We had to wait for almost a whole year to meet again with one of our favourite TV couple of all times, but luckily, last weekend, we could finally ran into time-travelling Claire Randall Fraser and her hot, charming Scotsman husband, Jamie Fraser, again. We missed you a lot, guys!
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Through a Glass, Darkly
First Outlander’s season ended with Claire and Jamie heading for 18th century France with their adventures companion Murtagh. Nevertheless, in the first minutes of Through a Glass, Darkly—second season’s first episode—, we were disappointed to see that Claire had unexpectedly returned to 1948, in a state of shock and missing the life she left behind with her new husband, Jamie. “Why?! What had happened?”, we were asking ourselves.
Then Frank appeared in scene, absolutely glad and relieved to have his wife back to his life after two years of hopelessness.
One night, Frank learns calmly everything about Claire’s story until a new day breaks, and is willing to accept it, but Claire’s confession of her pregnancy with Jamie’s child hits him deeply, due to his inability to conceive a child.
Tobias Menzies was splendid
Even though we love Outlander’s lovebirds Claire and Jamie, we must admit that Tobias Menzies’ performance is absolutely brilliant in this episode, though sadly we can’t look at him anymore without recalling that sadist Black Jack Randall, and neither can Claire in the first part of this episode.
With Reverend Wakefield’s help, Frank finally resolves his internal conflict by establishing two conditions: to raise the child as his own as long as Jamie isn’t mentioned ever again, and that Claire must let go of Jamie and stop looking for information about the battle of Culloden, trying to find out if he’d died there. Claire made a promise to Jamie—to let him go— so she accepts both conditions from Frank, though not entirely convinced that she’ll be happy ever again.
And then… the moment all of us were waiting for
The second part of the episode starts with Claire getting off from a plane as we can see the skyline of New York in front of her. Frank holds out his hand to her, and as she’s reaching out hers, the moment we all were waiting for soon arrived. It was Jamie’s hand the one she was holding. And that’s how we arrived in 18th century France, where this part of the episode takes place, and where Claire, Jamie and Murtagh start to make their first French enemies.
Yesterday night, a new episode was released
But unfortunately I haven’t seen it yet. Not until tonight. I hope I like it as much as I enjoyed this one!
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