It’s been so long — just over a year to be exact — since the sassy Sassenach and her rugged 18th-century highlander boarded a boat to the land of opportunity that we need a refresher before Outlander’s 13-episode Season 4 lands on Starz Sunday, Nov. 4, at 8pm ET/PT.
When we last left the time-traveling lovers, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) were racing to save young Ian from Geillis, who was convinced that Claire was tracking her all these years to stop her from putting a Scot on the throne. Ultimately, it was Brianna’s life Geillis wanted, and in their final showdown, Claire easily defeated and killed her former BFF in a bloody near-beheading. But the drama was far from over, as when Claire and Jamie set sail from Jamaica, a gnarly wave hit their boat and catapulted Claire overboard. Jamie, once again, rescued her, and the two were washed ashore on the coast of Georgia.
In the Season 4 opener “America the Beautiful,” we catch up with the Frasers four months into their lives in Colonial America, and already trouble is afoot for one of their friends. The Frasers are quick to rekindle their passion (steamy spoiler alert), along with making acquaintances with the governor (it’s back to the fancy attire). While wealth, prosperity and opportunity surround them, in future episodes we will see Claire speaking out against slavery, Jamie building her a homestead and the American Revolution quickly approaching. “We will be on the wrong side of history again,” Claire warns in the series’ sizzle reel. As for the 20th century, Brianna (Sophia Skelton) and Roger’s (Richard Rankin) romance is in flux as they search for proof that her parents reconnected in the past.
The drought is over, Outlander fans!
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) October 26, 2018