Outlander: Season 5 (2019)

Season 5

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Outlander's romantic ardor doesn't burn as bright in this fifth season, but the Frasers remain an enthralling pair as they try to forge a home together.



Critic Ratings: 10


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User Ratings: 234

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Air date: Feb 16, 2020

Following celebrations in honor of Brianna and Roger's wedding, Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his obligation to hunt down and kill Murtagh Fitzgibbons.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

As Jamie continues to hunt Murtagh with the aid of the zealous Lieutenant Hamilton Knox, he's forced to consider whether or not he's on the right side of history.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2020

The growing Regulator threat forces Jamie, Claire and Roger to embark on a mission to raise a militia.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2020

Roger leads Jamie's militia to the trading post of Brownsville and finds himself embroiled in a bitter feud. Jamie and Claire arrive to find that Roger's unusual strategy may have cost them the loyalty of the militia.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2020

Jamie and his militia arrive at Hillsborough to learn that Governor Tryon has proposed a rather unorthodox solution to deal with the threat posed by the Regulators and to resolve the growing political crisis.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2020

At Jocasta's wedding, Jamie learns Tryon's true motivation for ending the Regulator threat.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2020

The Regulator Rebellion reaches a boiling point, forcing Jamie to face his fear and confront the consequence of his divided loyalties.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2020

The Frasers must come to terms with all that has changed in the aftermath of the Battle of Alamance Creek. Brianna tries to help Roger overcome the trauma he has endured. An unexpected visitor arrives at the Ridge.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2020

When Jamie is bitten by a venomous snake, Claire fears she may not have the resources to save him. Jamie asks Roger to complete an important task in the event of his death.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2020

Jamie and Roger implement their plan to eliminate the threat looming over them, but it goes awry. Brianna is forced to confront her greatest fear and fight for her and her son's lives.

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Season Five of "Outlander" finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection -- while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place -- as well as Jamie's respect -- in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee -- and those they can't.

Cast & Crew

Richard Rankin
Roger Wakefield
David Berry
John William Grey
Sophie Skelton
Brianna Randall
Duncan Lacroix
Murtagh Fitzgibbons
Caitriona Balfe
Claire Randall
Sam Heughan
Jamie Fraser
Lauren Lyle
Marsali MacKimmie
Lotte Verbeek
Geillis Duncan
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Critic Reviews for Outlander Season 5

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

After a bumbling 4th - especially with regards to race - "Outlander" is back on track. A familiar one.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In Claire's determination to save the lives around her, Outlander viewers can find an unexpected note of solace in the time of the coronavirus, believing that our own Claire Fraser is out there, experimenting with the cure.

Dec 8, 2020 | Full Review…

In its fifth season, the time travel period romance has truly found its footing... the series has now found a new level of maturity which matches its central characters.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hardcore fans will love it, but I felt alienated by the show's new purpose: it's a fantasy world for moms.

Dec 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Most romances in period dramas end with a wedding... But if Outlander has taught us anything, it's that sometimes weddings are only the beginning.

Dec 8, 2020 | Full Review…

The Frasers are back, acting like a family, and still agitating the British in this soft season premiere.

Dec 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Television deserves its own medals for sheer, tongue-lolling awfulness. Call them the TraVesties. This year's Worst TraVesty must go to Outlander.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

[S]eason five of Outlander is shaping up to be the best yet.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

[E]ven when Outlander ventures into darkness, it still remembers its joyous spirit and finds new ways to make even small moments feel sweeping.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

That is where this season finds its strength-by showing how people continue to evolve and grow. It further proves that a story doesn't end at happily ever after, it's just the beginning.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    Ace, brilliant none stop action from all of the characters
  • Jan 24, 2021
    How des this show not win more awards???? From the acting, storyline, the set designs and costumes...everything is so superb. It literally transports me to another time too.
  • Jan 20, 2021
    I used to love Outlander and I was really looking forward to Season 5. Unfortunately I thought it was pretty disappointing. Season 5 is rather dull, the pace of the story is slow and lacks in adventure, energy, surprises and humour. Although Jamie and Claire's love story is still at the centre of the show, I thought Season 5 had quite a few corny and predictable scenes and the other couple couple Briana/James has no chemistry.
  • Jan 09, 2021
    Never thought I would go for a time travel type show...but this is great.
  • Jan 02, 2021
    I think her caracter is bad an selfish and so predictable after a while
  • Nov 14, 2020
    Best, most beautiful thing ever on tv or in film!!!Can't get enough of Outlander!!
  • Oct 10, 2020
    I love Outlander season 5 The Fiery Cross! The love adventure and history .
  • Sep 24, 2020
    Love the Story line always Outlander never disapoints me yes must rewatch all through Droughtlander Uderestimated this was a great season rollercoaster Happy sad moments loved ever Episode from start to finnish reading books Clan community.Critics dont bother ne i know what i like they are great cast all deserve Sam Cait Yes no fauls all shows have flaws nothing perfect thats why we love Outlander THE BEST
  • Aug 22, 2020
    I never been captivated by any other show before, I I can give more than 5 stars because it is amazing...
  • Jul 26, 2020
    From the first episode, the Wedding that pulled most of the cast together and provided the path to the rest of the show, this season of Outlander demonstrated that long-form television truly can be Art. The visual elements--set, costume, cinematography; the sound and music; the narrative elements; and the direction and performance created a whole artistic experience. Outstanding was Sam Heughan's performance in the sub-plot of Jamie's pursuit of his godfather. He embodied his character's journey through a complete emotional arc. This was Art: the creation of form that objectifies feeling, the subjective.

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