Show/Episode: Outlander Season 2, Episode 9, “Je Suis Prest”
“Je suis prest,” or, in English, “I am ready,” may be Jamie’s clan motto, but ain’t nobody ready for what happens in this episode. First of all, remember all those men Lord Lovat gave Jamie for Scotland's glory, Simon's advancement, and Lovat's own personal ass-covering? Yeah, about them. New development: a bunch of them deserted on the way to Lallybroch (but Young Simon is totally on the whole convincing-them-to-come-back thing, we're sure) and those who do make it all the way to their destination are not exactly seasoned soldiers.
Murtagh, Angus, Rupert, and Fergus all give Jamie and Claire a warm welcome, though Willie is nowhere to be found. Jamie immediately puts an arm about Claire's waist, lest she need support on hearing poor Willie's fate, but his fate is a good one—he's married and Irish girl and sailed off for the colonies. Dougal's arrival completes the family reunion. He's full of fatherly pride at the news Jamie will be joining the Jacobite cause. Their men, however, are a different story. They don't even know how to march, much less hold a weapon. That's going to have to change.