Outlander Season 5, Episode 6 had a lot going on. Which moments stood out for the overall series? Here are my five favorite moments.
There was a lot happening in Outlander Season 5, Episode 6 when you look at each character individually. Jocasta dealt with the thoughts of her marriage and loss of Murtagh, while Claire and Jamie had to deal with the knowledge that Bonnet was working with Phillip Wylie. Then there was Roger and Bree, dealing with trouble at the Ridge.
The episode brought some excellent moments. We got storylines that catapult us into the second half of the season. There are threats of future storylines that may not even play a part in this season and may come up in Season 6. Then there were heartfelt moments that were necessary for character development and understanding.
Like usual, my favorite moments don't always involve the main characters. They can be small things that are important for the whole season or they may be important moments for the individual side characters. Here are my five favorite moments from Outlander Season 5, Episode 6.
5. The Jocasta flashback
I appreciated the time spent on giving us a flashback of Jocasta. Outlander Season 5 has utilized a lot of flashbacks, and they are certainly important. The only thing I wasn't too happy about was having Jocasta tell the story again. If you're going to show it, you don't need to tell it.
Regardless, the flashback gave us a look at a character we haven't really had the chance to get to know. The books have the time to go into more details and tell us these stories of the past. This was an important story to tell to understand why Jocasta wouldn't run away with Murtagh.
As much as Jocasta loves Murtagh, she can't be with a man like him. She won't stop him from fighting for what he believes is right, but she doesn't want to go through the heartbreak she went through after Culloden.
4. Getting a hint of the Bonnet threat
At the very end of the episode, we got to see Bonnet again. For a TV series, we need to see the events and not just hear about them in passing. I appreciate seeing Bonnet show up now and then. We get that sense that he's just around the corner.
Outlander Season 5, Episode 6 certainly gave us that feeling. He knows that Jemmy is the owner of River Run, and he believes that Jemmy is his own child. This puts a huge bounty on his head. Is Jemmy safe? Will Brianna and Roger be safe?Related Story:Why does Forbes believe Jemmy is Bonnet's son?
3. Governor Tryon's orders
Okay, so hearing that they were going to war isn't a good thing. However, it's been something we've expected. Even if you didn't read the books, you should know some of your American history.
What I loved about this moment on Outlander Season 5, Episode 6 was seeing Jamie's reaction. Tryon is doing something that he believes is right for the Crown. Jamie, meanwhile, is caught between the two sides. We got that sense of worry.
Jamie knows that the Regulators aren't as organized as the British Army. To him, it's a repeat of Culloden. He remembers what it was like trying to organize a rebellion and he knows the risk to Murtagh.
2. The scene with Lord John Grey
I adore Lord John Grey. Maybe it has a lot to do with the fact that I love David Berry. However, I do love the scenes with Lord John Grey and always look forward to the little we see of him. In Outlander Season 5, Episode 6, there's something small in the episode that really stood out to me.
Not only did he act friendly towards Jamie, but there was no tension between him and Claire. We know that they didn't get on at first, jealous of each other because of their love for Jamie, but their conversation when Lord John Grey had the measles helped them to understand each other. Claire was extremely pleasant and friendly to him. I just love how much their relationship has developed on the series and it shows in this scene.
1. Roger gaining respect from the Ridge
Finally, it's over to Fraser's Ridge. While I have my complaints about Brianna, this was an important moment for Roger. It's not that he figured out how to deal with the locusts, but that it lead to him gaining respect from the people at the Ridge.
They were ready to burn Jamie's crops and leave the family without food. However, Roger stopped them from acting out of panic. He found the solution everyone needed.
At the end, the people who had been ready to burn the crops showed their gratitude towards Roger. It's a boost to Roger's confidence, something he's needed from the beginning of the season.
What were your favorite moments on Outlander Season 5, Episode 6? Share them in the comments below.
Outlander airs Sundays on STARZ.