Do No Harm
Outlander Season 4



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Despite introducing new, nuanced supporting characters, "Do No Harm" still suffers from its protagonist reoccurring white savior complex.

Episode Info

Claire and Jamie struggle to make a home for themselves in the backcountry of North Carolina during the period of colonial America at yet another turning point in history: the cusp of the American Revolution.


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
David Berry
as Lord John William Grey
Wil Johnson
as Joe Abernathy
John Bell
as Young Ian Murray
Hannah James
as Geneva Dunsany
Tanya Reynolds
as Isobel Dunsany
Ed Speleers
as Stephen Bonnet
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Critic Reviews for Do No Harm

No, I am not saying that Hollywood should sugarcoat the history. What I am saying is that there are plenty of ways to depict slavery without the visceral reminders that Outlander delved into here.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There is a brightness to come. Unfortunately, Outlander Season 4 Episode 2 offered another dark look at America.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Outlander is at its best when it is tackling these issues with historical accuracy and topical poignancy - which is especially true for this episode.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Outlander never feels more like the adaptation of a 15-year-old book series than it does in episodes like this one...

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Oh, but there is a new character who isn't wholly detestable!

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While I hate to say it, Claire does sometimes reek of white savior complex.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite my initial misgivings, I think it handled its slavery plot the best way it could've in "Do No Harm."

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

There's still something off in the way Outlander handles this story, continuing to place Claire and Jamie on pedestals as it introduces Black characters solely for the purpose of peddling this plot.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It feels sometimes as if the slaves's tribulations are there merely to unsettle our heroes, calling to mind the season's overarching question.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

For Claire, Jamie, and audiences, "Do No Harm" took pains to demonstrate that we're not in Scotland anymore.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…