4. Brianna telling Roger the truth about Bonnet
I have a few grumbles about Brianna in Outlander Season 5 so far, but I did appreciate the ending to “Perpetual Adoration.” I loved that Brianna told Roger the truth about Bonnet being alive. She no longer needs to feel like she has to deal with the burden of Bonnet being alive alone.
While I’m not the biggest fan of the way Roger brushed off Bree’s feelings with the “we can go back” line, I do get his thinking. However, what I appreciate is that the two are communicating. A huge problem in Outlander Season 4 was that we just saw them argue more than anything else. They weren’t listening to each other. That is changing now.
3. Jamie making a decision for his blood
This episode did not make Jamie a murderer. Something to remember is that Jamie has always done what needs to be done. He’s killed if he’s had to keep people safe, including his own uncle. Jamie will always protect the ones that he loves.
This is why I appreciated the inclusion of the Jamie/Knox storyline throughout Outlander Season 5, Episode 5. He didn’t want to kill Knox but felt like he had no choice. If he allowed Knox to tell people who Jamie really was, he knew it would lead to him being hanged or him and his whole family on the run. He couldn’t do that.