After Claire tells the story of the events in Paris, she tells Brianna that Jamie was right
She’d had a difficult pregnancy; both she and Brianna would have died had Claire remained in the past. She confesses that she couldn’t bear to leave him, and she hated Brianna for a time. Bree asks how long she hated her. Claire says until she was born. When she held Bree, nursed her, and saw the baby looking at her with her father’s eyes. And, as she began to know Bree, she loved her for her own sake and not for the man who fathered her. Bree angrily insists that Frank Randall was her father, and she doesn’t know why Claire is saying that he was not. Claire’s daughter hotly suggests that perhaps her mother is just jealous because Frank loved her so much and not his wife. She throws a temper tantrum in the style of her Highlander father.
Outside, she angrily asks what he’s up to and who was that woman in the photograph?
Brianna declares she wants nothing to do with her mother’s project to find the men of Lallybroch and treats her mother coldly. Despite this, Claire encourages Roger to take her to visit Greg Edgars. He first takes her to a pub where they talk about Roger’s work, and he’s surprised she knows so much about it. She tells him her father, her “real” father Frank Randall, taught her. After dinner, she agrees to accompany him to deliver a bottle of whiskey. Brianna’s eyes narrow when Roger introduces her as his girlfriend to Edgars. She’s insulted by Edgars’ drunken behavior and before long guesses that Roger is up to something by bringing her there, and she cuts the visit short.
He tells her it’s Geillis Duncan and asks if that was something her mother thought up. Roger gets angry in return and tells her not to be so selfish, that it isn’t just her life that’s being affected. He explains his relationship with the witch of Cranesmuir. He tells her that Claire left it up to him whether they should try to stop Gillian Edgars, a.k.a. Geillis Duncan , from traveling to the past. Brianna begins to believe her mother’s story.
Brianna accompanies Claire and Roger to the standing stones at Craigh na Dun. They find Greg Edgars’ car, and Brianna confirms it’s empty. As they climb the hill, she thinks they’re all being silly. Roger tells them they’re not, and they arrive just as Gillian sets her husband on fire. Roger rushes to stop Gillian and if Brianna hadn’t stopped him, he would have been pulled into the stones. After they find Claire senseless in the grass at the edge of the circle, they help Claire down the hill and then Brianna drives them back to the manse.
He asks if she heard the stones as well, and she nods in agreement
When Claire comes to, Brianna asks her if everything she had told them was true, and Claire tells her that her mother wouldn’t lie to her. Later, Roger shows them a list of officers of Lovet’s regiment that fought at Culloden, and Jamie’s name is included on it. Roger shows them an excerpt from a history book that says eighteen Jacobite officers took refuge in a farmhouse after the battle and that all were taken out and shot except one man, a Fraser of the Master of Lovet’s regiment, escaped the slaughter. Roger says that the Fraser was not Young Simon because history knows what happened to him, and that left only Jamie.
Roger asks Claire if she wants him to find out what did happen to Jamie Fraser and Claire tells him yes.