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.
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.
Yes, let's just get on with it. Isn't everything else insignificant after the final scenes!
Now I'll be honest. The last ten minutes of this episode were like a fist punching its way into my stomach and then braiding my insides.
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