10 best lines from Outlander Season 2, Episode 2

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Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
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Black Jack Randall haunted Jamie in his dreams, as he and Claire attempted to stop Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.

Outlander Season 2, Episode 2 focused on Jamie’s PTSD after the events at Wentworth Prison. While Black Jack haunted Jamie’s dreams, Claire looked at ways they could stop the Jacobites from combining their forces and getting the money for war. It all led to Versailles, where Claire learned that someone from the past wasn’t quite dead.

Here’s a look at the best lines from the episode, with reasons for why they are so important.

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He’s alive in my head. I can’t get him out.

Jamie may have believed that Black Jack had been killed when Claire developed the escape plan at Wentworth, but that didn’t mean the torture was over. The episode opened with Jamie’s PTSD and the way Black Jack was in his mind. No matter what Jamie did, this man would be in his mind and he threatened to take over everything Jamie was. It’s an important look at PTSD and the strain it can put on a relationship. It’s not as simple as “get over it.”

I will endeavor to be sloppier in my personal habits.

Poor, Suzette. She just didn’t understand how Claire had grown up looking after herself. While a woman in her position may have had servants in the 18th century, Claire hadn’t grown up that way. This line (and the one that follows it) is hilarious. Who would have thought a servant would have wanted work to do?

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As I gazed upon the quaint city streets, I found it hard to believe that in a mere 40 years, the French Revolution would turn them into rivers of blood.

This stood out for the focus on the history. Diana Gabaldon has never been shy of showing the research she’s done. Whether it was into the Scottish highland way, the real Jamie Fraser and life after Culloden, she has made sure everything is accurate. This element of Claire thinking about the things to come in France was beautifully done.

You ask me, the French are a sorry bunch of sodomites that canna please their women.

Who didn’t find themselves laughing and partially agreeing with Murtagh’s thoughts? The best part of this line was that it was in front of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Murtagh has never been one for pomp and circumstance and this line proved it. Plus, Duncan Lacroix’s delivery of the line was perfect.

Well, sire, the truth of it is, the clans canna agree on the color of the sky, let alone put aside their old grievances and band together to fight the British.

Charles wanted a man who would speak the truth, and that’s just what he got. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the answer Charles wanted. While Jamie was trying to prevent the Jacobite rising, what he said wasn’t a lie. The clans could never agree on whether the sky was blue or not. It had always been the way and likely would have been had the clans remained what they once were. This was one of the biggest reasons for the failure of the rising.

Mary Hawkins? I’m sure I’ve heard that name before somewhere.

The two may have never met, but Claire was certainly right. She’d heard of the name, technically. Although she wouldn’t hear the name for 200 years, give or take. Time travel is a funny thing. It would take a few episodes for Claire to finally realize she was in the presence of Frank’s ancestor.

Claire what have you done to yourself? Yer honeypot is bare.

In the end, Claire opted to be waxed. After all, it was the French way of life and she was willing to dive into the culture. It’s just one aspect of her character that is hypocritical in Outlander. However, it’s Jamie’s reaction that is the best. He doesn’t know whether to be happy, sad, shocked or turned on.

I can see right down to your navel. Surely you don’t mean to go out in public like this.

It was the reaction Outlander fans everywhere were looking forward to seeing play out. Jamie wasn’t happy with the choice of dress and the look on Murtagh’s face explained why. The three of them in this scene was hilarious. Jamie’s reaction was typical of the 18th century, while Claire knew that the necklines would get a lot worse!

Only in France does a King need an audience to s***e.

Outlander wouldn’t be what it is without Murtagh. This is one of the reasons we miss him so much now. He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind; and always came out with some of the best one-liners when he did. Of course, this line the leads onto the whole talk of porridge and how it’s the best thing for the bowels.

Well, I will have to tell Jonathan that I have met you.

It was finally in this moment we knew that Black Jack would return. Of course, book fans already knew, but those who hadn’t read the books realized that the dance between Jamie and Black Jack wasn’t over; and wouldn’t be for a while.

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