Full spoilers for Outlander continue below.
Well that obviously was going to turn into a terrible mess.
Claire and Jamie's plan to stop Bonnie Prince Charlie's uprising hasn't been going so great in recent weeks, and in "La Dame Blanche" it reached a tipping point. Outlander let viewers know from the beginning of Season 2 that the Frasers' plan was doomed for failure, but knowing that disappointing fact and witnessing it unfold are two different things entirely.
As great as the moments of comedy have been in Outlander: Season 2, it's done a solid job of grounding the drama as well. Some terrible, irreparable things happen in the fourth episode of the season. Mary Hawkins was raped by brigands that seemingly were sent after their group, though the reveal of Claire -- who they called "La Dame Blanche" -- sent them running. The guests at Claire and Jamie's dinner party witnessed Alex Randall seemingly raping Mary when he was actually trying to protect her. Meanwhile the Comte St. Germain gets more and more sinister, as the show repeatedly implies he is the one behind these attacks on Claire.