Entertainment Weekly's new edition hit the stands today and while the cover is about Star Wars Rogue One, mostly, there is a small indication that there is something Outlandish afoot.
"It's a girl for Claire and Jamie! Meet the much-anticipated addition to Outlander bonny Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her love interest - a very grown-up Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin)."
Claire herself called in to 'Outlander LIVE!' to chat about last Saturday's episode 'Prestonpans' and what to expect much more!
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Vengeance Is Mine opens in camp where Claire is pulling the teeth of the locals and the soldiers while Rupert looks on and reminisces about Angus and his missing front teeth.
In the war council, O’Sullivan and Murray are recommending retreat because the Jacobite support they were expecting, in the Lowlands of Scotland and Northern England, has yet to show up. They are only days from taking London but they are expecting three armies waiting for them in London and they don’t seem to have the resources to accomplish the goal.
Side Note: Apparently, in reality they were informed there was a large army mass between them and London at this point. In actuality there was no such army between the Jacobites and England. The informant was a spy for the English.
Charles is understandably upset his advisors want to turn back to Edinburgh for the winter instead of finishing this fight and taking London. Charles wants to know if there are none among them who will fight for him and God and Jamie pledges his sword. Charles tells the others he feels betrayed and then damns them to hell for their retreat.
Jamie apologizes to Claire, presumably because he’s been unable to change history. Ross asks Jamie if it is true they are turning back and Jamie puts a positive spin saying they are returning home for winter, promising to see his men home to Lallybroch. Rupert doesn’t seem overjoyed.
Jamie promises to see Claire safe no matter what happens.
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Prestonpans opens with Claire off in the woods to “pish” but is brought up short by the corpse of a Highlander who died at the hands of the Redcoats. Claire takes the man’s weapon and returns to a waiting Jamie fearing there is nothing Jamie and she can do to prevent the future. The troops are at Prestonpans and Claire knows the Jacobites will win the day but one battle isn’t the war and knowing the outcome doesn’t prepare you for those who will get hurt or die. Claire has seen far too many men killed in war.
In a tactical meeting with Charles’s advisors, Quartermaster Sir John O’Sullivan (the Irishman) and Lieutenant-General Lord George Murray of Clan Murray (who is more favored than the Quartermaster) are arguing over strategy. O’Sullivan wants to attack quacking but Murray wants to hold the higher ground. The problem is to execute any attack they would need to cross Tranent Meadow which is likely boggy ground and will ultimately trap anything trying to cross it. Charles seems like he’s at a complete loss and Jamie suggests a cavalry field trip to determine if the meadow is passable. But they have no cavalry which is something else that angers the advisors. Charles points out how he took Perth and Edinburgh without firing a shot but it is quickly brought to his attention that they surprised General Cope which will not happen again.
Charles then has the brilliant idea to offer Cope generous terms of surrender, which is ludicrous in the extreme, because he informs his advisors, “We are all brothers, after all.” Everyone is stunned and O’Sullivan tells Charles he has a generous heart but the troops are there to fight and win.
Jamie tells the Laird of Clan McDonald to tell his men to “await further order, which may be some time,” while the advisors continue to argue. Jamie leaves followed by Charles who tells Jamie he must succeed because he’s promised God and his father. Am I the only one annoyed by the “Mark Me” line? Stop it.
In the following sneak peek, which you're seeing first on Mashable, Dougal gives Jamie a letter that informs the Jacobite leader that the prince wants them gone.
Ungrateful much, Charles?