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Recap / Outlander S 3 E 2 Surrender

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Hiding in an isolated cave, Jamie leads a lonely life until Lallybroch is threatened by redcoats pursuing the elusive Jacobite traitor known as "Red Jamie." Back in Boston, Claire and Frank struggle to coexist in a marriage haunted by the ghost of Jamie's love.

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  • An Arm and a Leg: Fergus loses his left hand at the wrist when he gets into a fight with Scottish soldiers of the Crown.
  • Bittersweet Ending: For Jamie. While his actions protect Lallybroch from the redcoats, he is sent to prison in shackles, with a deadened look in his eyes.
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  • Chekhov's Gun: The gun Fergus finds in the beginning of the episode is later used to shoot down a raven, which leads to the English soldiers invading Lallybroch.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Jamie lets himself be betrayed by his own family and arrested by the English so that Lallybroch will be safe from the redcoats.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: MacGregor chops off Fergus' hand because Fergus insulted him.
  • A Friend in Need: Mary offers Jamie Sex for Solace to give them both something to hold onto during the bleak times ahead of them.
  • Heroic BSoD: Jamie has been in one for nearly seven years by the time the episode starts. He refuses to talk to Jenny and is so numb that he doesn't appear to care about anything.
  • Sex for Solace: Jamie and Mary MacNab engage in this, to bolster themselves in the midst of the bleakness and suffering they are enduring.
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  • Single Tear: Jamie silently cries when Mary speaks of Claire just before their dalliance.
  • Stepford Smiler: Claire puts on a brave face when interacting with Frank or strangers, but in her more private moments it's clear that it's just a facade and she is still grieving for Jamie and the life they had together.
  • Time Skip: Jamie's plot in this episode takes place six years after the previous one; Claire's takes place after only a few months.
  • Trauma Conga Line: This episode continues Jamie's.
  • Wham Line: "Jamie Fraser hasna been here for a long time."
  • Would Hurt a Child: MacGregor doesn't hesitate to slice off Fergus's hand with his sword after Fergus insults him. He also doesn't have any moral qualms about hurting anyone at Lallybroch, including the women and children, if they are suspected of hiding Red Jamie.
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