The Season 3 finale episode takes fans on an epic rescue mission to save Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) nephew Ian (John Bell) and even includes a hurricane encounter. The installment’s epic scale received strong viewer approval as it rounds out the Top 10 fan-rated episodes.
9. “Vengeance Is Mine” (Season 2, Episode 11)
In this pivotal episode of the series, the truth behind the attack that Claire and Mary (Rosie Day) endured earlier in the season is unveiled. Things end in a bloody kitchen confrontation between the Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) that’s truly unforgettable.
8. “The Garrison Commander” (Season 1, Episode 6)
Earlier on in the series, this episode that reveals the ugly story behind Jamie’s back scars shows viewers just how horrible Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) really is during a conversation between the red coat and Claire.
7. “Freedom & Whiskey” (Season 3, Episode 5)
In this emotional installment, Claire prepares for her journey back in time to reunite with her love Jamie after 20 years apart. Her tearful goodbye with Brianna (Sophie Skelton) is enough to make any viewer weep.
6. “All Debts Paid” (Season 3, Episode 3)
Pivotal in both Jamie and Claire’s storylines, this episode features Claire’s medical school graduation and Frank’s death along with Jamie’s reunion with long-forgotten foe Lord John Grey (David Berry) who [spoiler alert] he later becomes friends with.
5. “Of Lost Things” (Season 3, Episode 4)
While Claire is searching for any shred of Jamie’s existence in their parallel timelines, Jamie’s life at Helwater takes center-stage including his fathering of illegitimate son William. Nothing short of emotional, Jamie leaves William behind when their resemblance grows too strong to be ignored.
4. “The Devil’s Mark (Season 1, Episode 11)
It’s no surprise to see this episode turn up in the fan’s top pick as it is also the episode in which Claire reveals she’s from the future to Jamie. After he rescues Claire from possible death at the hands of a witch trial, Jamie demands some answers from his wife and they’re not what he bargained for.
3. “The Birds and The Bees” (Season 4, Episode 9)
This newer installment was destined to be a fan favorite considering it contained Jamie and Brianna’s first meeting. The heartwarming encounter was both highly-anticipated and well-played by stars Sam Heughan and Sophie Skelton, and apparently viewers agree.
2. “Faith” (Season 2, Episode 7)
A Claire-centric episode, “Faith,” is a standout among others for viewers and fans alike. Following Claire’s journey from losing her daughter during childbirth to facing Jamie after his attack on Black Jack Randall, it is a chapter filled with emotion that is hard to match.
1. “Dragonfly in Amber” (Season 2, Episode 13)
This super-sized episode clocking in at an hour and a half garnered a 9.6 user rating on IMDb and there’s more than a few reasons that could explain that. Apart from being the episode where we meet Brianna and Roger (Richard Rankin), it also shows Claire and Jamie’s emotional goodbye at the standing stones of Craigh na Dun and Claire revealing Jamie as Bree’s biological father who she believes was Frank.
Outlander has had many great episodes over the course of four seasons since premiering in 2014, and according to fans it's been consistent.
Taking a look at the fan ratings onIMDb has proven that the show's top 10 episodes are for the most part spread evenly throughout all of the seasons. In the gallery above we take a look at the top 10 fan-rated episodes and explore the plots that make them standout among the 55 episodes that have aired so far.