‘Outlander’ Season 5 Spoiler: Why Fans Are Sure Roger Is Alive and Well

by Jeremy Spirogis
Richard Rankin - Outlander

Outlander simply left Roger MacKenzie’s (Richard Rankin) life hanging within the steadiness. In “The Ballad of Roger Mac,” Jamie (Sam Heughan) finds himself at battle together with his godfather, Murtagh (Duncan LaCroix). But on the finish of the episode, Roger has gone lacking, and it has the Fraser’s fearing the worst.

[Spoiler alert: Spoilers for Outlander, season 5, episode 7.]

Richard Rankin - Outlander
Richard Rankin – Outlander | Starz

The Revolutionary War has arrived on ‘Outlander’

Since season 4, Outlander has been establishing the arrival of the American Revolutionary War. Last season, Jamie made a cope with Governor Tryon (Tim Downie) to take a big lot of land (now known as Fraser’s Ridge) in alternate for his loyalty and repair to the crown. 

Being from the longer term, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is aware of that the battle is coming. And she warns Jamie that the Red Coats will lose in opposition to the revolutionaries. However, as a result of his complete household and associates stay on Fraser’s Ridge, Jamie is staying true to his cope with Tryon to maintain them protected. 

But now the battle has arrived. Murtagh went off on his personal and joined the insurgent trigger. He grew to become the chief of the Regulators and attacked quite a few Red Coats and crown loyalists. 

His actions landed him within the crosshairs of Tryon, and in episode 7 battle, he’s shot within the chest. 

What occurred to Roger?

At the top of the episode, when the Fraser’s go on the lookout for Roger, he’s nowhere to be discovered. They then spot a hooded determine hanging from a tree, and so they assume that it could be Roger. 

Brianna (Sophie Skelton) thinks that he was mistaken for a traitor and killed. Later, in a trailer for the subsequent episode, she is seen telling Jamie and Claire that she simply desires Roger again. 

Richard Rankin - OutlanderRichard Rankin - Outlander
Richard Rankin – Outlander | Starz

The episode left followers with a heart-wrenching cliffhanger, however many are positive that Roger is alive and properly. Some Outlander followers consider that the physique hanging is Morag MacKenzie’s (Elysia Welch) husband Buck. When Roger was knocked out, some assume Buck took his jacket and put it on to battle. 

“Not a book reader, but I can’t imagine Roger is actually dead,” wrote a Reddit fan. “It was probably his Mackenzie ancestor bro who took his jacket. Otherwise, they would have shown his face then and there.”

Another consumer famous that the present didn’t reveal Roger’s face.  “They did knock him out before the battle, could be Roger is still passed out in the woods minus his stolen jacket,” the Reddit fan wrote. “Seems convenient they don’t show what happened and then don’t show the hanged guy’s face.”

Major spoiler right here… Those who’ve learn Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books know that Roger truly doesn’t die right here. However, the Starz collection has taken inventive liberties with many characters and storylines, so Roger’s destiny continues to be actually up within the air. 

Fans will simply have to attend and watch via the season to see if this beloved character is actually lifeless, or if he managed to outlive. 

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