The Reckoning



Critic Consensus: "The Reckoning" shifts focus to Jamie's POV, and swivels deftly between fights, punishments, and sex like this show hasn't seen before.

Episode Info

An attempt to rescue Claire from Black Jack Randall is mounted by Jamie and the Highlanders.


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
Grant O'Rourke
as Rupert MacKenzie
David Berry
as Lord John William Grey
Laura Donnelly
as Jenny Fraser Murray
Wil Johnson
as Joe Abernathy
Steven Cree
as Ian Murray
John Bell
as Young Ian Murray
Nell Hudson
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
Hannah James
as Geneva Dunsany
Tanya Reynolds
as Isobel Dunsany
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Critic Reviews for The Reckoning

While we can't argue with the appropriateness of the title of this episode, we will forevermore think of it as "The Spankening."

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Walking in Jamie's tartan plaid and experiencing the deep connection he has formed with Claire was inspiring.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Caitriona Balfe, I salute you. That was a large amount of physicality you had to handle in just one episode, and you did it with major aplomb.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Seeing the story from Jamie's point of view brings a fresh perspective.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

What's left at the core is something far more satisfying: The evolution of Claire and Jamie Fraser's relationship into something resembling a modern marriage.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

With eight minutes left on the clock, they get to the, um, reconciling. Bless those smut-loving producers at Starz! They show us nearly everything.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the things the show doesn't adapt particularly well how the source material addresses Jamie. There is a vulnerability and a depth that is lost.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Outlander made a strong midseason return. The episode was peppered with action, tension, drama, and romance.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Welcome to Knifeplay for Beginners. This ONE scene has been kinkier than the entire "50 Shades" trilogy.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It's been a long frigid winter without Jamie Fraser warming our hearts -- and loins. So how lovely for showrunner Ron Moore to end the Droughtlander with a premiere told from the point of view of the hot Scot!

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…