5 best moments from Outlander Season 6, Episode 6

Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

There was a lot of heartbreak and sadness in Outlander Season 6, Episode 6. Here are the five top moments from the entire episode.

While Outlander Season 6, Episode 6 started with sickness spreading around the Ridge, it was soon clear that there was a bigger problem. Rumors spread, and we got a shocking devastating turn of events at the very end.

This episode brought us some standout moments. It was emotionally heavy with little humor, and sometimes we do need that in a drama. There are multiple episodes throughout the series that do this including “Wentworth Prison,” “Faith,” and “Famous Last Words.”

Here we look into the best moments from Outlander Season 6, Episode 6. Don’t forget to share your favorites in the comments below.

5 best moments from Outlander Season 6, Episode 6

The women attempting to save the MacNeills

The episode starts with sickness spreading around the Ridge. We later find out that it is contaminated water due to a dead elk in the river, but at first, the focus is on saving as many people as the women can. And it all starts at the MacNeills.

Claire immediately realizes what’s happened when Mr. MacNeill shares that it was the “bloody flux.” Lizzie and Malva do everything they can to help the children, but it’s too late. The family dies and we see the devastation from everyone, even Malva. And I don’t think Malva was acting in this moment. As scheming and devious as she is, she couldn’t have wanted an innocent baby to die.

Tom’s reaction to Claire’s request for a sample

After Claire recovers from her illness, she finds out that Tom had something similar. She wants to get to the bottom of it, but that means requesting a stool sample. Understandably, he is shocked to be asked such a thing.

If it happened now, we’d just get used to doctors needing it. Back then, it was not a request a woman would make. This moment reminds us of who Tom is, but it also adds a bit of much-needed humor into an otherwise heavy episode.

Brianna admitting that she doesn’t really know Jamie

After the rumors spread about Jamie and Malva, Brianna talks to Roger. She realizes that she doesn’t really know Jamie, and I love that we see her two fathers from her point of view.

She shares with Roger that she thought Frank was loyal to Claire. She would never have guessed that he was having affairs because that’s not the persona Frank gave her. Is it possible that Jamie is just like Frank? We know Jamie is nothing like Frank, but it’s a very understandable fear with everything going on.

Young Ian’s turning to Claire for advice

Young Ian knows that Jamie didn’t sleep with Malva. However, he also knows that he did. Malva’s baby could be his, and he knows that.

We see him step up as an honorable man. When it came to the one afternoon by the river, Young Ian was honest with Malva and walked away. However, if the child is his, he will do the right thing even if he doesn’t love her. That’s just the way he’s been raised this whole time.

Claire’s attempt to save the baby

Young Ian doesn’t have to consider marrying Malva, though. At the very end of the episode, Claire finds Malva dead in the garden. While she can’t do anything for Malva, Claire doesn’t want to let an innocent baby die, so she does the only thing she knows.

We see Claire desperately perform an emergency c-section. She then desperately performs CPR. All she wants is something good to happen, but it’s no good. Claire is too late, and Caitriona Balfe’s performance in this moment is everything. In fact, her performance throughout the episode is everything.

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Outlander airs on Sundays on STARZ.