Both Sides Now



Critic Consensus: "Both Sides Now" takes an interesting departure from the perspective of the books, to check in with the third side of the love triangle, Frank.

Episode Info

Claire attempts to adapt to her new marriage, while Frank undertakes a desperate search for his missing wife. Later, a fate-changing opportunity presents itself to Claire, placing her in an emotional quandary.


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 Both Sides Now

This episode takes a big step by giving us a lot of Frank Randall. Definitely more than we've gotten since the pilot and, I think it kind of works.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

Major kudos again to Ron D Moore for taking a premise that could be adapted very poorly and making it shine.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm still spinning from all the plot movement! Most episodes have covered a chapter or two, but this episode followed six chapters, and yet they still managed to give Frank lots of story that's not in the book.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Ronald D. Moore writes an engaging albeit abrupt hour of television likely to have you yearning for more.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

We are seeing a completely different side of Frank, and it's quite interesting.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Outlander's midseason finale was gripping and thankfully saw Claire achieve her goal of getting to Craigh na Dun.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Wow. The show is pulling no punches here.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

I'd like to believe that even the purest of source-material purists among us would agree that the small-screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander has benefited greatly from the increased presence of Claire's left-behind-love Frank.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

This week's installment (and the last installment before April, kill me now) of Outlander managed to do the unthinkable: Convert me to team Claire and Frank.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's powerful, heartbreaking stuff that leaves you wondering how anyone could still doubt the intelligence and weight of this show.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…