After two action-packed episodes of “Outlander,” viewers were treated to a more introspective installment last week with “The Hail Mary” (Season 2, Episode 12). Our heroine, Claire (Caitriona Balfe), makes a deal with the devil, her nemesis Black Jack (Tobias Menzies). Claire wants him to marry her friend Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) so that she might be assured of a better life as Mary’s true love Alex (Laurence Dobiesz) lies wasting away on his death bed. See photos from the episode above.
While some of the episode takes place back near Culloden Moor as the army led by “Red Jamie” (Sam Heughan) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower) ready themselves for battle, the real focus was the to-and-fro between Claire and Black Jack, and the audience’s wrestling with having to feel for the detestable villain.
The episode, which aired June 25 on Starz, was written by Ira Steven Behr & Anne Kenney and directed by Philip John. Sound off on what you thought of “The Hail Mary” and all of Season 2 by joining the “Outlander” discussion in our world-famous forums.
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