Outlander Season 6, Episode 3 recap: Fergus opens up a little

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Outlander Season 6, Episode 3
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Roger saves Henri-Christian to kick start Outlander Season 6, Episode 3

Fergus opens up to Claire after Roger saves Henri-Christian from the water in Outlander Season 6, Episode 3. Here’s everything that happened in the episode.

There are a few things that happen during the new episode of Outlander. A lot of it comes straight from the book A Breath of Snow and Ashes, although things happen in a slightly different order to the book. It’s not surprising that storylines need to happen in a slightly different order.

We start the episode with Henri-Christian floating down the river. Roger rushes straight in, not even questioning what’s going on until he manages to get the babe to safety. It’s then that he finds out what Germain, Aidan, and the other fisherfolk lads were doing. They wanted to see if Henri-Christian would float. The fisherfolk believes Henri-Christian to be a demon.

Roger quickly gets to work to baptize the baby in front of the lads. He makes it 100% clear that this baby is not to be harmed in any way. As the fisherfolk are sent home, Roger makes sure Germain stays, and this starts the big storylines for the episode.

Fergus opens up to Claire

We get a moment with Claire, Jamie, Fergus, and Marsali learning from Roger about everything that happened. They also hear from Germain, who realizes that he has done a lot of wrong things when it comes to his baby brother. However, we have to remember Germain is a child and it will have been hard for him to stand up to those fisherfolk. Marsali’s anger is warranted with her fear, but she doesn’t remain completely angry with her first-born.

Fergus can’t stand being around anyone. He tells Claire that he knows what’s to come for Henri-Christian. He saw what life was like for dwarves while in Paris, and shares a story about one he knew. He’s understandably terrified for his son, especially since Claire, Jamie, and even he won’t be alive forever but Henri-Christian will always be a dwarf.

Fergus also feels like all this is his fault. He’s sure that Henri-Christian was beaten in the womb and that’s how he became a dwarf. It doesn’t matter what Claire says to him right now. Fergus needs to deal with his grief.

At one point, Marsali does say that Fergus has promised to stop drinking, but that’s not the case. Marsali makes it clear that she can’t put up with Fergus becoming a man like the men Laoghaire put up with. Fergus is struggling with the fact that he can’t provide for his family and protect Marsali from men like Lionel Brown.

An argument between the two of them leads to Marsali telling Fergus the truth about Lionel’s death. Fergus is even angrier.

“I don’t need a woman to protect me.”

It’s a line that stands out from the entire episode. When Fergus says that he needs another drink, Marsali pours the jug of ale over his head. With that, Fergus walks out of the house.

“I will have a whole man, or none at all.”

It’s another line that stands out and sends shivers down my spine. Marsali is at breaking point and doesn’t know how to help Fergus. All she knows is she can’t be with a drunk.