Je Suis Prest pushed the story, setting up the stepping stones for the Battle of Prestonpans in Outlander Season 2.
Outlander Season 2, Episode 9 created the stepping block for the Battle of Prestonpans. As Jamie trained his soldiers, Dougal and his small band of merry men joined Team Mark Me. There were some excellent moments throughout the episode, but which ones were the best? Which quotes stood out the most and were important for the series?
Here’s a look at the five best and important quotes from “Je Suis Prest.”
It’s our time for Glory. For Scotland.
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While Dougal hasn’t always been the most positive and helpful character, he’s always been consistent. His goal is for the Jacobites to win. That’s all he’s ever wanted and he is now willing to put his life on the line to ensure that. Despite Colum making it clear that MacKenzies were not going to fight, Dougal, Angus and Rupert joined the battle. And this was Dougal’s war cry.
I can see she hasn’t been herself. Claire doesn’t usually beat around the bush. She speaks her mind whether you want to hear it or not.
Murtagh really does have some of the lines and Outlander Season 2, Episode 9 was definitely no different. “Je Suis Prest” was the episode where Claire’s PTSD came out. We finally got another look at her time in the war and how that could affect nurses as well as the soldiers out in the field. Murtagh knew that something was wrong, but couldn’t have said what. This was the moment it was extremely clear that there was no going back for this relationship. Murtagh would always look out for her and think of her fondly.
If I go back, it’ll be just like lying in that ditch again, helpless and powerless to move like a dragonfly in amber.
Once Jamie learned the truth about Claire’s time in battle, he wanted her to return to Lallybroch. Claire said everything we thought. Going back would mean helplessness. As a strong, battle-ready woman, she wouldn’t want that and she made it abundantly clear why. This wasn’t a young girl throwing a tantrum about being left out, but a woman with an extremely good argument for staying. Plus, she was most definitely needed!
I’ve been tolerant with ya before now, because I respect ye, because ye’re my uncle. But, if ye choose to fight with Clan Fraser, then ye’ve got to respect my orders without objection. If ye can’t abide to these terms, take yer men and be on yer way.
There is a lot of history between Dougal and Jamie. The show doesn’t have the chance to go into the full details like the book, but we do get the sense of a backstory and a family commitment. This is the first time Jamie has a chance to really stand up to Dougal and he does it in style.
I think I know a wee bit more about this than you do.
If only Dougal really knew the truth. To be honest, it was understandable why Dougal would think he knew more than Jamie. Dougal had been fighting for this for a decade at least. He was much older than Jamie and, as war chief, would have had an ear to the ground for the uprisings. There were high chances he was old enough to understand a little about the 1715 uprisings. What he didn’t know was that Claire was from the future and knew a hell of a lot more about the ending.
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