‘Outlander’ Recap: Brianna Confronts Her Rapist in ‘Providence’

Variety | 1/20/2019 | Andrea Reiher
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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Providence,” the 12th episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

There were two competing narratives on “Outlander” this week — one that was largely invented for the show but was a very clever way to keep a certain character involved, and another that was also changed a bit from the novel, causing it to feel like a shameless play at the viewers’ emotions. Let’s dig into the clever one first.

Wilmington - Fergus - Cesar - Domboy - Regulators

In Wilmington, Fergus (Cesar Domboy) informed the Regulators of Murtagh’s (Duncan Lacroix) capture by the Red Coats. They quickly realized that Murtagh won’t be granted a fair trial — he’ll be hanged to send a message to the other Regulators. So it’s scheming time because the men need to break him out of jail before he is executed.

Meanwhile, in a plot that ended up dovetailing nicely with Murtagh’s imprisonment, Lord John (David Berry) informed Brianna (Sophie Skelton) that Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) had been captured and would hang for his crimes in a week’s time. She demanded an audience with him before his death because she needed closure with both him as her rapist and as a possible father to her baby. Jamie (Sam Heughan) had written to her to urge Bree to forgive Bonnet for the sake of her own soul, and he assured her that Bonnet would die violently in one way or another.

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Lord John was sympathetic to Bree’s request and pulled a few strings to get them a meeting with Bonnet in the jail, prompting her to tell Lord John, “You are impossible not to like.”

Trek - Wilmington - Fergus - Marsali - Lauren

Anyway, as they made the not insubstantial trek to Wilmington, Fergus and Marsali (Lauren Lyle) devised a plot to cause an explosion at the jail...
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