38 for 38

Sam Heughan turns 38 on April 30 and I think we can collectively agree that the world is a better place for having him in it. So happiest of birthdays to the man who was born to play one James Alexander Malcom MacKenzie Fraser. In celebration- and as a birthday gift to all of us- here are Jamie’s Top 38 moments:

(Note- some of these pictures are frustratingly dark. If you’re on a mobile device or your computer try increasing the brightness to see them better)

38. Bolting the door

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Turtle soup for everyone!

37. Whispering sweet nothings to his baby niece

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Ovaries exploding everywhere.

36. Fainting in the printshop 

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Next time, Jamie, let me know and I’ll catch you.

35. Stealing the cotter pins 

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Do you think those nuns at the Nonnberg Abbey in Austria took a page from the old Jamie Fraser playbook? Shout out to my sister who helped me remember this scene.

34. The dinner party brawl

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Sometimes you and your awesome godfather just need to smack some dudes around.

33. Rescuing Young Ian from the printshop fire

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You know your character is a hero when they rush into a burning building. Major thanks and respect to the men and women who do this every day.

32. Sparring with Jenny

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Fraser fireworks.

31. Fear of needles…

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Don’t think that Claire didn’t give that injection a little extra oomph.

30. …but willing to try acupuncture 

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Seasickness is a bitch. Never let it be said that our Jamie isn’t open-minded.

29. “I can see down to your third rib.”

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This look is everything.

28. This saucy jaunt through Edinburgh

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This is the episode where we all fell in love with tricorne hats…

27. Fixing the mill

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…and this is the episode where we all fell in love with water mills.

26. Dropping Geneva

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Don’t we all wish we could all drop the annoying people in our lives into the mud?

25. Taking Laoghaire’s punishment

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Speaking of annoying people. Still, this was undoubtedly a very Jamie thing to do.

24. Dueling in France

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The ramifications of time travel be damned.

23. Keeping tabs on Claire’s menstrual cycle

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Yep, this was smart and sexy. Men of the world: take note.

22. Looking for his white witch

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He’d been holding out some small sliver of hope that he might see Claire again; sometimes acceptance of loss comes in the form of a freezing open water swim and an abandoned island.

21. Shooting the Earl of Ellesmere

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What do you do when a deranged old man is holding a knife to your newborn son? You swiftly defuse the threat like a total badass.

20. Giving Fergus his name

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A man with so many aliases uses his real name with care and gives it with love.

19. Baptizing Willie

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“Dinna fash, lad. I’ll remember you.”

18. The end of Blackjack Randall

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This surreal-like sequence was beautifully choreographed and a testament to the talents of all involved.

17. Romantic beach running

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I may or may not make my husband re-enact this with me this summer.

16. Saying goodbye to Faith

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The grief was palpable from both actors during this exquisitely sad scene.

15. Sparing the life of young Lord John Grey

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Besides marrying Claire, this is arguably the smartest thing Jamie ever did. The debt owed to him here saved his life after Culloden- and many times after that.

14. All debts paid

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Here we get to see the honor in both these men. Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

13. “I suppose that means yer coming with me.”

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Mmmhmmm. I’ll come with you, too. You can even pick me up and throw me over your shoulder, as suggested. Just saying.

12. Rescuing Ian from Abandawe

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Jeez, this kid needs a lot of rescuing.

11. Forgiving Claire

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In case you were wondering, this is what unconditional love looks like.

10. Surrendering to the British

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Exchanging one prison for another for the sake of family. Also, this man is very handsome.

9. Taking Claire to Craigh na Dun- the first time

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When you love something, set it free (p.s. she came back)

8. Taking Claire to Craigh na Dun- the second time

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The ultimate sacrifice for both of them. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

7. Healing in the Abbey

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Sometimes the path to loving ourselves is through loving others.

6. Blood of my blood

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Everything about this scene- from the actors to the dialogue to the costumes- was gorgeous.

5. “Not one that is mine.” 

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Not much to say here, especially considering most of us have watched this episode at least ten times. Super sexy, super romantic, super Jamie.

4. Letting Claire fix his shoulder

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Where it all started. He felt it, she felt it, we all felt it.

3. The most amazing water rescue ever

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Nothing says hero like diving into the ocean to rescue your wife during a hurricane. Arguably the most emotional and suspenseful two minutes of the series to date.

2. “The first man forward will be the first man down.”

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Couldn’t you just feel the intense rage coming off of this man? Say what you will about Jamie Fraser, he knows how to make a dramatic entrance— and he looks pretty damn good doing it.

1. “I’ll thank ye to take your hands off my wife”

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Our Top Jamie moment. Everything about this was great— the bravery, the impeccable timing, the one-liner, the look on Randall’s face, and Jamie Fraser looking ridiculously handsome while crouched in a window.

Thanks for playing along! What did I miss? We will have to update our list next year; rumor has it a bear might be involved.

Until then,

Slàinte

p.s. If you want to get Sam a great birthday present might I suggest a donation to his select charity, Cahonas Scotland? It works to promote testicular cancer education and awareness.  Click here to donate.

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All photo credits owed to STARZ

 

 

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5 thoughts on “38 for 38”

  1. Sleeping outside Claire’s door at the Inn to protect her from the drunk men downstairs – melted my ♥️. There are probably 38 more…good job!

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  2. Yes, I agree with them all! There are just too many to choose from. The spanking scene? The one where he promised never to spank her again? So many! Well done!

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