The False Bride
Outlander Season 4



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"False Bride" takes advantage of Outlander's parallel timelines and delivers an emotionally explosive episode with Roger's toxicity at the center.

Episode Info

Claire and Jamie look for a place to call home. Later, Roger and Brianna's road trip highlights their differences.


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 The False Bride

This episode begins to pick up speed, taking viewers on a promising adventure that puts the dreariness of the last installment behind us, hopefully for good.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sorry, my dudes, but having Claire fall off a horse in a storm in the woods and be led back to Jamie by the ghost of a Native American conjured by his silver filling-lined skull was not exactly riveting.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I really liked the way the two stories were presented.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

It feels like the show has finally found its rhythm.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Readers may remember that this fight happens almost verbatim in the book, so the show's writers didn't just make Roger a horrible guy for no reason.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Are you screaming at your television? I'm screaming at my television. Surely, this won't be the end for these two.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hello, ye beautiful kilts, we Sassenachs have missed ye.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Not only does Claire encounter a ghost, she encounters a ghost who's also her guardian angel, straddling the racial stereotype line and is another piece in the puzzle of time travel. That's way too much.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A visual I didn't realize I needed until we got it: Roger singing a Scottish love song while playing the guitar, all while wearing a kilt.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

These emotional speed bumps are even more interesting than all the plot-driven ones.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…