‘Outlander’ Season Three Episode Titles, Air Dates, and Synopses (So Far)

Update (8/31/2017): Synopses past episode 301 were removed by the request of Starz.  Episode titles beyond episode 303 are removed at the request of Starz.

Update (8/30/2017): New episode titles, synopses, writers, and directors are added.  **If you would rather not know the synopsis of each episode, please don’t read the paragraphs between the episode titles.**  You will notice that there is a small break in October.  The season ends on December 10, 2017.

2017: the year of Outlander season three.  And that’s about all we know right now.  There is no month or day announced thus far by Starz, Sony, or anyone else.  Certain details about season three are coming out, but not from official sources.

Three episode titles have appeared on IMDb, but that source can also not be very trustworthy.  Anyone can submit an edit to a film or TV’s page on IMDb, and I also find it curious that the first and second episodes of season three do not have a title, but three through five do.  So take what you see below with a grain of salt right now.  Thanks to Outlander Italy for finding this.

(And for those curious, that official photo of Claire above is from episode 301, the premiere.)

This post will be updated as episode titles are announced (or discovered).

Episode 301 (September 10, 2017) – “The Battle Joined,” written by Ronald D. Moore, directed by Brendan Maher

“After living through the Battle of Culloden, Jamie finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving British victors, until a connection from his past provides his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in the modern world of 1940s Boston – and life with Frank.”

Episode 302 (September 17, 2017) – “Surrender,” written by Anne Kenney, directed by Jennifer Getzinger

Episode 303 (September 24, 2017) – “All Debts Paid,” written by Matthew B. Roberts, directed by Brendan Maher

Episode 304 (October 1, 2017) – written by Toni Graphia, directed by Brendan Maher

Episode 305 (October 8, 2017) –  directed by Brendan Maher

Episode 306 (October 22, 2017) – written by Matthew B. Roberts, directed by Norma Bailey

Episode 307 (October 29, 2017) – directed by Norma Bailey

Episode 308 (November 5, 2017) – written by Joy Blake, directed by Jennifer Getzinger

Episode 309 (November 12, 2017) –  written by Shannon Goss, directed by David Moore

Episode 310 (November 19, 2017) –  written by Luke Schelhaas, directed by David Moore

Episode 311 (November 26, 2017) –  written by Karen Campbell and Shannon Goss, directed by Charlotte Brandstorm

Episode 312 (December 3, 2017) – written by Luke Schelhaas, directed by Charlotte Brandstorm

Episode 313 (December 10, 2017)

Source: Starz

  • bevatlol

    Those jerks at STARZ! They are making us wait an extra week for the reunion. “I am seriously displeased!” Trans: “I am totally p***** off.”

    • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

      Chill!!

      • bevatlol

        Excuse me? I have a right to express my opinion as you expressed yours. That’s no reason for adding an ad hominem attack. I’m extremely grateful to STARZ for picking up this show. I was understanding about the first season being split to complete post production. I’ve been very patient with the long hiatus this season because I would rather have the season done well than have it done quickly. But to have STARZ then deliberately delay the most anticipated episode of the season strikes me as fan abuse.

        • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

          Certainly you have the right to express your opinion, as do I. It’s my opinion that criticisms of the networks that air our favorite programs are pointless and juvenile. Fan abuse? Boo hoo! Hurricanes, poverty, murder, starvation, pedophilia; there are a real problems in the world today. I stand by my assertion, get a grip.

        • distachio

          They’re skipping the weekend of the 15th because it’s a Federal holiday weekend (Columbus Day). Viewership tends to fall off on three-day weekends because people make other plans. Not fan abuse or anything else other than practicality.

          • bevatlol

            But they’re not skipping the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend which is the holiday that generates the highest travel numbers? Sounds like an excuse to me.

    • Denise Walsh Smith

      Oh yes me to and then try and make it up by saying we get an extra 15 min when in fact they are stealing a whole episode from us in that week

      • bennyb20013

        This conversation is worth taking pics of and posting on Fb Almost lol. They won’t loose there fan base for one week and getting annoyed at the makers for the idea of 1 week is ridiculous. I think you’ve hit the nail of the head. Your obsession is bad. I really enjoy outlander but not to the extent of getting annoyed about anything.
        To be honest Starz didn’t MAKE you do anything. You could have chosen not to continue with Outlander at any point.
        Think you need to remember It’s JUST a tv programme a good one imo but nothing more. Little bit of perspective wouldn’t go amiss.

        • Deborah Edwina Allen

          its more then just the one week break. Its been 1/1/2 year wait too see Voyager!! Plus another 6 or so weeks to see Claire and Jamie reunited. I think this is were the frustrations is coming from.

          • A sensible English fan

            Would you rather see a lavish set, excellent quality costumes and production and wait a while or wobbly walls and everything done with CIG. Again a little perspective here, it’s just a tv show and definitely not worth n argument over. Put that passion towards a good cause that needs it. There are plenty to choose from in this world.

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            You don’t know me! for you information I was at the drop off point for donation being made for the victims of Harvey a hurricane in Texas. I was making my donations and helping sort the items in there proper place the items being sent from my city and surrounding cities. What was you doing today?? I think season to had lavish costumes and sets but it didn’t take a 11/2 to make. The show was late starting filming because they needed to wait for the Black Sails set and ships it started out 2 months behind its initial schedule. I am done chatting with you!

          • Christine Cauley Mangiafico

            There is a lot of material to cover from Voyager both before and after the reunion….the reunion was never going to be shown right at the beginning of the season. I’m going to guess that they pushed this episode one week to 10/22 to go up against The Walking Dead fall premiere which is also that night. If it was more than an extra week I would be annoyed….one week isn’t that big of a deal. Plus it means one week farther into December that new episodes will be on

          • distachio

            Why would they put that episode to go up against the Walking Dead fall premiere? Not sure I get this logic. I would think they would want to move it away from any competition.

        • Christine Cauley Mangiafico

          There is a lot of material to cover from Voyager both before and after the reunion….the reunion was never going to be shown right at the beginning of the season. I’m going to guess that they pushed this episode one week to 10/22 to go up against The Walking Dead fall premiere which is also that night. If it was more than an extra week I would be annoyed….one week isn’t that big of a deal

    • Deborah Edwina Allen

      I am Upset also, Starz has made us wait over an 11/2 years to see season 3 and now we have to wait until episode 6 to see the reunion with a break added to that. They are going to lose there Outstand Fan base. I am going to try and get through Voyager because I have waited so long to see Jamie and Claire re unite. But I am not promising to watch season 4. I have to let go of this Outlander obsession.

      • distachio

        Don’t be ridiculous. They will not lose their fan base over ONE skipped week, particularly THAT episode.

        • Deborah Edwina Allen

          Your the Ridiculous One distachio!!!! Or you just can’t read!! I said it been over 11/2 years wait and then they don’t re unite for another 6 weeks Episode plus and extra week with the break!! You must be and Idiot or you just can’t read!! People get tired of waiting!!

          • Christine Cauley Mangiafico

            Actually its been less than that. The last episode of season 2 aired in US in mid-July 2016 so just over a year at 14 months. Hardly “over 1 1/2 years”. Plus for shows on cable/premium channels this is the norm. They are shorter duration seasons with longer times in between seasons….its not something new they are doing. Plus this season took extra time to film and produce.

          • distachio

            Exactly. Honestly, all this hand-wringing over a (admittedly addictive) television show is bordering on the surreal. This is normal for premium television; they have other shows and other business partnerships besides Sony/Tall Shops to accommodate. It has nothing to do with fans and everything to do with business relationships.

            Also, regarding taking six episodes to get to the reunion: there is an awful lot that happens in the books before J and C get to that point, and those events set up much of what happens later. Which of those eventsshould they have completely skipped just so the more rabid among the fans could get to their favorite moment??

            Honestly, some of the entitlement and shortsightedness on the part of some fans is staggering.

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            Well said

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            Well Christine season 2 aired in the first week or so of March 2016 so I was counting from the first episode of the Air dates Not the finally to the new start date for season 3. Yes I know the season took extra time to air and fans were very patient with that in my opinion. But the frustration is coming from such a long droughtlander and then another 7 weeks before the reunion. Yes I have read the books and re read them. In case you want to comment on that too!! I have been a fan of DG for about 12 years. OK!! Does this explain what I mean to you!!

          • Christine Cauley Mangiafico

            So you’re counting the entire season 2 from the premiere on April 9th in the “droughtlander”?! Since there were episodes from then through mid-July not sure how that’s part of the “wait”. And I’m not quite sure where you’re aggression is coming from. I commented with no malice at all….simply wanted to comment and get involved in the conversation. You seem to expect everyone else to just accept your opinions but can’t do the same. I am also a fan of the books and have read them and re-read them. I love the adaptation from book to screen but like someone else said THIS IS ONLY A TELEVISION SHOW….your conspiracy like attitude that STARZ is trying to stick it to the fans with the wait or whatever is bit over the top.

          • distachio

            I love the books and show as much as anyone, but this is a *book series and a television show.*
            With all the people suffering in the world right now you can g*******n wait ONE extra week to see your favorite scene. Grow up and stop behaving like entitled whining bratty children!

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            Well said!

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            The only one acting like a BRAT AND BULLIE IS YOU!!! You don’t have to call anyones opinion “Ridiculous” because you don’t agree with there opinions. Its there opinions. Move on little person!! I will not be Bullied because you disagree with what my opinion is!!

          • distachio

            Lol.This is PUBLIC page. If you post your opinion on a PUBLIC PAGE, dissent and criticism comes with territory. If you can’t handle that, don’t put it out there.

            MY OPINION is that YOUR opinion is exactly the type that gives the entire fandom the reputation of being a bunch of infantile, demanding, frustrated hausfraus with nothing better to do than bitch about what THEY want without the slightest thought to the ENORMOUS amount of time, effort, and expense that hundreds of human beings put in to the PROCESS of planning and executing a production at this level of quality.

            Comments like yours are ruining it for the rest of the fandom.

            That’s why it pissed me off, and that’s why I said what I did. You don’t like it? Tough. I have as much right to an opinion as you do.

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            No distachio ITS people like you that ruin the fandom!! You don’t respect other peoples opinion and you have the nerve to call there opinions Ridiculous. I respect you opinion to disagree with mine and I would have never said anything if you hadn’t said my opinion was Ridiculous!!! You don’t know me and if you haven’t heard the chatter on many fan sites of people being frustrated that they have to wait 7 more weeks to see the reunion. Then you aren’t listening. But the only opinion that counts is yours. You need to get a life!! You LIKE ARGUMENTS!! This will be the last time I speak to you or your gang of bullies pissed off opinions. You are Not worth my time.

          • distachio

            Oooooh, I’m devastated.

            Smh.

          • dblackga

            But even in “Voyager” — the print shop scene is after a LOT of background being set for Claire, her marriage to Frank, and the trials that Jamie has to endure. Viewers (many of whom have not read the book), need to understand that these two characters had lives over the next 20 years, and what those lives entailed, and how their past impacts their future. There’s nothing I would skip in the those 20 years, because they lay the foundation for the rest of the series — abandonment, anger, sorrow, loneliness, and betrayal, and finding their way back to trust.

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            I think you meant you’re (meaning you are) not your; pretty sure you’re (meaning you are) the idiot.

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            I meant what I say!! Don’t try bullying people with correcting there English as far. You don’t me or what my first language is. This is just plain ignorant of you to try an belittle someone. HEY ITS CALLED BULLYING!!

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            Please refrain from calling someone else an idiot for their point of view; that is also an example of bullying.
            Don’t try bullying people with correcting their English. You don’t know me or what my first language is. This is just plain ignorant of you to try and belittle someone.

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            I will call anyone an idiot that calls my opinions Ridiculous. But for you and your gang of Bullies It’s OK. Well I find your opinion Ridiculous!! Just get a Life!! I will not continue to chat with such Idiotic people. Who rather attack a person in groups because they disagree with them. This is about Outlander, and the schedule . But you concentrate on me and what I said that was neither inappropriate or unreasonable. I was just agreeing with another person comments. Did you attack that person too Or you just saw my comment?

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            You called someone an idiot; i responded to that comment.

          • Sharon Shupek Hill

            oh, for heaven’s sake – it’ called correcting your spelling which is hardly bullying. And with that said, you need to write “their” not there.

          • Deborah Edwina Allen

            Why is someone’s spelling so important to you? Is what you should be asking yourself. The topic is Outlander not my spelling. I am sure you have Never misspelled something when in a chat/discussion site. Sometimes conversations move fast and you don’t go back to check your spelling. Your not writing a book or letter on this sites. Intelligent people basically know what a person means when they misspell or even miss a word when chatting. Your only comment is to me nothing about your thoughts of the show or its schedule!! Just Me!! Why?

        • Elf68

          i said this on another post. if a small break in airing causes fans to lose interest then they are not that invested in the story. dont worry about others. dont pretend worry for their fanbase. we fans of this story are much too involved to be put off by one week especially after we endured 18 months of rewatching and rereading. havent read the books? why not start now?

          • Kellie Valencia

            I agree with you ⬆️
            A true Outlander fan is not just a fair-weather fan. We have been fans of the books before they were ever thought of as a possible TV series. Loving this amazing story for 20 years will certainly not fade away because of a few weeks of waiting, on the contrary, I’m glad they are working so diligently to make the show awesome for us!! I’m very very anxious and excited and at times a little impatient to see the story fleshed out but Voyager is action-packed and will require so much of every episode that I for one am glad they aren’t rushing through production.

          • distachio

            A LONG break can make fans lose interest. A small break will intensify it.

            Stop worrying.

          • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

            right on!

      • Barbara Jean Willaert Alders

        You’re right, you should let go of your absurd obsession.

      • dblackga

        I disagree completely. I am just so thrilled to see my very favorite novels come to life that one lousy week isn’t going to kill me. I have been so pleased with the production for the last two years, I can’t imagine they will disappoint now — and I can’t imagine that their fan base would snarl and abandon ship over a lousy week. Granted, I get goosebumps every time the preview shows the bell over the door of the printers shop! But just keep humming to yourself: “An-ti-ci-paaaaa-tion — is making me wait . . ” 🙂 Some of us have been in various stages of obsession since 1991 — if you think waiting one WEEK to see the printshop scene is tough — try waiting those YEARS between “Dragonfly in Amber” and “Voyager” — omigoddddd! That last sentence of “Dragonfly In Amber” left a whole legion of fans screaming!

        • FryeKat

          Just to put everything in proper prospective, AND providing the Sony/Tall Ship/Starz productions continue through the entire Outlander series … at the rate the TV Series is being written, filmed and broadcasted (1 book per year) vs. the time it takes for Diana Gabaldon to write and publish each book (4+ years) I think they are absolutely right on schedule with 2017 being Voyagers going book by book through Book #10 (yet unnamed) in 2024. How neat is that? Of course there is the big “IF” regarding the series going 100% though Book #10. If the fans are supportive and patient, they just might do it. Wouldn’t that be worth a 1 week or 14 month delay from time to time? I think so!

          • dblackga

            Heck, yes! We should be so fortunate, that they go until 2024!!

          • Karen Courtenay

            Hmm I have thought about that. I will be 84 in 2024, if I live that long. Wish I could still expect decades to live in order to see the whole series!

    • TD

      Considering they don’t reunite until pretty far into the book, it seems pretty appropriate for them to not reunite until pretty far into the season.

      • Em

        Thank you…voice of reason.

  • Sarah Johnson

    I am lost off this description for ep 4. Jamie is reluctantly pulled into the intrigue of a noble British family. Only thing I remember Jamie being reluctantly pulled into dealt with only one member of that family. Did they change that. I was hoping they’d leave blackmail dealing with her in. Now it seems what Jamie doing reluctantly ties in with whole family and not her.

    • distachio

      Have you honestly forgotten the life-changing result of that complication with that one family member that ends up tying Jamie to them for the rest of his life???

      • Sarah Johnson

        I haven’t forgotten that but he was reluctantly pulled into sex with her. I just don’t get how prior to William being born that pulls the rest of the family in. and how is intrigue part of it.

        • distachio

          The resulting repercussions of William’s birth, I.e, what happens to his putative father right after he is born, the subsequent cover-up, etc., are all included in the same episode.

          • Sarah Johnson

            I thought about that after I had sent that and turned my computer off. I started picturing all that in my head and was like wait I get what they mean with that description now. LOL

          • distachio

            Lol, I knew it would come to you!

          • Sarah Johnson

            Yep. LOL.

        • Jen Whitney

          Hey, there is also younger sister running off with that slimy solicitor & Jamie rides to save her before she gives herself to him

          • Sarah Johnson

            True. For some reason I forgot they brought that up in Voyager but remember that from The Scottish Prisoner.

      • Sarah Johnson

        Question about another one of the eps. What is the joy that Jamie devises for his crew again. I’m working on a reread and haven’t gotten anywhere near that in the reread yet. Just started my reread it has been awhile.

        • Ulrike Blindt

          perhaps the wedding between Fergus & Marsali?

        • dblackga

          Crew perhaps including Marsali and Fergus? 🙂

      • Pam C Hunter

        Do people forget about Lord John Grey! HE is the whole reason that Jamie was even at Hellwater. The blackmale and baby are another story line. There is another whole story line of books about Lord John. Lord John also was in love with Jamie, and their relation ship continues in the rest of the series too.

        • Darlene Roberts

          BLACKMAIL. There are NO black males in this book!!

          • distachio

            Yes there are — Joe Abernathy, Timarere, and Ishmael. (I took your joke and ran with it.) 😉

    • Pat Cocivera

      He kills her husband and the family covers for him that could be the tie

      • Sarah Johnson

        I thought about that after I said what I did and turned my computer off around 1:30 am LOL

    • PunkRockOldLady

      Well, there was the bit where he had to go in an deal with a certain altercation. In the book he was initially annoyed at being the one who had to manage the situation.

    • dblackga

      Reluctantly = being blackmailed by HER and HER blandishments
      Noble family = HER family
      Reluctantly = The shooting incident
      Noble family = arranging things so that the inquest exonerates Jamie
      Reluctantly = being young William’s groom
      Noble family = showing their appreciation for saving William by offering to allow him to leave
      Reluctantly = staying to stay close to William.

      It’s all part and parcel of dealing with the family.

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  • Anne Arseneault

    don’t forget that Jamie shoots the old man that ends up marrying William’s mother and in doing that saves William’s Grandfather

    • Becki Henson

      He doesn’t marry WIlly’s mother, she dies.

      • distachio

        She was referring to the old Earl of Ellesmere who married Geneva.

  • Sarah Johnson

    I wonder which of the later eps is the ep that has the minor change that Diana said she strongly disagreed with that will make us say so and so would never do that. I assume since its minor it shouldn’t be anything to bad but who knows.

    • distachio

      When did she say that? I know she said that about last season (the Laoghaire thing) but I’ve only heard her heap praise on this season…was it on her FB page?

      • Julia LeBlanc

        Yes, it was last season, but the effects of it is in this season. Maybe that’s what they mean?

        • Sarah Johnson

          She said july 23: this is what she said: there are a few things she strongly disagreed with but they were minor. she got her way with more important things. much much closer to the original material then s2. she said we’d know what they are when we see it. and then mentioned that it would be so and so wouldn’t do that and that few other characters did in other scripts but she told them why that wouldn’t work and they changed those situations accordingly but they couldn’t do that with the one that stuck cause to ingrained into the plot. I got to admit i’m slightly worried what it could be even though it is a minor and not major change.

  • Sharon Hickey Wright

    Why no show on the 15th of October?

    • distachio

      Usually these things involve a scheduling issue.

      • Joe Farrell

        It’s a holiday weekend for union and government employees.

        • distachio

          Ah. Of course. It’s usually something like that Thank you!

          So much for the whiners complaining that it’s a nefarious case of “fan abuse.”

    • Becki Henson

      Because I’m going to be on a camping trip and won’t be home to see it.?!?!?!

    • dblackga

      It’s strange — if you look at the STARZ schedule for October 15, there’s NOTHING scheduled to air between 10 pm and 1 am – it just says “null”. Weird. And it’s not a holiday weekend for the U.S. government — that’s the previous Monday, October 8th.

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    Hi Everyone– Please keep in mind that if you post a comment without an appropriate spoiler warning, it will be deleted. Also, let’s keep this a civil discussion, okay?