Claire experienced a flashback and Jamie found a cat. Here's everything that happened in Outlander Season 5, Episode 5, titled Perpetual Adoration.
Claire and Jamie had separate stories in Outlander Season 5, Episode 5, but they were extremely important for story and character development. Meanwhile, Roger learned the truth about Bonnet. Here's a look at everything that happened in Outlander Season 5, Episode 5.
I'm going to split this recap into three separate focuses. After all, the storylines were mostly individualized, with crossover only to give characters someone else to talk to about their problems. I'll start with Roger and then move onto Claire and finish with Jamie.
Roger learns the truth
While looking after Jemmy, Roger accidentally knocks Bree's jewelry box over. There he finds a gem, the one that Bonnet gave her. Roger knows who the gem belonged to because he recognized it from a card game while Bonnet was on the ship.
When he confronts Bree, she tells him that she went to see Bonnet and spoke to him. There she told him that Jemmy was his child, and Roger points out that it's something that she's never said to him. You see, despite not really knowing, she does believe that Bonnet is the father.
Roger needs to figure out what to do with that reveal. He wants to believe that he is Jemmy's father but his own wife doesn't believe it. And is it fair on Jemmy to keep something like this from him? More importantly, he wants to know why Bree kept the gem. Bree says it was their ticket home.
After a night of sitting out alone, Roger comes across Claire, who shares that she doesn't regret keeping the truth from Bree for so long. When Bree was younger, she wouldn't have understood everything that happened to Claire. Finding out the truth as an adult was messy, but the best option.
Roger returns to Bree and apologizes for his actions. This is when Brianna tells Roger that Bonnet is still alive. It's okay because they don't need to stay in the past. When they know that Jemmy can travel, they will. Bree clearly doesn't want to leave her family, but she did say the gem was their ticket home.
Claire makes penicillin
EUREKA!!! Yes, that's something Claire would say but Marsali doesn't understand. Regardless, Claire has made her penicillin and it's time to carry out the surgery on the twins. It all goes well, but it leads to a flashback of Claire during the 1960s.
These flashbacks are what we saw Caitriona Balfe filming. They had nothing to do with Frank. Instead, they were about why Claire went to London, how she found out about Rev. Wakefield, and how she ended up finding Jamie.Related Story:Outlander recap: What happens in Brownsville stays in Brownsville?
She was treating a Scottish patient who reminded her of Jamie Fraser. This patient, Mr. Menzies (the name was used in the book, so not quite a nod to Tobias Menzies), dies from a penicillin allergy. His tests had come back negative for an allergy, and she's thinking about it all now because she worries Kezzie and Jo will be allergic.
Sadly, Mr. Menzies died. It was after that Claire requested a leave of absence and headed to London with Bree. Later, Claire tells Jamie that it was all because of this patient that she found Jamie and returned to him. It's strange how some strangers can have such an effect on people.
I will say that it was great to see Joe Abernathy again. He's the one that encouraged Claire to head off to London, even if he didn't realize what it would mean in the long run.
Jamie finds a cat
If you were wondering when and how Adso would show up, this is when. Outlander Season 5, Episode 5 saw Jamie come across the kitten and take him home. But before that could happen, he had to take a life.
When he gets to Hillsborough, it turns out that the people are happy that the Redcoats are there protecting them from the Regulators. However, he also learns that Governor Tryon is willing to pardon all Regulators except one: Murtagh.
Knox remains on a mission to find Murtagh, and he's asked for the prisoner records to find out who Murtagh was in Ardsmuir with. Jamie knows that means his own connection to Murtagh will be revealed. He keeps quiet as long as he can, but ends up with no choice but to reveal the truth.
As Knox gets the list of names, Jamie shares that his name will be on there. Well, of course! There will be many James Frasers, Knox tells him. "But only one from Broch Turach," Jamie points out. Sure enough, Jamie's name is on that list.
But there's more. Knox finds out that Murtagh's surname is Fraser. So, the use of Fitzgibbons was mostly to keep his connection to Jamie safe, it seems. However, Jamie points out that Fitzgibbons was Murtagh's middle name and Murtagh is his godfather.
Knox knows that he needs to tell Tryon the truth, but Jamie can't allow that to happen. He strangles Knox to death and then lays him in bed to make it look like Knox had fallen asleep. Jamie then burns the papers from Ardsmuir and opens the flue to the smoke spreads around the room. It would look like Knox died from smoke inhalation.
With that and the cat, Jamie heads back to Fraser's Ridge. He feels guilty, but he made an oath to his family a long time ago and he's not going to break it. And yes, Claire loves Adso, named for Jamie's mother's cat who looked just the same.
What did you think of the use of flashbacks? Are you happy Adso has shown up? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Outlander Season 5 continues on Sundays at 8/7c on STARZ.