6 best moments from Outlander Season 3, Episode 10

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There were some beautiful and sweet moments throughout Outlander Season 3, Episode 10.

Outlander Season 3 has been strong from a show-first fan point of view. As someone who hasn’t read “Voyager” yet and won’t until the end of Season 3, the storylines have made sense and the character development has been intriguing and understandable. “Heaven & Earth” saw both Claire and Jamie in captivity in their own way, with one having to make a leap of faith to escape. Here are the best moments from the episode.

Just as a warning, there are spoilers in this piece about the episode. If you haven’t watched the episode yet, you may want to go and watch it first unless you don’t mind spoilers.

#1. Claire’s bond with Elias Pound

Claire’s motherly instincts haven’t been all that clear in Outlander Season 3. There were hints that she had them in the first two seasons, especially when it came to her bond with both Rupert and Angus. However, they’ve been missing with Brianna. That is understandable considering fans have only had glimpses of her time in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, and during that time she deeply missed Jamie.

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There was finally a glimpse of her motherly instincts and nature. The bond with 14-year-old Elias Pound was beautiful, even if it was bittersweet. She had such a loyal helper on the ship, who listened and learned so much from her. Unfortunately it was all in vain.

#2. Claire’s battlefield nurse side coming out

The end of the episode has that bittersweet, beautiful moment between Claire and Elias. As Elias died from typhoid, he started to hallucinate his own mother. Claire knew this meant he was close to death, as he’d told her his mother was dead.

Rather than correct him, Claire gave Elias the thing he needed when he died. We’ve seen her take care of the sick before, giving them exactly what they needed at the time of their death. That was missing in Season 2 when Angus died of his internal injuries, so it was brilliant to see that return when it came to Elias. It’s the Claire that’s been missing for a while.


#3. Jamie looking through photos of Brianna

There have been plenty of complaints that Jamie didn’t look at photos of Brianna enough in the print shop scene. The Outlander writers rectified that in this episode. “Heaven & Earth” saw Jamie restrained and locked away below deck. He took that time to look through photos of his daughter again.

He didn’t have to saw anything while looking through the photos. There was an intensity in his eyes, as he took in everything that he had missed over the years. He was able to move past the shock of her in a bikini and focus on the daughter that had grown up believing someone else was her father.

#4. Fergus becoming a man to look up to

Throughout the episode, Jamie attempted to convince Fergus to help him escape and lead the mutiny on the ship. He bribed and blackmailed his young foster son, and it looked like Fergus was going to give in. However, in the end Fergus decided not to go through with it. He proved himself to be the bigger man; the one thinking like an adult.

That wasn’t the only time that happened. While in a cabin with Marsali, they had the chance to consummate their relationship. However, Fergus made the decision to stop it from happening and wait until they were married. He’s been with other women, but this moment he showed that he cared for and loved Marsali deeply. Marsali didn’t throw a hissy fit either and deep down was likely grateful that she had a husband like Fergus.

#5. Marsali helps to free Jamie

Marsali is getting a raw deal with some Outlander fans, with the view that she is just like her mother. While Lauren Lyle looks very much like Nell Hudson (excellent casting on the show’s part), Marsali’s personality is very different. That is coming out more and more while Marsali is on the ship.

After Fergus decides not to break Jamie out of the jail cell, she helps to devise a plan to get him out. She puts her anger aside about Jamie stopping them from being married and Claire breaking up Jamie and Laoghaire’s marriage, and focuses on the needs of Fergus. Her husband needs Jamie out of prison, so he doesn’t feel guilty for choosing not to do anything.

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#6. The ship funerals

While the funerals on the ship were heartbreaking, they were some of the best moments. They show the research the showrunners have done in the time period and life on a ship. This is more than just quickly throwing bodies overboard to avoid the further spread of disease and the smell. The men got a full funeral and were buried with the Union Flag over their bodies as they were dropped. They had the honor that would have been expected at the time.

The research helped to create a more solemn but beautiful moment. Claire was able to take in the emotions of the crew. They all became people, rather than just patients to cure.

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