Critic Consensus: Penultimate episode "Providence" hits the same speed bumps Outlander has been facing all season - questionable violence, distracting subplots, and not nearly enough Claire and Jamie.

Episode Info

Brianna confronts a violent figure from her past in an attempt to cope with her trauma; Roger befriends a fellow captive and endeavors to escape the Mohawk Village, while Fergus and Marsali plan a dangerous mission.


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 Providence

Am I the only one who thinks Roger hasn't actually learned anything and is a shockingly selfish person?

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Aw, Lord John! What Bree says earlier in the episode is true: You are impossible not to like.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

While the episode gives us tons of insight into Father Alexandre's perspective, we are, again, mostly kept from a nuanced perspective of the non-white character.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Can you believe that scene?

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

Putting them all in a scene together provided a lot of dramatic fodder.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

If this season doesn't convince Starz to order that spin-off show based on the Lord John books, I don't know what will.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It's weird, because they're all watching him get tortured with zero horror, but when he's quickly killed, they act shocked. It was a very odd sequence.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 8.0 | Full Review…

All three of the storylines in "Providence" are executed perfectly and set out to do exactly what they are meant to.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's so busy that we get only one glimpse of Jamie, Claire and Ian. There just isn't time for more, given everything else.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

IT IS ALL SO AWFUL. Did I mention the whole thing is set to "Adagio for Strings?" But ... why?

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…