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The Best Episodes of Outlander

Every episode of Outlander ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Outlander!

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.

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The best episode of "Outlander" is "Dragonfly in Amber", rated 9.5/10 from 5518 user votes. It was directed by Philip John and written by Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts. "Dragonfly in Amber" aired on 7/9/2016 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Devil's Mark".

  • Dragonfly in Amber
    9.5/10 5,518 votes

    #1 - Dragonfly in Amber

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-07-09

    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.

    Director: Philip John

    Writer: Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts

  • The Devil's Mark
    9.2/10 5,625 votes

    #2 - The Devil's Mark

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-04-18

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

    Director: Mike Barker

    Writer: Toni Graphia

  • Faith
    9.2/10 4,635 votes

    #3 - Faith

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-21

    Claire is brought to L’Hopital Des Anges where doctors try to save her life and that of her unborn baby. King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of practicing the dark arts – one an enemy, one a friend.

    Director: Metin Hüseyin

    Writer: Toni Graphia

  • Of Lost Things
    9.1/10 3,919 votes

    #4 - Of Lost Things

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-01

    Jamie is pulled into intrigue while serving as a groomsman at Helwater. In 1968, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie's whereabouts, leaving Clarie to wonder if they will ever find him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Birds & The Bees
    9.1/10 2,777 votes

    #5 - The Birds & The Bees

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-30

    As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she's suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents.

    Director: David Moore

    Writer: Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts

  • The Ballad of Roger Mac
    9.1/10 2,684 votes

    #6 - The Ballad of Roger Mac

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-03-29

    The Regulator Rebellion reaches a boiling point, forcing Jamie to face his fear and confront the consequence of his divided loyalties.

    Director: Stephen Woolfenden

    Writer: Toni Graphia

  • The Garrison Commander
    9.0/10 6,399 votes

    #7 - The Garrison Commander

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-09-13

    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.

    Director: Brian Kelly

    Writer: Ira Steven Behr

  • Freedom & Whisky
    9.0/10 3,811 votes

    #8 - Freedom & Whisky

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-10-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wedding
    8.9/10 7,095 votes

    #9 - The Wedding

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-09-20

    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.

    Director: Anna Foerster

    Writer: Anne Kenney

  • Vengeance Is Mine
    8.9/10 3,231 votes

    #10 - Vengeance Is Mine

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-06-18

    Claire and the Highlanders head north after the Jacobite leaders decide to halt their march on London. Claire has an unexpected reunion after a band of redcoats makes trouble for the Scots.

    Director: Mike Barker

    Writer: Diana Gabaldon

  • All Debts Paid
    8.9/10 3,664 votes

    #11 - All Debts Paid

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-09-24

    In prison, Jamie discovers that an old foe has become the warden - and has the power to make his life hell. Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward in marriage, but an uninvited guest shatters the illusion.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Journeycake
    8.9/10 2,291 votes

    #12 - Journeycake

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-05-03

    A revelation about Jemmy forces Roger and Brianna to choose between staying in the eighteenth century and returning to the safety of the future. Jamie finds that unrest in the backcountry has given rise to a new power.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Diana Gabaldon

  • Both Sides Now
    8.8/10 5,378 votes

    #13 - Both Sides Now

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-09-27

    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.

    Director: Anna Foerster

    Writer: Ronald D. Moore

  • Prestonpans
    8.8/10 3,217 votes

    #14 - Prestonpans

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-11

    Jamie relies upon Claire's knowledge of history to lead the Jacobite army into a crucial battle. Claire is reminded of the true cost of war as she attends to the dead and dying.

    Director: Philip John

    Writer: Ira Steven Behr

  • The Battle Joined
    8.8/10 4,275 votes

    #15 - The Battle Joined

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-10

    Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden. A pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Eye of the Storm
    8.8/10 2,982 votes

    #16 - Eye of the Storm

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-12-10

    Claire plays 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Savages
    8.8/10 2,534 votes

    #17 - Savages

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-12-02

    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.

    Director: Denise Di Novi

    Writer: Bronwyn Garrity

  • Man of Worth
    8.8/10 2,430 votes

    #18 - Man of Worth

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-01-27

    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. Meanwhile, Brianna worries Claire, Jamie and Roger might not return.

    Director: Stephen Woolfenden

    Writer: Toni Graphia

  • Never My Love
    8.8/10 2,786 votes

    #19 - Never My Love

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-05-10

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

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts

  • Wentworth Prison
    8.7/10 4,714 votes

    #20 - Wentworth Prison

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2015-05-16

    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.

    Director: Anna Foerster

    Writer: Ira Steven Behr

  • The Hail Mary
    8.7/10 3,141 votes

    #21 - The Hail Mary

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-06-25

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

    Director: Philip John

    Writer: Anne Kenney, Ira Steven Behr

  • A. Malcolm
    8.7/10 3,736 votes

    #22 - A. Malcolm

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-10-22

    After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie's new business dealings jeopardize the couples' hopes for a simple life together.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bakra
    8.7/10 2,693 votes

    #23 - The Bakra

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-12-03

    The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica bringing Jamie and Claire much closer to their goal. During a ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Providence
    8.7/10 2,400 votes

    #24 - Providence

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-01-20

    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, while Fergus and Marsali plan a dangerous mission.

    Director: Mairzee Almas

    Writer: Karen Campbell

  • Rent
    8.6/10 5,753 votes

    #25 - Rent

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-09-06

    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.

    Director: Brian Kelly

    Writer: Toni Graphia