The Gathering shows Claire's attempt at her first real planned escape. The run-ins she has with various characters on the way include a major run-in with Dougal, and yet another moment with Jamie alone - building their relationship. Also an oath-taking ceremony could have awful results if not handled carefully.
Did You Know?
Diana Gabaldon (the author of the Outlander series) has a cameo appearance as Iona MacTavish, a wealthy merchant's wife who exchanges words with Mrs. Fitz on the balcony in the hall. See more
Claire narrowly avoids getting gouged by Wild Boars whilst surrounded by Rhododendrum bushes. Rhododendrums weren't introduced to Scotland until the Victorian era. See more
[to Colum at the oath-taking
I swear by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the holy iron that I hold, to give ye my fealty and pledge ye my loyalty to the name of clan Mackenzie. And if ever I shall raise my hand against ye in rebellion, I ask that this holy iron shall pierce my heart.
References The Wizard of Oz
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