Outlander Season 5 has had some in-family fighting between Jamie and Roger. That comes to an end with Episode 9. It’s looking up from here.
Outlander Season 5, Episode 9 brought an end to the in-family fighting. It’s all looking up for Jamie and Roger’s bond from this point.
Up until Jamie’s snake bite, there’s no denying that there was some in-family fighting. Jamie knows how to hold a grudge, and against Roger is was about waiting to go back to Bree. I fully understood Roger’s position and was on his side, but Jamie thinks that everyone should be like him. If they don’t do what he expects, they’re not as moral or right. (It’s a flaw I’ve found in Jamie’s personality.)
What doesn’t help is that every time Roger has tried to prove himself, he’s failed. Roger hasn’t grown up in the 18th century. The things he’d do in the 20th century don’t work for the past. And so, he’s felt a little like a fish out of water.
It’s led to constant tension between Roger and Jamie. That all changed with Roger’s actions after the snake bite. And it’s a change I felt in “The Fiery Cross,” so I’m glad to see the Outlander writers were able to find a way to do all this in the show.
Roger used his knowledge to save Jamie. Okay, it’s not something we’d do now, but it would have been taught during the 1950s/60s when Roger was growing up and likely a Boy Scout. Roger managed to get Jamie back to Claire and stayed with Jamie throughout, except to collect maggots.
Throughout the episode, Roger was a constant that Jamie needed; a compassionate person there just to talk to. He was someone Jamie could be honest to, both in the woods and on what Jamie thought would be his death bed. It’s a huge moment for Jamie and Roger.
So, from this point, the family is a unit. And that’s felt with the images for Outlander Season 5, Episode 10. Everyone is together in the fight against Bonnet. It’s about time!
Outlander Season 5 airs Sundays on STARZ.