In the scene Murtagh breaks the news that Jamie’s mother has died.
He announced: “She’s gone. I swore an oath Jamie Fraser. When you were no more than a week old, and a bonnie lad at your mother’s breast.
“I knelt at Ellen’s feet as I now kneel by yours, and I swore to her, by the name of the God, that I’d follow you always.
“And do your bidding, and guard your back when you become a man grown.