There is no doubt that Roger had some excellent moments throughout Outlander Season 6. There is one that stands out the most.
We have had the chance to see a lot of character development for Roger Wakefield MacKenzie over the last couple of seasons. Outlander Season 6 definitely delivered that when he accepted that his home is in the past after all. Now he just needed to figure out his place in the past.
That place is in the church. He never believed it when he live in his own time, but he has a gift for helping people spiritually. That’s something he took to throughout this season, but it’s not something that stands out as his top moment.
His top moment came right at the end of the season. It’s all about that mole on Jemmy’s head.
Roger’s standout moment in Outlander Season 6
While it didn’t happen around the rest of the family, we still got to see the confirmation that Jemmy is Roger’s biological son. Of course, Roger had accepted Jemmy as his own, but getting that confirmation was perfect.
It happened when Bree had to shave Jemmy’s head because of lice. She spots a mole on Jemmy’s head, leading to her fearing that it could be something serious. Roger can set her mind at ease. It’s hereditary, and he has one.
The reason this stands out though is that it’s clear that Roger does view Jemmy as his own. He talks about the mole in such a nonchalant way that this is just another topic about Jemmy’s health—something that he knows isn’t serious. If Roger hadn’t accepted Jemmy as his son, he’d always be looking out for signs of paternity and this would have immediately been a big deal.
It’s only a big deal when Bree points out the weight of the words. The mole is hereditary. And in that moment, both of them realize what it means. It’s a visible weight off Roger’s shoulders, but he can’t let Jemmy see this. Jemmy has no idea that Roger might not be his father up to this point and that’s the way it’s going to stay.
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