Critic Consensus: The strongest episode of Outlander's second season so far, "Prestonpans" is a tense and bloody battle that doesn't sugarcoat the terrible losses of war.
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
Critic reviews for Prestonpans
The message? Flowery, sugar-coated deaths won't be a thing during this war, even if it's for a fan favorite.
This episode serves, mostly, as a reminder of the costs of war-and who pays the price for the whims of the warmongers.
Prestonpans, Outlander's tenth episode this season, is bookended by scenes of death - sharp, visceral, gutting death witnessed on a personal level.
Mark me, James: we will win this war. Prince Charles has led our characters into battles good and bad, misguided and inspired, but all unstoppable.
In the end... whether you win or lose, there is always a heavy price that accompanies war.
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