Outlander: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1594
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Air date: Apr 9, 2016
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Air date: May 28, 2016
Air date: Jun 4, 2016
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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.


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 Outlander Season 2

All Critics (24) | 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…
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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…

The fantasy is delicious-beautifully rendered and infinitely appealing.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 2

  • 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!)
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Instantly addicting. The story is fantastic but the characters are what bring you back.
  • Jun 11, 2019
    Season 2 is unbelievably bad. It's entirely more political. Also, how many times does Claire need to be jumped before they teach her how to fight.
  • Mar 24, 2019
    Beautiful, horrific, romantic, exciting, fascinating, and addicting
  • Nov 20, 2018
    not as good as s1 but fantastic
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Awesome series! I watched it twice.
  • Jul 21, 2018
    Yes, Yes, Yes, As a non series person. I am officially a lover of Outlander. I don't think there is another show that can top it for me.
  • Apr 22, 2018
  • Mar 14, 2018
    the best thing i've seen in a long time... I cannot find words to describe this show other than I'm in awe...
  • Mar 03, 2018
    Like the books, this show is totally addicting. Amazingly well done.

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