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

4. Mocking the Scots is just awkward as hell!

I’ve never understood mocking someone for where they come from or how they speak. Maybe part of that is because I’m from the north of England and did have a thick accent before I started moving around a lot. I’ve had to water down my accent because people would always comment on it.

Throughout that first part of the episode, I felt so embarrassed for Dougal. Graham McTavish does a beautiful job in this part of Outlander Season 1, Episode 6. You can tell he’s annoyed at the mocking, but he’s holding it together because he has to.

Everything we’ve seen of Dougal up to this point has pointed us into his diplomacy when necessary. He can toe the line and keep his emotions in check. He does a damn good job at this point.

I always find Claire sticking up for the Scots adorable. While she’s not had the best of welcomes and has been held prisoner disguised as a guest, she feels the need to make the men feel a little bad for their jibbing.

It is in this scene where I have to laugh out loud at Dougal’s comment about them going back to London. I share his sentiments.

I’m glad this part of the episode was only for the first few minutes, though. I don’t think I could have sat through a whole episode of that awkwardness.