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TV Review: Outlander 2.7 “Faith”
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Outlander
Season 2 Episode 7: “Faith”
Directed by Metin Hüseyin
Written by Toni Graphia
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Galbadon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies, Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Robert Cavanah, Stanley Weber
Starz
Air Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9:00pm

Last week on Outlander, Jamie (Sam Heughan) finally told Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) the whole crazy time-traveling story, after he got angry about the duel being called off. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) went to warn Master Raymond (Dominique Pinon) about the king gunning for practitioners of the dark arts. They set up fake smallpox at the Comte’s (Stanley Weber) ship, and even had Murtagh play bandit when that did not work. Jamie went to duel with Randall (Tobias Menzies), which resulted in Claire screaming, bleeding, and fainting, Jamie sticking a sword in Randall’s groin, and both men arrested.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Outlander 2.6 “Best Laid Schemes…”
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Outlander
Season 2 Episode 6: “Best Laid Schemes…”
Directed by Matthew B. Roberts
Written by Metin Hüseyin
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Galbadon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies, Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Robert Cavanah, Stanley Weber
Starz
Air Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 9:00pm

Last week on Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) interfered with Mary Hawkins and Alex Randall (Rosie Day and Laurence Dobiesz), by convincing Alex to leave the girl. Prince Charles (Andrew Gower) came up with another scheme to get the money, and it involved partnering Jamie (Sam Heughan) with the Comte (Stanley Weber). Claire ran into BlackJack Randall (Tobias Menzies) at Versailles, and they exchanged hostile pleasantries after the shock. The King (Lionel Lingelser) showed up and humiliated Randall to the delight of Jamie, who strolled up just in time. After the king and entourage leave, Jamie set a time to duel with Randall, and then fought about it with Claire later. He angrily agreed to not kill him for Frank.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Outlander 2.5 “Untimely Resurrections”
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Outlander
Season 2 Episode 5: “Untimely Resurrections”
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Richard Kahan
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Galbadon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies, Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Robert Cavanah, Stanley Weber
Starz
Air Date: Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 9:00pm

Last week on Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) became sick but was meant to die. Master Raymond (Dominique Pinon) gave her a stone that can detect poison. The Frasers bring their cat and mouse game home, as they plan a dinner party to make political moves. On the way home, Claire, Murtagh, and Mary (Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, and Rosie Day) are attacked, and poor Mary is raped. Claire is saved when they scream, “La Dame Blanche.” They hide Mary away with Alex (Laurence Dobiesz) taking care of her, and go to the party pretending nothing is amiss. Claire gets seated next to the Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber) who mentions the stone. Louise (Claire Sermonne) announces her pregnancy in front of the prince. Mary flips out, resulting in a giant brawl at the party where everyone is arrested.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Outlander 2.4 “La Dame Blanche”
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Outlander
Season 2 Episode 4: “La Dame Blanche”
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Toni Graphia
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Galbadon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies, Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Robert Cavanah, Stanley Weber
Starz
Air Date: Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 9:00pm

Last week on Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) found a purpose at last with help from Master Raymond (Dominique Pinon). She started volunteering at the charity hospital, proving her worth and knowledge to Mother Hildegarde (Frances de la Tour). Jamie (Sam Heughan) was none too happy, as he needed his wife to talk through the muck of intrigue in the court of Paris. Prince Charles (Andrew Gower) found his funding to Jamie’s distress. He hired a boy, Fergus (Romann Berrux), to steal correspondence so he could copy it and have the boy put it back. Claire realized that Frank (Tobias Menzies) was a descendent of Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) and Black Jack. Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) told her she had to tell Jamie that Randall was still alive.

Warning! Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Outlander 2.3 “Useful Occupations and Deceptions”
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Outlander
Season 2 Episode 3: “Useful Occupations and Deceptions”
Directed by Metin Hüseyin
Written by Anne Kenney
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Galbadon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies, Grant O’Rourke, Stephen Walters, Robert Cavanah, Stanley Weber
Starz
Air Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, 9:00pm

Last week on Outlander, Jamie and Claire (Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe) are now in France, where all sorts of weird things happened. Claire got to watch her friend Louise’s (Claire Sermonne) womanly parts get waxed, then tried it herself. Jamie gave Prince Charles Stuart (Andrew Gower) rebellion advice in a brothel. They traveled to the court of Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser), where Jamie and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) were lucky enough to watch a constipated king on his chamberpot, and offer advice. Claire got her feet kissed by the Minister of Finance. The Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) showed up with Alex Randall (Laurence Dobiesz), BlackJack’s little brother in tow. What shenanigans will they get into next?

Spoilers below.

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