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.
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.
Outlander brought the Battle of Prestonpans to life with great execution and depth, and it easily ranks as the series' best action sequence to date.
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