Outlander: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

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Outlander returns for a second addictive season of mystery and sweeping romance as Claire and Jamie take on Paris.



Critic Ratings: 25


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Air date: Apr 9, 2016

In the Season 2 premiere, Jamie and Claire arrive in France, where they hope to infiltrate the Jacobite rebellion and put a stop to the Battle of Culloden. Thrown into the plush world of French society, they experience court intrigue and struggle to make any headway politically.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2016

In Paris, Jamie struggles to deal with his past, and a fortuitous encounter with Prince Charles affords him promising opportunities, but the Duke of Sandringham's presence complicates matters.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2016

Political machinations dominate most of Jamie's time, while Claire puts her healing skills to use. Their plan to stop Culloden moves along, but the forward momentum is jeopardized by past actions.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2016

Claire and Jamie host a dinner party to thwart investors in Prince Charles' war effort, while Claire reveals that Jack Randall is alive, which affects Jamie in a surprising way.

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Air date: May 7, 2016

Jamie and Claire reunite and attempt to extinguish the fires, but Claire undertakes an unexpected change of course and their relationship is put to the test by a past event that comes back to haunt them.

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Air date: May 14, 2016

Claire's medical knowledge is used to devise a plan to halt a deal that would fill the war chest, but she learns Jamie has reneged on his word, and that leads to problems for both of them.

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Air date: May 21, 2016

Doctors at L'Hopital Des Anges try to save Claire's life and that of her unborn child; and King Louis accuses two men of practicing the dark arts.

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Air date: May 28, 2016

Claire and Jamie seek to elicit support from his manipulative grandfather, who may have his own interests at heart, while a visiting Colum MacKenzie has other plans.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2016

When Claire and Jamie are reunited with the Lallybroch and MacKenzie men who are in training, his power struggle and her personal battle prove a burden. But an Englishman's visit to the camp provides updated news.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2016

Jamie uses Claire's knowledge of the future to lead the Jacobite army into battle against the British, while Claire tends to the wounded, a harsh reminder of the cost of war.

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Upon arriving in France, Claire and Jamie quickly realise that in order to stop the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, they must integrate themselves into the extravagant high society that surrounds him. Jamie's wine-merchant cousin Jared leaves for a business trip and entrusts Jamie to take over in his absence, providing the perfect cover for him and Claire to investigate and make strategic connections without drawing attention.

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Critic Reviews for Outlander Season 2

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

The Jamie and Claire show moves to Paris - and in a sense, Frank and Jack do as well. A nice change of locale, and tone.

Apr 8, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sacrificing coherent plot for the sake of your IP is a weak attempt at adaptation.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Outlander is fantastically feminist but has never heard of intersectionality.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Outlander continues to be a great and fun watch. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

To put it plainly: it is one of the smartest and most proactive shows on television, embracing love and passion and intrigue and refusing to apologize

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The stuff that sets Outlander apart from the rest of the pack doesn't come at the expense of Serious Television values like realism and nuance.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Considering what the show has accomplished so far, I'm pretty much committed to this weird, wonderful, time-traveling adventure until the end.

Dec 31, 2016 | Full Review…

If we've learned anything from Outlander's epic second season it's that history does repeat itself, no matter how hard a certain time travelling nurse tries to stop it.

Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Outlander is a welcome addition to the sexed-up, faux-historical drama genre that Game Of Thrones still dominates.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

This Parisian jaunt - while both gripping and beautiful to look at​ - is shaping up to be a rather depressing excursion for our beloved Frasers.

Apr 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Outlander's appeal remains focused on the interplay between Claire and Jamie, a union of two very different people joined in mutual attraction, lust, and a meeting of the minds.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The Ronald D. Moore-created series based on the best-selling books written by Diana Gabaldon could have faltered easily into a sophomore slump, but avoids those pitfalls superbly in an hour of television you won't want to miss.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 2

  • Nov 25, 2020
    Outlander continued with a high-standard of acting and and a complexly developed plot, however I didn't think this season was as engaging as the others. I found myself skipping through large parts of episodes because I had lost all interest in some of the storylines.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    Season two picked up where Season 1 left off and though the setting changed the superb acting continued, the supporting characters are very likable and often steal the show and our hearts, as a middle aged man I am enjoying this show but to be honest I keep asking myself could this be the second greatest cover up for adultery since Mother Marry (not being rude, just criticizing the plot not the show or the acting, or characters) love the history of it, and find myself Wikipediaing Scotland, France, England history and monarchs, etc. Overall smart show.
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Great action and sex scenes.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Though I was fascinated by the first season, by the second season, I can see the thoughts coming from a latina inferiority complex ridden, frustrated feminist pseudo scientist (which is what the author Diana Gabaldon, an ex frustrated post doc from a bio lab is) speaking more than the mystical Scottish thing we got enamored by, investing so much time to reach the second season. A true disappointment.. Especially seeing the smart ass Claire pulling off the superwoman trying to fix the future using her childish save the world approach.. That's why these one author long shows should know how to rap up.. Unlike the tight professionally written series like 'Better call Saul' where they know right from the beginning where they are heading and it's not like that the author started of with the make up of the story but in due time, the make up came off and all that you saw is the vulnerabilities of the person weaving the grand story..
  • Jun 21, 2020
    masih seru juga season 2
  • Mar 16, 2020
    The first part of this season focused more to scenery showing and historical fashion , then it became more seriously I like the sad scenes in it very much , they are strong scenes .
  • Mar 03, 2020
    Ugh. This entire season is ridiculous. Don't kill the most evil man on earth so my future husband whom I had no plans to ever see again can live. What?!?! Let's stop an ENTIRE rebellion, become spies, and just twiddle around in French court because really what else is there to do? It's so far removed from the urgency of season 1, it hurts my eyes. I can't unsee how dumb this is.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    I watched the first episodes of first season to know it, and overlooked many unnecessary and violent scenes at some moments, and slow paced ones at others (and overlooked fatphobic comments as well) because the love of the two main characters was beautiful and I was curious how the story could develop. By the second season I understood all the boring style, excessive violent scenes and prejudice against fat people would not end...so I stopped watching. Do you believe in respecting marginalized people? So think twice before comparing fat folks to pigs or buckets of lard. It's cruel and it not funny.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Just as good as the first season!
  • Sep 30, 2019
    This show is SUPER addictive! My mom, my husband and I are alreday on our third viewing of the series in 2 months! This is definitely a must see, you will find something new, everytime you watch. Mosy importantly yoi will catch yourself falling in love with the characters. Feeling their pain, anger, grief, happiness, and joy. You wont regret it..... (note the forst 5 episodes of season 1 may be a little slow for some people, but they are chall full of information you will need later!)

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