Outlander: Season 5 (2020 - 2019)

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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

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 Outlander Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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…
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[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…

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…

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

  • 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.
  • Jul 20, 2020
    my wife and i have liked the show from the beginning, but this season up thru ep.8 is slow, boring, and too depressing. i like ingmar bergman films a lot, but our expectations about this show are not that. its a time travel adventure and romance show. the show needs more adventure, action, and humor. as others have noted in cyberspace. brianna and roger are a boring couple.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    Best season since season 1!
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Exceptional! A must watch!
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Outlander Season 5 finds the Fraser's dangling in the early stages of America and fun to watch. A few episodes were boring or dragged to long but overall great series with great scenery and acting from Jamie and Claire. The season finale was hard to watch but Frasers always find away to get thru the horrible times of early America. The time travel family leads into a new saga and can't wait to see what happens next season. Overall it was a wonderful season definitely recommend it.
  • May 24, 2020
    Still not at the level of season 1 and 2, but better than last season by far. Some real standouts in acting (Jamie, LJG, Roger, Marsali) but a couple of weak links who make the show frustrating for me. The books are better, but still a good show.
  • May 19, 2020
    I love that, even when events strayed from the books, Claire and Jamie's characters remained true to those created by Diana Gabaldon. I was also happy to have more time with Murtagh.
  • May 19, 2020
    Awesome season, can't wait for season 6!!!!
  • May 18, 2020
    I have always loved the books that center around Fraser's Ridge. I was highly disappointed by the way they portrayed it. Everything was too perfect. They had to build a settlement out of nothing. It should have been much more rustic, not some beautiful house with fancy woodwork, etc. This said, I still love the series, and this time period. I loved how they worked in how Claire treats patients, and comes up with cures. The trauma that Claire has to deal with is done well, but again they changed it to be even more horrific than it was in the book. I did not like the what they did in the last espisode with the 60's dinner, etc. even though Diana wrote this episode. My criticism may seem harsh for a 4 star review but that is because I love the books and series so much.

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