Fergus has hinted on the secret that Jamie is preserving from Claire earlier than, however he formally spilled the beans in “Crème De Menthe.” Spoilers for Episode 7 of Season three observe. Jamie is to married to a different lady on Outlander when Claire returns. That information in itself is dangerous sufficient, however what’s making it worse is that Jamie is deliberately pushing aside telling Claire the reality. As they only reunited after 20 years aside, Claire would have been upset at this info, however she would have accepted it. However as he continues to lie, Claire may have each proper to be livid and doubt their whole relationship as soon as she finds out. And for those who’re mad at Jamie now, simply wait till you see who Jamie’s second spouse is.
Based mostly on the preview for the subsequent episode, appropriately entitled “First Spouse,” Claire will discover out that Jamie is married to a different lady sooner slightly than later. She threatens within the preview, “I am simply undecided if we belong collectively anymore.” Outlander followers spent the primary half of the season ready for Claire and Jamie to reunite and similar to that, might all of it be over? Whereas Jamie and Claire’s marriage has survived unthinkable obstacles, this betrayal is especially damaging, particularly when you think about how trustworthy their reunion appeared in “A. Malcolm.” And it is troublesome to not resent Jamie for persevering with to lie when everybody from Fergus to Ian advises him to inform Claire the reality.
The explanation that Jamie will not have the ability to hold his second spouse a secret is as a result of Claire and Jamie are returning to Lallybroch to return Younger Ian residence. Whereas talking to Fergus, Jamie implies his different spouse lives at Balriggan, which he says is miles away from his household’s residence. But, no quantity of miles will have the ability to hold a secret this mbadive beneath wraps for lengthy. And it is solely going to harm Claire extra when she learns his second spouse’s id. Spoilers from the Outlander guide collection forward.
Within the guide Voyager, it’s revealed that Jamie’s second spouse is Laoghaire (pronounced like leery), whose unhealthy obsession with Jamie has been well-established on the TV collection. In Season 1, Laoghaire was rabidly jealous that Claire married Jamie since she was satisfied he belonged to her. She tried to seduce Jamie (she got here slightly too near succeeding for consolation) and when that did not work, Laoghaire positioned a curse beneath Jamie and Claire’s mattress after which accused Claire of witchcraft. Curiously sufficient, Ned Gowan tried to avoid wasting Claire from her witchcraft trial by representing her in courtroom and it is Ned whom Jamie has reached out to about his polygamy downside. Since Claire has returned to the 1700s and is Jamie’s first spouse, his marriage to Claire needs to be the extra legally binding one. However that is not going to badist when Claire initially finds out that Jamie not solely lied about having a second spouse, however that his second spouse is the lady who was chargeable for nearly getting her burned to demise.
Laoghaire final appeared in Season 2’s “The Fox’s Lair” on the residence of Jamie’s grandfather, Lord Lovat. Laoghaire apologized to Claire for reporting her as a witch and Claire responded, “I do not hate you, Laoghaire. I pity you. The darkish locations it’s essential to’ve inhabited within the hopes of getting one thing that you will by no means have.” These phrases will come again to hang-out Claire when she finds out that Laoghaire’s persistence paid off and he or she has married Jamie.
Even with out realizing Laoghaire’s character, which is fairly terrible, it is apparent that her marriage to Jamie is not a cheerful one as Jamie resides other than her in Edinburgh. So it is best to belief Jamie’s badertion that he has by no means liked anybody however Claire. However the truth that Laoghaire is about to be rejected by Jamie for Claire once more is undoubtedly going to trigger huge quantities of hbadle. One other complication is that, at the very least within the books, Laoghaire has two daughters from a earlier marriage and so Jamie feels an obligation to offer for his stepdaughters, in addition to his second spouse.
Jamie and Claire’s relationship is already strained as they battle in “Crème De Menthe,” however Jamie’s betrayal casts a better shadow throughout their reunion. Even for those who love Jamie (which, after all, you do), he does look like extra morally corrupt now than he was 20 years in the past. Whereas he’s proper that Claire and he have lied collectively many instances earlier than, his present lies are hurting those he loves. Claire triggers him when she says he does not know what it is prefer to be a dad or mum, however his guilt might have additionally been subconsciously coming into play throughout their battle within the Oct. 29 episode. “I did not notice lies had shades,” he says, haughtily. Nevertheless, Claire is correct concerning the sophisticated nature of untruths, and his marriage to Laoghaire is definitely a lie that falls towards the darker facet of the spectrum.
The Hollywood Reporter famous that TV viewers discover out about Jamie’s different spouse a lot ahead of guide readers did. Govt producer Matthew B. Roberts informed THR, “That is us saying in a visible method that Jamie is aware of that he is holding one thing however earlier than he tells Claire about it, he desires to get all the data so he can unload with all the data and authorized ramifications of the key … We felt it needed to guard the character that method, and present that he is aware of and he is making an attempt to do one thing about it.” But, “making an attempt to do one thing” will not be going to make up for his transgressions. Not for Claire or for Outlander followers.
— Marissa Williamson (@M_MarieDarling) October 30, 2017
Whereas “First Spouse” goes to have Jamie and Claire at odds once more, it is best to nonetheless anticipate the pair to remain collectively. In any case, their relationship is type of the entire level of Outlander because it stands now. Although Jamie has betrayed her, she’s inevitably going to have to simply accept this a part of Jamie’s life and transfer on for his or her story to proceed. However Jamie’s deception exhibits that these two must do rather more than make love and catch as much as be a functioning partnership once more. So put together for an additional episode the place you are upset with Jami,e and prepare to really feel the righteous anger of his “First Spouse.”