2. Opening up to Claire
After getting his eyes tested and finding out there’s nothing wrong (slightly different to the book), Roger decides that he must just be a terrible shot. It makes him feel even more out of place than before. There’s no reason for him to be a terrible shot, and Jamie shouldn’t have made him captain of the militia.
Roger opens up to Claire, something that I couldn’t have seen him doing much earlier in the series. He has a feeling of peace, as he shares his worries about the past, his thoughts of family, and how happy Bree is. It’s clear that he’s struggling with his own thoughts and feelings, but knows he needs to talk to someone.
1. Singing to Jemmy
Roger is stepping up as a father. Despite it being the “woman’s job” to raise children, Roger has found a place in his family. As Jemmy sits on a blanket and plays with toys, Roger spends time playing music. And it’s music from his own time, something that reminds him of brighter times. It’s not that he doesn’t love Bree and his family, but he doesn’t want to be in the past.
However, Roger is also trying to find a place in the world. He’s a terrible shot and doesn’t feel ready to be part of the militia. Despite being a man, he could find a place looking after his son. Of course, everyone would look down on him for that.
What were your favorite moments from Outlander Season 5, Episode 2 involving Roger? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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