Lallybroch began with Claire telling Jamie about her flying adventure, which seemed to amuse him like a little kid.
Jamie’s afraid of having a little Jack Randall running around Lallybroch.
He would never.
Jamie keeps having black and white flashbacks, but he remembers the reds vividly.
Jenny’s very happy to see him.
He can’t be stopped, can he?
Jenny told little Jamie to beat it.
But Jamie’s not about listening.
Claire’s face 😀 “NOT MY HUSBANDS BALLS”
May I just say, Jenny became my third favorite character.
Hell hath no fury like a Fraser scorned.
Jenny’s not impressed, Jamie, drop it.
Finally, thank God, this gentle rainbow of a man arrived.
No bastards here, Jamie. Also watch your back.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, Jamie.
He asks Jenny what happened with Randall. Jenny shows us through the flashback.
She’s basically laughed it off and it worked because Randall takes himself too seriously.
Claire interrupts and goes: Yeah, Jamie???
Not the appropriate Lady behavior, Jamie says. He’s a Laird and needs to be respected.
But she’s free to throw things at him in private, obviously.
Later Jenny’s eyebrow game is strong. She takes a jab at Claire.
Oh, Ian, you precious cinnamon roll.
Jamie and Claire go to their room.
Claire feels like this is her home now and it’s sweet. Later Jamie tells her what happened to his father.
In the flashback, Brian Fraser tried to encourage his son, he’d just talked to Creep Lord and he seemed worried for Jamie.
After he said he’d stand by Jamie no matter what happened, I have a feeling he either guessed Jack Randall’s intentions or Jack simply told him.
This was heartbreaking and horrible. Jamie said the only thing that stopped him from taking Jack’s offer was his father’s love for him. He thought he’d let his father down by giving in. Would Brian Fraser care about that when it meant not risking death for Jamie?
He’d probably be pained by his son’s suffering and nothing else.
Claire did the only thing she could do, listened to him and supported him.
Of course, there was more to the story. Because there are no limits to sadness on this show.
Brian Fraser died, thinking his son was dead.
This alone is enough to break hearts but Jamie blamed himself.
At dinner, things were awkward with Jenny’s “You don’t know anything” attitude. She clearly didn’t like not running things when her clueless brother and his Sassenach wife showed up out of nowhere and didn’t feel the need to consult her. She kinda had a point.
She’s so great.
Jamie didn’t like it when she told him he should pay a visit to their father’s grave.
The next day people were bringing them flowers, food and rent. Claire enjoyed this immensely.
Jenny kept an eye on Jamie who was supposed to collect rent with Ian.
Jamie was, um… what’s the word? Suddenly, he’d turned into a frat boy.
Isn’t Ian’s expression so pained like:
In the meantime someone was being a jerk to their son.
Isn’t this kid’s face the saddest thing? Can you blame Claire for wanting to protect him?
She might not always control her heroic impulse and can get reckless but she’s also an inspiration in many ways, like never tolerating cruelty. (I love her.)
She told Jamie about this.
Jamie was like the popular boy at that moment. So he seemed a bit out of it.
Later that night a drunk Jamie appeared:
I totally stole the iron eagle joke from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and I’m proud.
Imagine a drunk Jamie in your room at night, attempting to use your butt as a pillow.
I rest my case.
Next Morning: Hangover, The Scottish version.
Jenny storms in.
She expresses her anger at how they just assume they can do everything without consulting her first.
She’s been living there for a while now. And she’s mostly right.
Jamie’s caveman mode is on.
He doesn’t like the food and it turns out the mill’s not working.
Claire tells him to stop but it’s the same old story:
Jenny runs to warn him because the English soldiers are coming but he’s already in the water so she and Claire play pretend.
You should see the one wearing it, *wink wink*
Finally they leave and Jenny accidentally sees Jamie’s scars while Claire enjoys the scenery.
(Can’t put it here, I have to think of the children.)
That night Claire bonds with Jenny through her portraits.
Someone who agrees (Oh, Ian you precious angel) shows up and they talk about how both Frasers can be soft and loving but stubborn as bulls.
Claire goes to let Jamie know he can’t ruin his relationship with his sister.
Next morning, as Jamie’s visiting his father’s grave, Jenny shows up.
They start to tell each other how they’re both sorry and Jamie learns that Jenny’s also blaming herself for his flogging and their father’s death. She thinks if she slept with Jack none of this would happen.
Jamie felt exactly the same way so he understands and consoles her.
More sibling love warms and mends our broken hearts a little.
Jamie finally says that they couldn’t stop what Jack did no matter what. Sometimes bad people do bad things and you can’t beat yourself up for it.
They get happy and it’s adorable.
Next morning Claire is so relaxed and it’s beautiful.
But…what is that?
Yeah… this is Outlander.
And there’s trouble. Always.
At least the good parts balance the bad parts, right?