A happy Christmas indeed! 

After what feels like and actually kind of was many years, Claire Fraser has officially landed back in the 1700s, thanks to a poem she quoted to Jamie when they were together, which he then quoted in a journal when he was working as a printer in Edinburgh. 

That discovery was what brought Roger to Boston, where Claire and Brianna were about to celebrate a rather unhappy holiday. Brianna was struggling after the revelations in Scotland, and now wanted to quit Harvard and move out of her mom's house. 

Claire was actually kind of angry at Roger's news, especially considering how upset Brianna was. But both Roger and Joe Abernathy encouraged her to go (though Joe didn't truly know what he was encouraging her to do), and after finding out about what Roger had found, Brianna encouraged it too. 

Then everything got real weepy on both sides of the screen for a while. Claire protested at all the things she'd miss in Brianna's life (marriage, kids) and we wept. Brianna and Roger got Claire presents, like antique coins and a necklace of Brianna's birthstone, and we wept. We stopped weeping when, incredibly, the Batman theme song played while Claire sewed herself a badass 18th century dress filled with secret pockets, but we wept again when Claire got into a cab and said goodbye, leaving Brianna and Roger behind in Boston. 

(We didn't weep while Claire inspected the 200 year-old skeleton of a murdered white woman found in a cave in Jamaica, which was sent to Joe at the hospital, but we also don't want to ignore that very curious discovery...) 

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Suddenly, Claire was getting out of a carriage in Edinburgh 200 years ago, and she very easily found the print shop in Carfax Close. She walked in, and suddenly Jamie was yelling to someone named Jordy. Claire explained that she was not Jordy, Jamie slowly turned around, and then he promptly passed out.

Of course, Starz isn't airing the next, reunion-filled episode until October 22, so for now that look and that fall to the floor are all we get. The rest of that episode, though, was such a beautiful goodbye to Brianna and Roger (for now) that at it might have been enough to tide us over, just thinking of the two of them making out and watching TV and eating lobster rolls. 

For book readers, many of Claire's final days in the 1960s were a little different. Scroll down to find out why! 

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Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Starz.

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