Outlander Season 3, Episode 11: Revisiting and reassessing the episode

Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
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Caitriona Balfe
Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

The more you watch something, the more little moments stand out. That’s certainly been the case with Outlander Season 3, Episode 11, which is something to look back on in this reassessment of the episode.

Uncharted” is one of those episodes not many people loved at first. Considering the show has limited time to tell one of Diana Gabaldon’s novels, a lot of time was spent on something that was a little mundane and “boring” for some. At first, I certainly felt that way with Outlander Season 3, Episode 11. We got a lot of time of Claire wandering through the jungle.

However, the more you watch the episode, the more you see little moments stand out. In my reassessment of the episode, the trail through the jungle told a lot about who Claire is as a person and what she’s willing to do to get back to Jamie. Here’s a look at my thoughts revisiting the episode.

Claire’s strength of character revealed

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You don’t know what you’re capable of until you’re put into a life or death situation. Some people would have given up treking through the jungle. They may have considered going around instead of through. However, Claire was able to think clearly after washing ashore. She remained calm and collected, focusing on survival. This isn’t a surprising side to her character considering she was an excellent surgeon and a World War II nurse.

What we also get to see is her love for Jamie. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get back to him. That leap of faith at the end of “Heaven and Earth” and then this trek into unknown territory proved to us that she was focused on getting back to her husband. She’d accepted Jamie’s life before, fallen more deeply in love with him than ever before, and wanted to be there with him until she grew old.

And it wasn’t just the trek through the jungle. The time with the priest proved the same thing. She pretended the coconut was real to manage to get back to the water and make her way to Jamaica.