A Marriage is Announced
- Dougal escorts Claire back to the inn, stopping at a saint's pool along the way for a drink of spring water.
- He interrogates Claire, too, trying to figure out if she's a spy.
- He also reveals a few things about Jamie's history, including the fact that Captain Randall gets some pleasure from torturing Jamie.
- Dougal says he tried to bribe Randall into letting Jamie go, but Randall declined.
- After some discussion, Dougal decides there's only one way to keep Claire from being arrested by the English, and that's to make her no longer a subject of the crown.
- The best way to do that, of course, is to marry a Scot.
- Ned Gowan draws up marriage papers to wed Claire with Jamie.
- Claire, fearing she has no other choice, signs the papers, then drinks her sorrows away.