“Faith” was a beautiful but heartbreaking episode of Outlander and here’s a look at the best lines from it.
After the shocking realization that Claire’s daughter Faith was stillborn, fans saw her grieve and attempt to come to terms. One thing that the series has had to do is condense a storyline that crosses months (and sometimes years) into 13-16 episodes. Outlander Season 2, Episode 7 condensed a storyline that covered weeks in terms of Claire and Jamie’s world into one episode, but managed it all beautifully with every respect for all the characters involved.
“Faith” helped to bring the French storyline to a close, but it was in a bittersweet way. Here’s a look at the lines that stood out the most from the episode and why they were so important.
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I baptized her. And gave her a name. Faith. You must understand, it is illegal unless the child is living. But I wanted her to be buried in hallowed ground.
Claire learns that her daughter was stillborn. Mother Hildegarde shows her love and respect instantly by sharing that she did something illegal: she baptized the stillborn child. All this was to ensure Faith could be buried in hallowed ground and allowed for Faith’s soul to pass into the gates of Heaven, which wouldn’t have been possible according to her beliefs.
You’re not what I ordered but you’ll do
This isn’t a good line from the series, but an important one. It’s the line that helped us all understand just why Jamie went to duel Black Jack Randall. We finally understood how he could break his promise to Claire. More importantly, so did Claire.
Fergus finally explains to Claire what had happened in the brothel. He shares that his nightmares aren’t just dreams. They really happened and the Englishman did some dastardly stuff.
Black Jack had ordered for a woman to come to his room, but his sadistic tastes turned to young Fergus. There was nothing Black Jack wouldn’t do and no reason we would ever feel sorry for him.
The King may expect to lie with you
Mother Hildegarde may have been a nun, but she was under no impression that her godson, the king, was virtuous. When Claire asks for Mother Hildegarde’s help to get an audience with the king (realizing that Jamie was in fact protecting Fergus in the duel with Black Jack Randall), Mother Hildegarde makes it clear that there will be a price.
That price is Claire’s virtue. But the beautiful thing about the line is that Mother Hildegarde says this in a non-judgmental way towards Claire. She knows that Claire will do whatever it takes to free Jamie and respects Claire’s choices, but she wants to make sure Claire is ready for it.
If it comes to sacrificing my virtue, Mother, I’ll add it to the list of things I have already lost in Paris.
This is the most heartbreaking lines of the whole episode. Claire has lost more than her child. She has lost everything in her life up to this point. At one point she thought she had lost Frank and now she wouldn’t have known the full extent of the damage to Black Jack. While he was alive, there was always the chance that something terrible had happened.
But this was the moment that it was clear she had lost her spirit. She’d lost that fighting force inside; the inner strength that got her through some of the darkest situations.
I salute you, Master Raymond, you evil bastard. And you, witch who sucks the cock of the devil. I’ll see you in hell.
The Comte finally gets meets his maker. After being viewed as the villain for the season so far, Master Raymond arranges for his death. It’s partially survival, but if you’ve read the books you know that there may be something more to it.
At the same time, the Comte turns his anger over to Claire. He views her as a witch, not really understand what or who she is. This doesn’t really suit the theories about the Comte, so there may have been more to his words about seeing her in hell.
You did it to save my life. Just like I slept with Randall to save you.
In the end, Jamie is released from the Bastille. Claire has to be honest with him. To help save him, she did sleep with the king. Of course, this could have led to jealously, but Jamie understood her reasoning. It brings the France storyline full circle. Jamie and Claire had left Scotland to escape the British soldiers, Wentworth Prison and Black Jack and now they were returning with the knowledge that both had lost their virtues to save one another.
The weight of what has happened here is too much for any one of us to bear alone. The only way we can live with it is to carry it together.
The two have to find their way past the heartache and pain from France. Jamie has a beautiful line that makes their only option clear: they need to remain together. It’s true that heartbreak can lead to one of two things happening to couples. It can bring them closer or cause them to fall apart. Jamie doesn’t want the latter to happen, because he knows they need each other to make it through everything that’s happened.
This ends up foreshadowing the things to come. Within each other, they are just shells of the people they are inside.
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