This week in Outlander history sees the anniversary of a Season 1 episode that pushed us closer to the heartbreaking moments in Wentworth Prison. As for Season 2, we saw the man responsible for the Wentworth Prison aftermath.
Continuing the theme of #FlashbackFriday from last week, it’s time to delve into the episodes that aired in this week in history. Outlander Seasons 1 and 2 both saw important episodes. The first season aired “The Search,” while the second season aired “Untimely Resurrection.”
Here’s a quick reminder of the two episodes and why they were so important.
Outlander Season 1, Episode 14: The Search
More from Outlander News
- Outlander: Blood of My Blood is not coming to STARZ in November 2023
- Outlander Season 6 is not coming to Netflix in November 2023
- Outlander Season 7B is not coming to STARZ in November 2023
- How old is Jamie Fraser when he dies in Outlander?
- Did Bree and Lord John Grey marry in Outlander?
“The Search” aired for the first time on May 9, 2015. It would see Claire and Jenny set off in search for Jamie after he was taken by the Redcoats. While we start off with some excellent bonding between the sisters-in-law, we end up with an episode that is mostly focused on Claire and Murtagh’s bonding. And despite Jamie being mentioned, he doesn’t actually appear in the episode at all!
This is, admittedly, one of my least favorite episodes of Outlander Season 1. It’s the one that delves completely away from the book when it comes to the search, mostly to allow Caitriona Balfe to sing in the episode. Although I will admit that Murtagh’s attempt at dancing is hilarious.
While it’s not a favorite, it is an important episode. This is the one before we find out Jamie’s fate after being initially taken by the Redcoats and escaping. Claire also learns that she needs to make a deal with the devil to get the man she loves back.
Outlander Season 2, Episode 5: Untimely Resurrection
One of my least favorite Season 2 episodes aired on May 7, 2016 for the first time. “Untimely Resurrection” finally saw Claire tell Jamie the truth about Black Jack Randall never dying and he certainly had a strange reaction.
There were some humorous moments in the episode, such as when Black Jack is forced to bow before the king of France. This is the same king who thanks Jamie for his tips on porridge. It seems the tip helped to ease that constipation.
This was also the moment that Claire made it very clear that there was still something she felt for Frank. Jamie wanted to get his revenge, but Claire requested a year. She needed to make sure her husband’s line would continue. Nobody brought up the idea of a time loop problem–like Claire not being in Scotland to go through the stones when she did–but Jamie did agree to wait.
What did you think of the two episodes? Which one of the two was your most favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Like Claire and Jamie on Facebook for more Outlander news.