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Outlander, Both Sides Now Photo Recap


 

The mid-season finale was here and it was just as horrible and perfect as Outlander has promised to remain so far.

The episode started with Frank harassing the police because they couldn’t find Claire.
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Honestly this is what it looked like:
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Meanwhile:
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Jamie and Claire were kinda sorta on their honeymoon and they were having a romantic picnic.

Jamie decided it would be a good time to talk about their feelings and ask if Claire ever felt this way with another man.
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She began to say it often feels like this but ended up saying no one else compared to Jamie.

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Then suddenly an arrow came out of nowhere and they were caught off guard. (Very much the theme of the episode in a way)
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Luckily, Jamie knew who it belonged to.
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This adorable person was full of sunshine and news.vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h38m53s133vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h38m54s143lk
Then he noticed Claire. (Just enjoy every single face he makes because Simon Meacock basically stole the scenes as Hugh Munro)
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He was immediately cute and nice and Jamie translated his sign language to Claire.
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Though he didn’t really need to translate this one.
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He had an important message for Jamie but he said he’d give it later.
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He really liked Claire.
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Then he gave her a meaningful wedding gift because he’s obviously the best and most civilized friend Jamie has.

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I am so done. (And completely enamoured with Hugh Munro)
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Then Jamie saw that he had his tokens showing his licence to beg.
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Jamie then told Claire how Hugh was captured and tortured, then he was enslaved and had his tongue cut off. (whoa)

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Claire was genuinely upset for him. I like how she keeps seeing more and more of the ugliness of this world she found herself in.

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But just like Jamie, Hugh wasn’t made bitter or cynical by his experiences. He seemed like a good hearted, precious person.
And his inner beauty shone through.

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A man named Horrocks wanted to see Jamie and prove his innocence and Jamie was willing to meet him.

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Then, sadly, it was time to say goodbye to our beloved Hugh Munro.
(Jamie speaks for me)

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He left and I was sad. So were The Frasers. (They should totally adopt him)
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Then Jamie explained how proving his innocence would improved their married life.vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h42m34s42 vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h42m35s53vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h42m51s215vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h42m54s246
Real smooth, Jamie dear.
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But Claire seemed like she was literally in between two worlds/husbands.vlcsnap-2014-10-09-00h42m53s231
Then they were back to being grossly cute again.
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I love making the rings talk.

We had Frank’s ring which was completely heartbroken.
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And the Reverend had some interesting theories.
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Let me just:
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But look who showed up??
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Roger McCute Wakefield.
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And Frank’s longing for a child was subtly hinted at.
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He decided to drink his feelings.
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And this lady showed up.
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She told him to meet her in somewhere private and bring his money. That sounds like something safe to do!

Back in 18th century, Highlanders were just chilling.
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Forever laughing at cranky Dougal and his obvious displeasure of watching Jamie and Claire’s display of affection.
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But they weren’t alone. Horses picked up on some strangers’ presence.
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Highlanders kept their cool.
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Then of course the fight began with the cheerful music.
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Even Ned got to shoot someone.
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They were all fine and even happier than before.
Because they really really love to fight.

Back with Frank and the obvious trap:
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Oh, dear me.
What a surprise.
A trap.
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But Frank was ready.
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Frank seemed disturbed by his ability to be violent.
Maybe it was from all the stress, or maybe he was born with it.
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The Reverend was very insightful.
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He told Frank to give up on Claire and leave her behind and even quoted Sherlock Holmes.

In the meantime, Highlanders decided to teach Claire how to fight.
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Rupert and his jokes strike again.
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Just go away Rupert. (He’s precious)

Then Jamie once again tried to impress Claire with his dirk balancing abilities.
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He told her she should know how to fight.
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And reminded her that trouble basically finds him everywhere.
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Dougal perspective: (Someone really regrets his relentless matchmaker skills)
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Angus was chosen to teach Claire the ways of badassery.
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I am here for this:
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Claire’s a fast learner and the men were impressed.
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Rupert strikes again, telling her not to kill Angus yet. (lol)
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I present you her devoted fans:
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Poor Willie didn’t seem so sure.
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Scenes like this warm my heart.

Then we were back with Frank who wasn’t having as much fun.
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Jamie, hilariously told Claire he felt like a god when they were together.
Claire’s face speaks for mine.
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These two creeps wanted to join them.
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Jamie couldn’t really move without getting shot and we had this literally dirty bastards put his literally dirty hands on Claire, aka our precious baby.

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This moment was pivotal for Claire, showing exactly what she was made of and what defines her character:

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And she is a survivor.
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Back in the 20th century:
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She explained what she thought happened to Claire.
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I’m crying at Frank’s face right now because this man’s patience is being tested on several levels.

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He told her he didn’t share her beliefs and that he was going to leave.
Then he saw wee Roger.

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Back with the Frasers, Claire was in shock and Jamie was regretting his lack of caution and action.

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I think this event was actually the first one to wake Claire up in a way.
She’s been assaulted before but coming so close to being raped, having to save herself and killing a man when it’s the last thing she ever wanted to do as a “healer” was a bigger shock for her.

Frank was also struggling with the idea that Claire had actually left him.
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Claire was visibly upset at herself and Jamie.
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He told her he was going to see the two rocks dude alone because it could be a trap.

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Claire said she could take care of herself and basically told him to beat it.

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Jamie tried to make her promise to stay with Willie until he returned.

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She regretted forgetting about her plan to return home because of her marriage to Jamie.

But mostly she seemed to be having an inner resistance to the fact that she actually didn’t mind being here anymore save for the occasional life threatening situations.

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Frank was leaving everything behind.
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Then he stopped.
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As she was walking Claire saw the standing stones.

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Frank (Or Fred as Claire now calls him in my head) was desperate.
So much that he actually looked disappointed that Claire wasn’t casually standing by the stones.

Tobias Menzies killed it in this scene. It was heart breaking to watch Frank almost mourning Claire in front of those giant stones that resemble tombstones in a way.

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Something happened and the stones worked like a time traveler’s phone booth.

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Claire looked like she was ready to get “f my life” tattooed on her forehead.

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Claire was once again with the beast who was very happy to see her.

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He told her he’d get the truth out of her.

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Claire used Frank’s theory that Duke of Sandringham was secretly supporting Jack.
It was risky but it worked.

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Flashback:
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Jack didn’t enjoy losing control of the situation.

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It was Claire’s turn to be smug.

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She told him she was also working for the Duke.

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She told him the Duke wouldn’t like to be bothered but he could try.

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Then she turned around to leave and everything seemed to be going smoothly.

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Jack suddenly had one more move. He asked her about the Duke’s wife.

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The conversation started to sound very much like this:

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Finally Claire made it obvious that she had no idea what she was talking about.

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My god, girl. You were doing great! Just tell him something vague and walk away. But it was too late.

She was stopped by Corporal Anxiety. (But honestly she could just headbutt him or pinch him or something. He’s like a harmless Pikachu in uniform.

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Jack told him to beat it and not come back whatever he heard. (Sounds very promising, doesn’t it.)

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This dude and his creep factor is beyond every other creep’s creep factor.

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But then:

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A pissed off, wet and rugged Jamie Fraser appeared on the window sill.

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Jack seemed like he just had someone jump out of the cake for him on his birthday.

Jamie didn’t.
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Okay, so who wouldn’t be happy to Jamie on the window sill, right? So I can’t blame Jack for being happy but I still hope he dies.

So I loved the mid-season finale and even though I know what’s going to happen, I can’t wait for the rest of the season.

I’m especially excited about certain book moments to come but in the name of keeping this recap spoiler free, let’s talk about the episode instead.

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