‘Outlander’ Recap: A Tearful Reunion and Confession in ‘The Birds and the Bees’


SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn if in case you have not but watched “The Birds and the Bees,” the ninth episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

The newest “Outlander” episode continued to be fairly the emotional curler coaster for poor Brianna (Sophie Skelton), who was simply raped by Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), then met her beginning father and was reunited together with her mom within the span of about 12 hours. However the emotional punches didn’t cease there.

First, Brianna managed to stagger again to her sleeping quarters the place Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryan) was horrified at Brianna’s state, simply determining what will need to have occurred. However keep in mind, the very last thing Lizzie knew was that Brianna was being roughly pulled down the road by Roger (Richard Rankin). It will proceed to be an enormous plot level.

Anyway, the subsequent morning, Roger knowledgeable Bonnet that he was finished serving the merciless captain, however Bonnet mentioned no — Roger must proceed on with him to Philadelphia till his work was finished or Bonnet would kill him. So Roger left on Bonnet’s ship, hours earlier than Brianna tried to search out her love and reconcile with him, which meant Brianna thought Roger had left her for good after their struggle.

However she didn’t despair for too lengthy as a result of Lizzie discovered her with the information that Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and his spouse, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) had been there in Wilmington. Bree rushed off and e book readers had been delighted to see she discovered her father in simply the identical method as within the e book — peeing behind a constructing.

Jamie at first thought Brianna was hitting on him and gently informed her that he was a married man. However when she informed him that she was Brianna, the seems to be that handed over his face mentioned a lot. It was a fantastic scene, positively well worth the wait. And it was instantly adopted up by Brianna reuniting together with her mom. Hope you had the hankies on the prepared.

Brianna wasted no time displaying her dad and mom their obituary, nevertheless it was not one thing they might do something about in the mean time, in order that they headed again for Fraser’s Ridge with Lizzie and younger Ian (John Bell) in tow. Ian was adorably overjoyed and a bit smitten along with his cousin, so he was comfortable to fill her in her about their travels to this point, together with when Bonnet robbed them of Claire’s wedding ceremony ring. Brianna realized that the person her beginning father saved from the gallows was her rapist and seemed simply sick.

Bree couldn’t fairly open up to her mom in regards to the assault simply but, however she did inform her what occurred with Roger and that she was anxious she’d by no means see him once more. She additionally informed her mom that Frank (Tobias Menzies) knew in regards to the demise discover and by no means mentioned something, however he did know that Claire would finally return to Jamie. Claire wasn’t shocked or indignant to be taught the information. It appeared Claire had made peace together with her marriage to Frank.

Brianna settled into farm life on the ridge, studying are inclined to the animals and churn butter and all kinds of frontier actions. When Jamie noticed how nicely she may shoot (one thing she discovered from Frank), he invited her to go looking with him — however not for wild sport, for bees. It gave the 2 a pleasant probability to bond and he later confessed to Claire that he didn’t need her to return to her personal time, a sentiment Claire echoed, though they each knew she ought to go — it was safer for her and there have been extra alternatives there for a younger girl.

Claire may additionally inform that one thing was occurring with Bree and he or she lastly confronted her about it. Brianna needed to confess to her mother that sure, as she suspected, she was pregnant, nevertheless it may not be Roger’s child. In what is likely to be Skelton’s best scene on the present to this point, Brianna tearfully informed her mom about her assault and cried that if she had solely fought tougher, it wouldn’t have occurred. Brianna additionally informed Claire that Roger pulled out once they slept collectively, so the infant might be not his. It was a tricky scene all the best way round, and Claire then needed to inform Jamie what occurred.

He was sickened and outraged, after all, and it led to one of many worst misunderstandings in the entire “Outlander” books.

Roger, having freed himself from Bonnet’s make use of (taking gems as fee), confirmed up on Fraser’s Ridge in search of Brianna. However Lizzie noticed him driving up and knowledgeable Ian that that was the person who attacked Brianna. Ian fetched Jamie and Jamie proceeded to beat Roger mindless after which ship him off draped unconscious over a horse, giving Ian directions to do away with him.

In the meantime, Claire got here throughout her outdated silver wedding ceremony ring amongst Brianna’s issues and put it collectively that the person who raped Bree needed to have been Bonnet. Brianna confessed that it was him and made her mom promise to not inform Jamie.

Oh, if solely these folks would cease with all of the secrets and techniques. Roger was fortunate Jamie didn’t kill him, however issues nonetheless look pretty dire for the wayward Scot.

“Outlander” airs Sundays at eight p.m. on Starz.

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