Outlander Season 4 Episode Guide
Check out our complete episode guide for Outlander Season 4... including reviews!
Outlander Season 4 has, sadly, come to an end. But you can relive all of the moments in this episode guide!
Season 4 of the Starz drama adapted Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumnnovel, following the adventures of Claire and Jamie in Colonial-era North Carolina, along with their daughter Bree back in 20th century (and beyond).
read more: Everything You Need to Know About Outlander Season 5
Here’s a breakdown of what happened in Outlander Season 4, as well as reviews for all of the episodes…
Outlander Season 4 Episode Guide
Outlander Season 4 Episode 1: America the Beautiful
“Claire and Jamie cross paths with Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler who enlists their help; Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America’s history, leading him to wonder if it’s possible for them to lay down roots.”
Original air date: November 4th, 2018
Read our review of “America the Beautiful” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 2: Do No Harm
“Claire and Jamie visit his Aunt Jocasta at her plantation, River Run; when tragedy strikes at the plantation, Jamie and Claire find themselves caught between what’s right and the law of the land.”
Original air date: November 11th, 2018
Read our review of “Do No Harm” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 3: The False Bride
“Jamie and Claire search for a place to call home; meanwhile, in the 29th century, Brianna and Roger’s romance heats up and then fizzles during a road trip that winds up highlighting their differences.”
Original air date: November 18th, 2018
Outlander Season 4 Episode 4: Common Ground
“Having been led by providence to Fraser’s Ridge, Jamie, Claire and Young Ian begin to build a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains; in the 20th Century, Roger tries to reconnect with Brianna.”
Original air date: November 25th, 2018
Read our review of “Common Ground” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 5: Savages
“Claire’s medical expertise proves invaluable, but she begins to fear for her life when tragedy strikes her patients’ household; Jamie and Young Ian travel to a nearby town to recruit settlers for Fraser’s Ridge.”
Original air date: December 2nd, 2018
Read our review of “Savages” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 6: Blood of My Blood
“Jamie and Claire are surprised when Lord John Grey drops in on Fraser’s Ridge with an unexpected traveling companion; when Grey takes ill, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings with her duties as a doctor.”
Original air date: December 9th, 2018
Read our review of “Blood of My Blood” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 7: Down the Rabbit Hole
“Brianna follows in her mother’s footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland, where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents.”
Original air date: December 16th, 2018
Read our review of “Down the Rabbit Hole” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 8: Wilmington
“Roger’s diligent search for Brianna pays off when he finds her in Wilmington, but their romantic reunion comes to an abrupt halt when she discovered pertinent information that he intentionally kept from her.”
Original air date: December 23, 2018
Read our review of “Wilmington” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 9: The Birds & The Bees
“As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents.”
Original air date: December 30th, 2018
Read our review of “The Birds & The Bees” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 10: The Deep Heart’s Core
“Jamie and Claire keep secrets from one another as they try to help Brianna process her recent trauma; however, the secrets they keep cause a bigger familial rift once they are revealed.”
Original air date: January 6, 2018
Outlander Season 4 Episode 11: If Not For Hope
“Jamie, Claire and Young Ian embark on a long uncertain journey to rescue Roger, while Brianna forges a friendship with one of Jamie’s old friends as she fends off Aunt Jocasta’s attempts to secure a husband.”
Original air date: January 13, 2019
Outlander Season 4 Episode 12: Providence
“Brianna confronts a violent figure from her past in an attempt to cope with her trauma; Roger befriends a fellow captive and endeavors to escape the Mohawk Village, while Fergus and Marsali plan a dangerous mission.”
Original air date: January 20, 2019
Read our full review of “Providence” here.
Outlander Season 4 Episode 13: Man of Worth
“Jamie, Claire and Young Ian’s attempt to rescue Roger from his Mohawk captors goes awry when a ghost from Claire’s past lays waste to their plan; Brianna worries Claire, Jamie and Roger may not return.”
Original air date: January 27, 2019
Read our full review of “Man of Worth” here.
Outlander Season 4 Trailer
Here’s the full-length trailer for Outlander for Season 4…
And here’s a shorter teaser trailer for the season!
Following the season three finale, Starz gave us this first look at Outlander Season 4, which shows Claire explaining Jamie what life in America will grow to be. Check it out…
Outlander Season 4 Story
The official synopsis for Outlander season 4 is as follows:
Season Four of Outlander continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. As Claire and Jamie build their lives together in the rough and dangerous back country of North Carolina, they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the American Revolution to come. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family. Meanwhile in the 20th century, things are complicated between Brianna Randall (Sophie Skelton), Claire and Jamie’s daughter, and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin), the historian who helped Claire search for Jamie in the past. But when Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna’s parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes both of them consider following in Claire’s footsteps.
Further reading: Richard Rankin On Roger’s Expanding Storyline
We also have a synopsis for the Drums of Autumn, which serves as inspiration for season 4 (via Gabaldon’s official site). If you aren’t into spoilers, avert your eyes…
DRUMS OF AUTUMN is the fourth book in the OUTLANDER series, following VOYAGER. Here Claire and Jamie, with Jamie’s nephew Young Ian, seek to find a place for themselves in the colony of North Carolina, treading a dangerous line between Governor Tryon’s patronage and Claire’s knowledge of the brewing revolution in America, between the help of Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta, last of his MacKenzie kin (“MacKenzies are charming as larks in the field–but sly as foxes with it.”) and the unwanted obligations of her slave-run plantation. As they find mountain land and begin to build their first cabin, their newfound life is bittersweet, with the thought Brianna–the daughter Claire has left behind, the daughter Jamie will never see–always near.
Outlander Season 4 Cast
Outlander Season 4 introduced many new faces to its cast…
Billy Boyd will be playing Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek.
Caitlin O’Ryan will be playing Lizzie Wemyss, a Scottish woman who goes on a big adventure with Brianna Fraser.
Natalie Simpson will be playing Phaedre, the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta and a trusted member of the River Run household.
Tim Downie will be playing Governor William Tryon, a former British officer who used his family connections to land the position of governor.
Simona Brown played Gayle, Brianna’s best friend and college roommate.
In addition to the above new cast members, Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black) was been cast as Jocasta, Jamie’s strong-willed aunt.
Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) came on in the role of Irishman Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler.
Further reading: An Interview With Outlander’s Ed Speleers
Scottish actor Craig McGinlay (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) was cast as plantation owner Andrew MacNeill, while Ainsley Jordan has been cast as Claire’s rival Judith Wylie.
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