'Outlander' season 4 reunions are turning out disastrous so we worry about Brianna's reunion with her parents
Season 4 has witnessed many familiar faces coming to the show, but none have been assuring or what we call a happy-ever-after meeting
Familiar faces are coming back on season 4 of Starz's time-traveling series 'Outlander,' but every reunion, even the most joyful ones have turned out to be a disaster and we are not sure if the fate-driven drama has positive reunion stories for us to rejoice anytime soon.
The last episode titled 'Savages' witnessed the most-anticipated reunion of Jamie Fraser with his godfather Murtagh Fraser and the promo of the upcoming episode titled 'Blood of My Blood,' shows another troublesome reunion with Lord John Grey. Episode 5 also ended with Brianna Randall Fraser making a leap to Craigh na Dun, triggered by her heartbreak by Roger MacKenzie, to time-travel like her mother and spiral down in history to the 17th century.
However, the upcoming promos show no sign of Brianna's reunion with her Scottish Highlander father and her 20th-century mother. But there's a sigh of relief there because the kind of reunions we have been following has just been too uneasy.
Let's start with Murtagh's introduction in season 4 as he charges Young Ian 21 shillings to fix the horse's broken bit. Outraged by the fact that Young Ian was conned by a blacksmith, Jamie storms into the blacksmith's shed to fight him on how can anyone charge a lad a whopping amount to fix something rather trivial. When the blacksmith turns around, Jamie's fury turns into emotional outburst as he runs to embrace the man, who happened to be his long-lost godfather.
With lots of cheers and catching up to do, the three of them head out for a drink and while in conversation, Jamie asks his godfather to settle in his land, Fraser's Ridge. Murtagh tells Jamie he cannot and when asked why, he offers them to attend his "business meeting," and that is when the trouble starts.
Turns out, Murtagh is leading a political movement comprised of angry Scotsman against the British for unfair taxes imposed by Governor Tyron, the same governor who gave Jamie 10,000 acres of land called Fraser's Ridge.
Given the political conflict established between the godfather and the godson, it is evident the consequences will not be pretty even though Jamie has given his word that he will not join the movement but will not try to stop them as well. Fans sense another Battle of Culloden in the making, which was the most tragic conflict in the entire 'Outlander' series.
The upcoming reunion of Lord John Grey raises tension in the Fraser's household as Murtagh, who is now at Fraser's Ridge, knows him to be the governor of Ardsmuir Prison, when he was there to be sent off to the colonies. On the other hand, Claire seems to know that Grey is in love with her husband, as the synopsis suggested Claire "reconciles her personal feelings" with her duties as a doctor, as Grey seems to contract measles on his way to Fraser's Ridge.
The promo trailer for the upcoming episode also shows Jamie will reunite with his secret son, William, who is now fathered by Grey. As Grey catches the contagious disease, Jamie takes William for a tour in Fraser's Ridge and that too turns problematic when the neighboring Cherokee tribe attacks Jamie and William for accidentally fishing in the Native Americans' land.
Bitter reunions are turning out to be typical this season and because Brianna is on her time-travel journey, donning her 18th century garb, to reunite with her biological father and mother, we are nothing but scared about how the emotional meeting will turn out to be. Not another Murtagh-kinda homecoming, not another Grey-kinda meeting, not another William-kinda reunion, please!