Je Suis Prest



Critic Consensus: "Je Suis Prest" takes a bleak look at the preparation for war -- a look that may be too far outside the show's usual storytelling scope for some devoted viewers.

Episode Info

When Claire and Jamie are reunited with the Lallybroch and MacKenzie men who are in training, his power struggle and her personal battle prove a burden. But an Englishman's visit to the camp provides updated news.


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 Je Suis Prest

The episode feel more personal and about [Claire], rather than the overarching theme of the uprising and the ill-prepared men, but it also drove home just how much is at stake in the coming weeks.

Jun 6, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

For once, the show seems to have slowed down; it feels less like an overstuffed adaptation and more like an episode of television.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It is fitting that Outlander's ninth episode of the season, Je Suis Prest, debuted the Saturday after Memorial Day.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

If I wanted to watch [an episode] about dudes trying to out-masculine each other, I would watch pretty much any other show on TV.

Jun 5, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This episode showcases the landscape of Scotland better than any previous episode, clearly in an attempt to display what the men are fighting for.

Jun 14, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Claire has always been a fighter, too passionate to be thwarted even in the face of insurmountable odds. Claire may have closed the door on that night during World War II but it isn't done with her.

Jun 5, 2016 | Full Review…

A well-crafted and surprising episode that could have been full of humorous army training montages, "Je Suis Prest" delivers on exactly what its title says.

Jun 6, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

This week's episode of the Starz drama delves into Claire's experiences in World War II, which turn out to have been even more ghastly than we might've realized.

Jun 6, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode brings the character qualities we admire about Jamie to the forefront.

Jun 6, 2016 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

I was looking forward to exciting, plot-propelling action on Outlander. But "Je Suis Prest" amounted to little more than a 60-minute training montage -- without the benefits of a Survivor soundtrack or meat punching bags.

Jun 6, 2016 | Full Review…