Outlander Season 5 finale recap: Jamie will go to war for Claire

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Outlander Season 5 — Courtesy of STARZ
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There’s a war coming

Back at the Ridge, Claire watches over everyone as they enjoy a normal day. There’s a storm coming, but that storm is weighted with the knowledge that there’s a war coming. The Revolutionary War is just a few years away and they need to prepare for that. On top of that, they know they have an enemy of the Browns.

That night, Claire and Jamie lay in bed. We don’t get the full scene that happens in the books, and in a way I’m glad. There was something about that scene in the novels that didn’t feel right for me—and for those who haven’t read it yet, it’s in “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” and I won’t spoil it all for you.

However, what we do get is Jamie asking Claire how she feels. “Safe,” she responds and we close out the episode.

Opening credits at the end

One thing you may or may not have noticed throughout the episode is that there weren’t the normal opening credits. Instead, we got a hauntingly beautiful version of “The Skye Boat Song” at the end of the episode, with the opening credit names popping up on the screen.

It seemed fitting that it was kept to the end. Having the opening credits earlier would have taken away from the goosebumps felt throughout the episode. It would have been a break in the emotions of the episode that wasn’t needed. Instead, the use of the song at the end continued the bittersweet, heavy feeling at the end of the episode.

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Outlander Season 5 is available to stream in full on STARZ, available through Amazon Channels.