Fans of 'Outlander' are not to be blamed if they are still reeling from the shocking events that unfurled on Sunday's episode. The season's penultimate episode titled 'Providence' took an emotional toll on viewers with Brianna Randall Fraser (Sophie Skelton) confronting her rapist, Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) in a powerful scene where she championed forgiveness, while on the other side, we had Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) trying to escape from the Mohawks while attempting to help his fellow captive, Father Alexandres (Yan Tual), and saving him from the inhumane torture he was subjected to, which included peeling off his ears and burning him alive in a simmering pyre.
The tension has passed on to the finale and though Starz has not released an official synopsis yet, a promo teaser is out and it does not look good for our beloved Roger MacKenzie as well as the fan-favorite hero Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Episode 13 titled 'Man of Worth,' will have to wrap up the biggest story plots, mainly the much-awaited reunion of Bree and Roger. However, there's no guarantee it will happen, but hopefully, it will, but the trailer does not promise that, rather it aggravates the suspense.
The 30-second teaser starts with a narration of a tale where a woman says: "Many years ago before I was born, a man came to us. He talked of war, he said to kill the white men." What this could be is a time-traveler who came to warn the Native Americans of the eventual colonialization.
In episode 3 this season, Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) encountered an Indian Ghost, who guided her to Jamie the next day after his brief appearance. Meaww found the ghost to be a time-traveler named Robert Springer/Otter-Tooth, who came to warn the Native Americans about the European settlers and get the Kahnyen'kehaka to fight against them for the sake of their future.
In Diana Gabaldon's book-series, this series is based on, the Kahnyen'kehaka people of the Mohawk Valley describe him as "the Fire-Carrier," who did not speak their language and as someone who talked as if he knew the future. The trailer is quick to show us the opal stone Otter-Tooth had donned and something we have already seen in episode 3 titled 'The False Bride.'
Without delving much into Otter Tooth's backstory, the trailer follows Jamie Fraser, who risks it all to save Roger. Of course, he had to undo what he did, and if that meant putting his life at stake, then so be it, for the sake of his heavily pregnant daughter, Brianna Fraser. Claire is worried and says "You can't go there alone," but Jamie takes the leap and ends up with a Mohawk placing a pistol to his head.
As for recently rescued Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix), he provokes the wrath of Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) who throws a glass of water on him as he says "It's better to fight than to stand by and do nothing." The promo teaser guarantees an action-packed finale, but fans fear it might be a cliffhanger. "This smells like cliffhanger, I hope I’m wrong," reads a YouTube comment.
The 'Outlander' season 4 finale airs Sunday, January 27, on Starz.