‘Outlander’ Season 5, Episode 6 Preview: Jamie and Claire Face Conflict

For those of us who can’t wait until Sunday to find out what the latest episode has in store for Outlander fans, we have the information you need to know about episode 6. Read on for spoilers for the next upcoming episode of the series.

‘Better To Marry Than Burn’

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

Episode 6 of season 5 of Outlander is called “Better To Marry Than Burn.” The press release for the episode reveals that Jamie (Sam Heughan) will have to face his problem with playing both sides as things get heated with the regulators.

The trailer for the upcoming episode opens with Governor Tryon saying to Jamie: “I had hoped it wouldn’t come to this but it seems we’re gonna have our war after all.” Jamie gives him a worried glance in return.

It looks like Jamie will have to finally choose a side and he may end up in direct conflict with Tryon. Who knows where a mess like that might lead? Jamie could lose Fraser’s Ridge and with it, all the people who have chosen to settle there with him.

One misstep, and Jamie could lose everything. He’s already making permanent choices like killing Lt. Knox in the last episode before he could expose Jamie for knowing the regulators personally. Now it looks like war is on the horizon and it puts Jamie in an impossible situation. What will he choose to do?

Locusts are everywhere

Next, we see Brianna (Sophie Skelton) commenting on the fact that Adso, the newest furry member of the Fraser family, brought them a gift. It appears to be a locust, and then Bri and Roger (Richard Rankin) notice many more of them outside.

The next scene shows a concerned citizen and farmer worried about his crops because of the locusts who seem to be taking over. Roger will face the situation head-on and hopefully find a way to stop the invasion on their crops.

There are a few cuts of Roger, so it looks like he may have a hand in lessening the locust situation for the farmers of Fraser’s Ridge. It would be nice to see him using his skills and knowledge to help the people. He’ll even gain more respect from his father-in-law, Jamie.

Jamie and Claire face conflict

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is then seen saying to her husband Jamie: “Have you lost your mind?”

“What do you mean?” Jamie asks her.

“If you’re going to take this, then you might as well take both of them,” Claire hands her wedding rings to Jamie and she seems heartbroken. Who knows what this is all about? It looks like things can’t always be great between the happy couple. Issues will arise and hopefully Jamie and Claire will decide to face things together.

Conflict is everywhere and Jamie and Claire need to hold fast to each other during this turbulent time. We’ll see how things play out in episode 6 of season 5 of Outlander.