Outlander S2 Epi4 – Untimely Resurrection (Title Analysis)
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon and Written by Richard Kahan
This should be another epic episode. Just from the title, we all know who, not what, the Untimely Resurrection is! Who else would come back to life when Claire and Jamie least expect it? Plus, with Claire telling Jamie the last episode that Black Jack Randall is still alive, there you have it! While they are trying to thwart the Jacobite Rebellion, Jack Black shows up in Paris.
Claire and Jamie reunite and attempt to extinguish fires until Claire makes an unexpected change of course; Jamie and Claire’s relationship is tested when the past rears its ugly head.
Radio Times provides six things that happen in Outlander S2 Epi 5, so I will just let the below stand.
*Spoilers – If you don’t want to know what happens, stop here!*
JAMIE AND THE LAW
No surprises here, but that disastrous dinner party has had consequences. Mary has been left battered and bruised, both physically and psychologically, by her attack, and the events that followed at Jamie and Claire’s gathering has left a number of their party in jail. Jamie and Murtagh are arrested for their part in the brawl, while Alex Randall has been formally accused of raping the woman he loves.
Jamie’s right-hand man is troubled after the events of last week’s episode. Despite Jamie’s protestations, he feels responsible, being unable to prevent the attack. But, suspecting a connection between the gang and the dreadful Comte St Germain, he channels his distress into determination to secure “just vengeance” for Mary and the Frasers.
Mary Hawkins has opened up to Claire, telling her about her true love Alex Randall. With Randall accused of attacking her, their fledging relationship is already in trouble. But Claire’s got her own concerns. She knows that unless Mary marries Black Jack and has a child with him, Frank will never exist. And that’s one bit of the future she’s intent on keeping the same.
THE FRASERS IN VERSAILLES AT A GARDEN PARTY
The drama of the dinner party might still hang over them, but the social calendar never stops. Jamie has said he’ll help the Duke of Sandringham purchase a team of horses so the couple head to the King’s manicured gardens. While Jamie impresses the Duke with his equestrian knowledge, Claire wanders in the garden with new acquaintances… as well as unfortunately familiar faces.
Did someone say party?
Lord knows parties are not good in the Outlander world.
With her pregnancy progressing, Claire’s worried about whether she’ll make a good mother. She doesn’t remember her own and is concerned that she has nothing to guide her. She can deliver, feed and care for a baby when it’s ill, but is that the same thing as having a maternal instinct?
It might be illegal to duel in France, but Jamie throws all caution to the wind in episode five and challenges an adversary to a deadly duel. Will his brash move be worth the risk?
Yes, here we go and here is the answer to the title. Stock up on that bottle of whatever you drink during the show. Looks like we will need it.
JAMIE AND MURTAGH IN KILTS
I will add one more thing. Radio Times failed to mention that Jamie and Murtagh with sport their kilts in this episode!
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