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.
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 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.
Major kudos again to Ron D Moore for taking a premise that could be adapted very poorly and making it shine.
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.
Ronald D. Moore writes an engaging albeit abrupt hour of television likely to have you yearning for more.
We are seeing a completely different side of Frank, and it's quite interesting.
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