Outlander: Season 2, Episode 5 Reviews

Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez
Tom & Lorenzo
June 21, 2018

At her best - at the story's best - Claire will always say or do something that is both correct and maddeningly self-absorbed or reckless.

Roxane Gay
Wired
May 23, 2018

At least Outlander continues to address recovery with great care. Mary shares her feelings of shame, and Claire reassures the young woman that being raped was not her fault.

Brooke Corso
PopWrapped
October 26, 2017

A visual and verbal feast of paradoxes.

Ester Bloom
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 23, 2016

Claire has saved Jamie's life and so, as much as she hates it, she must beg for Randall's life in return, at least until after Frank's ancestor is born.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kimberly Roots
TV Line
May 23, 2016

In the arcade-claw game that is Jamie Fraser's life, another coveted - and, in this case, annoyingly smug and deserving of death - toy just slipped out of grasp.

Carissa Pavlica
TV Fanatic
May 23, 2016

"Untimely Resurrection" was one of the swiftest hours of Outlander Season 2. It was pretty much singularly focused on one event, and that streamlined the feel of the installment. The party was over before it even began.

Sandrine Sahakians
TV Equals
May 23, 2016

This week's episode of Outlander "Untimely Resurrection" ended with another Claire and Jamie fight, while I could certainly do without those, it was such a powerful and beautiful scene, it might have been worth it!

Brittany Volk
Tampa Bay Times
May 23, 2016

All hail Caitriona Balfe for bringing it this episode.

Alyssa Rasmus
PopMatters
May 23, 2016

Claire's still haunted; the ghost of her past life still lingers thick in the air between she and Jamie. Only time will tell if this ghost will leave them as well or if she will forever be haunted by the ghost of her other husband.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Keri Lumm
Paste Magazine
May 23, 2016

Jamie and Claire have problems galore, but it's an aspect of their love triangle 200 years away (in the form of Frank) that's causing all the upheaval in this episode.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
Angelica Jade Bastién
New York Times
May 23, 2016

When [Jamie] warns her "do not touch me" at the close of the episode, I wondered if Claire was regretting what her loyalty to Frank has cost her.

Amber Dowling
indieWire
May 23, 2016

Naturally Claire would do everything she could to protect her first husband - even if that means betraying Jamie - but her pleas for Black Jack's life absolutely put another black spot on her current marriage.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Terri Schwartz
IGN Movies
May 23, 2016

It was both surprising and inevitable that Black Jack return on Outlander, and director Douglas Mackinnon perfectly built up both sentiments in "Untimely Resurrection."

Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
Amy Wilkinson
Entertainment Weekly
May 23, 2016

It feels wrong to say I've missed Captain Black Jack Randall. After all, he's a despicable sadist who's only brought pain and suffering into our heroes' lives.

Connie Verzak
Daily Record (UK)
May 23, 2016

Their uneasy truce at the end is heavy with resentment and regret, the spirit of Frank Randall as present between them as Jamie himself will be at some point in the future.

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
AV Club
May 20, 2016

Outlander is about so much more than war and politics. It's about sacrifice for the ones we love. And that becomes all the trickier when the needs of one person you love directly contradict the needs of another you love.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sarene Leeds
Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2016

Forget Le Comte St. Germain, Prince Charles Stuart and that blasted Jacobite Rebellion, because Claire and Jamie Fraser are doing a fine job of self-destructing without any help from outside parties.

Kayti Burt
Den of Geek
May 8, 2016

Rather than have the Frasers and Jack face off in an openly hostile encounter, it bowed to one of the major thematic through-lines of the season: the understated negotiation.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5