There is something so sinisterly enthralling about villainous characters that, if done well, gift excellence to a television show. Like the romping Hannibal that illuminates his television show, evil characters are pivotal if they are fleshed out with realism. This is where Outlander and Game of Thrones separates. For example, with Ramsey Bolton, you can loathe him but he is a cartoon character of depravity and rage, set to exert the power shock towards the audience. With Captain Jack Randall, whose similar modus operandi causes alarm for fans, there is a sickening reason and poetic rhyme and reason to his work that fleshes him out as the beast he is - and not merely a device for us to loathe.
As we enter in to the darker elements of Outlander with the penultimate episode, we know exactly the lengths Randall will go to catch and break his prey.