Outlander: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Outlander's epic love story returns with the same strong storytelling and an added layer of maturity.



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 613
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Air date: Sep 10, 2017
Air date: Sep 17, 2017
Air date: Sep 24, 2017
Air date: Oct 1, 2017
Air date: Oct 8, 2017
Air date: Oct 22, 2017
Air date: Oct 29, 2017
Air date: Nov 5, 2017
Air date: Nov 12, 2017
Air date: Nov 19, 2017
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The third season picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie's (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire's heart... as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?


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
David Berry
as Lord John William Grey
Duncan Lacroix
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
Annette Badland
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
Wil Johnson
as Joe Abernathy
Lotte Verbeek
as Geillis Duncan
John Bell
as Young Ian Murray
Hannah James
as Geneva Dunsany
Tanya Reynolds
as Isobel Dunsany
Murray McArthur
as Duncan Kerr
Ed Speleers
as Stephen Bonnet
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Critic Reviews for Outlander Season 3

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

They may look like no one you've seen in real life, but the intensity and awkwardness and understanding that exist in their relationship are easily recognizable to anyone who's ever been in love.

Sep 11, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Droughtlander is about to end, replaced by pleasure -- lots of that.

Sep 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a show that's grown and matured since its initial premiere in ways that defied our initial expectations.

Sep 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

To this maniacal genre mash-up could be added another selling point: some of the zestiest love scenes yet seen on television.

Oct 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Thanks to a well-plotted love triangle and splendid costumes, this barmy historical romance looks and feels engrossing.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Outlander's true north has always been its romance and Season Three understands that in spades.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

How a person mentally handles having lived so long a time in seemingly another world is what makes Outlander so interesting to watch, and every time I do, I'm reminded of a much-beloved episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Outlander has always been achingly romantic, and that feeling isn't lost in season three.

Sep 10, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It is a love story, a historical drama, a feminist manifesto, a time-travel fantasy and, mostly, a fierce celebration of the sturdiness of true love and true love's transforming power.

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

As Outlander resumes and turns away from the war strategizing that characterized much of season two, it feels like a different, but no less compelling show, and one focused, to my delight, more on personal relationships than political conflict.

Sep 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 3

  • Mar 27, 2019
    Heart Wrenching, very well done! Really need to have academy awards presented to entire cast, crew, etc.
  • Mar 24, 2019
    Beautiful, horrific, romantic, exciting, fascinating, and addicting
  • Nov 20, 2018
    I was split this season. The first 5 episodes were so good. They were definitely a bit different from the book, but the changes were good, the characters were true and I enjoyed them. The season started to fail starting with episode 6. They became long, boring, political, very frustrating and overall... not entertaining. I’m sad because I love this series, but the more they make it “their own”, the worse it becomes.
  • Nov 20, 2018
    big disappointment of season. great up to second half of ep 6. the rest...just meh, not bingewatching worth... just a no no.
  • Oct 06, 2018
    I just love it. Have seen all three seasons ?? and yesterday started again watching. It is trilling and very high romantic. Love the fantasy of timetraveling and the history of Scotland
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Outstanding series! I can't wait for season 4.
  • Jul 21, 2018
    Cannot go wrong with this show. It has everything I could want in a show. looking forward for next season. Will start reading books now. Actors in each series are the best. clothing the best. Just love this show.
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Claire spends too much time being hung up on Jamie's past.
  • May 15, 2018
    absolutely love this show. one of the most captivating shows that i have seen in a long time (for all mature ages - teenagers to elders). impressed with everything. only thing that bothers me is Brianna's eyes are brown - genetically Jamie and Claire have Blue eyes and can only have a blue eyed child. should have invested in coloured contacts.
  • Apr 24, 2018
    While i am deeply addicted To just about everY outlander episode, I belIeve A MalcoLm is the best hour of tv ever made. The acting in everY minute of this show is perfect. Every maneRism spot-on. The way claire and jamie look at each other Takes my breath away. After waiting for what seemed like forever for their Much anticipated reunion, the epIsOde delivers in a big way. I Thought i wanted them to immediately pick up exactly where they left off and pretend like 20 years didnt come between them. But the way the episode plays out is slow and methodical, but eventually so gratIfying. Kudos to the outlander staff, writers, and acTors for creating something truly beAUtiful that Really shows what true love can do!

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