‘Outlander’ Season 5 Premiere Recap: Jamie and Murtagh Part Ways in ‘The Fiery Cross’

  • Variety
‘Outlander’ Season 5 Premiere Recap: Jamie and Murtagh Part Ways in ‘The Fiery Cross’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Fiery Cross,” the Season 5 premiere of “Outlander,” streaming now on the Starz app.

In the Season 5 premiere, the “Outlander” writers had the monumental task of condensing the 200-page Scottish gathering from Diana Gabaldon’s novel “The Fiery Cross” into one episode of TV — and the episode still clocked in at more than 60 minutes. But the wedding of Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) provided an enjoyable way to get all of the characters together for a celebration before the impending Revolutionary War tears them apart.

Before the nuptials, the episode opened with Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) telling a young Jamie that his mother, Ellen, was dead but that he would always be with Jamie — which was particularly poignant because viewers know that Murtagh and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are now on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War since Jamie
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