We got to see William stand up for what was right in Outlander Season 7, Episode 4. Here are his top three moments from the episode.
We got to meet William two episodes earlier, but he didn’t get much time on screen. This was a chance for Brianna to meet her half-brother, showing zero signs of recognizing him. It also gave Bree a chance to share with Lord John how she took finding out she was adopted.
Episode 4 was a chance to get to see the man William has become. We also got to see his (lack of) survival skills in the Dismal Swamp. There were some excellent moments in the episode, and here are the top three. They are in order of them happening in the episode.
3 top William moments in Outlander Season 7, Episode 4
Attempting to save the woman
When the British soldiers attacked a prostitute, William showed who he is. He didn’t laugh with everyone else. He didn’t stand back and do nothing like some of his friends. He stepped forward and tried to help, even though he was too late. This is a moment of him seeing the type of men he’s serving with.
It was a moment that showed us how he has been raised. There was a lot of Lord John that came out of him in that moment. There was also a lot of Jamie, but that’s why Jamie trusted John with his son. John is a good man, and he has raised William as a good man.
Taking on the mission
William is eager to prove himself. There is a mirror of Young Ian. The difference with Young Ian is that he has a few more survival skills than William. However, William has got a chance to prove himself and he jumped at it. I just love to see that eagerness in him.
Of course, it brings up a lot of questions about Richardson. Samuel Cartwright is a Patriot. Why would a British officer want to send a secret message to a Patriot?
Trusting Ian to save him
While out in the Dismal Swamp, a snake scares William’s horse and throws him from it. William is injured, but doesn’t seem to realize just how bad it is at first. It’s Young Ian who comes across William and sees that William’s arm is seriously injured.
William could have decided not to listen to Ian. After all, here was this stranger who dresses like a Mohawk but speaks like a Scot. However, as Ian shared who he was and how he knows Jamie, who William remembers, William decided to trust Ian. There was even that moment as William feared he was going to lose his arm and Ian remained with him. William knew he could trust Ian.