'The Outlander' Season 5 Episode 1 'The Fiery Cross' synopsis hints at a wedding and the upcoming Revolution
We can expect Governor Tryon finally calling on the loyalty that Jamie owes him because of his land grant where his family has settled
With Droughtlander coming to an end in just a few days, fans are waiting with bated breath for the show's premiere on February 16. We bring to you what we know and what to expect in the show's premiere episode. The cast has already discussed Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger's (Richard Rankin) wedding that will take place in Episode 1. After all the harrowing adventures of Season 4, including the scars left by Stephen Bonnet, we hope the occasion will be every bit as joyous and happy as Claire and Jamie's wedding.
But as the synopsis hints, not all is rosy. It states: "Following celebrations in honor of Brianna and Roger’s wedding, Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his obligation to hunt down and kill Murtagh Fitzgibbons."
So we can expect Governor Tryon finally calling on the loyalty that Jamie owes him because of the land grant where his family has settled. This also means that besides having to figure out how to placate the governor, he will be trying to stall any strike on Murtagh, if not his band of Regulators. Jamie's involvement with the governor means his militia will be fighting for the Red coats (the British) -- and on the wrong side of history given the ultimate success of the American Revolution.
The Season 5 trailer shows how Governor Tryon reminds Jamie of his duty to him. Even in season four, Jamie had it rough since many of the Regulators, including Murtagh, are Highlanders. Thanks to Claire, he also knows His Majesty’s soldiers will not end up being on the winning side, putting his family in danger in the long run.
The synopsis also states that Brianna will be reminded of her past trauma when she inadvertently hears some devastating news -- this thread is definitely connected to how she was raped by Stephen Bonnet. But what that "devastating news" will be is anyone's guess.