This. This is my favourite scene in The Gathering. No question about it.
We see witty Jamie
We see protective Jamie
We see Jamie who is willing to put himself on the line for Claire.
He never tells her why he wasn’t at the Gathering. He doesn’t need her to know that. He isn’t doing it so she will love him. He just wants her safe.
He also never makes her feel like he will tell Dougal that she tried to escape. His concern isn’t that she wanted to leave, but that she wouldn’t be successful and things would only be worse for her.
Claire knows she can trust him. She takes his hand and together they go back to the castle. This is the first time they act as a team. That is important, and it so often goes unnoticed.
What do you think? Is this your favourite scene as well? We love to hear your comments.