5 best moments from Outlander Season 5, Episode 8

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Outlander Season 5, Episode 8 brought us a story of dealing with trauma and a returning character. Here are my five favorite moments.

There were a lot of excellent moments throughout Outlander Season 5, Episode 8. This was one of those episodes that focused mostly on one or two characters, bringing us a story of trauma and how different people will deal with trauma.

For those who don’t like silent movies or find them cheesy, this isn’t going to be an episode for you. There are a lot of flashbacks that use this method of filming, which I wholly appreciated due to what it represented for the characters.

At the same time, there were a lot of other excellent moments for other characters. We got a character return, but not in the way many expected, including book fans. Here’s a look at my five favorite moments from Outlander Season 5, Episode 8.

5. The use of silent movies for the flashbacks

I loved the use of the silent movies, but I do get that this wouldn’t be for everyone. As a quick aside, I don’t like noir movies so when TV shows use that method of filming, I usually don’t enjoy those episodes. However, that doesn’t make the show or the decisions bad. They’re just not for me. So before you say that using the silent movies method of filming as bad, consider why you think it was “bad” first.

I’m not the biggest fan of silent movies, but I did appreciate this use in Outlander Season 5, Episode 8. It gave us the flashbacks that we needed to see what happened to Roger in a way that suited Roger at a time. He chose not to speak. He was a silent movie in a way, and so, his flashbacks mimicked that.

Some people are complaining there was an overuse of flashbacks. I don’t think that because we got a sense of everything Roger was feeling. It’s much harder to show internal thoughts on TV and I thought this was done perfectly to show how much PTSD can wear you down.