New review! Outlander 7×05 “Singapore” is a bridge episode in which the story progresses in a way that gives you clues to the future without you realizing it while the parallels between the present and the past are stronger than ever. Ready?
Here we go!
Confrontations Avoided in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore”
Claire must once again face the misogyny of the time in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore.” She knows much more than the one who calls himself a doctor, but she must be prudent and bite her tongue so as not to make too much noise in the hornet’s nest.
And we must say that we don’t like Claire putting her head down and trying to make as little noise as possible. This is not the Claire we all know. The Claire we all love would have started issuing orders like a general and would have dotted that man’s i’s.
We understand that Claire has learned to be more cautious over the years, but honestly, we find her too timid and out of character. We miss our Claire.
Jamie runs into an overly arrogant superior in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore.” If anyone knows how the British think in battle and the weapons they use, it’s him. Culloden is still very much on his mind.
However, his superior is too concerned with appearing competent in the General’s eyes to give any value to what Jamie says or tries to do. And we hate the way Jamie has to bite his tongue when the General calls them all out for failing to anticipate the enemy’s moves. Jamie’s superior is a jerk and we want him out of his way NOW.
Misogyny Doesn’t Understand Centuries
In a parallel with Claire’s story, in the future shown in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore,” we see Brianna face the same misogyny as her mother two centuries later. Just because she is a woman, her subordinates thought they could lock her in that tunnel and “teach her a lesson.”
They wouldn’t have if she had a penis. But that’s the way those cavemen had to let Brianna know that they weren’t willing to obey orders from a woman. However, they didn’t count on the fact that Brianna is a Fraser and a damn force of nature capable of destroying them all.
Brianna gets out of that tunnel in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore.” But not before feeling that there is a temporary portal inside, which is quite interesting…. It’s clear that Cameron is the ringleader and we love seeing Brianna stand up to him and make it clear that she is not going to allow something like this to happen again. She is his boss and he can take her orders or face the consequences.
Cameron seemed to take it in stride and accept this, even making a hint of an apology. Despite this, we think he was faking it. That smug smile, of pretending to never have broken a plate… makes our hair stand on end and not in a good way. There is something that makes us suspect him and his true intentions.
And while Jamie & Claire fight their own battles, Ian is reunited with his ex-wife Wahionhaweh in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore.” Knowing that he was going to see her was hard on him. Ian bears the guilt of not having been strong enough to start a family and the consequences that had on his marriage.
Since then, Ian was convinced that there was something wrong with him. That’s why talking to Claire puts him at ease. Ian knows that she will tell him the truth and no one understands that kind of thing more, scientifically speaking, than she does.
So Ian soothes his spirit a little by knowing that even if he didn’t turn out well with Wahionhaweh, there’s nothing wrong with him.
Ian James in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore”
That seems to give Ian the strength he needed to face her in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore.” And Ian finds more than he bargains for.
Not only does his uncomfortable but necessary conversation with Wahionhaweh get him to close that chapter of his life that remained open, but he also meets someone.
In Outlander 7×05 “Singapore” Ian meets a little boy who could be his son, who surely is. He didn’t know the little one existed but… now it’s too late. Wahionhaweh is married and his Mohawk brothers made it clear to Ian that he was no longer welcome.
That child is his, Ian feels it in his gut and Wahionhaweh knows it too. But Ian, in a clear parallel to Jamie, can’t watch his son grow up or hold his hand as he grows into a man. And Ian is as good as he can be with it. That little one will always be his but his destiny is not with him.
At least he was able to give him a name, his name, which would always accompany and protect him, which would always be his. We just hope father and son meet again.
Other Stuff in Outlander 7×05 “Singapore”
- How dare they in that school punish Jemmy for speaking Gaelic? I have to say that I loved the confrontation over this in the book and I hope to see that scene in the next episode.
- I like to see this more paternal and tender side of Roger, also, he already regained my favor when I saw him support Brianna and be proud of her. However, there is something that bothers us. We see that there are several food wrappers in the vicinity of the place where Jemmy hid. Is there someone watching the house and hiding in that place?
- You should not eat rats…or trust friendly strangers.
- William and Rachel make a great team! But I like more the team that she makes with Ian…
- I liked the time when Bree was telling the kids everything in a way that they would enjoy. She was terrified but her children are too young, too innocent, to tell them about the terror she felt. They must continue to think that such an extreme situation can be just another adventure.
- I cried with Brianna at Jamie’s grave…the longing and love in her eyes did it for me.
- Denzell Hunter and Claire Fraser are the best team ever!
- Will Cameron be a descendant of Jocasta or her husband?