The midseason finale of Outlander season 7 brought the appearance of real-life general Benedict Arnold. The American Revolutionary War setting allowed the show to incorporate historical figures, and Arnold's moral quandaries added an interesting twist. The episode showcased Arnold's contribution to the war, his injury, and his subsequent betrayal of the American cause. The character's dissatisfaction and desire for recognition were hinted at, reflecting the belief that his betrayal fueled the Patriots' determination for independence. Overall, Arnold's history tied into the main storyline of Jamie and Claire.