'Outlander' season 4 episode 9: Promo trailer and synopsis promises the much-anticipated reunion for Brianna but there's a warning

After the disturbing 'Wilmington' episode, 'The Birds & The Bees' will feature a heartwarming reunion but it will not be as we imagined it to be


                            'Outlander' season 4 episode 9: Promo trailer and synopsis promises the much-anticipated reunion for Brianna but there's a warning

'Wilmington' was the most disturbing episode of 'Outlander' featuring brutality at its worst, making every fan pause and weep in despair. Brianna Randall's 18th-century fate in episode 8 was short-lived happiness with her 20th-century lover, Roger MacKenzie, and a barbaric rape by the villain, Stephen Bonnet. A promo trailer of episode 9 titled 'The Birds & The Bees', shows the red-head lass moving forward fraught with trauma but losing no sense of direction.

The 45-seconds trailer begins with Lizzie waking up from the bed and telling Brianna, "Mistress you're bleeding", with a horrified look on her face. A traumatized Brianna rubs blood off her nose and the scene takes us to a talk between Roger and Bonnet, where Roger's plans of staying back in Wilmington or rather leaving the century and going back to 20th Century Scotland is challenged by the villain who retorts; "oh, you weren't thinking of abandoning your duties before our journeys end?"

Roger's time in the old century is clearly not over and there might be some bad news for him. Also to be noted is Lizzie who may misunderstand the situation. Previously she had seen Roger argue with Brianna, and suddenly seeing her mistress all gory, chances are, she may assume that Roger, and not Bonnet, harmed Brianna so savagely.

Then we see Jamie Fraser talk about the course of history with Claire Fraser telling her that they haven't had much luck changing history in the past, which subtly hints at Brianna's motive of altering the death of her parents and the very reason why she is in the 18th century. "I need to find my mother," Brianna tells Lizzie, who quips, "you need time to," to which Brianna immediately and adamantly responds, "time is not on my side."

As music intensifies, we see Brianna hurrying towards someone and Jamie is shown asking "Have ye got a message for me, lass?"

This could likely be Jamie encountering Brianna because reunion and meetings are on the cards for the coming episode. The official synopsis reads, "As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she’s suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents and hits a stroke of good luck, discovering that Jamie and Claire are in town as well."

The last time we checked, all the protagonists, as well as the antagonists of the show, were clustered in Wilmington and as fate driven drama governs it, reunion and meetings are just the way 'Outlander' rolls.

Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) - Outlander Episode 408 (Starz)
Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) - Outlander Episode 408 (Starz)

While this may be the best news we've heard, the synopsis comes with a warning as well: "The newly reunited family returns to Fraser’s Ridge, where Jamie bonds with Brianna, until dark secrets threaten to tear the Frasers apart."

The dark secrets could be that of Brianna because her attempts to hide the horrifying incident from her parents will not be successful. As the title suggests, Claire will be there to have "the talk" with Brianna and help fight her battles.