5 best lines from Outlander Season 1, Episode 9

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Outlander Season 1, Episode 9 gave us some plot development for the bounty on Jamie’s head, but mostly pushed Jamie and Claire apart and back together. Here are the best lines from the episode.

Outlander Season 1, Episode 9 gave us the episode where Jamie saved Claire from Black Jack Randall. However, it also delivered a potential blow to the relationship. Meanwhile, Dougal and Colum were at loggerheads and Laoghaire showed just how much she thought she was in love with Jamie.

Here are my five favorite lines from “The Reckoning.”

The man who shot the sergeant was Captain Jonathan Randall himself.

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Horrocks doesn’t have a line that many fans will find a favorite, but it’s one of the most important. Jamie was promised the name of the man who killed a soldier in Fort William. This was the name that was supposed to get the bounty of his head.

Instead, it lead to a much larger problem, one that would always threaten to keep Jamie away from his home. And while it may not be funny or said from one of the more important characters, it’s immensely important to the whole series.

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Ned said not to kill anyone, so I had all the weapons unloaded.

Claire has an excellent line before this about Jamie bluffing his way in with an unloaded pistol. However, it’s Jamie’s response that says a lot about the situation. Ned knew that killing men would mean graver sentences than just breaking into Fort William to save Claire. Jamie listened to that, but he also thought ahead.

What if there was ever a chance to pull the trigger? This line makes it clear that Jamie didn’t really trust anyone — nor did he really trust himself. With unloaded pistols

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Oh, you think I’m your property, don’t you? You think I belong to you, and you can’t stand for someone to have something else that belongs to you.

Claire’s line really made me realize how, in six weeks, she hasn’t accepted that she’s in the past. While she’s a woman of the 40s, she’s not taken a step back to realize that she’s in a world vastly different to her own. Anyone who went to the 18th century now would know the limited rights women had in the time period — that they were their fathers’ and then their husbands’ property.

While I dislike that Claire doesn’t adjust to the 18th-century way of thinking, especially in the show, this line is one of my favorites for how important it is. She points out her 20th-century way of thinking and it sets up further realizations throughout this episode and beyond.

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What about the other money you collected? The money for the Bonnie Stuart Prince across the water, hmm? ‘Tis for the Jacobites, is it not?

Colum shows that he knew all about his brothers’ potential activities during the rental party. Knowing that there was a chance he couldn’t trust his brother, he sent someone loyal to the MacKenzie clan. This is the moment we realize this.

He knows that there’s been extra money and that it’s for the Jacobite cause. This shows the differences between Dougal and Colum considerably, while also giving Dougal a chance to point out that Hamish is his son.

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I swear on the cross of my Lord Jesus, and by the holy iron which I hold, that I give you my fealty and pledge you my loyalty. If ever my hand is raised in rebellion against you again, then I ask that this holy iron may pierce my heart.

I adore this moment in Outlander Season 1, Episode 9, and there was no way that I would cut this line down. It’s one of the most important, something that would forge a bond between Claire and Jamie for the decades to come. We’d see Jamie routinely think about his words at this time, putting Claire first as much as he humanly could.

What I adore the most is that to Claire these would have been words. To Jamie, they were much more. He took the oaths seriously, which is why he had to find a way around the oath at the Gathering earlier in the series. This time, there was no question about how he would prove to Claire that he loved every bit of her.

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