Critic Consensus: Fueled by sensitive writing, "Faith" packs an emotional punch that perfectly showcases Caitriona Balfe's most powerful performance to date.

Episode Info

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.


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 Faith

Change is an ever-present part of this show, and as these flashes forward to the future keep reminding us, Claire has quite the journey ahead of her.

May 24, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We cried - a LOT, which is a testament to the skills of everyone who worked to put these scenes together.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode devolves into absurdity-but the absurdity is, as always, beautifully presented and treated with the utmost sincerity.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The most outward expression of spirituality in a series resplendent with religious allusions and symbolism.

Oct 27, 2017 | Full Review…

It's unclear, to either Jamie and Claire or the viewers, whether they'll manage to stop the rebellion, or whether they'll ever be the same. At least they'll be together, and all of us can have faith in that.

Jun 1, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

There is no getting around the rawness of this scene and how acutely upsetting it is to watch, for both the Frasers and for anyone who has a modicum of empathy.

May 24, 2016 | Full Review…

"Faith" is likely to be the episode most will remember when they think of Outlander's second season. A lot of ground is covered, and it's exhaustingly emotional.

May 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Well that was emotional! After a rather horrific string of events that culminated during Outlander Season 2 Episode 7, Claire and Jamie came to the decision there's no place like home. They're going to return to Scotland.

May 24, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The episode, sensitively written by Toni Graphia and directed by Metin Hüseyin, exemplifies why Outlander stands head and shoulders above the majority of other primetime dramas, especially when it comes to portrayals of rape and loss.

May 24, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Outlander's unflinching analysis of grief in "Faith" allowed a spotlight on Caitriona Balfe as a performer.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…