Outlander - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Way Out



Critic Consensus: With "The Way Out," Outlander gracefully progresses its plot through the deliberate unfolding of worthy, well-developed characters and relationships.

Episode Info

Claire uses her medical skills to escape Castle Leoch, and with help from Jamie, tends to a sick child. Later, during the evening entertainment, Claire listens to a tale that offers her hope for freedom.


Caitriona Balfe
as Claire Randall
Sam Heughan
as Jamie Fraser
Tobias Menzies
as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall
Graham McTavish
as Dougal MacKenzie
Gary Lewis
as Colum MacKenzie
Duncan Lacroix
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
Annette Badland
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
Stephen Walters
as Angus Mhor
Lotte Verbeek
as Geillis Duncan
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Critic reviews for The Way Out

Outlander may not have the same kind of ferocious pacing as Game of Thrones, or even History's Vikings; however, there is still lots to uncover each week.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a lot of set-up in the beginning chapters of Outlander, so this addition to the plot was a good tool to give this episode a beginning, middle and end.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Plan "Be As Nice As Humanly Possible Instead Of Busting Out Under Dark Of Night After Drugging Guards" backfired spectacularly.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…

The amount of time spent with characters like Colum, Jamie, and even Angus means they already feel like friends - it serves to make you more invested in the story and what Claire will do next.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Despite several juicy plot points-exorcism! clandestine makeouts! rescue missions!-Outlander's third episode was the first to only negligibly drive the overall narrative forward.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode proved that the show has come into its own, a separate but equal part of the universe created by Gabaldon.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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