'Outlander' Season 5 Episode 10 promo sees the Frasers finally go after the hated Stephen Bonnet
Brief snatches of the action-packed episode show a panic-stricken Brianna on the beach, paralyzed with fear, as Claire screams 'Bree, run! Go!'
Since the start of this season, the villainous character whose memory has hung like an ominous cloud over the Fraser-Mackenzie clan's thoughts, fanning their fears, has been Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), the smooth-talking pirate. His bloodlust is still as strong as we saw him maim a man in a duel at the end of Episode 2 this season. As he walked away, he had said that he would have killed the man but he had to be more responsible now that "he is a father".
Gerald Forbes, still miffed about losing his chance to marry Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton), also told Bonnet something he shouldn't have - that Brianna 's baby, Jemmy, was set to inherit Jocasta's River Run. If Bonnet was interested in his son for 'blood of my blood' reasons, he is now interested in him for his inheritance as well.
In the last episode, we had Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) explain to Brianna how Bonnet could make a case using witnesses at the bar in which he raped Brianna that he is the father and Jemmy's guardian since Roger married Brianna only after the boy was conceived. All Bonnet has to do is kidnap Jemmy and Brianna. He is also not above leveraging their safety to stop Jocasta from altering her will.
So it is probably a good thing that Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Roger are finally going after Bonnet in the upcoming 10th episode, 'Mercy Shall Follow Me'. Jamie's brush with death played a part in his resolve to end every threat to his daughter and grandson and Roger, the pacifist, is also game.
According to the official synopsis, "Jamie and Roger implement their plan to eliminate the threat looming over their family, but it goes awry when their prey proves more devious than expected. Brianna is forced to confront her greatest fear and fight for her and her son’s lives."
Bonnet has become such a feared nemesis, that the trailer for the episode shows Jamie reminding himself that Bonnet is "just a man", with Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) reassuring him, saying, "and nothing more." Roger also seems keen on giving Bonnet some payback as he tells Jamie, "I've never killed a man or fought back. I'm no marksman and I have only decent skills as a swordsman. But he's mine and I will take him."
But as the synopsis warns, Bonnet is a wily one. We see brief snatches of the action-packed episode as we hear a panicked Claire scream, "Bree, run! Go!" followed by a shot of a panic-stricken Brianna on the beach, paralyzed with fear. We also see Brianna in an ornate dress in a luxurious bedroom - sure signs that Bonnet will succeed in capturing her.
The trailer also shows Philip Wylie being thrown against a wall, a clear indication that he will betray Jamie in some way, maybe warning Bonnet that "Alexander Malcolm" is actually Jamie Fraser. This would give Bonnet the perfect opportunity to circle back to Brianna and Jemmy, while Jamie, Roger, and Young Ian go after him at Wylie's Landing.
In the books, Brianna gets better of Bonnet in a fairly satisfying way but we wonder how the show is going to treat this face-off.
'Outlander' 'premieres new episodes on Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT on STARZ, the STARZ app, and STARZ On Demand.