743, where she meets the dashing Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite risings.
As of January 27, 2019,[update] 55 episodes of Outlander have aired, concluding the fourth season. Starz has renewed the series for a fifth and sixth season, each set to consist of 12 episodes. The fifth season is set to premiere on February 16, 2020.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||16||8||August 9, 2014||September 27, 2014|
|8||April 4, 2015||May 30, 2015|
|2||13||April 9, 2016||July 9, 2016|
|3||13||September 10, 2017||December 10, 2017|
|4||13||November 4, 2018||January 27, 2019|
Season 1 (2014–15)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||1||"Sassenach"||John Dahl||Ronald D. Moore||August 9, 2014||0.72|
|In 1946, Claire Randall is a former WWII combat nurse visiting Inverness, Scotland, with her husband Frank, getting to know each other again after their wartime separation. Frank is researching his family history, in particular his 18th Century ancestor Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall. The morning after observing a modern Druid ritual at the standing stones on the hill of Craigh na Dun, Claire touches one of the stones, and wakes up lying on the ground. Soon she is in the middle of a skirmish between English redcoats and rebel Highlanders, and comes face to face with Frank's double, Randall, who is captain of the Dragoons. A Scotsman rescues Claire and she meets Jamie Fraser. As they flee, she sets his dislocated arm and later treats his bullet wound. Claire is brought to Castle Leoch, and realizes that she has somehow traveled back in time.|
|2||2||"Castle Leoch"||John Dahl||Ronald D. Moore||August 16, 2014||0.90|
|Claire is presented to Colum MacKenzie, laird of castle Leoch, where she learns she has landed in 1743. After a while, she realises she is suspected of being an English spy. She meets Geillis Duncan, and witnesses Jamie doing a kindness for Laoghaire, the pretty young granddaughter of Mrs. Fitzgibbons. As Claire plans to return to Inverness and the standing stones, Colum decides it is best to keep her at Leoch, against her will, as healer to the clan.|
|3||3||"The Way Out"||Brian Kelly||Anne Kenney||August 23, 2014||1.00|
|Claire hopes that her medical skills will earn her the trust of the MacKenzies, and her eventual freedom, but manages only to make herself indispensable. By saving Mrs. Fitzgibbons's nephew from poisoning, which the fanatical Father Bain had declared as demonic possession, Claire makes a new enemy and even though she earns some trust from the MacKenzies, she is called a miracle-worker and therefore she is presumed too valuable to let go. After she and Jamie collude to help a youth punished for stealing, Claire is given renewed hope of being able to travel home when she hears a folk tale about a time traveller and the standing stones.|
|4||4||"The Gathering"||Brian Kelly||Matthew B. Roberts||August 30, 2014||0.84|
|Claire plots her escape during a clan gathering at Leoch, but Jamie convinces her that she would fail. Escorting her back, he finds himself in a dangerous position with Colum that he had been trying to avoid, but manages to make an oath of loyalty while manoeuvering himself out of trouble with his kinsman. Claire earns Dougal's respect while tending a dying man on a boar hunt, and he decides to take her with him on his rent collecting tour.|
|5||5||"Rent"||Brian Kelly||Toni Graphia||September 6, 2014||0.95|
|Claire clashes with Dougal and his men on the rent-collecting journey, especially when Dougal uses Jamie's scars to collect more money from the villagers. A young man, who would turn out to be a red coat, tries to "free" her from the Scots, unsuccessfully. Later, she realises that they are collecting funds for the prospective Jacobite army, an army they would use to achieve Scotland's independence from England. Knowing from history that their cause is doomed, she tries to warn them off. The episode ends with the young red coat returning with more of his kin to retrieve young Claire from the Highlanders.|
|6||6||"The Garrison Commander"||Brian Kelly||Ira Steven Behr||September 13, 2014||1.10|
|The redcoats take Claire to meet General Lord Thomas, who promises her safe passage to Inverness in the company of Randall. When the General leaves, Randall tries to discover why she is in Scotland. She concocts a story and he describes in detail his vicious whipping of young Jamie. Dougal comes to take her away, but Randall insists that he has to deliver Claire to Fort William the following day. They leave, and Dougal tells Claire he does not have to turn her in if she marries Jamie and so becomes Scottish.|
|7||7||"The Wedding"||Anna Foerster||Anne Kenney||September 20, 2014||1.23|
|Claire and Jamie get married to protect her from Randall, and try to get to know each other better afterwards to make the consummation less awkward. They realise their feelings for each other, but Claire is still torn thinking about Frank.|
|8||8||"Both Sides Now"||Anna Foerster||Ronald D. Moore||September 27, 2014||1.42|
|In 1946, Frank is losing hope of finding Claire, but goes to the standing stones one last time. In the past, Claire finds herself nearby to the stones, and runs for them. She hears Frank calling, and he hears her as well. But Claire is captured by English troops before she can reach the stones, and a despondent Frank leaves, as she is taken to Fort William. Claire nearly talks her way out of being interrogated by Randall, but he turns the tables on her. Just as he is about to rape her at knifepoint, Jamie appears in the window.|
|9||9||"The Reckoning"||Richard Clark||Matthew B. Roberts||April 4, 2015||1.22|
|Jamie saves Claire from Black Jack Randall, but the dynamic of their marriage is tested. Jamie tries to ease the conflict between Colum and Dougal sparked by Claire's rescue. Jamie rebuffs a seduction by Laoghaire, who then leaves a bad luck charm under Claire and Jamie's bed.|
|10||10||"By the Pricking of My Thumbs"||Richard Clark||Ira Steven Behr||April 11, 2015||0.86|
|Claire confronts a spiteful Laoghaire, but is surprised to learn that the charm came from Geillis. Jamie petitions the Duke of Sandringham for help to rid himself of Randall and the price on his head, while Claire secretly uses her historical knowledge to leverage his help in Jamie's favour. Dougal is inconsolable after his wife's death from an illness, but Geillis, pregnant with his child, is pleased. When Geillis's husband dies at a banquet for the Duke, Claire realises that Geillis poisoned him. Colum forbids Dougal from pursuing a relationship with Geillis, and exiles Dougal to his estate, with Jamie in tow. Claire and Geillis are arrested for witchcraft.|
|11||11||"The Devil's Mark"||Mike Barker||Toni Graphia||April 18, 2015||1.09|
|Claire and Geillis face charges of witchcraft. Ned Gowan comes to their defence, but witnesses, including Laoghaire and Father Bain, testify against them, and they are found guilty. Before Jamie can fight his way out of the courtroom with his wife, Geillis confesses and exonerates Claire. Claire recognises from the smallpox vaccine scar on Geillis's shoulder that she too is from the future. Geillis is taken to be burned at the stake. When Jamie asks Claire about her scar, she tells him of her time travel. He believes her, takes her back to Craigh na Dun, and wishes her well in returning to her own time. But Claire decides not to go back.|
|12||12||"Lallybroch"||Mike Barker||Anne Kenney||April 25, 2015||1.11|
|Jamie takes Claire to his family home of Lallybroch, where he clashes with his strong willed sister Jenny. Taking up his role as laird, he disrupts the household until Claire sets him straight. After Jamie narrowly avoids a run-in with passing redcoats, he and Jenny make amends.|
|13||13||"The Watch"||Metin Hüseyin||Toni Graphia||May 2, 2015||1.05|
|The men of the Watch arrive at Lallybroch, and Jamie pretends to be a Fraser cousin. Claire realises that Jenny's impending childbirth will be a dangerous, breech birth, but Jenny swears her to secrecy. The redcoat defector Horrocks appears, and threatens to reveal that Jamie has a price on his head unless Jamie pays him. Jenny's husband Ian kills Horrocks. Coming clean to the Watch leader MacQuarrie, Jamie agrees to join their raid. Jenny gives birth to a daughter with Claire's help. Meanwhile, the raiding party is ambushed, and Jamie captured by the redcoats.|
|14||14||"The Search"||Metin Hüseyin||Matthew B. Roberts||May 9, 2015||1.08|
|Claire and Jenny set out to find Jamie. They learn he has escaped his captors, and a newly arrived Murtagh takes Claire on a journey to find him. Their plan is to have Jamie find them by touring the countryside with Claire as a songstress called "The Sassenach". They attract Dougal's attention, and he tells them that Jamie has been recaptured and tried, and is awaiting execution at Wentworth Prison. Claire makes a deal with Dougal, and convinces his men to help her rescue Jamie.|
|15||15||"Wentworth Prison"||Anna Foerster||Ira Steven Behr||May 16, 2015||1.01|
|Randall appears at Wentworth Prison and tortures Jamie, seeking his submission. Meanwhile, Claire gets into the prison to save her husband. When Randall catches her, Jamie submits to rape by Randall in exchange for her freedom. Before she leaves, Claire "curses" Randall and tells him what will be the date of his death. When all seems lost, Murtagh comes up with a plan to rescue Jamie.|
|16||16||"To Ransom a Man's Soul"||Anna Foerster||Ira Steven Behr & Ronald D. Moore||May 30, 2015||0.98|
|Murtagh's rescue is successful and Randall left for dead, but Jamie remains tortured by his ordeal. As Claire tends to his injuries, Jamie is tormented by memory of his rape and torture. Murtagh accompanies them as they set sail for safety in France, where Claire hopes to meet Charles Stuart and somehow prevent the catastrophic Battle of Culloden. As they set sail, Claire tells Jamie that she is pregnant.|
Season 2 (2016)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|17||1||"Through a Glass, Darkly"||Metin Hüseyin||Ronald D. Moore||April 9, 2016||1.46|
|Claire awakes at Craigh Na Dun back in 1948. Grieving over Jamie's assumed death in battle, she is reunited with Frank, who cannot understand her reappearance but is desperate to reconcile. Claire explains where she has been, including her relationship with Jamie and that she is carrying his child. They agree that they will raise the child together and resume married life. She later recalls her arrival with Jamie to France, where they make contact with Jamie's Jacobite cousin Jared Fraser, and make an enemy of the Comte St. Germain.|
|18||2||"Not in Scotland Anymore"||Metin Hüseyin||Ira Steven Behr||April 16, 2016||1.24|
|In 1744, Claire and Jamie have settled in Paris, ostensibly working for Jared but actually seeking to foil the Jacobite rebellion. Jared arranges for Jamie to meet with Prince Charles Stuart himself, but Jamie cannot deter him from planning to seize the English throne for his father. Claire secures an invitation to the Palace of Versailles, where she hopes to meet King Louis XV of France and thwart his funding of the Stuart cause. The Frasers make an impression, and are reunited with the Duke of Sandringham. Claire is shocked to learn that Randall is still alive, and is not sure if she should tell Jamie.|
|19||3||"Useful Occupations and Deceptions"||Metin Hüseyin||Anne Kenney||April 23, 2016||1.21|
|While Jamie continues to try and sour the financing of Prince Charles's rebellion, Claire makes herself useful at L'Hôpital des Anges, a charity hospital run by the imperious Mother Hildegarde. Jamie meets a 10-year-old boy at a brothel, hires him to pick messages from pockets, adopts him, and names him Fergus. Claire and Jamie discover that Sandringham is helping Charles secure funds from English nobles, which Jamie hopes to thwart. Though spending time with Sandringham will surely reveal to Jamie that Randall is alive, Claire cannot bear to tell Jamie herself.|
|20||4||"La Dame Blanche"||Douglas Mackinnon||Toni Graphia||April 30, 2016||1.17|
|Claire finally tells Jamie about Randall, and the potential for vengeance reinvigorates Jamie. Claire suspects the Comte St. Germain when an attempt is made on her life, and she and Jamie plan a dinner party to paint Charles and his cause in a bad light to Sandringham. Murtagh, Claire and the young Mary Hawkins are attacked on their way to the party, and Mary is raped. Back at the house, the party goes as planned until a misunderstanding sparks a brawl.|
|21||5||"Untimely Resurrection"||Douglas Mackinnon||Richard Kahan||May 7, 2016||1.13|
|The disastrous dinner party has discouraged Charles's investors, but the prince finds a new one in Jamie's enemy, St. Germain. Charles puts Jamie and St. Germain into business together, to their concern. Trying to preserve Frank's lineage, Claire sabotages the blossoming relationship between Mary Hawkins and Alex Randall. Randall appears at Versailles, and Jamie challenges him to a duel. Jamie is angry when Claire forces him to swear that he will not harm Randall until he has conceived a child with Mary.|
|22||6||"Best Laid Schemes..."||Metin Hüseyin||Matthew B. Roberts||May 14, 2016||1.03|
|Jamie tells Murtagh the truth about Claire's past. Claire uses her medical knowledge to give St. Germain's men symptoms that resemble those of smallpox. Jamie and Murtagh then steal the Comte's wine shipment, seemingly dashing Charles's hopes. Fate brings Jamie and Randall face to face, and Claire arrives just in time to see them duelling. As Jamie stabs Randall and gendarmes arrive to arrest them, a pregnant Claire collapses, bleeding.|
|23||7||"Faith"||Metin Hüseyin||Toni Graphia||May 21, 2016||1.10|
|Claire and Jamie's daughter is stillborn, and a devastated Claire nearly dies from fever. With Jamie in the Bastille, Claire discovers that he duelled with Randall because he had discovered the English captain raping Fergus. Claire seeks mercy for Jamie from the king, who forces her to decide the fates of suspected "sorcerers" Master Raymond and St. Germain. She contrives to save them, but Raymond poisons St. Germain. Claire submits sexually to the king in exchange for Jamie's freedom. They reconcile, and visit their daughter Faith's grave before leaving Paris for Scotland.|
|24||8||"The Fox's Lair"||Mike Barker||Anne Kenney||May 28, 2016||1.06|
|In Scotland, Jamie finds himself compelled to support the Jacobite rebellion. He and Claire seek military assistance from his grandfather, Lord Lovat, and are reunited with Colum and Laoghaire. Colum hopes to discourage the rebellion, which he is certain will fail. Laoghaire begs Claire's forgiveness, and later agrees to help Claire and Jamie manipulate Lovat. Playing both sides, Lovat promises peace to Colum, but also sends Jamie some troops as reinforcements.|
|25||9||"Je Suis Prest"||Philip John||Matthew B. Roberts||June 4, 2016||0.94|
|Claire and Jamie are reunited with Angus, Rupert and Dougal. As Jamie and Murtagh attempt to train Lovat's men, the camps remind Claire of her traumatic experiences in World War II. She and Jamie later coerce young English scout William Grey to reveal vital information about the English army that is nearby.|
|26||10||"Prestonpans"||Philip John||Ira Steven Behr||June 11, 2016||0.82|
|Jamie and the Jacobite army undertake their first battle against the English at Prestonpans. Surprising them in the fog, the Highlanders are victorious, but Angus later dies of his injuries.|
|27||11||"Vengeance is Mine"||Mike Barker||Diana Gabaldon||June 18, 2016||0.86|
|When Claire, Jamie and their party are surrounded by redcoats, Claire pretends to be an English hostage so Dougal can negotiate the Highlanders' safe passage. Taken to 'safety', Claire finds herself face to face with the Duke of Sandringham and his goddaughter Mary Hawkins. She also recognises Sandringham's valet, Danton, as the man who had raped Mary. Sandringham intends to lure "Red Jamie" to save Claire, and then turn them both over to the redcoats. Forewarned, Jamie and Murtagh slip into the castle. Mary kills Danton, and Murtagh beheads Sandringham to fulfill his promise to Claire and Mary to avenge their attack in Paris.|
|28||12||"The Hail Mary"||Philip John||Ira Steven Behr & Anne Kenney||June 25, 2016||1.05|
|Jamie tries to avoid the Battle of Culloden with a preemptive strike against the English while they are celebrating the Duke of Cumberland's birthday, but the Prince gets lost in the dark. Claire finds herself trying to convince Randall to marry Mary, who is pregnant with a dying Alex's child. A dying Colum asks Claire to help him end his life painlessly. Before she does, he tells her that Geillis was not burned at the stake until after her child with Dougal was born, and that the child was adopted into the MacKenzie clan.|
|29||13||"Dragonfly in Amber"||Philip John||Toni Graphia & Matthew B. Roberts||July 9, 2016||1.15|
|In 1968, fifty-year-old Claire is reunited with Reverend Wakefield's adopted son, Roger, in Inverness. Her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, discovers that she is not Frank's biological daughter, but refuses to believe her mother's tale of time travel. Meanwhile, Brianna meets Scottish Independence activist Gillian Edgars, whom Claire later recognises is Geillis Duncan. Before the battle of Culloden in 1746, Jamie insists that Claire save herself and their unborn child by travelling back through the stones. Back in 1968, Claire realises Roger is a descendant of Geillis and Dougal. To prevent Gillian's death, they try to stop her from travelling back through time. They arrive too late, but seeing Gillian disappear into the stone convinces Brianna that her mother is telling the truth. Roger reveals to Claire that Jamie did not die at Culloden.|
Season 3 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|30||1||"The Battle Joined"||Brendan Maher||Ronald D. Moore||September 10, 2017||1.49|
|In 1948, a pregnant Claire moves to Boston with Frank. Their relationship is tense, and she struggles to adjust to her new life as a housewife. She gives birth to Jamie's daughter. In 1746, Jamie and Rupert have survived the Battle of Culloden, but Jamie's wounds are grave. They are caught by redcoats, and Rupert is executed. Just as Jamie's turn comes, he is recognised by Lord Melton, the elder brother of the boy—John Grey—whose life Jamie spared before Prestonpans. Bound by honour, Melton sends Jamie home to Broch Tuarach, expecting him to die en route.|
|31||2||"Surrender"||Jennifer Getzinger||Anne Kenney||September 17, 2017||1.40|
|Baby Brianna has brought Claire and Frank closer, but the memory of Jamie stands between them. Searching for fulfillment, Claire enrolls in medical school as the only woman in her class. Jamie has survived for six years at Lallybroch, but with the English still searching for him, he lives in a cave as an outlaw. Soldiers come to Lallybroch repeatedly, harassing Jenny and Ian for information about Jamie's whereabouts. When Fergus loses a hand in a run-in with redcoats, Jamie arranges to be "caught", so that Jenny can claim the reward and the English will leave his family alone.|
|32||3||"All Debts Paid"||Brendan Maher||Matthew B. Roberts||September 24, 2017||1.55|
|Claire graduates. Years later as Brianna graduates high school, Frank tells Claire he wants a divorce so he can marry his mistress and return to England. They are poised to argue over where Brianna will live, but Frank is killed in a car accident. Jamie is serving time in Ardsmuir Prison, where he is the leader and spokesman for the Scottish prisoners. His uneasy relationship with the new governor, an adult Lord John Grey, evolves into friendship. When the prison is shuttered, Murtagh and the rest of the prisoners are sent to the American colonies as indentured servants, while John paroles Jamie to work at a private estate called Helwater.|
|33||4||"Of Lost Things"||Brendan Maher||Toni Graphia||October 1, 2017||1.59|
|Claire and Brianna research history to track Jamie to Ardsmuir, but when the trail runs cold, they return to America. Serving as a groom for the Dunsany family, Jamie is blackmailed into sex by heiress Geneva. When she and her earl husband die, leaving their newborn son Willie an orphan, Geneva's sister Isobel keeps the secret that the child is really Jamie's. Years later, when the young earl's resemblance to him is becoming obvious, Jamie leaves Helwater, with Willie in the care of Isobel and Lord John, who are engaged to be married.|
|34||5||"Freedom & Whisky"||Brendan Maher||Toni Graphia||October 8, 2017||1.60|
|In December 1968, Roger arrives in Boston having discovered a clue to Jamie's whereabouts in 1765. Brianna urges Claire to go back and reunite with Jamie, and mother and daughter have a tearful farewell. In Edinburgh in 1765, Claire finds Jamie in a print shop.|
|35||6||"A. Malcolm"||Norma Bailey||Matthew B. Roberts||October 22, 2017||1.72|
|Claire and Jamie are reunited. She shares photos of Brianna, and he tells Claire about his son Willie. She also learns that Jamie prints subversive material, smuggles wine and spirits, and lives in a brothel. Claire is reunited with an adult Fergus and delighted to meet Young Ian, then gets acquainted with some of the prostitutes in Madame Jeanne's establishment. While Jamie is out on a business errand, Claire finds herself in danger from a rummaging intruder who threatens to have his way with her. Claire fights back, resulting in a sudden "catastrophe".|
|36||7||"Crème de Menthe"||Norma Bailey||Karen Campbell||October 29, 2017||1.52|
|Dodging a blade, Claire's attacker trips and falls, suffering a critical head injury. Refusing to let him die, Claire insists an attempted trepanation but is unable to save his life. Ian arrives desperately looking for his son, Young Ian. Jamie claims he has not seen the boy, though young Ian has surreptitiously been working for him smuggling alcohol. Interrupting his very first romp with a lass, Young Ian is confronted by an intruder at the print shop, who discovers Jamie's treasonous pamphlets. In the melee, the shop is soon consumed by fire, but Jamie saves the boy.|
|37||8||"First Wife"||Jennifer Getzinger||Joy Blake||November 5, 2017||1.64|
|Jamie takes Claire and young Ian home to Lallybroch. Claire discovers that Jamie married a twice widowed Laoghaire, who accidentally shoots him during a confrontation. Jamie recovers thanks to the penicillin that Claire has brought. Ned Gowan negotiates a settlement with Laoghaire, and Jamie decides to retrieve the treasure on Silky Isle to pay for it. Young Ian swims to the island in an injured Jamie's place. Jamie and Claire are horrified to see the boy forcibly taken aboard a ship and carried away after finding the treasure.|
|38||9||"The Doldrums"||David Moore||Shannon Goss||November 12, 2017||1.49|
|Learning in France that young Ian's ship is heading for Jamaica, Claire and Jamie pursue it on a trading ship, the Artemis. At sea, Fergus reveals that Laoghaire's daughter Marsali is aboard, and they seek Jamie's approval for their marriage. The British man-of-war Porpoise stops them and seeks help, her crew stricken with a plague. Claire determines that the disease is typhoid fever and trains them to stop its spread, but the ship carries her off with the captain's promise to leave her in Jamaica to wait for the Artemis.|
|39||10||"Heaven and Earth"||David Moore||Luke Schelhaas||November 19, 2017||1.23|
|On the Porpoise, Claire struggles against suspicion from some of the crew, but eventually manages to stop the spread of the disease. She discovers that the captain knows Jamie's true identity and plans to have him arrested in Jamaica for treason and murder. When they go ashore, she tries to escape but is apprehended by the captain. That night at sea, a woman named Annejke encourages Claire to jump overboard using an empty barrel as a raft, as the current will carry her towards land. Meanwhile on the Artemis, Jamie is confined after threatening the captain, wanting him to sail faster in pursuit of the Porpoise. He tries to get Fergus to help him take control of the ship, but Fergus instead persuades the captain to let Jamie rejoin the crew after he promises not to mutiny again.|
|40||11||"Uncharted"||Charlotte Brandström||Karen Campbell & Shannon Goss||November 26, 2017||1.40|
|Claire swims ashore, and walks inland, struggling to survive the harsh tropical environment. She is found and taken in by Father Fogden, a runaway priest. In passing, he tells her of a cave in Jamaica where people have been known to disappear. A few days later, the Artemis reaches the island, needing to make repairs after a storm, her captain having died. As the ship is about to sail, Claire attracts Jamie's attention from the beach using a mirror. Back on the island, Fogden marries Fergus and Marsali. The next day, Jamie, Claire and the crew set sail for Jamaica.|
|41||12||"The Bakra"||Charlotte Brandström||Luke Schelhaas||December 3, 2017||1.51|
|Geillis is holding Young Ian prisoner in Jamaica. She makes him drink tea that compels him to tell the truth about Jamie and the treasure. Jamie and Claire reach the island, and Claire gets into an altercation at the slave market. Jamie buys her the slave, Temeraire, to defuse the situation. They attend a ball thrown by the new governor, who they discover is Lord John. Claire is reunited with Geillis, who offers to help with their search. At the ball, Margaret Campbell prophesies that a king will rule Scotland again when a two-hundred year-old child is killed. Fergus sees Captain Leonard arrive, and warns Jamie, who flees. Temeraire tells Claire and Jamie that Geillis is holding Ian. On their way to Geillis's villa, Jamie is arrested by Leonard.|
|42||13||"Eye of the Storm"||Matthew B. Roberts||Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia||December 10, 2017||1.43|
|Claire is captured whilst searching Geillis's slave houses for Ian. The governor's troops recover Jamie from Captain Leonard, and Lord John sets Jamie free after Leonard is unable to produce any evidence of his alleged crimes. Meanwhile, Claire tells Geillis about her return to the 20th century, and Geillis realises that it is Claire's child who must die before Scotland wins its new king. Jamie frees Claire, and they rescue Ian from Geillis, who is killed during the struggle. The group sets sail from Jamaica, but are shipwrecked in a storm. Jamie saves Claire from drowning, and they are washed up together on the shore of the American colony Georgia.|
Season 4 (2018–19)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|43||1||"America the Beautiful"||Julian Holmes||Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia||November 4, 2018||1.08|
|In North Carolina, Jamie and Claire plan to sell Geillis's gemstones to pay for everyone's passage back to Scotland. They help thief Stephen Bonnet, who has fled his execution, escape recapture. Jamie and Claire decide to stay in America to start a new life; Fergus and Marsali, who is pregnant, decide to stay as well. En route to visit Jamie's aunt, he and Claire are attacked and robbed by Stephen and his gang of bandits. Stephen takes the jewels, as well as Claire's wedding ring, and kills Jamie's associate Lesley.|
|44||2||"Do No Harm"||Julian Holmes||Karen Campbell||November 11, 2018||0.87|
|Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian arrive at River Run, the sprawling plantation of Jamie's maternal aunt, Jocasta MacKenzie Cameron. Claire is uncomfortable that Jocasta owns slaves, and when she names Jamie as her heir, he reveals his intent to somehow free them. Jocasta's friend Farquard tries to convince him of the futility of such an attempt. A slave attacks a white overseer; Claire and Jamie save the critically injured slave from immediate execution, but an angry mob demands they hand him over. Forced to comply, Claire euthanises him first.|
|45||3||"The False Bride"||Ben Bolt||Jennifer Yale||November 18, 2018||0.86|
|To Jocasta's disappointment, Jamie and Claire decide to leave River Run and make a life of their own elsewhere. Lost in the woods during a storm, Claire finds a human skull and a stone pendant, and sees a ghost of an Indian. She and Jamie follow mysterious footprints that lead them back together. Claire notices modern silver fillings in the skull, which means the deceased had been a time traveler as well. They come to a beautiful stretch of land and decide to claim it. In 1970, Brianna and Roger reunite to take a trip to North Carolina. He proposes marriage, but she is not ready, and they have an argument.|
|46||4||"Common Ground"||Ben Bolt||Joy Blake||November 25, 2018||0.96|
|Accepting Governor Tryon's offer of land, Jamie and Claire settle in what Jamie has named Fraser's Ridge. They are hassled by a group of Cherokee warriors, and a bear. Jamie is attacked by the bear and kills it, learning that it is actually a Cherokee banished for rape. He and the tribe agree to live with each other in peace. In 1971, Roger learns of Jamie and Claire's settlement in North Carolina, and calls Brianna to tell her that her parents found each other. He later learns that the Frasers die in a fire, and decides not to tell Brianna. Meanwhile, she has traveled to Scotland without telling Roger, to "visit her mother".|
|47||5||"Savages"||Denise Di Novi||Bronwyn Garrity||December 2, 2018||0.96|
|Claire delivers Petronella Mueller's baby, but she, her baby, and brother-in-law soon die of the measles. Believing the Cherokee cursed him, a distraught Gerhard Meuller scalps the healer Adawehi, Claire's friend, in revenge. The Indians retaliate, killing Gerhard and his wife and burning their house. Meanwhile, Jamie is reunited with Murtagh, who is now a blacksmith in a nearby town. In 1971, Roger tracks Brianna to Inverness, where she has gone through the standing stones to warn her parents.|
|48||6||"Blood of My Blood"||Denise Di Novi||Shaina Fewell||December 9, 2018||1.04|
|Lord John comes to Fraser's Ridge with young William. Murtagh learns that William is Jamie's son, but agrees to keep the secret. Jamie takes William hunting and fishing in the forest while Claire nurses John, who has contracted measles. William angers the Cherokee by taking a fish from one of their traps, and Jamie is willing to sacrifice himself to protect the boy. John recovers, and Jamie is pained to see William leave.|
|49||7||"Down the Rabbit Hole"||Jennifer Getzinger||Shannon Goss||December 16, 2018||1.12|
|Brianna makes her way across Scotland, twisting her ankle and collapsing in the cold until she is found and taken in by Laoghaire. Roger follows Brianna through the standing stones, and joins the crew of Stephen Bonnet's ship to follow her to America. Brianna remembers the days before Frank's death. Laoghaire realises that Brianna is Claire and Jamie's daughter, and is angry. Laoghaire's daughter Joan takes Brianna to Lallybroch—and Ian—before Laoghaire can have her arrested as a witch. During the crossing, Roger tries to help his ancestor, Morag MacKenzie, avoid Stephen's cruelty. Brianna takes on a servant, Lizzie Wemyss, and books passage to America for them both.|
|50||8||"Wilmington"||Jennifer Getzinger||Luke Schelhaas||December 23, 2018||0.91|
|Roger and Brianna are reunited in Wilmington and exchange handfasting vows, but she learns that he knew that her parents would die and did not tell her, and pushes him away. Claire and Jamie are introduced to George Washington, and Jamie is alerted to an ambush set for Murtagh and his fellow insurgents. Claire performs emergency surgery on Edmund Fanning while Jamie secretly sends Fergus to warn Murtagh. Brianna is brutally raped by Stephen as she attempts to recover her mother's wedding ring.|
|51||9||"The Birds & The Bees"||David Moore||Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia||December 30, 2018||1.01|
|Brianna finds Jamie in Wilmington, and is reunited with Claire. Roger is forced to rejoin Stephen's crew for the rest of his voyage, but is determined to return to Brianna. Claire guesses that Brianna is pregnant, and Brianna admits that she was raped. Claire tells Jamie. Roger comes to Fraser's Ridge, but Lizzie mistakenly identifies Roger to Jamie as Brianna's attacker. Jamie beats Roger senseless and leaves him for dead. Claire finds the ring, and realises that Stephen is Brianna's rapist.|
|52||10||"The Deep Heart's Core"||David Moore||Luke Schelhaas||January 6, 2019||1.16|
|Roger is a prisoner of the Mohawk, and vows to escape them and reunite with Brianna. Meanwhile, she considers an abortion, which Claire warns would be dangerous. Brianna learns what Jamie did, and realises that thanks to Lizzie's misidentification, he had beaten Roger and not the real rapist, whom Jamie learns is Stephen. Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian set out to recover Roger, while Murtagh brings Brianna and Lizzie to Jocasta's plantation. Roger escapes in the woods, stumbles upon a standing stone, and considers whether to return to his own time.|
|53||11||"If Not For Hope"||Mairzee Almas||Shaina Fewell & Bronwyn Garrity||January 13, 2019||1.27|
|Roger has stayed in the past, and has been recaptured by the Mohawk. At River Run, Jocasta holds a dinner party of unmarried men as potential suitors for Brianna. Lord John arrives and learns that Brianna is pregnant, and she later spies him having sex with another male guest, Judge Alderdyce. Knowing that Gerald Forbes plans to propose, Brianna asks John to marry her, believing she will be safe with him. He refuses, but then relents after she tells him about her assault and her current predicament. Murtagh and Fergus capture Stephen at Jamie's request, but Murtagh and Stephen are caught by the authorities. As Jamie tracks Roger, he feels guilty for beating him, and for the harsh things he said to Brianna.|
|54||12||"Providence"||Mairzee Almas||Karen Campbell||January 20, 2019||1.27|
|While Fergus plots to break Murtagh out of jail in Wilmington, Brianna insists that Lord John bring her to confront Stephen, who has been incarcerated in the same place. She confronts Stephen and offers her forgiveness, though swearing that her baby will never know he existed. A badly injured Roger meets Father Alexandre Ferigault, another captive. He had lived among the Mohawk and fathered a child with one of them, Johiehon, but due to his sin felt unworthy to baptise the baby. Alexandre is tortured but will not perform the ritual, and is finally subjected to the painfully slow and deadly burning of his feet at the stake. Roger escapes, but comes back to throw accelerant on the fire to put Alexandre out of his misery. Johiehon puts down her baby and joins Alexandre in the flames. As a chained Stephen scrambles to reach a dropped set of keys, Fergus and Murtagh send Brianna and John away and then flee the jail, which they destroy with explosives to cover their flight.|
|55||13||"Man of Worth"||Stephen Woolfenden||Toni Graphia||January 27, 2019||1.45|
|Brianna gives birth to a boy at River Run. Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian arrive at the Mohawk settlement in the Province of New York, but the natives are alarmed by the stone pendant Claire is wearing and send the Frasers away. A group of Mohawk come to Jamie and Claire's camp seeking the stone, which belonged to a former member of their tribe who had prophesied the destruction of the Mohawk. Claire had previously determined from his skull that the man was also a time traveller. The Frasers convince the group to help them free Roger. They are caught in the attempt, but ultimately Young Ian offers himself as a replacement for Roger. On the journey back to North Carolina, Claire tells Roger about Brianna's rape and pregnancy, giving him the chance to decide if he can raise a child that may not be his. Brianna is devastated when Claire and Jamie return to River Run alone, but Roger appears before they depart for Fraser's Ridge and declares his love for Brianna. Jamie receives a letter from Governor Tryon telling him to find and kill the leader of the Regulators: Murtagh.|
Episodes in the fifth season include:
- "Better to Marry Than Burn" written by Stephanie Shannon
- "Between Two Fires" written by Toni Graphia & Luke Schelhaas
- "Famous Last Words" written by Danielle Berrow
- "Free Will" written by Luke Schelhaas
- "Perpetual Adoration" written by Alyson Evans & Steve Kornacki
- "The Ballad of Roger Mac" written by Toni Graphia
- "The Company We Keep" written by Barbara Stepansky
- "The Fiery Cross" written by Matthew B. Roberts
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