SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen "Do No Harm", the second episode of "Outlander" season 4.
In the light of Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) who robbed Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in the "Outlander" four premiers, tired travelers were able to do it on the River Run, stunning North Carolina plantations that manage Jamie's tether Jocasta Doyle Kennedy), who is blind glaucoma. Jamie was a little embarrassed to show off without money, but Jocas welcomed them with open hands. Nevertheless, it was not a light road, because almost immediately Claire and Jamie experienced what was seen by slaves who work in such a country closely and personally.
Jocasti's motives were not entirely selfless. She knew it would be useful to have a man like Jamie. Remember, that was in 1767. – Jocasta definitely rejected the efforts of people who had designs on the plantation and did not think that the blind widow could run them. After Jamie gave her a buffer of being outside as Lt Wolff (Lee Boardman). Wolff seemed thought to know best about what crop should grow, but Jamie came in when Wolff was going to go around Jocasta to run the farm.
It seemed like a good arrangement, but Claire felt very uncomfortable on the River Run, for it was, of course, over 150 slaves. Season 3 had touched a bit when Claire and Jamie were in Jamaica, but at River Run the question of slavery was even more immediate, and Claire did not want any part – which made something uncomfortable when Jocast told Jamie that River Run was like the only heir.
The show attracted an interesting parallels between someone like Claire, who was thinking of the twentieth-century slavery and Jocasti, who was exposed as a well-meaning slave owner. For the Jocast era, it was wonderful – allowing families to stay together, treating their slaves well – but she still had other people and did not go away when compared to herding. Claire seemed more embarrassed to own the River Run, something that Jocasta could not pack her head. When Claire made her feelings known to Jocasti, she had to pretend to have come to her feelings after healing the quaker because there is really no other explanation Jocás accepts. But Jocasta did not blame her for that; in fact, she admired Claire's flamboyant and enthusiastic nature and announced Jamie as her successor to the party that night.
John, Jamie, Claire, and Young John (John Bell) meet John Quincy Myers (Kyle Rees), a great man who knew his way around the back country and had experience with the Indians, as they learned what to do with their potential new wealth. If you're a book reader, Myers was an exaggerated man Claire repaired for her ingenuity knife during one of the Jocastine dinners. They've changed a bit for the show.
Anyway, Claire and Jamie took some time to consider owning the River Run. Jamie has suggested that they can work on releasing their slaves and try to make a difference in their small corner of the world. It was a wonderful idea, but Jocast and her friend Farquard Campbell (James Barriscale) informed them that release of slaves would cost over £ 15,000, which was then a big sum of money. According to the currency converter, it's about $ 2.5 million in today's money. Jamie and Claire definitely did not have such money, but even if they were, they should release the slaves approved by the courts by showing that each slave carries out a deserving service (such as saving one's life). Needless to say, it would be extremely difficult.
Before they could make the decision, Jocast sent Claire and Jamie to behave like her representatives at the sawmill, where the slave, Rufus (Jerome Holder), attacked white men and now put him on a hook for meat. It was a scary scene, and Jamie would not adhere to the white people who led this law into their hands. Claire immediately rushed to save Rufus, took him back to the estate and performed the surgery right on the dining room table. Jocasta was horrified by the disarray in the River Run – she said the violence committed at Rufus was "sad" but she should be suspended for white attacks and that's all there is to him.
Wolff asked Rufus to get Rufus or to arrest Jamie, but Jamie said that Rufus was under his protection, and Claire continued to treat him at Jocast's dining room. As Rufus recovered, Claire and Ian said they were snatched from their home in Africa, which seemed to open Ian's eyes to the horrors of slavery.
Meanwhile, tensions were high, while Jocast and Jamie put their heads around the situation. Private, Ulysses (Colin McFarlane), Jocastin's right-man, advised Claire to let it go. Ulysses was also a slave, and he told her that if he continued on that path, the angry whites would still win anyway, then Rufus's part would move away from the end as a message to other slaves. People did Jocasti until midnight to bring Rufo to execution.
Claire had first refused, but Jamie explained to her that if they helped Ruf escape, other slaves would be punished in his place. When the white crowd gathered outside, Claire finally realized that she really could not do anything. That's why he euphorised Rufus as a small measure of mercy and Jamie turned her body to the men who immediately stopped Rufus while Claire and Jamie looked uncomfortable.
Suffice it to say, this will probably bring Claire and Jamie on time at the end of the river, at least for now. I can not clearly pretend to be a craftsman and lover of plantations, and they definitely did not associate with the people they should deal with as owners.
"Outlander" airs Sunday at 8 am. on Starz.