Outlander Season 1, Episode 6: Top 5 thoughts while rewatching The Garrison Commander

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Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
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5. Why doesn’t Claire feel even a little worried

In the voiceover, Claire makes a point that she has a chance to breathe. She may be in Scotland and in the past, but she’s around her own people; the English.

Quite honestly, I still don’t get why she would even feel at ease. Sure, we now know that Black Jack Randall turns up and Claire doesn’t, but she still shouldn’t feel quite at ease. This just shows her lack of knowledge and, in a way, some of her naivety at the time period.

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Claire had already heard stories and she’d met Black Jack Randall. She knew what he was capable of. Did she really think that he was just one bad egg in a whole bunch of good ones? After the encounter with him, I’d think more would be like him instead of like Lieutenant Jeremy Foster. I would have been tense at the number of Redcoats around her.

Sure, the Redcoats were there to fight off the Highlanders if the large group was still around Claire, but part of me would have still been suspicious. Even before I knew what was coming, I felt uneasy for Claire, knowing that something bad was about to happen.

I later got a similar feeling when Jeremy was tasked with taking Claire to Inverness. Did she really think it would be as easy as heading to Inverness and then finding her way to the stones? Surely Jeremy would be tasked to seeing her safely on the ship to France