4. Governor Tryon trying not to show his insecurities about Jamie
Governor Tryon being at the wedding certainly made sense, but it also helped to bring the moment that would push the entire story for Outlander Season 5 forward. However, that’s not the only reason it makes my list.
This moment suggests that Governor Tyron knows that Jamie is holding back. He doesn’t fully trust Jamie to go through with building the militia, of following the orders. After all, that’s why he leaves Lieutenant Knox behind to help Jamie deal with things. I think this is going to have a big moment going forward.
It all links to the kilt, which is an amazing moment that made it to the list of Jamie’s best moments from the episode. That kilt, that moment with the call to arms, they’re both important moving forward and could help put more suspicion in Tryon’s mind.
This also links to the final moment in the Outlander Season 5 premiere. Jamie needs Murtagh to be hard to find because he can’t delay tactics any longer.
3. Lord John Grey quickly covering Stephen Bonnet’s survival
While Lord John Grey was there to enjoy the festivities, he was also there to deliver some bad news to Jamie. John has learned that Stephen Bonnet is still alive. Not just that, but he’s in the area.
This does mean drama moving forward. However, I love how it was quickly mentioned just to get us ready for the next episodes. Jamie isn’t completely in the dark. We know in Outlander Season 5, Episode 2, he’s going to tell Claire, but he thinks he’s leaving Brianna in the dark. Little does she know that she’s overheard things.
How will Brianna react when Jamie and Claire tell her? Will they tell her or will she end up seeing Bonnet before they get a chance? This could cause problems for trust, although part of her will also understand why they’ve all kept this from her.