Instead of ending with a bang, Outlander Season 7 Episode 8 “Turning Points” closes with a song. The iconic ballad “Tha mi sigith ‘n fhogar seo,” which translates to “I am weary of this exile,” is once again featured on the Starz show’s soundtrack, performed by singer Griogair Labhruidh from Outlander Season 6. Although the song seems to indicate that Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) have found what appears to be a happy ending for the time being, Outlander viewers are aware that trouble is lurking around the corner in other places.
Claire, Jamie, and Young Ian (John Bell) have finally returned to Scotland after years of residing in colonial America.It is Jamie’s responsibility to return his cousin Simon Fraser’s (Angus Macfadyen) body to Scotland so it can be buried. As Labhruidh sings in Gaelic, the traveling trio spots the Scottish coast from their ship in the mid-season finale of Starz’s Outlander. These three favorites appear to be doing well, or are they?
Unbeknownst to Claire, Jamie, and Young Ian, their loved ones are in danger. In the future, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) has just said goodbye to her husband Buck MacKenzie (Diarmaid Murtagh) and spouse Roger (Richard Rankin). Using the stones of Craigh na Dun, the two men are time-traveling back in order to save Jem (Blake Johnston Miller), who has been taken hostage by Rob Cameron (Chris Fulton). All that is known is that Roger and Buck make it past the stones without incident. It’s anyone’s guess where they end up.
Izzy Meikle-Small, Ian’s sweetheart Rachel Hunter, meets a tragic end in the woods when they return to the colonies. The kind Quaker meets an enigmatic newcomer who shows interest in both her and Ian’s dog Rollo, whom Ian gave to Rachel to look after. Dedicated Outlander fans will recall that Mr. Bug (Hugh Ross) holds animosity for Ian.
What does Episode 8 of Outlander Season 7’s conclusion mean for the remaining episodes of Season 7? This is an explanation of the mid-season finale ending of Outlander Season 7.
Explained: The conclusion of Outlander Season 7 Episode 8 Rachel Meets Whom? Is That Bug, Mr.?
Rachel meets Mr. Bug in the woods at the conclusion of “Turning Points,” the eighth episode of Outlander season 7. The elderly Scotsman was last seen in “Death Be Not Proud,” episode three of Outlander season seven. There, he interrupted his wife’s funeral in an attempt to get back at his longtime employers, the Frasers. See, when it turned out that the Bugs had been covertly storing some of the Jacobite gold that had been intended to aid Bonnie Prince Charlie in retaking Scotland from the English, things soured between Jamie and Mr. Bug.Young and Jamie Ian killed Mrs. Bug (Sarah Collier) by mistake while attempting to ambush Mr. Bug while he was recovering his gold from its hiding place. Murdina Bug had on her husband’s clothes. If the incredibly gallant Ian had known it was Mrs. Bug, he would never have shot his arrow.
Mr. Bug was obviously upset. When young Ian offered to give up his own life to save Mrs. Bug, the elderly man rejected him. “Too simple,” Mr. Bug remarked. “May I have your hound to kill?” Ian expresses his shock that Rollo might perish as a result of his crime. Mr. Bug declares icily that a dog with fleas is not a wife. Mr. Bug promises to see Ian again when he has something valuable to lose. It is implied that Mr. Bug desires to murder Ian’s beloved.
Who does Ian love? Rachele.
When we last see Rachel Hunter, Ian’s mutual crush on William (Charles Vandervaart), she is traveling to Valley Forge with the Continental Army. Ironically, the fact that she now has Ian’s dog Rollo as a companion could mean the end for her. That’s because Ian Murray’s devoted dog is easily recognized by Arch Bug when he spots it. Mr. Bug needs to understand that Young Ian would only put his true love in Rollo’s care. Mr. Bug is now aware of Ian’s love for Rachel.and Ian is powerless to keep her safe.
Does Jamie Kill Simon Fraser in Outlander’s Battle of Saratoga?
Since Jamie enlisted in Daniel Morgan’s (Barry O’Connor) rifle corps, we have known that he will face up against his cousin Simon Fraser and son William (Charles Vandervaart) on the Redcoats’ front lines at Saratoga. It happened at last in “Turning Points,” the eighth episode of Outlander season seven.
Since Benedict Arnold (Rod Hallett) is the most skilled and charismatic commander of the Redcoats, his arrival encourages the snipers to eliminate Simon Fraser. Jamie intentionally misses his cousin in order to protect his kinsman. The turn of events? He truly blows off son William’s tricorn hat with a shot to his right. Jamie feels shook by the realization. Simon is shot by an unidentified American rifleman while he is gathering himself.
After the Americans win the battle, Jamie and Claire are invited to the Redcoat camp under a flag of truce. It seems Simon is dying and wants to be with family in his final moments. We learn that the Fraser cousins were closer than we thought; they recall playing together as boys.
Part of General Burgoyne’s surrender includes the provision that the Americans will shepherd Simon Fraser’s body home to Scotland for burial. It’s a task, as we know, that falls on Jamie.
Do Roger and “Nuckelavee” Buck MacKenzie manage to successfully navigate through the stones in order to save Jem?
We’re not sure! All that is known is that Roger and Buck managed to get through the stones and get somewhere. Will they eventually find themselves back in Buck’s era, the 1770s, where they might be able to reunite with Claire, Jamie, and Ian and save Jem from Rob Cameron? Or was there a mistake?
Strangely, this may be the biggest cliffhanger of them all: at the end of Outlander Season 7 Episode 8, Roger used the stones to travel to what location? We all wait patiently until Outlander Season 7 premieres in early 2024.