Outlander Season 2 is gearing up for a big battle between the Highlanders and the British in what is known as the Battle of Prestonpans. Jamie (Sam Heughan) rises as a leader in episode 10. Will he lead the Scotsmen to victory?
[WARNING: SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 10!!]
According to spoilers in a report by Radio Times, Jamie will demonstrate his leadership qualities through his inventiveness by killing two birds with one stone. Jamie was already told by his time-travelling wife, Claire (Caitriona Balfe), that they are going to win this battle though she is still uncertain about the outcome.
In the synopsis reported by Scotland Now, for episode 10 titled, ?Prestonpans,? it is revealed that Jamie will trust Claire?s knowledge of ?history? and leads the Jacobite army into a critical battle against the British opposition near the town of Preston. Meanwhile, Claire will be reminded of the truest costs of war as she attends to the dead and dying.
A preview of the next episode shows Jamie with his uncle looking out on the enemy camp from a distance, IBTimes reports. They both discuss that there is a need to measure the distance between them and the enemy camp. So either Jamie or Dougal (Graham McTavish) will have to secretly ride through the marshland in order to make the measurement. It will be a risky task but one of them has to do it.
Meanwhile, we will see the return of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower) in the upcoming episode as shown in the exclusive clip via Vanity Fair.
Prestonpans is in reference to the first battle of the Jacobite uprising in 1745 and according to producer Matt Roberts, the episode sequence will be very much accurate to the historical battle, which was, according to history, an easy victory for the Jacobites. Roberts said, ?We stay true to the actual battle; it was about eight minutes long total and we pretty much almost show it in real time.?
Looks like there?s going to be lots of blood in those eight minutes. The battle may be quick but that would mean more gruesome hacking and slashing from Jamie?s men.
Catch the clash of the Highlanders and the British in Outlander Season 2, this Saturday, June 11, 9p.m. ET on Starz.