Just in case you needed a review before next week’s Outlander season finale, we have provided all the Blacklanderz Convos! recaps below. However, this does include *spoilers*. So, if you haven’t seen all the episodes, stop here.
Outlander S2 Epi1 – Through a Glass, Darkly | Directed by Metin Hüseyin Written by Ron D. Moore
Blacklanderz Convos! between Vida and Kristal.
In the first half of the episode, Claire awakens by the standing stones in 1948, devastated to discover the Scots were defeated at the Battle of Culloden. Grieving over Jamie, she reunites with Frank, who is mystified by the manner of her reappearance, but reconciles.
Claire explains where she has been, including her relationship with Jamie and the fact that she is carrying his child. They agree they will raise the child together and resume their married life, putting Claire’s experiences behind them.
In the back half of the episode, Claire arrives with Jamie in France, where they make contact with Jamie’s Jacobite cousin Jared Fraser, and make an enemy of the Comte St. Germain.
Outlander S2 Epi2 – Not in Scotland Anymore | Directed by Metin Hüseyin Written by Ira Steven Behr
Blacklanderz Convos! between Vida and Kristal.
Life in Paris is not without its trials as Jamie struggles to triumph over the traumas of his past. Claire and Jamie have settled into Paris, ostensibly working for Jared, but actually pursuing their goal to foil the doomed Jacobite rebellion. Jared arranges for Jamie to meet with Prince Charles Stuart himself, but Jamie is unable to deter the pretender from his plans to seize the English throne.
Claire secures an invitation to the Palace of Versailles where she hopes to connect with King Louis XV of France and his finance minister in order to thwart their potential funding of the Stuart cause. The Frasers make an impression and are reunited with the Duke of Sandringham. Claire is shocked to learn that Black Jack Randall is still alive, and is not sure if she should tell Jamie. There were several new characters introduced in this episode: Master Raymond, Prince Charles Stuart, May Hawkins, Louise de Rohan, Annalise de Marillac, King Louis XV, and Alexander Randall.
Outlander S2 Epi3 – Useful Occupations and Deceptions | Directed by Metin Hüseyin Written by Anne Kenney
Blacklanderz Convos! between Lorinda and Bruce.
While Jamie continues his attempts to thwart the financing of Prince Charles’ rebellion, Claire makes herself useful at L’Hôpital des Anges, a charity hospital run by the imperious Mother Hildegarde. Claire and Jamie discover that Sandringham is helping Charles secure funds from English nobles, which Jamie hopes to thwart. Though spending time with Sandringham will surely reveal to Jamie that Randall is alive, Claire cannot bear to tell Jamie herself.
This episode also introduces some other key characters and we get to see the useful occupations of Jamie, Claire and Wee Fergus. The deception comes into play on three sides, Jamie with the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the other Jacobite’s, Claire and Murtagh in relationship to Jamie and the fact that Black Jack Randall is still alive and deceptive little Fergus pickpocketing everyone. Also of note, the opulence is still in abundance and the costumes and set designs are simply stunning. Two other new characters in this episode are Mother Hildegarde and her dog Bouton.
Outlander S2 Epi4 – La Dame Blanche | Directed by Douglas Mackinnon Written by Toni Graphia
Blacklanderz Convos! between Lorinda, Iris and Vida.
Claire finally tells Jamie about Jack Randall, and the potential for vengeance reinvigorates Jamie. Claire suspects the Comte St. Germain when an attempt is made on her life, and she and Jamie plan a dinner party to paint Charles in a bad light in front of Sandringham.
Murtagh, Claire and the young Mary Hawkins are attacked on their way to the party, and Mary is raped. Back at the house, the party goes as planned until a misunderstanding sparks a brawl.
Outlander S2 Epi5 – Untimely Resurrection | Directed by Douglas Mackinnon Written by Richard Kahan
Blacklanderz Convos! between Vida and Iris.
Claire and Jamie reunite and attempt to extinguish fires until Claire makes an unexpected change of course; Jamie and Claire’s relationship is tested when the past rears its ugly head. The disastrous dinner party has discouraged Charles’ investors, but the prince finds a new one in Jamie’s enemy, St. Germain. Charles puts Jamie and St. Germain into business together, to their chagrin.
Trying to preserve Frank’s lineage, Claire sabotages the blossoming relationship between Mary Hawkins and Alex Randall. Black Jack Randall appears at Versailles, and Jamie soon challenges him to a duel. Jamie is furious when Claire coerces him into swearing that he will not harm Randall until he conceives a child with Mary.
Outlander S2 Epi6 – Best Laid Schemes… | Directed by Metin Hüseyin Written by Matthew B. Roberts
Blacklanderz Convos! between Vida and Iris.
Jamie tells Murtagh the truth about Claire’s past. Jamie and Claire use her medical knowledge to devise a plan to halt a deal that would fill the Prince’s war chest – to give St. Germain’s men symptoms resembling those of smallpox.
Jamie and Murtagh then steal the Comte’s wine shipment out from under him, seemingly dashing Charles’ hopes. Fate puts Jamie and Randall face to face, and Claire arrives just in time to see the men dueling to the death. As Jamie stabs Randall and gendarmes arrive to arrest them, a pregnant Claire collapses.
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Outlander S2 Epi7 – Faith | Directed by Metin Hüseyin Written by Toni Graphia
Blacklanderz Convos! between Amanda-Rae and Erica.
Doctors at L’Hopital Des Anges try to save Claire’s life and that of her unborn child. Claire and Jamie’s daughter is stillborn, and a devastated Claire nearly dies herself from fever. With Jamie in the Bastille, Claire discovers that he dueled with Randall because he had discovered the English captain raping Fergus.
Claire seeks mercy for Jamie from the King, who forces her to decide the fates of suspected “sorcerers” Master Raymond and St. Germain. She contrives to save them, but Raymond poisons St. Germain. Claire submits to the King in exchange for Jamie’s freedom. They reconcile in their grief, visiting their daughter Faith’s grave before leaving Paris for Scotland.
Outlander S2 Epi8 – The Fox’s Lair | Directed by Mike Barker Written by Anne Kenney
Blacklanderz Convos! between Erica and Tamisha.
Returned to Scotland, Jamie finds himself forced to support the Jacobite rebellion, which cannot be stopped. He and Claire seek the military assistance of his grandfather, Lord Lovat, and are reunited with Colum and Laoghaire. Colum hopes to discourage the rebellion, which he is certain will fail.
Laoghaire begs Claire’s forgiveness and later agrees to help Claire and Jamie manipulate Lovat. Playing both sides, Lovat promises peace to Colum, but also sends men under his son’s command with Jamie.
Outlander S2 Epi9 – Je Suis Prest (I am ready!) | Directed by Philip John Written by Matthew B. Roberts
Blacklanderz Convos! between Amanda-Rae, Vida and Jean.
As Jamie and Murtagh attempt to train Lovat’s men, the activities in camp remind Claire of her traumatic experiences in World War II.
This episode introduced a new character – Lord William John Grey, who will be an essential character in future seasons. She and Jamie later coerce young Grey to reveal vital information about the British forces nearby.
Outlander S2 Epi10 – Prestonpans | Directed by Philip John Written by Ira Steven Behr
Blacklanderz Convos! between Amanda-Rae and Lorinda.
The Battle of Prestonpans was the first significant conflict in the Jacobite Rising of 1745.
Surprising the British in the fog, the Highlanders are victorious, but Angus later dies of his injuries.
Outlander S2 Epi11 – Vengeance is Mine | Directed by Mike Barker Written by Diana Gabaldon
Blacklanderz Convos! between Amanda-Rae and Evelyn.
Claire and the Highlanders head north after the Jacobite leaders decide to halt their march on London. When Claire, Jamie and their party are surrounded by Redcoats, Claire pretends to be an English hostage so Dougal can negotiate the Highlanders’ safe passage.
Taken to safety, Claire finds herself face to face with the Duke of Sandringham and his goddaughter, Mary Hawkins. She also recognizes Sandringham’s valet, Danton, as being one of the men who attacked her and Mary in Paris, which resulted in Mary being raped.
Looking to get back into the English king’s good graces, Sandringham intends to lure “Red Jamie” to save Claire and then turn them both over to the Redcoats. Warned of the trap, Jamie and Murtagh slip into the castle. Mary kills Danton, and Murtagh beheads Sandringham to fulfill his promise to Claire and Mary to avenge their attack in Paris.
Outlander S2 Epi12 – The Hail Mary | Directed by Philip John Written by Anne Kenney & Ira Steven Behr
Blacklanderz Convos! between Michelle and Evelyn.
A Hail Mary is a desperate attempt by a team to score at the last minute and avoid a loss. The quarterback of the team that is behind throws a long, last-second pass into the end zone hoping his team member will catch the ball and win the game.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.
Claire comforts the ailing Colum MacKenzie and Alex Randall. Colum makes plans for his clan’s future and Alex devises an outrageous plan to save his child’s mother.
And there you have it!
We ALL eagerly await the 90-minute season finale next week!
Outlander S2 Epi13 – Dragonfly in Amber | Directed by Philip John Written by Toni Graphia & Matthew B. Roberts
Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the past, while Brianna and Roger bond over researching Randall family history. Jamie and Claire come up with a dangerous plan, which Dougal overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage. Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves, even if it means saying goodbye to some — or all — of them.