William turning into disillusioned with preventing for the British facet parallels Jamie’s personal expertise in season 5.
All season lengthy, William Ransom (Charles Vandervaart) has been trying ahead to becoming a member of his fellow troopers on the battlefield, and on this episode, he was lastly capable of, participating — alongside fellow soldier, Sandy Hammond (Henry Ashton) — within the first Battle of Saratoga.
Nonetheless, his first style of battle leaves a bitter style in his mouth as he comes to know the brutal actuality of what it means to combat in a conflict, specifically that both he or the lads he has come to develop keen on, will inevitably perish.
When Sandy turns into the primary soldier to fall, having been shot via the top by a sniper, William is momentarily shocked and by no means absolutely regains his composure till after the preventing is finished.
It’s a heartbreaking second that harks again to Jamie’s personal time preventing on behalf of the redcoats in season 5, which put him in opposition together with his beloved godfather, Murtagh Fraser (Duncan Lacroix), with the latter sadly dying in his arms.
Afterward, Jamie determined to by no means combat for the British military ever once more, which means that William might fairly presumably discover himself doing the identical. Particularly if the upcoming second Battle of Saratoga forces him to combat in opposition to Jamie, Younger Ian (John Bell), or any of the opposite insurgent buddies he’s made.
Episode seven of “Outlander” season seven is now accessible to stream on Starz.com, and in addition airs at 8 p.m. Friday on Starz.