'Outlander' season 4 episode 11: Lord John Grey's second return this season may mark a higher purpose than his first did
Lord John Grey has always had Jamie Fraser's back with their friendship dating back to season 2. He fell in love with Jamie and Claire Fraser found that out too.
The promo trailer released for Outlander's upcoming episode titled 'If Not For Hope,' features a return of a fan favorite character Lord John Grey (David Berry). He is heard telling Brianna Randall Fraser (Sophie Skelton); "Sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reason." This gives us a lot to think about and what to expect from his return at a time when he is very much needed by the new Fraser in the 17th century.
Lord John Grey has always had Jamie Fraser's (Sam Heughan) back with their friendship dating back to season 2. However, their relationship got complicated as Lord John Grey fell in love with Jamie Fraser and in season 4's episode 'Blood of my Blood,' Claire Fraser found that out too.
In a rather powerful scene this season, Claire and Grey exchanged a subtly heated argument contesting Jamie's love since both are hopelessly in love with the Highlander. The reason for Grey's return in episode 6 this season was answered when he told Claire the real reason he came to Fraser's Ridge was to meet Jamie in order to figure out if he feels anything at all for the highlander since Grey's wife's death had not left the lord sad or hurt.
Bringing William along with him, Grey had also reunited Jamie's with his biological son in the episode. His second entrance in the upcoming episode is bound to serve a greater purpose. Likely to come to Aunt Jocasta's Riverrun, at a time when Brianna is heavily pregnant, it will be Grey's first meeting with the daughter of his love.
In episode 6, Grey told Claire he and Jamie share something special that Claire and Jamie do not. Claire was poised and strict to tell him he is wrong in thinking so. Just like how Jamie and Grey share a son, Claire and Jamie share a daughter. "Her name is Brianna and she is in Boston," Claire says.
In this episode, Grey finally gets to meet Brianna. Grey has taken care of Jamie's son like his own, so, it is no doubt he will be there for Jamie's daughter when she needs help. Grey has grown to adore, love and respect Claire, especially after episode 6 of season 4 and Claire feels the same towards the British lord.
Even though Brianna is with Aunt Jocasta, Lord John Grey would feel more like family than Aunt Jocasta, who adores Jamie but abhors Claire. In the clip, we also see Aunt Jocasta is looking for a suitor for a heavily pregnant Brianna. Lord John Grey's entry into this episode, may have a higher purpose than his previous visit. Afterall, he is the one to preach we sometimes have to do the wrong thing for the right reason.