‘Outlander’ Recap: Jamie Gets Some Unexpected News

Black Jack Randall’s fate has surprising impact on Jamie’s outlook

Outlander La Dame Blanche Dinner Party

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched Saturday’s episode of “Outlander”)

Black Jack Randall’s fate is finally revealed to Jamie Fraser, and his reaction is surprising, to say the least.

After spending an episode worrying about how Jamie (Sam Heughan) will react, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) finally told her husband that his tormentor was still alive.

Instead of reacting with rage or terror, as she expected, Jamie came to life in a burst of exuberance. He thought Randall (Tobias Menzies) was dead, but this has given him a new purpose in life — to seek revenge.

The news works almost a little too well, as Jamie also rediscovers his sex drive, unfortunately while at a brothel instead of at home with his wife. He stops himself before he goes too far down the road of temptation, and the encounter ultimately leads to some long-awaited reunion sex between Jamie and Claire.

When the husband and wife duo inadvertently discover Louise’s (Claire Sermonne) affair is with Prince Charles (Andrew Gower), they plan a dinner party and set the stage to bring down His Royal Highness’ plans of rebellion once and for all.

Of course, it doesn’t go well. Claire and Mary (Rosie Day) are waylaid by brigands, who manage to rape Mary before noticing a mark on Claire’s hand and running off scared, muttering the title of this week’s episode, “La Dame Blanche.”

Who or what is “La Dame Blanche”? That’s an answer that will have to wait because all hell breaks lose once Claire gets the unconscious Mary back home.

The dinner party is underway, but it’s tense, and Jamie and Claire’s plan to use Louise’s baby-daddy drama to their advantage is interrupted as Mary, still traumatized, fights off Alex (Laurence Dobiesz), not realizing he’s trying to help her.

It’s not long before an all-out brawl has broken out at the Fraser house, and St. Germain quickly and easily persuades Prince Charles to bow out of the “uncivilized” proceedings.

Foiled again!