'Outlander' season 4 episode 12: 'Providence' likely to seal the fate of the young couple Brianna and Roger
The episodic stills and trailer hinted that the upcoming episode will revolve around the couple and focus heavily on the hero no one seems to get enough of — Lord John Grey
Last week's episode titled 'If Not For Hope', witnessed the season's highest rating so far and for good reason, fans are getting more invested in the time-traveling journey of a young couple. The upcoming episode is therefore bound to be good news for Brianna Randall Fraser (Sophie Skelton) and Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) or Lord John Grey (David Berry) shippers.
With 'Providence' as the title of the episode, the fate-driven drama will let destiny and goodwill do the talking. The episodic stills released promises an action-packed episode with fan favorite Lord John Grey tackling some unwanted attacks.
Most of the pictures hint that majority of the scenes will center around Brianna and Grey as they are seen together in what looks like a prison.
Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) was captured by the police, the last time we checked and so was Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), so it's a matter of wonder as to who Brianna and Grey are visiting. A standout picture from the stills is that of Marsali Fraser (Lauren Lyle), who is seen on the carriage, waiting outside the prison area.
Connecting the dots with the promo teaser, we know that Fergus Fraser (César Domboy) is up on a mission as he recruits men to free Murtagh. At the same prison, we see Bonnet chained, but struggling to pick up a bunch of keys from the floor.
Even though the trailer is narrated by Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) as Brianna opens the letter he addressed to her before he set sail to get Roger back from the Mohawks, there's no sight of the OG couple Jamie and Claire on the episodic stills.
But that shouldn't be a concern in any way since Jamie and Claire are integral to whatever happens in 'Outlander'. As of now, the couple and their nephew Young Ian Fraser are en route to New York, and they are convinced Roger is alive. They seem to be doing a pretty good job at tracing the Mohawks since Young Ian has figured out the name of the village where Roger is held captive; it's called Shadow Lake.
The only problem is that they need to pick up pace. Roger does not look any better and after walking for two months with little food and water, he has shrunk in size, and looks nothing like the Oxford professor he once was in the 1970s.
The trailer shows that he is still at the village, where he was beaten black and blue by the entire tribe in the closing scene of the last episode. A short glimpse of Roger in the trailer shows him running in the forest, but then again that feels a bit too De Ja Vu-ish. Roger running never leads to anything good. Last time, he was running away from the Mohawks after escaping but decided to give himself in to be captured all over again.
Now the only chase in 'Outlander' is against time, as Brianna is due to give birth anytime soon and Roger needs to know that he was misunderstood and saved. Anticipating when and why and how the events unfurl, the trailer also reminds us that only two episodes remain and 'Providence' is all we can cling too till good times come around again.
'Outlander' airs on Sundays at 8 pm on Starz.