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 /

1. There are always three sides to a story

I do find it odd that we’re happy to instantly take Jamie’s side of the story. Even before we know Black Jack Randall, we’re happy to believe that he’s the villain in the story. Sure, our first introduction to him isn’t the greatest (and we later find out that he is sadistic, cruel, and manipulative) but it’s not enough to immediately believe that Jamie is entirely innocent.

This episode gives us Black Jack Randall’s side of the story. Well, sort of. He gives us the story of Jamie on the pillar being whipped. We get a sense of the sadism in Black Jack Randall within this episode.

However, it did make me think about the truth in the story. My opinion is there are three sides to a story: the stories of the two people involved and the truth. Sometimes there are four sides: the sides of the people involved, the story of the witnesses, and the truth.

In this part of the episode, we know that Jamie likely is telling the truth. Claire knows that Jamie’s side of the story is likely the truth. But it’s only at this point we get this confirmation. Up until this point, we’re just happy to believe that Jamie’s side of the story is the real one.

I will say this: Tobias Menzies proved in this moment that he is one amazing actor and should have won an Emmy.

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