6 best lines from Outlander Season 1, Episode 4

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Claire’s escape attempt didn’t work in Outlander Season 1, Episode 4. However, we did get a lot of character growth and a change of opinion among some. Here are the best lines from the episode.

The Gathering” saw Claire’s Castle Leoch escape attempt fail. To be honest, it was always doomed to fail. That didn’t mean the episode was a failure. In fact, Outlander Season 1, Episode 4 gives us some of the most memorable and best moments from the whole series.

There were some excellent lines from the episode from each of the main players. Here’s a look at the six best lines, including some from Rupert, Jamie, Claire, Dougal, and others.

Mistress Beauchamp! We’re missing the festivities. It’s nae since I was a bairn we’ve had a gathering at Leoch.

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I do adore Rupert and Angus. There’s never been a doubt about that. This line made me chuckle, though. Rupert initially sounds so angry and forceful when calling out Claire’s name and then he turns into a bit of a whiny little boy.

You really can’t blame him for wanting to join in with the festivities. There’s such a big deal about the gathering and they all want to join in.

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I’m just saying it’s best for all concerned if young Jamie is left to himself while the gatherings on.

For those who read the books, this line immediately stood out. They knew what was coming. For those who hadn’t, this line didn’t initially mean a lot. Why would Jamie need to be left to himself while the gathering goes on? It’s always interesting to see the foreshadowing and this is one of those moments, making the line stand out.

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The highlands are no place for a woman to be alone. You’d do well to remember that.

It was always clear that Geillis knew that Claire was planning something. After all, Geillis knew far more than she was letting on about our time traveling World War II nurse. Now if only Geillis would have just been honest. The two really could have done a lot together!

This moment stands out for me because Geillis is clearly hinting that she knows something. Once again, I wonder why Geillis didn’t just come out and say it all!

Sprinkle the contents of this at his threshold. Stand outside the door, tap your heels together three times, and recite, “There’s no place like love, there’s no place like love.”

Claire certainly knows how to think on the spot when she needs to. Of course, tricking a 16-year-old isn’t that difficult, especially one who is naive and just focused on one particular thing. I just adore that she shows her knowledge of the literature of her own time to use to her advantage here. It helps connect a later moment in Outlander Season 1.

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Je suis prest

If Claire knew the clan mottos, she would have been able to work out who Jamie really was. Of course, she didn’t, but she knew French and she knew what the words meant.

This line is also one of the most memorable of the whole series. Who doesn’t see the GIF all the time of him staring at her saying it?

Aye. It is.

And as much as I love the pledge that Jamie gives in the end, this line is one that always stands out. It’s Murtagh’s when Claire realizes that Jamie is in a dangerous predicament before of her. Had she not needed escorting back to the castle, this would have never happened. Murtagh’s blunt statements have always been my favorite.

Sometimes a line doesn’t have to be long or meaningful on its own. It just needs to be said the right way by the right character to stand out. Taken out of context this one isn’t great but it is perfect in the moment.

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What are your favorite lines from the episode? Which ones stand out for you and why from Outlander Season 1, Episode 4? Share in the comments below.

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