Jamie is going to have his hands full when Outlander returns for Season 4. Along with reuniting with his daughter, Brianna, Jamie is going to butt heads with her boyfriend, Roger Mackenzie. How will Jamie’s first interaction with Roger play out on the show?
In the books, Roger (Richard Rankin) travels back through time in order to find Brianna (Sophie Skelton). But Roger makes a huge mistake when he first meets Jamie (Sam Heughan) and says he is there to “claim his wife.” Jamie gets angry at Roger (not knowing who he is) and beats him to a bloody pulp. Roger is then forced to fight for his life until Jamie discovers his true identity.
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According to Express, things might play out completely differently on the show. It is possible that the series omits Jamie and Roger’s first interaction as it is in the book and sidesteps their fight. If that is the case, then we might see the characters get into a simple argument before Brianna steps in and clears things up.
Either way, Jamie and Roger are headed for a collision when they are first introduced to each other. For Roger’s sake, let’s hope things go a little smoother for him on the show.
While Roger will be dealing with Jamie’s wrath, Brianna’s storyline this season is filled with tragedy. In Diana Gabaldon’s book, Drums of Autumn, Brianna is sexually assaulted by Stephen Bonnet, played by Ed Speelers. We do not know if the show will include the rape in Brianna’s storyline, but it is pretty clear that she will face a lot of challenges as she seeks to reunite with her parents.
Apart from Jamie and Brianna, Gabaldon recently revealed that a fan-favorite will be back in action for Season 4. Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) is set to return this season after his mysterious disappearance last year. Gabaldon recently confirmed that Murtagh is alive, though she did not reveal too many details about his story this season.
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“I know because I’ve seen most of season four so far. It’ll be all right,” Gabaldon shared. “That’s all I can tell you about it.”
In the books, Murtagh died during the Battle of Culloden. Producers decided to keep him alive on the show because he was a fan favorite and had more to offer than dying a simple death.
The new season of Outlander will kick off Nov. 4 on Starz.