Since its production in 2014, Outlander has grown an impressive global fanbase, with millions of people around the world following the time-travelling drama. However, like every show, the award-winning drama has had a few low points throughout down the years.

The show, which is ranked relatively high for its genre, has one specific episode that particularly missed the mark with fans – and even turned some off to the point they didn’t come back. According to IMDB, the show’s lowest-rated episode to date is season 3’s Crème De Menthe.

In the episode, which shows the aftermath of a violent confrontation, Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, follows her conscience as a surgeon, even though it could put her and Jamie’s lives at risk. Meanwhile, Jamie, played by Sam Heughan, attempts to evade the reach of the Crown as its representative close in on his illegal dealings.

Crème De Menthe follows on from episode six, where Jamie and Claire reunite after 20 years, the episode attempts to show the couple reconnecting, however many fans believe the love between Jamie and Claire seemed non-existent.

One fan said: “The show is going downhill. The love between Jamie and Claire seems to be gone, instead of passionate reunited pure love (or the Sam/Cait chemistry is gone.). The episode just didn’t flow. It was 50 minutes of boring scenes.”

Another added: “Diana is such an amazing writer and this episode does not show that. I know this book has a lot going on, but the writers of the show have not stayed true to the story. I feel they have strayed so far from the emotion and excitement that it feels rushed and well, not good.

“The previous seasons had that emotion, which made them so good. My advice for season four is to stick with as much of the original story as possible, don’t lose the passion and emotion of the characters and be true to Diana, she is amazing and this season has not shown that!”

Speaking about the episode, one disappointed fan said: “Another episode that really did not showcase what is good about this show. We had a young man trying to get some, which is not why people watch this show, and we had a woman who believed she could predict the future.”


By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.