Outlander Season 6, Episode 7 recap: Jamie learns a few truths

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

What does Jamie learn in Outlander Season 6, Episode 7?

After taking a week off for Easter, Outlander returned and picked up off the back of Malva’s murder. Here’s what happened in Outlander Season 6, Episode 7.

It’s hard to see how all the storylines can be wrapped up in the last two episodes of Outlander Season 6. Chances are they won’t be. We have to remember that there were originally 12 episodes to the season and it was shortened to eight due to the pandemic and Caitriona Balfe’s pregnancy. The other four episodes had been written and episode eight had to be reworked to a finale, so we’re not expecting everything to wrap up.

However, the show is trying to wrap up some of the important storylines. One of those is in this episode (sort of) with a round-up of all those teases we got about Lizzie and the Beardsley twins throughout the series. There’s also the eventual decision by Roger to become a minister.

Jamie learns a few truths throughout the episode, potentially bringing the most controversial storyline to an end this season. Let’s dive into Outlander Season 6, Episode 7.

Lizzie opens up about her feelings

We have to start with a storyline that came up throughout the episode, one that we’ve had a tease of for a while. Lizzie is pregnant, but she’s not blaming Jamie for this one. Oh no, but that doesn’t mean she actually knows who the father is. What she does know is that it’s one of two people…one of the twins, in fact.

It turns out that Lizzie has slept with both the twins. Claire is a little more open to a polyamorous relationship, but Jamie is not happy at all. He wants Lizzie to pick a brother, and when she can’t, he makes her draw straws.

He handfasts Lizzie and Kezzie, telling Josiah to leave the Ridge. Lizzie finds a way around the situation by getting Roger to handfast her and Josiah. It’s the “unholy trinity.”

By the way, it was Lizzie at the house to tell Claire about her pregnancy that day Claire had the ether nightmare of Malva. It wasn’t Malva coming to tell Claire something. So, why was Malva in the area? Did Lizzie have something to do with Malva’s death?

Lizzie plays the whole thing so well. It’s clear each time we see her during the episode that she’s hiding something, but it takes time to get it all out. The only reason she doesn’t talk is because she’s worried the Beardsley twins would get in trouble for the entire situation with her.

I also love her naivety. She doesn’t understand why anyone should have a problem about her and the Beardsleys. Why is it anyone’s business but theirs? And that is a good point, but we know what busybodies are like, especially in the 18th century!