Critic Consensus: "Best Laid Schemes..." is a devastating episode that sets the stage for a season of heartbreak for the Frasers.
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 Best Laid Schemes...
At this point in the series several storylines are beginning to meld together in order to keep the narrative straight and moving along at a good pace.
The writing has done an excellent job of setting everything up all season long...
Claire... remains the woman who gets to have her cake and eat it too. To be clear, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's about time a woman got to be the alpha and the omega of a television show.
Tonally, the episode shifts restlessly between intimacy in its purest form and in complete pantomime, as the Frasers and their confidants edge closer to the precipice of what might happen if things don't work out despite the best of efforts.
If you're anything like me, right about now you might need a hug... or a dram... or a magical, fiction time machine where we skip the sadness and jump to the next snogging scene.
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