5 best lines from Outlander Season 1, Episode 6

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Claire found herself with a glimmer of hope of returning home in Outlander Season 1, Episode 6. Here are the top lines from the episode.

In Outlander Season 1, Episode 6, Claire was put back into the hands of the British Army for some time. Jeremy Foster had gathered some men to ensure she wasn’t a prisoner of the Scottish. It’s easy to see why he thought that considering the events he witnessed in “Rent.”

This episode had some excellent lines while showing us the true personality of Black Jack Randall. Up to this point, we’d really just heard stories and had a bad first impression. Here’s a look at the best lines from “The Garrison Commander.”

A Scottish village it may be, and on MacKenzie land at that, but for Dougal, it was now enemy territory, and he was the outlander.

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As much as I’m not a fan of the voice overs, this one was poignant. It made it clear that Claire understood how Dougal felt and I sensed a bit of sympathy in there. Dougal was extremely good at hiding his feelings, though. Sure, he took a look around but you couldn’t always tell what he was thinking.

Aye, she does that.

Taken out of context, this line doesn’t mean much. It’s in the context of the scene that made me laugh out loud and see something in Dougal that I hadn’t seen before. He was proud that Claire was good at ordering men around and that his enemy felt put upon because of it. He was happy to see that Lord Thomas had some respect for Claire because of that, making it clear that Dougal actually liked Claire in a sense.

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And so both sides have committed depredations they should both be ashamed of.

Two wrongs certainly don’t make a right and that’s exactly what Claire was trying to get across in this moment. She has a modern-day view (although I’d be interested in knowing her view of the Germans from World War II) and the men around her just can’t handle that.

While this is a standout line and shows her conviction, it does lead to an unsmart move on Claire’s part. She allows herself to continue to debate morality and the troubles in Scotland, which leads to a lot more suspicious of her.

Outlander Season 1, Episode 6
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I’ll shed no tears over Redcoat blood, but my men would never undertake such an action without my consent.

This is an important line that stands out for me. Dougal knows that while his men would be people to do this should he give an order, they would never even consider it without him around. He trusts his rent party and that’s an excellent trait for a leader. Dougal knows who he can rely on and doesn’t question, for a second, that any of them would have done such a thing.

Well, no. So long as it doesna bother you that I am. I reckon one of us should ken what they’re doing.

I’ve skipped over Black Jack Randall’s parts. As much as the moment is one of my favorites because I love seeing Tobias Menzies take on such a role, it’s the end that has my favorite line–possibly one of my favorites from the first season. As Claire realizes she needs to marry, she’s concerned that Jamie will be unhappy that he’s marrying someone who isn’t a virgin.

We then find out that he is one. It’s sweet and honorable, but it’s the sentence after that made me chuckle. It would make it easier with one of them knowing what they’re doing!

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