5 best lines from Outlander Season 4, Episode 1

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There have been some beautiful moments in the Outlander Season 4 premiere. Some of the lines also stand out for beautiful, happy, and heartbreaking reasons. Here are my five favorite lines from the night.

There are so many brilliant lines from the Outlander Season 4 premiere. Some have deep meaning and foreshadowing, while others are just beautiful in the moment.

My five favorite lines are full of meaning. They come from a variety of characters, focusing on who they are, what they’ve been through, and the future of the series.

I’d like the last face I look upon to be that of a friend. Smiling at me.

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Let’s not overlook the bittersweetness of the line. Hayes knows that he’s not going to get out of the situation alive and he doesn’t want his friends to risk their lives for something he did. Nor does he blame Jamie for the situation that he’s in.

This was something he knew would be difficult for Jamie to do, but it was a man’s dying wish. And I actually think that it was sweet that he knew he could ask Jamie to do this one last thing for him.

It’s not your fault, lad. Ye did what ye must and survived.

This is a beautiful scene and I love that Jamie was the one who could be there for Young Ian. While Jamie has never raised his own children, he sure knows what makes a great father and we can thank Brian Fraser for that.

In this moment, Jamie is able to use his traumatic experience with Black Jack Randall for some good. Twenty years ago, he wouldn’t have believed anything good could have come from that, but he knows exactly how Young Ian feels in this moment.

Oh, I found that a man most often makes his own luck.

This is one of those foreshadowing moments that stands out when you’ve watched the episode the whole way through. I thought Stephen Bonnet’s warning about thieves and outlaws in the woods would be my favorite line from this scene, but it’s this one that now stands out.

Those who didn’t know anything about the pirate wouldn’t know what was coming, but those who had read the book knew he likes to make his own luck. This was his very clear warning.

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A dream for some can be a nightmare for others.

There are many reasons that this line stands out. Jamie mentions it when Claire talks about what happened to the Native Americans and how their fate was similar to the Highlanders after Culloden. Jamie clearly feels badly for the way his people treated the Natives and it’s clear that he won’t do the same if he can avoid it.

However, there’s foreshadowing in this line. What’s a dream for Bonnet is a nightmare for Claire and Jamie at the end.

You’ve given me so much more. Brianna, for one. I gave the pearls to her. They’re an heirloom, after all. And this ring is all I need.

There’s so much about Claire’s line that I adore. The first is that she explains what she did with the pearls and why. It’s something that never came up but Jamie would have wondered why Claire no longer had them.

More importantly, it’s the talk of the ring. She doesn’t need gifts from Jamie because the ring is so meaningful. We’ve known this from when she refused to take it off when she returned to Frank and it adds another layer of meaning and heartbreak when Bonnet steals it.

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

Outlander airs Sundays on STARZ.