‘Outlander’ Season 5, Episode 8: Learn the Real Fate of [SPOILER] After a Shocking Episode 7

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Caitriona Balfe, and Sam Heughan

Fans of Outlander are nonetheless making an attempt to take care of all the things that occurred in episode 7 of season 5. It appeared that Roger (Richard Rankin) was useless from hanging and the primary characters had been greater than a little bit devastated. Once episode Eight begins, followers study nearly instantly the true destiny of Roger. Read on to study what occurred. There are main spoilers forward.

Roger was hung in a tree to die in episode 7

Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Caitriona Balfe, and Sam Heughan
Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Caitriona Balfe, and Sam Heughan | Michael Tran/Getty Images

Roger was informed to ship a message to Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix)
and the regulators on the eve earlier than an enormous battle. He immediately finds a
girl who simply so occurs to be his ancestor he’s encountered earlier than. However,
her husband assumes the worst and beats Roger. Next, followers study that Roger and
another males had been hung from a noose to die.

Episode Eight reveals Roger’s stunning destiny

In episode 8, Jamie (Sam Heughan) orders Roger to be minimize down and discovers that he’s miraculously nonetheless respiration. His airway is having issue getting air to move, so Claire (Caitriona Balfe) should use her surgical expertise to open it up. She makes a gap and inserts one thing to permit air to flee from Roger’s lungs.

Fast ahead to a few months later and Roger is at residence therapeutic properly. But it appears he’s afraid to talk. Claire assures him it can sound raspy at first, however get higher over time.

He’s having flashbacks of what occurred to him. One of his ancestors, a MacKenzie, places him with the British army’s prisoners. Three of the prisoners are chosen to be hanged for instance to others, and naturally Roger is a kind of males earlier than he’s rescued.

Brianna is nervous about her husband

Brianna (Sophie Skelton) recollects a friend of hers who dated
a person who fought in Vietnam. He had been again nearly a yr from warfare after being
hit by shrapnel. He had what her mom calls shell shock, or PTSD from the
trauma. Bri is understandably nervous that Roger has the identical factor. He isn’t
speaking and doesn’t appear to be himself in any respect.

The governor has granted Roger 5,000 acres for the error
of hanging him, which isn’t sufficient when you concentrate on all of the stress and trauma
it has prompted. Bri is upset, and he or she says she simply needs her husband again, not
the land.

When Bri’s mum or dad come to go to them, a toddler nearly touches
a sizzling tea kettle and Roger screams, “Stop.” It scares the kid, however excites
everybody else to listen to him communicate after so many months being silent. Brianna begs
him to try to say one thing else, however he can’t. The silence is unquestionably inflicting
issues for Bri and Roger. Everything appears to remind Roger of how he nearly
misplaced his life. He’s making an attempt to maneuver on from issues, however it’s greater than tough.

Roger talks about issues with Young Ian

Young Ian (John Bell) returns to Fraser’s Ridge and agrees
to survey the gifted land with Roger. It seems he’s going by loads
after leaving the Mohawk, however he isn’t saying a lot about it. When he tries to
kill himself by consuming water hemlock, Roger stops him and so they get into it. Ian
asks Roger what he noticed as he was dying and he tells him he noticed Brianna’s face.

Apparently Ian misplaced somebody when he was with the Mohawk.
Roger asks if she’s useless, and Ian tells him no, however she’s misplaced to him. He
needed his ache to finish, identical to Roger does.

“Who can say the place your soul could go when you…You may very well be
parted without end,” Roger tells him. “Not only from her but all who love you.”

They return each as new males. Roger tells Bri that part of
him died the day he nearly died. He tells her he’ll at all times sing for her. And
with that, Roger is speaking once more and it’s good to listen to his voice.

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