Critic Consensus: "Rent" smoothly transitions between story arcs while furthering sexual and political tensions energized by solidly built character foundations.

Episode Info

Claire goes on the road with Dougal as he collects rents from the tenants.


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 Rent

The friction between the Redcoats and the clansmen becomes more real in this episode.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Outlander continues to impress in its fifth outing, with another engaging character building story.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

It was very much a solid transitioning point from everything that took place at Castle Leoch to what looks to be a huge Black Jack Randall episode next week.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Oh man, that whole scene with Jamie and Claire was extraordinary ... full of so much sexual tension.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

"Rent" delved into history, developed all the primary characters, and featured entertaining antics.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Sparks they were a-flyin'. Without being too spoilery (don't I treat you good?) Claire is forced to make a big decision in the final seconds of the episode and for the first time as a viewer I had no idea what she would choose.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whereas last week felt heavy on explanation and plot devices, in "Rent" we get to ease snugly back into the very fascinating psyche of our hero.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Just when everything is settling down, suddenly a wild Frank appears. He uses Exposition! It's super effective!

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

And... fade to black. Guys! Our first real Outlander cliffhanger!

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Let's find out all the goodness that happened in an solid episode written by Toni Graphia and directed once again by the amazing Brian Kelly (who also directed the previous two outings).

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…