5 best moments from Outlander Season 7, Episode 8

Outlander Season 7 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
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Outlander Season 7 — Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

Jamie saying goodbye to Simon Fraser

I know it was one of my favorite Jamie moments, but it was also one of my favorite moments overall. Jamie didn’t shoot Simon Fraser despite being ordered to. He shot off William’s hat instead. Someone else shot Simon, though.

As Simon lay dying, he learned that Jamie was in the opposite camp. Jamie was asked for, and he went to say goodbye to his cousin. They spoke together with such kindness and sadness, focusing on making sure Simon wasn’t alone as he died.

My favorite moment is Jamie leaving the tent door open and requesting that it stay that way. Simon and Jamie both grew up in the same area around the same time. They have the same superstitions in a way, and this honored something that wasn’t going to hurt anyone else.

Rachel slapping Young Ian

Young Ian went to see Rachel and kissed her. At first, Rachel leaned in for the kiss, but then she came to her senses and slapped him. Considering the time period, that slap shouldn’t be all that of a surprise.

However, it’s clear that there is something between them. Chemistry is there, and Young Ian loves her. Now that he knows that he can have children, he wants to be with Rachel, but he knows that isn’t possible. At least, not just yet.

Rachel is confused about what to do. She shouldn’t love Young Ian, but she does. Leaning in for the kiss and then slapping him is showing those two sides of her fighting. What will she choose?