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
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 19, 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 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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

May 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's impressive that-only three episodes into a new series-we know as much as we do about who Claire is.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Overall, I liked the episode and while we don't take huge steps forward in the overall plot, seeds of what's to come are evident (and some not so evident).

May 19, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Look, I don't know how to break this to you, but Jamie and Claire don't have sex in this episode. I have concluded that their coupling is a figment of someone's imagination, the cruelest, sexiest figment. Je suis désolée.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This episode... gave me my favorite Claire/Jamie moment so far: her teasing him at the dinner table.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…