'Outlander' Season 5 trailer sees Frasers in dilemma of possibly interfering with American Revolution
In the trailer, there are a few moments when Claire is clearly convinced about saving the people in the world she currently occupies, but her daughter Brianna Fraser questions her as to whether this would be equal to playing God
The first trailer of 'Outlander' Season 5 has dropped and it tells a dramatic tale of how the Frasers will fight together to save each other and their home. The creators had earlier revealed the plot will revolve around Jaime Fraser (Sam Heughan) hunting down fugitive Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) on Governor William Tryon's (Tim Downey) orders.
In the trailer, we see Jaime try to stop a war along with Claire (Caitriona Balfe), his wife. But if this war doesn't take place, then the America Claire knows of in the present will not be the same. How will the Fraser family ensure their safety while keeping history, as Claire knows it, intact?
There are a few moments when Claire is clearly convinced about saving the people in the world she currently occupies, but her daughter Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton) questions her as to whether this would be equal to playing God. While Claire used her modern medical knowledge to keep her family safe in the past, she is now trying to find the root cause of a disease that befalls people around Fraser's Ridge.
Would she let the events take their own course so as to leave the timeline undisturbed? There are many tender moments between Jaime and Claire in the trailer and they show their love for each other in simple ways.
Jaime even tells Claire it would be better for her to return to her own timeline so as to remain safe from the impending war, that they cannot stop. Instead, Claire stays put and even tells him he must return (after he fulfills his oath to Governor Tryon), to which he swears he will.
There is also a scene where Jaime tells Claire, "Whatever tomorrow brings, it is a blessing you came to me." It must also be noted that this is the first time the Fraser family is together.
Brianna and Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) have also reunited. Despite Stephen Bonnet's (Ed Speleers) unseen presence, they try to navigate the war together. Roger, in due course, also hopes to get Jaime's approval.
The war Jaime and Claire are at the cusp of is considered to spark the American revolution and if they put a stop to it to save the people who are getting killed the revolution wouldn't have started at all. Brianna rightly says if they were to stop this war, America would never become America. So what choice do the Frasers have?
'Outlander' season 5 can be watched on Starz on February 16 at 8 pm ET.