2. Fergus and Young Ian killing for Claire
Before Jamie told the men to “kill them all,” John Quincy Myers gave Claire the chance to kill her captors herself. Claire wouldn’t do it. She’s taken an oath not to kill. So, that means others will kill for her.
We already know that Jamie will kill for Claire. The Outlander Season 5 finale saw others respect the oath Claire had made. Fergus and Young Ian make it clear that they will kill for Claire. Others also kill for her.
I already love that we got to see everyone as the warriors they are (especially Young Ian), but this moment was far more important. It created a bond between them all, respecting an oath but enacting revenge for the harrowing events.
1. The disassociative state
Claire thought of a fantasy to keep herself going despite the events happening around her. While some may have been annoyed, there’s a lot to love about the clips back to the fantasy. The detail that was put into it is something you’ll appreciate with each viewing of the epsiode.
There’s the fact that Jamie is a Season 1 version of himself. Then there’s the facts that Fergus and Jocasta are whole. We have little details on Young Ian’s uniform and around the house that connect back to the 18th century, like the Native American patch, the vase, the orange, and the red dress.
Then there’s the bits of the current time that slip in. Lionel Brown keeps showing up now and then. Brianna, Roger, and Jemmy are killed in a car accident (like Frank) to mark Claire’s belief that she’ll never see them again. There’s the dripping of water from the ceiling. All these elements bring Claire back to her current situation, making it harder to distance herself from everything that’s happened.
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