Outlander 116 To Ransom A Man’s Soul Recap
Murtagh’s plan to use a heard of Highland cows to save Jamie is a success. A delirious Jamie and Claire seek shelter in a monastery where Claire tends to his physical injuries, but finds it harder to help him through the psychological damage. Jamie relives the brutality and rape he suffered at the hands of Black Jack Randall and contemplates suicide feeling he cannot face Claire after being broken by Randall.
Finally managing to get through to him, they realize they cannot stay in Scotland and set sail for France, accompanied by Murtagh. On board the ship to France Claire reveals she is pregnant. Jamie who thought he may never smile again, is happy.
I frequently see people saying they cannot watch this episode… However I implore you to recognise the incredible acting by Tobias Menzies, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. It should not be missed and the following will tell you why, in my opinion.
The stakes were incredibly high… Jamie had sworn to protect Claire with his body, and that’s exactly what he did. He gave of his body to save her. However Randall went the extra mile and tried to take his mind as well. Seeing this play out on the screen is confronting, horrifying and incredible… such acting is rare. In honour of the actors bareing their souls to bring this storyline to us I have no issue watching it, though it’s certainly not enjoyable it cements the fact of how far Jamie will go for Claire and vice versa… The unbreakable foundation of their love and lives together is formed.