Critic Consensus: With "The Way Out," Outlander gracefully progresses its plot through the deliberate unfolding of worthy, well-developed characters and relationships.
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 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.
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.
Plan "Be As Nice As Humanly Possible Instead Of Busting Out Under Dark Of Night After Drugging Guards" backfired spectacularly.
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.
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.
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