5 best lines from Outlander Season 4, Episode 2

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Do No Harm brought plenty of tears, heartbreak, and anger. Here are the five most memorable and meaningful lines from Outlander Season 4, Episode 2.

There were plenty of emotions throughout Outlander Season 4, Episode 2. It was hard not to feel angry at the plantation owners at the time and heartbreak for Rufus. However, many of the best lines were more personal and meaningful for our core characters.

It’s time to look back at the best lines. Here are the five I felt stood out the most and were the most meaningful in “Do No Harm.”

Rollo he chased a creature I’ve never seen before, somethin’ akin to a badger, black, though streaked with white. It lifted its tail and sprayed a foul liquid from its arse.

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Who didn’t laugh the minute Young Ian walked in and everyone reacted to the smell of Rollo? To be honest, that smell wouldn’t have just been on Rollo either! Books or no, it was easy to tell exactly what this was about to be. Although, I do say that from some sort of experience — growing up in Britain I’d never seen a skunk before moving to Canada.

This moment had me laughing out loud. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it’s one of my favorite moments of the whole episode. A much-needed bit of humor in an otherwise dark episode.

We were true partners. Hector never made a decision regarding our beloved River Run without consultin’ with me first.

I loved hearing more about Jocasta and her time with Hector. She made it extremely clear that she and Claire were far more alike than either would possibly want to admit. After all, Jocasta didn’t seem too impressed with Claire’s Quaker-friendly views.

However, I adored that Jocasta didn’t apologize for who she is. Of course, this is followed with Jamie knowing what it was like to have a true partner.

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Ye’ve the fire of MacKenzie in ye.

Claire wouldn’t want to admit that there’s a bit of MacKenzie in her, but it’s something I’d noted a long time ago. Mind you, I do believe there’s some weight in the theory that Claire and Laoghaire are related — and it’s all through Fergus and Marsali’s line.

This is a little nod to that theory. Whether Claire is related or not, it’s a line that continues to show how similar she is and that’s possibly what prevents her and other MacKenzies from clicking well.

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Were ye among Quakers, you’d find men of like mind, perhaps, but you’re newly come to North Carolina, and ye dinna comprehend the difficulties you will not only face, but also bring about by entertaining such outlandish notions. You’ll put lives at risk, not least your own.

I couldn’t shorten this line down because the whole of it is so important. Jamie learns just how difficult it’s going to be to arrange to free all the slaves. In fact, it’s near impossible.

One thing that I love is that there’s not an extreme amount of judgment towards Jamie. Instead, the focus is on how there are others with his views but that he’s not around them. The use of the word “outlandish” is also poignant and I hope that was put in there deliberately.

Claire and Jamie are both the Outlanders in this tale now.

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Saving that boy’s soul is all that can be done for him now. Once the overseers come, they will tear the limbs from his body and leave what little is left behind as a warning for the rest of us if we if we disobey the law. It would have been better for us all had he had he died on this hook.

Again, it’s a line that just couldn’t possibly be cut down. Ulysses gets the honor of the last best line from Outlander Season 4, Episode 2. He points out to Claire what will now happen to Rufus. We get that notion that Claire did far more harm than good, even though she believed she was only going to do good.

There was no escaping the end. It was either go along with what the mob would want or put every single person at risk. Claire had a way around to save Rufus’ soul and that’s all she could do in the end.

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What were your favorite lines from Outlander Season 4, Episode 2? Which ones stood out for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander continues Sundays on STARZ.