5 top takeaways from the Outlander Season 6, Episode 6 promo and synopsis

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When there’s a deadly outbreak on the Ridge, Claire falls victim of the disease Here’s what to expect in Outlander Season 6, Episode 6.

The Frasers and MacKenzies are back at the Ridge together in Outlander Season 6, Episode 6. It’s not going to be a quiet episode. There are still a lot of things happening.

The promo and synopsis give us a hint of things to come yet again. It’s only a brief look into the hour-long episode, but it’s enough to get us excited. One thing that is clear is that more of A Breath of Snow and Ashes is being adapted relatively faithfully from the books.

Let’s take a look inside the episode. What can we expect to happen?

Outlander Season 6, Episode 6 promo and synopsis

Take a look at both the promo and synopsis for the episode before we get into the breakdown. As usual, if you don’t like breakdown posts and think they have too many spoilers, you’ll want to skip the post after these shares.

"A dysentery epidemic spreads on the Ridge, and Claire falls deathly ill; she is almost recovered when the Christies arrive and drop a bombshell; as nefarious rumors spread like wildfire on the Ridge, tragedy strikes."

So, what can we expect in Outlander Season 6, Episode 6?

There’s a dangerous outbreak on the Ridge

After not seeing the MacNeills for some time, Jamie, Claire, and others ride out to their cabin. It turns out they’re not going to come across anything good. There’s a dysentery outbreak on the Ridge.

Claire clearly knows how dangerous it can be. And it’s sure to still be dangerous for her, Bree, and Roger despite vaccinations. In fact, that brings us to the next takeaway.

Claire catches the disease

It looks like Claire is going to catch dysentery during the episode. She collapses and suffers from a fever. Of course, there’s a chance that it is something else entirely.

Claire hasn’t been ill from anything from the past up to this point. In fact, she comments on that a lot in the books, although the show hasn’t really touched on it. Just how dangerous is this situation?

Malva comes to comfort Jamie

While Claire suffers from her fever, it looks like Jamie won’t be left alone. A certain spy is heading out to comfort Jamie as he fears for his wife’s life.

We all know she’s not there just to be kind. She’s after something, and it looks like people will think that Jamie isn’t as faithful as he claims to be.

The Christies drop a bombshell

The synopsis tells us that the Christies will turn up to drop a bombshell. What could this bombshell be, and is it linked to what Claire sees Malva and Jamie doing? In her haze, it looks like she’s watching Malva and Jamie sleeping together.

We know Malva has slept with at least one man on the Ridge. Is she pregnant? Is that the surprise bombshell that will cause vicious rumors to spread?

Claire may fear the worse about Jamie

With everything that’s happening, there’s a chance that Claire will start to distrust Jamie. This may just be fleeting in her fever, but it would only be natural for her to be concerned. Could what she thinks she sees be true?

If you know how the books play out, you’ll remember that she has a reason to be concerned about Jamie’s loyalty at one point. However, we know what’s really going on.

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Outlander airs on Sundays on STARZ.