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‘Outlander’ Season 5 Plot, Episode Count, Latest News & Update: Sam Heughan Reveals Info About Jamie’s Impact on History
“Outlander” Season 5 is now on the lips of the series’ following given that the fourth installment has ended. While the finale concluded in yet another cliffhanger, there was a lot of satisfying moments to enjoy.
One particular scene is the reunion of Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin). Together once more, the couple will be going through more hardships in “Outlander” Season 5. Satisfying as the reunion was, executive producer Toni Graphia revealed that they originally planned to add it as a cliffhanger, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Graphia explained that instead of Brianna running towards Roger, it was supposedly Brianna pausing at the steps and looking for her lover. “Outlander” Season 5 would then work on the buildup and the relief the reunion would produce.
Even author Diana Gabaldon thought it was a “cool” way to end the season, but also acknowledged that people are going to get annoyed by it. After much consideration, Graphia opted to have Brianna and Roger meet again to keep faith with the finale’s title, “Man of Worth.” Meanwhile, Jamie (Sam Heughan) will be making a pretty difficult decision in “Outlander” Season 5 as he’s been tasked to track down and kill his godfather, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix).
Due to Murtagh’s involvement with the Regulators, Governor Tyron (Tim Downie) released an execution order on his head and asked Jamie to carry out the deed. This places tremendous pressure on Jamie and the Fraser family is being ripped apart by the powerful pull of the American Revolution. While Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will still be trying to change the course of history in “Outlander” Season 5, all of their efforts will have little effect in the overarching scheme of things. Heughan already hinted at this fact when he spoke with Harpers Bazaar.
“By the end of the season you see, no matter how hard they try, they get pulled into it. It's really exciting for [‘Outlander’ Season 5] because it's going to set up that whole world and the different political sides with Murtagh... It's going to be tough. This is not the first time they've dealt with these things. And at first, Jamie thinks he can play it. He can play with fate and play with history, maybe to his detriment,” Heughan elaborated.
As for the release date of “Outlander” Season 5 nothing has been announced just yet. The previous seasons don’t offer much information either given that all four installments didn’t have a uniform date of release. What fans know is that the fifth installment will have 12 episodes and will be based on Gabaldon's “The Fiery Cross.”