Geilis and Claire are imprisoned pending their trial for witchcraft. Geilis admits to Claire that she killed her husband Arthur, which isn't a surprise. She also admits that she is devoted to the Jacobite cause. The trial itself has all the makings of a one-sided affair but Ned Gowan arrives in time to provide both of them with something of a defense. The witnesses against them include Geilis' housemaid, a woman who bought a love potion from her and Laoghaire who claims Claire stole Jamie from her with magic. As the trial comes to an end, Ned tells the two women that the only solution is for Claire to save herself by denouncing Geilis. She refuses to do so but Geilis saves her - and reveals her great secret. Jamie takes Claire from the court and Claire tells him the truth about her past.
Did You Know?
Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan) has the same name as a real 16th-century Scottish woman who was the first person accused of being a witch in Scotland. The whole witch trial madness stemmed from her accusation. See more
The last witch executed in Scotland was in 1707 - a generation before the time of this story. The last witch trial was also well before 1743, and the rescinding of the 1563 act, which is mentioned in the episode, was observed in Scotland. Furthermore the (earlier) enthusiasm for seeking out witches was largely a phenomenon of the Lowland Scots and was quite rare in the Highlands. See more
Looks like I'm going to a fucking barbeque.
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