William saw war for the first time in Outlander Season 7, Episode 7. He is officially a changed man, and here are his best three moments from the episode.
Over the course of the season so far, we’ve seen multiple sides of William. He is a young man with morals of his own, unafraid to stand up to his peers. He is also a young man who would eventually like to settle down, but he is also a man who wants to fight for what he believes is right, and right now that is a unified people under the Crown.
In the latest episode, William got his first taste of war. It’s clear that it was nothing like he expected, and this is going to lead to some changes in his personality, especially when it comes to the rebels. It’s time to look back at Outlander Season 7, Episode 7 to see William’s best moments in the order that they happened.
William’s best moments in Outlander Season 7, Episode 7
His need to fight in the war
It’s clear that Captain Richardson had other plans for William. However, William wasn’t going to miss out on this war. He went straight to Brigadier Fraser to make it known that he deserved to be in this battle. He wants to face the rebels.
William is a man who knows his own mind. He is also a man who is willing to stand up for what he believes is right. He believes the right place for him is with his men and his friends on the battlefield.
Sadly, it led to some major changes for William’s viewpoint.
Talking about Rachel
Sandy Hammond asked William if there was anyone he wanted to be with. William finally made it known that he is interested in Rachel Hunter. He didn’t give her whole name or the fact that she was fighting on the other side of the war, but he made it clear that Rachel is the woman he wants to have a future with right now.
Sadly, that conversation was interrupted with a gun shot. Hammond was killed right in front of William’s eyes. We got another great moment as William was in the denial stage of grief in the moment of Hammond’s death.
Digging the grave
The loss of a friend hit him hard, so William made sure that the graves were deep enough. The last thing he wanted was for the animals to disturb the graves and carry the dead off to eat. As much as it is a circle of life, it’s hard on the British soldiers to see their dead affected in that way.
William wasn’t just going to bark orders, though. The loss of his friend and the anger of the way the battle went led to him jumping into the graves and digging himself. If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. William certainly leads by example.