Critic Consensus: "Castle Leoch" uses budding relationships and a feminist slant to establish the groundwork for an intriguingly unique episode of Outlander.
as Claire Randall
as Jamie Fraser
as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall
as Dougal MacKenzie
as Colum MacKenzie
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
as Angus Mhor
as Geillis Duncan
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Critic reviews for Castle Leoch
I always love waiting for who our main character is going to connect with and who she's going to clash with. We get the start of all those relationships in this episode.
Outlander may be a slow-burn, much like HBO's Boardwalk Empire, but in that deliberate pacing lies some fascinating scenes.
This week's episode was unique, not only because of the story it occupied its time telling, but because it made, to my mind, an unprecedented leap in quality from pilot to second episode.
Claire's transformation into a stoic adversary of sexism is more than fully realized, but don't confuse her for a misandrist.
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