Warning: main spoilers forward for Episode 10 of Outlander Season three, “Heaven & Earth.”
Outlander has taken Claire and Jamie in some very sudden instructions in Season 3, as their reunion after spending 20 years apart in several centuries was marred by the kidnapping of Younger Ian Murray. The lovebirds took off on a voyage to fetch him again earlier than he is offered as a slave within the West Indies, and so they appeared to depart their troubles in Scotland behind at the same time as they bumped into model new issues on the excessive seas.
The final episode ended with Claire kidnapped by the English captain of the Porpoise who required her companies as a health care provider. In “Heaven & Earth,” it was revealed that the captain and a sure member of the Porpoise crew had extra motives in holding Claire, and so they have every part to do with a lethal secret from Jamie’s previous. Because it seems, they did not depart all their troubles in Scotland behind them.
In “Heaven & Earth,” Claire snooped via Captain Leonard’s ledger to attempt to determine if the Porpoise had crossed the ship that took Younger Ian. She was shocked to find notes on Jamie within the ledger. A sailor by the title of Harry Tompkins had rowed Captain Leonard over to the Artemis as a part of the determined seek for a health care provider, and Tompkins evidently acknowledged Jamie because the “Alexander Malcolm” who had been printing seditious supplies in Edinburgh. Earlier than he was pressed into service on board the Porpoise, Tompkins had been a customs agent who tracked Younger Ian to the print store, and he was badly burned in the fire that destroyed the premises. Suffice it to say that Tompkins has a motive for eager to take down Jamie.
Upon recognizing Jamie, Tompkins revealed the large secret to Captain Leonard, who determined that he would report Jamie to the authorities in Jamaica. As Jamie is certain to reach in Jamaica with the intention to reunite with Claire, his seize is all however assured except he receives phrase of what is ready for him. Sadly for Jamie (and Claire), the Brits have extra than simply treasonous actions with which to cost him, and the fees might show lethal. Tompkins had yet another damning discovery about Jamie in Edinburgh to make earlier than being pressured into service on the Porpoise.
Tompkins discovered the barrel of creme de menthe that simply so occurred to include the physique of the person Claire unintentionally killed whereas attempting to defend herself. Jamie is dealing with warrants for top treason and homicide from the authorities if he lands in Jamaica, and he is certain to be captured shortly by British authorities. Until he is warned that Tompkins has revealed the key of his life as Alexander Malcolm (and the useless physique within the creme de menthe), Jamie will stroll proper right into a entice when he merely believes that he is reuniting along with his spouse. If captured, he would nearly actually be executed.
Naturally, Claire didn’t intend to easily wait and be used as bait for Jamie to return and rescue her, thus ensnaring himself in Captain Leonard’s entice. The matter of being caught aboard a British warship surrounded by English sailors and officers, nevertheless, meant that escape can be no straightforward factor. Fortunately, she had made a buddy out of Mrs. Johansen, who tends the goats on the Porpoise. Mrs. Johansen first tried to assist Claire make a run for it whereas briefly on land; when that failed, she went for a extra drastic measure.
Mrs. Johansen lashed collectively a raft of barrels for Claire, then inspired her to leap overboard earlier than the Porpoise might sail away from dry land. Claire was understandably alarmed on the prospect of leaping off the highest of a giant ship with nothing however a improvised raft, a costume, and a small purse of cash. Nonetheless, Mrs. Johsansen was fairly assured that Claire wanted to flee and discover a solution to warn Jamie, and he or she threw the raft off the deck and into the water. So, throwing warning to the wind, Claire made the large soar down into the darkish water.
In the meantime, again on the Artemis, Jamie spent the vast majority of the episode within the brig, locked up for making an attempt to grab management of the ship from the captain to go after the Porpoise. He has no thought of the difficulty that awaits him on Jamaica. We’ve got to hope that Claire in some way makes it to him in time to warn him away. Her odds aren’t trying too nice in the meanwhile, however she has crushed the chances time and time once more in the course of the collection to date. She might have one other win up her sleeves. We’ll have to attend and see. All issues thought-about, it is arduous to imagine that their largest hurdle a couple of episodes in the past was an angry Laoghaire.