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Jamie & Claire Return to Scotland – SheKnows

Spoiler warning: This text accommodates spoilers for Outlander Season 7, Episode 8, “Turning Factors.”

For a present that has simply hit a milestone of being on the air for 9 years, it’s uncommon to provide an episode of the caliber and excellence of season 1, and never solely match these episodes however surpass them. However Outlander has performed simply that with their mid-season finale that opened on what seems to be to be a presumably useless Jamie Fraser. That is the perfect chilly open within the historical past of the present. Three causes: Claire Fraser, sword, Jamie Fraser. What within the Diana Gabaldon goodness this whole episode is! It superbly interprets this epic and unbelievable e-book scene so extremely seamlessly as Claire Fraser saves Jamie Fraser’s life. This is the reason Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan are iconic on this present and these roles. It would be best to re-watch this opening scene time and again as a result of that’s how good it’s. Outlander, you may have made simply this scene your complete finale and it could be Emmy-worthy.

Each single facet of this episode is spectacular: the writing, the filming, and most of all, the appearing. Balfe and Heughan lead the episode and drive most of it as Jamie and Claire navigate warfare, heartbreak, and love. The supporting characters tales are equally as sturdy, with John Bell rising as Ian Murray, plus Izzy Meikle-Small, Joey Phillips, Charles Vandervaart seamlessly turning into a part of this present in a approach that it’s laborious to recollect a time after they weren’t on it. And naturally, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin collectively driving the opposite half of the present sooner or later. Though it was unhappy seeing the household separated this season, Skelton and Rankin are shining sooner or later, that you just nearly overlook they’re all not collectively. Besides, whe Brianna retains reminding us her dad and mom are useless.

Listed here are the highlights of this episode: Claire, Jamie, sword. Someone named Fraser will get shot and dies. William loses his hat. Claire will get mad at Jamie however provides him a serving to hand. Ian and Rachel do some kissing and slapping. Roger and Brianna dwell out their worst nightmare and should go away one another, however that is Outlander so in fact it’s going to worsen.

“Bonnie Wee Swordsman”

The primary scene opens on useless our bodies strewn about, and a mother-son looting staff going by means of the our bodies. They arrive upon Jamie’s physique and begin wanting by means of his sporran. She finds an image of Willie and chucks it. The audacity. Jamie breathes! They understand he’s alive. The mom tells the son to chop his throat!

Because the boy goes down to take action, Claire F-ing Fraser grabs him by the throat and says, “Stand again or I’ll choke him to loss of life, I swear.” Consider her girl, she is going to. God assist anybody that will get in between Jamie and Claire Fraser. The mom factors her tiny knife at Claire and says, “This one is mine!” Nuh uh gurl! Claire spits again, “This one is my husband!” Then the boy elbows Claire within the ute it seems to be like! Or rib?! I don’t know, uterus, rib it’s all the identical and appears like he hurts Claire, so, in fact, now I need him disappeared.

Caitríona Balfe

Caitríona Balfe
Robert Wilson

Fortunately, Claire will not be phased and reaches down and grabs a sword greater than Jamie! And factors it on the legal mother-son duo. Claire whispers in essentially the most horrifying, highly effective, and admittedly type of sizzling approach, “I’ll kill you, simply fucking attempt me.” I yelled. I audibly yelled, that’s how nice this line and this line supply is. Neglect a spherical of applause, let’s get a spherical of Balfes! It’s only a Balfing nice second! Replay it, you understand you need to! (And already did).

The mom provides up however not earlier than spitting at Claire. Transfer on, girl! And take your saliva and son (who wants a bathe) with you!!! You grave robbing little Oedipus duo! That insult barely is smart however I imply it.

Additionally, lol to Dr. Claire Fraser who received’t hurt anybody due to her oath. Even when they harm her, she’ll attempt to save them, however contact her husband and she is going to kill you. With out regret. If anybody is ever unfortunate sufficient to get between Jamie and Claire Fraser, better of luck. At the very least they’ll exit being murdered by a sizzling individual. “Right here lies Bob. Murdered by Jamie & Claire Fraser.” Now that might be an award-winning tombstone.

Claire kneels all the way down to see the place Jamie’s been harm. She places her hand in his shirt, and he says, “That tickles, Sassenach.” Like, be extra lovable nearly useless Jamie! However Claire is in full physician mode (with a facet of offended spouse) and he or she doesn’t discover this as lovable as I do. She tells him to lie nonetheless so she will be able to work out the place all of the blood is from, and realizes it’s from his decimated hand. The hand that has been by means of an excessive amount of in a single lifetime. It’s the one which Blackjack Randall nailed to the desk, after which Claire needed to do surgical procedure on with no anesthesia, again when these two newlywed infants first married.

Jamie decides to inform jokes, and says, “What took you so lengthy?” Claire doesn’t discover this humorous. In any respect. In truth, it type of enrages her in the easiest way attainable. Good luck to you Jamie Fraser. She tells him she has been searching for him all evening lengthy. He asks her what occurred, and he or she says, “You went and acquired your self butchered like a sodding hog! Making an attempt to be a hero once more!” Ideas and prayers, JAMMF. You could be mendacity down, however you about to go down. Claire angrily asks him why he entered the battle. She says the phrase “bloody” loads. And it’s superb! She then yells at him, “You vainglorious, pig-headed, grand-standing Scot!” I like when a Claire will get mad at Jamie and her anger leads her to name him a, “Bloody Scot!” Like that’s her worst offended insult, “You’re Scottish!” Take that JAMMF pants!

Jamie balks and says, “Grandstanding?!” Claire continues yelling at him and when he begins to say how a dragoon attacked, she yells, “Cease attempting to alter the topic!” I like this. He can’t win. She picks up his big knife and the pocket portray of William. He stands up. She says, “The topic is your silly hero complicated. You suppose I’ve acquired nothing higher to do than to trot round after you, sticking items again on?!” She softens and arms him Willie’s image, takes his face in her arms, “We have been presupposed to be in Scotland. I’m sorry, I do know you couldn’t say, ‘No,’ however you scared me, Jamie.” Jamie replies, “I do know, mo nighean donn, thanks for my life.” After which they do their signature brow contact and kiss. In the midst of a battlefield, with useless our bodies in all places as a result of they’re Jamie and Claire Fraser, folks. They are going to make out wherever they need. And fairly frankly might in all probability increase the useless, so run. However severely, this scene can’t get any extra excellent. Oh wait, it may well and does.

Claire throws Jamie’s arm round her, mainly supporting him as they stroll, after which casually picks up his Tricorn hat. Is Claire the brand new gladiator?! Sure. Sure, she is. I really feel like Claire Fraser might bench press Jamie Fraser if mandatory. Or for enjoyable, whichever.

Jamie says, “You’ve the tongue of a venomous shrew Sassenach, you’re a bonnie wee swordsman.” Even Claire can’t assist however smile. Bonnie wee swordsman. Jamie Fraser. Three phrases, perfection. The best way to get my spouse to forgive me in 3 phrases, the Jamie Fraser story.

Bonnie Wee Swordsman: Claire F-ing “Strive Me” Fraser. Jamie’s all, “That’s my spouse. Type of fearful of her, type of turned on.”

Group Claire on this one. He didn’t have to get into the battle. He ought to have hidden behind a tree with a PB&J and pretended to shoot within the air each few seconds. Simple. I’d be so good at warfare.

Claire yelling at Jamie when he’s mainly half useless is like Jamie yelling at her in season 3 in the midst of the ocean when she was mainly unconscious, “When you die right here now, I’ll kill you.” Besides Claire’s is pure anger and Jamie is clearly dehydrated, as a result of bro that don’t make sense.

From the second Claire and Jamie met she’s been stitching him up. Serving to him, but in addition yelling at him and anybody that will get in the way in which of her serving to him. The primary time they met, she yelled at a room stuffed with males about Jamie’s dislocated shoulder. And Twitter fan and parallel knowledgeable Elle @displaceintime famous this parallel, the place Claire advised Jamie if he moved she’d throttle him. Aw, love. (Elle finds so many Outlander parallels that to any extent further, they could should be known as parallelles).

Additionally, Jamie and Claire primarily get mad at one another after they’re afraid the opposite will die. Within the “The Reckoning,” the truth is after they first fell in love, their very first combat was as a result of Jamie was mad that Claire nearly was tortured and killed by Blackjack Randall.

This scene is what makes this present so distinctive, like Jamie and Claire’s river combat in “The Reckoning,” Heughan and Balfe are at their greatest after they can combine anger and keenness into one scene. This was, like that river combat, the very definition of a fight-love scene. And nobody does it higher than Balfe and Heughan. You possibly can’t cease watching. You possibly can’t take your eyes off them, and then you definately really feel like you’re interrupting a second you shouldn’t be a part of. They painting love in a approach that’s by no means stale, by no means boring, but passionate, riveting and joyful within the small and massive moments. And this second was epic. Unforgettable.

Okay, within the credit as Sinead sings her final phrases, a horse with blood dripping down an empty boot is all we see with useless British troopers behind it. Yikes. Shivers. Who dies?

Jamie’s Left Hand

Claire and Jamie are of their tent, and Dr. Claire is tending to Jamie’s hand. That is already a robust episode as a result of it’s simply Claire and Jamie for the primary 10 minutes and Outlander is giving the folks what they need. So, I’ll forgive final episode, a little bit. Solely a little bit.

As Claire cleans Jamie’s open wound, he winces and asks about Ian. She says he’s high-quality and got here again unhurt. She remains to be mad. Jamie’s hand doesn’t look good. I’m not a physician, however I’ve eyes, and it seems to be unhealthy. Claire then pours straight alcohol into the enormous open wound to disinfect it. And Jamie Fraser has by no means checked out Claire like this. If ‘what the f-ck?’ was a glance, it could be this. Claire seems to be like she is aware of it hurts, then says, “You received’t die, I promise.” However she nonetheless has stern face on. She wraps his hand and says, “I’ve different sufferers that may.”

Caitríona Balfe & Sam Heughan

Caitríona Balfe & Sam Heughan

Twitter fan @TinyTunney questioned, “Random thought, however does this rely as one of many issues that Jamie will rely as Claire maiming him whereas (technically) in mattress?”

This scene is similar to how offended she was in season 1, episode 10, when she was stitching him up when he acquired stabbed with a sword very near his kidney. Claire was tremendous offended. Identical woman, identical man. However older Claire nonetheless doesn’t take bs nor does she like her husband combating for no cause.

Sam Heughan & Caitríona Balfe

Sam Heughan & Caitríona Balfe

Jamie asks who received, Claire says, “The British are claiming victory. However have twice the casualties than our facet did.” Jamie seems to be panicked. Claire tries to reassure him that simply because William was at Ticonderoga doesn’t imply he was within the battle. Jamie seems to be comforted by this reality. However everyone knows Willie was there. Jamie tells Claire he’ll attempt to sleep and he or she switches out of physician mode and kisses him on his head. Her bedside method has all the time been glorious. At the very least for this affected person, the bloody Scot.

Denzell & Claire: Struggle Docs

Claire is sitting down, and her headband sport is 100 as normal. Denzell is upset by what number of sufferers he’s misplaced in a day. He asks Claire how she goes on? Aww, he’s the sweetest. Defend Denzell-not-Washington in any respect prices. Claire replies “By understanding with out me, the quantity could be even larger.” Excellent, reply Claire bear. But additionally, you and Jamie have to retire from wars. She tells Denzell to concentrate on the numerous lives he saved at this time. Claire asks how Rachel is doing, and admittedly Rachel looks like she’s doing nice! Denzell says she takes this all on properly however struggling of individuals takes its toll. Denzell asks Claire if all of the loss of life is value it. She tells him she’s thought of this loads, however thinks it’s. Denzell cries, as Claire apologizes and will get as much as go away, “I have to go are likely to my husband.”

The Scottish Affected person

Claire places a candle subsequent to Jamie. He wakes up together with his hand wincing. He tells her if she has to chop something off, he’ll enable it. She provides him laudanum, and tells him to sip it. He says it’s going to give him horrible goals. Then Jamie shoots it like a shot. Sip it’s actually misplaced on this man. Typical JAMMF. Claire goes to clean her arms, whereas they look forward to the laudanum to take impact, and Jamie seems to be at her in a approach that solely Jamie can. These two nonetheless one way or the other handle to have a look at one another with the identical love and affection they’d of their 20s. The look of affection and laudanum. Plain and easy.

Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe

Twitter: @TinyTunney

Dougal McKenzie, you probably did one good factor you useless matchmaker uncle. Always remember Dougal made Jamie and Claire occur and nobody, not them, not us, not even Huge Dooogs himself, realized what he was unleashing on the world. However to cite JAMMF himself, we’re all “underneath their energy, and completely happy to be there.”

Twitter: @TinyTunney

Claire asks Jamie who visited him when she was gone, and he says, Colonel Johnson who was behind his group within the battle, appears Jamie saved them. Jamie begins to go to sleep. Jamie tells Claire, “Saving 10 good males is value a finger. Or 5 good males. Even 1.” Oh, that is unhappy. Tears. I’m crying. Nice Jamie, how do you do it. He falls asleep and Claire takes his hand, “You bloody man, I knew you’d make me cry.” Identical. So good.

Claire finishes the surgical procedure, and it doesn’t seem like she needed to take finger off. She places his hand gently on his chest, lies down subsequent to him, and kisses his shoulder, “Candy goals my love, you could chase these rabbits now.” These two, breaking hearts and stitching fingers. By no means change, Frasers. (Okay, much less finger stitching).

When did Jemmy Go?

Roger returns with Buck, and tells Brianna Rob took Jem by means of the stones. Roger says, “I can’t perceive why!” However Brianna figured it out, “It’s the gold.” Sure. It’s. Roger screams and punches the wall! Oh hai, I like this Roger, I don’t like Rob Cameron kidnapping, however it is a facet of Roger that appears unhinged, and I prefer it. Very watchable. And Brianna continues to be smarter than all the boys. Roger tells Brianna he’s going after Jem. He tells her to stick with Mandy. Oh no, this could’t finish properly. Buck is all, “Gold?” What the Buck is occurring? “Spanish gold,” Roger explains, “it’s King Louie’s French gold.”

Roger tells Bree Rob received’t harm Jem he wants him. However why does Rob have to take Jemmy by means of stones for gold? Can’t he simply discover it there? In identical spot? Can Rob Cameron can journey? Wasn’t Jocasta married to a Cameron? What if Jem escaped by means of stones with out Rob? What if Rob tried and simply ran proper into the stone and acquired bonked and knocked out, and Jem is alone in time?! I’ve so many questions, I’m spiraling. Buck says he’s going again with Roger to assist. Brianna provides every of them a gem. Two gems to get one Jem.

Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton

Dairmaid Murtagh, Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton
Starz/Robert Wilson

Goose Grease

Claire, Jamie and Ian sit collectively as Claire examines Jamie’s hand. Take a look at Jamie’s coronary heart eyes at his spouse. Appears it’s healed properly with all fingers intact in 2 weeks. Ian ask Claire if she’s sad together with his progress. She says, “It means he’ll combat once more.” Ian asks if there’ll be one other battle and Claire says she thinks so. As a result of one thing has to attract the French into the warfare. So, this isn’t the sport altering battle. Eek. Claire. Jamie, please run and take Rollo, Ian, Rachel and Denzell.

John Bell, Sam Heughan & Caitríona Balfe

John Bell, Sam Heughan & Caitríona Balfe
Starz/Robert Wilson

In the meantime, Rollo eats up all of Claire’s goose grease. What now? Claire Fraser is hilarious. She tells Ian she wanted it for a constipated affected person’s rectum. Guess physician affected person confidentiality doesn’t exist in warfare, Claire! HIPAA. Hi there. Simply casually speaking about your affected person’s non-public butt information. Gurl. After all, Ian, who loves his aunt is all, “I’ll get you extra Goose grease Auntie!” She asks him if he can deliver it to Denzell, then says “or to his sister?” He seems to be elated. Aw, his auntie is aware of he has a crush. Claire’s smile is the cutest. Is Claire, her goose grease and the constipated affected person the true Cupid? Who knew goose grease for a rectum might discover love in a hopeless place?? Claire did, that’s who!

Rachel, Ian & Goose Grease

Ian Murray is both the perfect at flirting or absolutely the worst. He says to Rachel, “I’ve introduced some goose grease, my aunt stated your brother wanted it for somebody’s arsehole.”

And Rachel acts like he simply stated, “Roses are crimson, violets are blue, and I like you,” and jumps up excitedly. Rachel. “Roses are crimson, violets are blue, I’ve acquired some goose grease, to loosen some poo.” Hallmark might by no means.

Rachel will get actual near Ian and he drops the goose grease! “Ian! You had one job!” Claire screams from someplace). “Sorry slippery!” Omg, it retains getting higher, or worse, unsure which. They each bend down to choose it up and maintain arms. That is very Claire and Jamie hand holding arms, within the episode the place she handed him the blanket off her mattress in season 1. Ian takes this greasy alternative to kiss Rachel. Sure, Murray! Kiss the woman over dropped goose grease for somebody’s bum. Love at first goose grease!

However Rachel doesn’t share my emotions on the matter and slaps Ian. Laborious! What, gurl?! He’s greased up and able to go! Poor Ian needed to play duck, duck, goose and he actually simply wanted to duck.

Izzy Meikle-Small & John Bell

Izzy Meikle-Small & John Bell
Starz/Robert Wilson

Rachel, you kissed him again! You probably did! However she yells that he ought to know higher. Then she says they mustn’t as they each get shut once more, and Ian says, “No, in fact we mustn’t.” Why precisely? Struggle, you’re each sizzling, granted one among you is in a bonnet, shout out to all the women rocking bonnets. Hey, Lizzie. Ian says, “It’s not protected.” Then tells her you’ll die when you love me. Rachel feigns shock and mainly says I didn’t say I like you. However you do and we all know it. This time she strikes towards him, and he tells her it’s higher when you don’t contact me, as a result of I’ll take you right here and from time to time it’s too late for us each.” Ian, why the drama child?! Arch Bug is previous, he in all probability tripped and fell within the woods. Rachel seems to be upset and so is Ian. I’m going to offer them some recommendation, when in a warfare, and you’ve got alternative up to now somebody, marry and even have intercourse, do it. Actually. Simply do it.

Claire & Benedict

A person involves Claire asking to do a commerce for medication for malaria. He trades her laudanum. He appears good and Claire’s loves his little apothecary field. They appear like they might be greatest apothecary buddies. They each impress one another. Ooh, new FOCker. Pal of Claire.

Claire’s elated since she ran out of laudanum when she gave her final cup to Jamie, so that is good, however is it additionally an omen?! Jamie comes up, and he and the gentleman make eye contact, and it appears loaded. Uh oh, perhaps not a FOC? Claire clocks this look between them. The person tells Jamie that he and Claire have been simply discussing, “Does a smart man know his limits or a daring one deny them?” Who is that this man? Jamie solutions, “A person’s attain should exceed his grasp,” after which all of them giggle. Severely, who’re you sir?

The person says, “That’s splendid do you recall the place you heard it.” And Jamie doesn’t have a poker face and appears at Claire. It’s clearly one thing from the long run she advised him! He says it’s some poet and Claire covers and says, “Sure, can’t recall his identify.” Additionally, I like how Jamie hangs on actually each single phrase Claire says to him, and commits it to reminiscence.

Claire grabs the bark for malaria, thanks him for the commerce, and says, “Oh I didn’t get your identify,” and this man, this gentleman, who I assumed was worthy of being a certifiable FOC, kisses Claire’s hand and says, “I’m Main Normal Benedict Arnold!” Omgeee, future traitor. Claire’s eyes come out of her little noggin.

Claire’s a dealer and Benedict is a traitor. Get it? As a result of she traded meds with Bens. Let’s transfer on. Sidenote: Pretty positive that Balfe and Heughan nonetheless suppose his identify is Arnold Palmer. As within the half lemonade-half iced tea drink. They usually’ll by no means study his right identify. So, Benedict Arnold Palmer it’s. That feels like a reasonably epic evil drink so launch it Outlander to assist folks get by means of the Droughtlander.

Denzell & Rachel

Denzell asks Rachel about Ian. Rachel tells him that Ian advised her she’s in love with him. And Denzell says, “Nicely, are you?” She says, “How might I be in love with such a person?” Denzell solutions completely, “If thee weren’t, I don’t suppose thee could be asking me to wish.” Brother is aware of greatest. Denzell tells Rachel it could not be accepted of their group if she have been to marry a person like Ian. He isn’t saying he wouldn’t approve although.

Benedict Arnold

Claire explains to Jamie what Benedict Arnold will do to betray the People and work with British. “200 years from now if somebody betrays you, you name them a Benedict Arnold,” Claire tells Jamie. She goes on to say if he does this, they win, however she doesn’t know when. They each seem like their “Can we velocity up historical past” wheels are turning and actually guys, your monitor document with historical past and altering it, is embarrassingly unhealthy! Ought to we name Benedict Arnold, Benny from the Evil Block? Sure, we must always.

Daniel Morgan is Not a Stripper

Daniel Morgan reads a letter from Normal Gates saying they’d captured a number of a British, Jamie seems to be apprehensive. Claire holds his hand as everybody cheers. Then Daniel explains why he hates the British military by taking his shirt off. Unusual. Stripper? Nope. Seems he and Jamie have a particular trauma in frequent. He reveals his scarred again. Claire and Jamie have a look at one another. Jamie is all too accustomed to this apply and it’s a throwback to the episode, “Lease,” when Dougal made him present his again to gather lease from tenants. And likewise once more, when Jamie confirmed his cousin Jared his scarred again in season 2.

Daniel says combating again gave him 499 lashes. Claire asks Jamie, “Does he know?” referencing Jamie’s personal flogging. “He can sense me a kindred spirit,” Jamie tells her, “however no.” Actually completely happy this scene didn’t finish in Daniel Morgan ripping Jamie’s shirt off. I don’t belief Daniel Morgan unsure why however I don’t.

Sam Heughan, Caitríona Balfe, Joey Phillips

Sam Heughan, Caitríona Balfe, Joey Phillips

A Fraser Goes Down – Second Battle of Saratoga – October 7, 1777

One other battle! Come on, can’t Claire and Jamie and the gang catch a break?! The British cost with their little crimson coats and weapons, however Jamie and Daniel are capturing at them. How a lot you need to wager Jamie will see William and won’t shoot. Or what if Daniel Morgan tries to shoot William?! Really, my stress stage will not be nice proper now, thanks for asking.

Oh wait, Benedict Arnold Palmer calls out, “Simon Fraser!” Jamie sees his cousin! He says, “Cousin!” However quietly since he’s technically not desirous to promote that. Daniel Morgan proclaims, “Simon Fraser should die,” but in addition notes that he respects him. Males and warfare are so humorous. “You’re a cool man, however I’m going to need to kill you.” Arnold sees Jamie isn’t capturing, “Shoot him, why don’t you?!” You’re no FOC sir. You’re only a FOCker. Think about if Claire and all her besties had a enjoyable completely happy hour known as “Meet the FOCkers.” I’d be there. And she or he’d be serving Laudanum-tinis. And if Benedict wasn’t a traitor, I wager she’d make him eggs and at this time, we’d comprehend it got here from that point she made her greatest buddy, eggs Benedict. However no, we will’t have good issues.

Jamie will get prepared to fireplace, however the British open hearth on them. After which the craziest factor occurs. Jamie raises his gun to shoot his cousin, and as a substitute deliberately misses and shoots William’s hat off his head! Omg! What, secret Dad! What did you do?! The shot of Jamie’s smoking gun and Claire’s sword scene are not any query the perfect photographs of the episode. Twitter fan @displaceintime put it greatest, “{Couples} that slay collectively, keep collectively.”

As Jamie seems to be at William, one other soldier shoots Simon. William runs to him. The British retreat. That is extremely anxious. Don’t like warfare, thanks. Additionally, why didn’t we get Claire saying bye to Jamie earlier than this, like he can die every time! Their goodbye for Prestonpans stays probably the most memorable. Twitter fan @angusangels posted a flashback clip.

Crimson Jamie

Jamie and the others go on the assault and pursue the British again to their camp. Okay, Jamie in warfare mode could be very enticing and I don’t like warfare. However pretend warfare on TV is type of okay. Although, I assume it’s not completely pretend, because it did occur. Anyway, I help JAMMF wanting good in his warfare duds screaming warfare stuff, with sluggish mo smoking gun photographs. I discover the silver lining in issues. The British begin throwing grenades and JAMMF retains operating on the grenades! I don’t like this. I do know, I stated the precise reverse above. It’s known as altering your opinion. Thanks. I reserve the fitting to alter it once more.

Oh my god, Jamie climbs the wall! What! Claire wouldn’t approve, Jamie! He jumps over the wall and kills a couple of British troopers. Is he going to run smack into William?! Jamie pistol whips a soldier and knocks him out and admittedly, I didn’t hate it. He did a little bit gun spinny factor too. I’d be actually good in a warfare, as you in all probability can inform. Jamie seems to be round in sluggish movement, he’s trying to find William, and actually it’s going to make you cry. He thinks he sees him, and it leaves him open, a soldier is about to shoot Jamie when the hero all of us love kills that soldier! Ian Murray. Rachel Hunter, declare your man. Ian is superb at warfare. And defending his Uncle and Aunt. It’s reality. Hell hath no fury like Ian when he sees somebody threatening his Uncle or Aunt. Ian kills a couple of extra troopers together with his double axes. Guess you may say, he’s axie-dextrous.

John Bell

John Bell
Starz/Robert Wilson

The British flag is taken down! The People win. Jamie seems to be and sees Simon Fraser’s horse with the empty boot hanging down. Behind it, Benedict Arnold lies alive however his leg is badly harm. Is that this the place he activates them?

This battle sequence with Heughan main is without doubt one of the most spectacular within the historical past of the present. It would even be higher than Culloden, since you get to observe Jamie by means of the motion. Filmed completely, and retains you on the sting of your seat. And John Bell continues to dominate in warfare scenes. In truth, it’s laborious to recollect Ian because the slim little fella in season 3 who at first thought his Auntie Claire was a hooker.

Claire and Benny Arnold

Claire tends to Benedict, and he tells her it’s the identical leg that he was hit in earlier than. He says he needs he’d been hit in his coronary heart so he might be a martyr and be remembered. Don’t you are worried, Benny you’ll be remembered alright. Claire says the very same factor, “You may be remembered.”

Benedict reveals to Claire he hates Normal Gates and the way he leaves him out of all of the glory. Claire seems to be like she’s attempting to remain quiet, however everyone knows how that normally goes. Sing gurl, you understand you need to. He asks her, “Am I improper to hate him?” And Claire says, “No you’re not improper,” however she’s conflicted saying this.

Jamie & Claire

Jamie tells Claire she advised Benedict the reality. She hopes it wasn’t a mistake. Jamie tells her he noticed his son. “I practically shot him. He was unhurt when final I lay eyes upon him.” Jamie tells Claire he plans on sleeping ‘til they the phrases of the top combating are agreed upon. I like this plan, lastly one I can get on board with.

However in fact, somebody asks to enter their tent. A British soldier enters and Jamie rises and stands in entrance of Claire. The soldier says, “It’s a truce, and we ask that you just come to the British camp. Normal Fraser has discovered of your presence and desires to see you… earlier than it’s too late.” He’s alive?!? Jamie says, “My spouse and I’ll come.” Phew, glad he is aware of that it’s greatest to go collectively. When these two are separated, chaos (ahem, Diana Gabaldon) abounds. Oh! They’re going to see William!

Sam Heughan & Caitríona Balfe

Simon Fraser, RIP

Simon Fraser will not be wanting so good! Claire tells Jamie he doesn’t have lengthy. I might have advised you that. Most of Simon’s blood is exterior his physique. Jamie holds his hand and asks him how he’s. Comedy appears to run within the household, as a result of Simon says he has “unhealthy indigestion.” However then says he’s completely happy to see him, “Jamie, son of Brian.” Nice, I’m crying once more. Jamie recollects they final noticed one another they have been little lads. Simon says he’s completely happy to die together with his kin.

Claire steps out of the tent and appears up on the British flag as William calls out to her. William tells her he stated goodbye to Simon. Claire says, “I’m sorry in your loss.” William tears up and thanks her. Ugh, why can’t Jamie and Claire simply increase their children like a traditional half time-traveling couple within the 1700s-Sixties?! Charles Vandervaart is superb. “Do you imply the battle?” he asks her. “Struggle is a horrible enterprise William, regardless of who wins. That’s the half nobody tells you about.” Claire and William’s mother-son vibe is high tier.

The Hat

A soldier comes out to say Simon Fraser is gone. Claire goes to Jamie and tells him William’s there. Jamie overhears that soldier asking William the place his hat is. He says, “Sorry a insurgent whore shot it off my head.” Jamie walks over and provides William his hat, and says, “I consider I’m that whore?” No, really he says, “I consider I owe you a hat.” What number of occasions can Jamie make us cry on this episode?! Three up to now. Jamie provides William his hat, and William takes it. Awww, Dad hat.

Jamie walks away and even walks previous Claire. She follows him. Oh, he’s actually upset! The soldier says, “Apparently that’s the insurgent whore who disadvantaged you of your hat, very respectable of him.” Certainly, random soldier man! Additionally, William don’t name your dad a ho. (Despite the fact that he’s, for Claire, and Claire solely).

Claire catches as much as Jamie, and says, “Why did you try this?” Jamie responds merely, “As a result of Claire, for the second time in his life I’ve come inside an inch of capturing my son. The primary was the evening of his start. I assumed unexpectedly, what if I don’t miss a 3rd time. I assumed I have to not less than attempt to communicate to him as soon as. In case it was my solely likelihood.” Jamie! 4 occasions. I’ve now cried 4 occasions. Glorious. Heughan delivers every of those moments flawlessly, understated and gutting. However easy and superbly performed. Not over performed or underneath acted however simply excellent. And Balfe’s help in every of those moments once more exhibits why these two are so good collectively on display. When one is main the opposite is supporting, quietly powerfully and in a approach that has anchored this present for 7 seasons. That type of endurance is tough to search out, a lot much less nearly 10 years right into a present.

William is given a promotion to Captain, he places on Jamie’s hat and smiles. The random soldier man who I now love, tells William about his promotion. They stroll in the direction of Simon’s tent and William is about to shut it however soldier man says, “James Fraser stated to go away it open so the soul has an exit,” after which he compliments Jamie once more! “Spectacular gentleman,” he says, as William takes off his hat seems to be at it and says, “Certainly.” That’s your dad! (Please clap that I didn’t write who’s your daddy! As a result of I needed to, however I fought towards the impulse because it was such a poignant second. And didn’t need to damage it with a dad joke. *Stares immediately at digital camera.

Watch Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan talk about season 7.

Phrases of Give up

Jamie and Claire speak concerning the give up phrases that say the British troopers received’t combat within the warfare once more, which as Claire factors out means Willie can’t combat no mo. New hat, no warfare, sounds good to me Willz. The place there’s a Willz, there’s a approach. And simply once you suppose Jamie and Claire would possibly get some alone time, Normal Gates saunters in to ask Jamie a favor. This higher be good dude.

Apparently, the time period of give up, is that Jamie takes Simon Fraser again to Scotland. After which the boys will go away the warfare. Normal gates says Jamie and Claire might be transported to Scotland on one among his majesty’s ships! Glorious, free boat trip to Scotland. Win, win for everybody besides Simon Fraser.

Jamie tells Claire, “We’re leaving the warfare. We’re getting our want Sassenach, we’re going to Scotland.” Claire and Jamie hug and actually have by no means seemed happier than on this second.


Ian and Rachel

Ian tells Rachel he should go to Scotland to honor a promise. He asks Rachel to observe over his canine, and he or she says sure because it means Ian will return to her. Aww, you loopy Quaker children. Quazy? I ought to have stopped.

Craigh Na Dun dun da dummmm: Roger & Buck Get Stoned

Brianna, Roger, Buck and Mandy go to the stones. All of them hear the buzzing. Mandy closes her ears. She’s lovable. Roger tells Brianna he’ll discover Jemmy and convey him residence. He and Mandy say goodbye, “Bye, Daddy.” And he and Buck go arm and arm into the stone. And disappear. Seems to be like they’re type of going to promenade collectively. Arm and arm besides they’re going into rock. Identical, identical. Brianna seems to be like she is going to weep however then holds it in to be sturdy. Sophie Skelton’s work this season has been highly effective and the among the greatest she’s performed within the present.

Rachel Meets a Bug

Rachel and Rollo are rolling alongside they usually run proper into Arch Bug who pets Rollo! Oh no, run Rachel! Run, Rollo! Crap. Rachel tells him she’s taking care of Rollo. Arch says, “His proprietor should love you very a lot to entrust you together with his canine.” Oh no. Then she and Rollo stroll off and Arch seems to be at her with such evil in his soul. SunnofaBug.

Again to Scotland

Claire and Jamie are of their boat cabin, and Jamie is sea sick. Ian is available in and says he misses Rollo. Gulp. Jamie says he needs he have been on dry land like Rollo. Claire affords to do acupuncture however Jamie says he must look sturdy as an American. And Claire’s all did you look sturdy puking off the facet of the boat? A bell on deck dings. Claire and Jamie look completely happy. “Is that what I feel it’s?!” she says. They go up on deck. Btw, the 2 of them acquired some new blue duds and it seems to be good. Boat infants. Don’t hate them as a result of they’re Bluetiful.

Caitríona Balfe & Sam Heughan

Jamie takes Claire’s hand, and as they have a look at one another, he says “Scotland.” They embrace as their boat approaches Scotland. The shot of the 2 of them is gorgeous. Jamie tears up as he sees his residence. And I’m crying once more. Rattling you, JAMMF. This shot is similar to the ending shot of season 1 the place they sail away from Scotland to France, after Claire has simply advised Jamie she’s pregnant.

With Younger Ian beside them, Claire and Jamie are each tearing up seeing Scotland. I ponder in the event that they have been appearing, understanding it’s the final time they’ll play Jamie and Claire arriving by boat approaching Scotland. Or is it the final time? Twitter fan @TinyTunney captured Jamie and Claire arriving in Scotland and arriving on the seashore in America.

Twitter fan @weepheebs acquired emotional at seeing them on the boat: “Scotland is the place they met and fell in love, the place they stated I like you for the primary time, the place Claire selected to remain on this time with him, the place they reunited after 20 years aside and fell in love another time.” Please serve tissues together with your tweets, @weepheebs. As a result of, we’re ‘wee’ crying now. Once more. Twitter fan alohamarie stated: “Laird and Woman Broch Tuarach are again!”

Glorious. An ideal mid-season finale. There are solely 18 episodes of Outlander left. Ever. And ready is essentially the most painful half. Take pleasure in this shot of Jamie and Claire completely happy, will probably be fleeting and short-lived. As a result of ache, you understand. But it surely’s a beautiful 20 seconds of pleasure.

Season 7 has lived as much as the promise of being as riveting as season 1. Jamie and Claire are older, wiser, hotter, simply as passionate and nonetheless in love in spite of everything this time, trauma, house, journey, and basic Gaboldonning. This episode was one of many standouts of the season, and like episode 7.2, a stand out of your complete collection. The second half of season 7 will air someday in 2024. There might be loads of drama, with Jemmy’s disappearance, Roger and Buck’s search, Ian’s enemy hounding his canine and girlfriend, and naturally the center of all of it, Jamie and Claire returning to their residence. Can not look forward to the primary shot of them at Lallybroch.

This episode particularly felt most just like the magic of season 1. It was emotional, comforting, humorous, passionate, riveting and on the middle of it was these two individuals who love one another fiercely, chaotically, and unapologetically. One of many greats in each approach. The present, the actors the story. Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan might play these characters for 10 extra years and it could by no means get previous. Each single second, motion, and nuance exhibits these two can’t be matched.

If you wish to weep and relive Jamie and Claire’s greatest season 7 moments, Twitter fan @girlsspowers has you coated.

Season 7 Half 2 Preview: The 15 second preview ends with Claire saying, “Are you at risk?” And ends with Jamie saying, “A storm is coming.” Uh oh. However there’s additionally a shot of Jamie and Claire of their Lallybroch bed room about to kiss. Scotland intercourse subsequent season? Is “if this place Lallybrochin’, don’t come ah knockin’,” lastly coming to life?! Jenny you greatest keep away together with your water jug gurl! 2024 can’t come quickly sufficient.

Now that Droughtlander has formally begun, worry not, loads of Outlander content material to fill the time whereas we wait. Subsequent week, an unique interview with Maril Davis breaking down this episode and teasing the subsequent half of season 7 and season 8 will drop. You possibly can watch the entire season another time. Listed here are our recaps Episode 7.1, Episode 7.2, Episode 7.3, Episode 7.4 and Episode 7.5, Episode 7.6, and Episode 7.7. Be sure you watch our unique interviews with the Outlander solid about season 7: Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan, David Berry, John Bell, Government Producer Maril Davis, Sophie Skelton, and keep tuned for extra from new solid members Charles Vandervaart, Izzy Meikle-Small, and Joey Phillips.

Watch the clip and keep tuned for this week’s episode which airs Friday on Starz. Catch up the primary 5 episodes with our recaps: Episode 7.1, Episode 7.2, Episode 7.3, Episode 7.4 and Episode 7.5. And you should definitely watch our unique interviews with the Outlander solid about season 7: Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan, David Berry, John Bell, Government Producer Maril Davis, Sophie Skelton, and keep tuned for extra from new solid members Charles Vandervaart, Izzy Meikle-Small, and Joey Phillips.

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