Outlander 4×13 Review





Finally I watched the finale of season 4. And I have to say - I’m not very pleased with it. 

As a person who never read any of the books, except the first one maybe, I watched the show with such an interest. And even the third season was not that bad as the last one. As Jamie and Claire are now together in the New World, building a home together, planing a future in America, I expected to see more of them. Bu instead more of the second half of the season was about Brianna and Roger, and more about Roger! I don’t even know what the hell was he doing in the past and how he can even pass through the stones? 

He came. He found Brianna. They handfast (which turned into one radiculous thing, after saying it sooooo many times, the word lost its meaning.) They argued. She said:Go! And he left.
Just like the children does in kindergarten when they are upset about a play or a toy. Anyway. 

For me Roger was always as guilty as Bonnet for what happened to Brianna that night. And I was somahow pleased  with what Jamie did when he saw Roger. And what Ian did after Jamie gave Roger to him. He sold him to Mohawk people.
And so it began…

Even though I felt so sorry for Brianna after the attack, I lost my sympathy to her when she dared to slap her father on the face. How can she, right? Jamie was a very concerned father, who just found out that his daughter was raped and pregnant from someone who abandoned her. What he was supposed to do to Roger? Fondle him with love? I don’t think so. Jamie did what every other father would do in his position. Even so, he never hesitate to go to search for Roger, because he promised this to his girl.. 


And what did this cost him? Ian! For god’s sake. How could they leave young Ian there for Roger? Just because they promise to bring him to Brianna? This was a lot to ask and didn’t worth the trade. Is she gonna be at peace with herself now, knowing that Ian is left behind? I cannot wait to see. 

Brianna initially is an emotionally thoughtful and compassionate girl. But I can’t say that for Roger and he is not really a good influence on her.
The boy is selfish, self-seeker, stubborn and smug. 

He was a captive, he was beaten, when he escaped and found those stones, he thought to leave without Brianna. That was his first instinct. And later he regret his decision to stay and said he was a fool not to take this oppurtunity. Well I wished you had, too Roger.

Jamie and Claire rescued Roger and what is the first thing the boy did? Beat Jamie for what he did to him. How noble! And Jamie is such a big hearted man, he just let him to pour his anger. When I think that I can’t love you more you do something and I for for you even harder every time I see your pretty face James Fraser. Man have a lot to learn from you. You are so precious. 

Anyway, lets go back to the episode.
They told Roger everything what happened and the mister asked for time to think. Because they came to trade and leave Ian there,  just so you can think what to do with your damn life! Your handfasted wife was raped and pregnant, waiting for you to return and what happened? He didn’t came. Until the last moment when everybody lost faith, he appeared. 


Roger’s “return” was hardly romantic, so unfair for Jamie and Ian, and not worth my time really. After all this, I’m not even excited for season 5 to be honest. Jamie is commissioned to kill Murtagh and Brianna can’t go back in her time. This means Roger will stay too. And I really don’t want to see this little man in Fraser’s Ridge, under the same roof with Jamie. 

And what s going to happen with Lord John? Stop using this man for once and make him happy for a change, ha?

Thank you for this! I agree with everything even though I’m a book reader. It shows that show is just problematic on its own and some soul searching is needed in that production!

Am I alone if I’m still very bothered by how childish, selfish, irresponsible, impulsive, abusive, lacking of reflection Broger are? 

And even more bothered when the show is promoting them as relationship goal and refining it as romance?

What message this show is sending to the young women?

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