9. Roger figuring out his place in the past
Roger spends the fifth season wanting to go back to his own time. When he realizes the past has become home, he needs to figure out how to make a life in this time period. What will he do?
He finds his calling without really meaning to. He helps out when there’s no minister around. As the son of a minister, he knows what to do and say. That leads to him realizing that the people of the Ridge need him in this capacity.
So, he speaks to Jamie and then Bree. He will become a minister. That’s what he’s meant to do in the past.
8. The flashbacks at Ardsmuir
The very start of Outlander Season 6 takes us back to the third season. We head back to Ardsmuir to see just as Jamie arrives. There’s trouble at the prison between the Catholics and the Protestants.
Seeing the arguments is important. We need to understand who Tom Christie is and why Jamie doesn’t like him. We need to see why Tom doesn’t like Jamie, and we need to see how the two men managed to survive together for so long.
Again, it’s a moment where we’re shown and not told, which is perfect for me.
7. Fergus explains the life of a dwarf
Claire wants Fergus to believe that Henri-Christian can have a good life. Fergus knows that’s not the truth, though. He knows what the life of a dwarf is like.
This is when we get to really understand why Fergus is so unhappy with Henri-Christian. It isn’t that he doesn’t love his son, but that he can’t be around to protect his son. He knows that Henri-Christian’s life could be one of embarrassment and unfair treatment, and he doesn’t want that.
Fergus hasn’t really had a chance to shine on screen. Outlander Season 6 fixed that.