If you would like to read my review of last week’s episode, click here.
The American military is controversial as an institution, but the individuals who comprise the institution receive an enormous amount of empathy. They give up huge swaths of their life for one reason or another. Usually, it’s to provide a future for their fledgling family and to protect the country they love. However, when they return to civilian life, they are rarely the same. The horrors of war take their toll on those serving on the front lines. It’s a bit of an open secret, and many steps have been made to destigmatize PTSD over the last decade or so.
The honeymoon period is over for Claire and Jamie in this new episode. It showed the romance between these two star-crossed lovers is about to be tested and the dangers that exist for Jamie. While it didn’t necessarily move the overall season plot forward, it was enough to get things more moving from the last episode.