Outlander - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Garrison Commander



Critic Consensus: A gratifying resolution, nail-biting intrigue, and a noteworthy performance contribute to the great new character that is "The Garrison Commander."

Episode Info

Claire's unexpected meeting with a British general turns tense when Captain Jack Randall arrives. Claire finds herself alone with Randall - a dangerous man determined to uncover her secrets.


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 Garrison Commander

This well-executed, tense and riveting episode is the easily the best we've seen all season.

April 14, 2015 | Full Review…

If you were waiting to get a real, full sense of Captain Jack Randall, you couldn't have been disappointed after tonight's episode. You may have nightmares, though!

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The episode redeems itself at the end, with the news that Claire can solve all her problems by marrying a Scotsman. Hmm, gee, who ever could that be, ya think?

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

If the next two episodes of Outlander are as tense as "The Garrison Commander" was I won't have any finger nails left. That was a fantastic hour of television. And what a showcase for Tobias Menzies.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Indeed, it's a quality hour of television: artful directing, strong writing, and rousing performances by both Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies. Especially Menzies, who's so far only been able to showcase slivers of what he's capable of.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Friends, this was an excellent episode. It only took six weeks but finally, things have started happening.

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

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