#2. Breaking his promise
While I completely understood Claire’s reasoning behind asking Jamie to wait a year, I could also understand Jamie’s side of the argument. It was a difficult situation for both. But this isn’t about that. It’s about the promise that Jamie would ultimately make and break.
Usually, I wouldn’t be happy about someone breaking a promise, but this wasn’t just a broken promise for the sake of his own revenge. Jamie had managed to temporarily put his own pain to one side. When he went after Black Jack Randall it was all because of Fergus. Jamie learned what had happened and saw red. He wasn’t going to let the guy just get away with something like this.
Breaking the promise was Jamie’s caring personality shining through. Even Claire knew that it was just who Jamie was in the end and decided to forgive him.
#1. Jamie’s ultimate sacrifice
Jamie could have run away from the Battle of Culloden, knowing all was lost. However, he was a man of his word. He wasn’t going to let his men go into battle without him. Murtagh also follows suit. What about Claire, though?
Our King of Men made a huge sacrifice during the end of the season. He opted to send his wife and unborn baby through the stones. He also made a point of stating that it was to give the baby a chance, knowing that Claire was pregnant even if she hadn’t said anything. Jamie didn’t just love Claire but tracked everything about her. He knew her cycles, took in the knowledge of the future, and proved to be a kind and caring man; a man not of his time.
That final goodbye scene between the two at the stones didn’t leave a dry eye in the place. Sam and Cait gave that scene everything and you could feel it in your bones.
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