'Outlander' season 4 episode 5 'Savages': Will Brianna time-travel to reunite with her mother and meet her father?
The trailer for the upcoming episode titled 'Savages' show Brianna Fraser has successfully reached Craigh na Dun, from where Claire Fraser time-traveled to 200 years ago
There are ample heartwarming stories of the father-daughter dynamic, but nothing quite like Jamie Fraser and Brianna Randall Fraser's relationship, separated by 200 years.
As Claire Fraser has traveled back in time to the 1760s to be reunited with her Scottish Highlander, Brianna (Bree) is still in the 20th century as a 20-something-year-old university student. In the recent episodes, despite her strong romance with a Scottish Oxford professor, Roger MacKenzie, things have gone haywire between the two prompting Brianna to do her own soul-searching and fly to Craigh na Dun.
In episode 4, titled 'Common Ground,' Roger figures Brianna's parents reunited and is settled in North Carolina in a place called Fraser's Ridge. Their break-up does not stop Roger from making a phone call in Boston to inform Bree the good news. Shortly afterward, he finds out the Frasers die in a fire at Fraser's Ridge. He tries to withhold the information but calls Boston nonetheless and Brianna's roommate alerts him it's been two weeks since she flew to Scotland to visit Craigh na Dun.
For those who do not know Outlander's famous landmark, Craigh na Dun is a spot marked with an ancient stone circle through which Claire, then Claire Randall, time traveled in season 1 episode 1 from 1945 to 1743. It's the same portal through which she time travels again to reunite with the love of her life.
Brianna going to the place inconspicuously again would only mean she wants to reunite with her mother and meet her father. A promo trailer released for the upcoming episode titled 'Savages,' concretizes the theory she will definitely time travel.
Roger is on a hunt to locate his ex-girlfriend and as the evidence goes, Brianna took only a one-way taxi drive to Craigh na Dun. The 30-second trailer concludes with Brianna standing in front of the cleft stone, placing her hands on its surface, which definitely means she is headed to the 18th century.
Fans had suspected for quite some time that this season would be about Brianna's time travel. And, as far as the saying goes that everything happens for a reason, the dramatic break-up between Roger and Brianna had to take place so that she is prompted to time travel and be with her mother, who on the other side has been missing her immensely.
Last week, when Marsali Fraser told Claire how much she was missing her mother at a time of a difficult pregnancy, Claire admitted to Jamie, the conversation triggered her memories about her own daughter. "Sometimes, I worry that it was wrong to leave her," Claire tells Jamie. Jamie, who may have felt a bit guilty because he is the reason Claire had to leave Brianna, assures her by asking her to cling to the memories.
If Brianna time travels and reunites with her parents, there will not need to cling on to the memories. They might as well make brand new memories. As pointed out, the break-up prompts Brianna to take the leap of time-travel, fans are guessing she might come to learn of the death of her parents, even if Roger did try hiding that information from her. She's a smart girl after all.
Given that Roger told her about Fraser's Ridge, which we are told is later burned down, this potentially gave Brianna a prominent clue to research. The obituary from The Wilmington Gazette revealed the cause of death dated January 21 in the 1770s-something (as the last two digits were smudged), which is still two years away from the year the Frasers are currently in.
Brianna's time-travel would add thrill to the drama, a fresh take on time-travel, and hopefully a goodbye to Roger, but let's not be sure of that. He is trying to un-do his mistakes, hopefully. It's exciting to know Brianna will meet her biological father, at last, and reunite with her mother as Fraser's Ridge is all set up. We hope the Frasers have made a room for their daughter, just in case they ever guessed she would be on her way to the 18th century.