In the third installment of our ongoing video series, senior editor Rob Licuria and “Outlander” fan Paula Licuria dish the highs and lows of each episode week to week of this chapter of the fantasy romance saga based on “Drums of Autumn,” Diana Gabaldon’s fourth novel in the series of books (watch above). You can also watch our previous recaps for the first episode and second episode.
In “The False Bride,” the third episode of season four of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) head into the wilderness, in search of a place to call home with Young Ian (John Bell) and John Quincy Myers (Kyle Rees), a local mountain man, who serves as their guide. Their adventure takes a dark turn when a fierce storm separates them, leaving Claire struggling to survive on her own. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, the relationship between Roger (Richard Rankin) and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) heats up during a romantic road trip. But they soon realize that they are not on the same page, which puts the future of their relationship in jeopardy. The episode was written by Jennifer Yale and directed by Ben Bolt.
“First thoughts, loved or hated, what did you think,” Rob asks in opening up the discussion about Episode 4.3. “Wow. Oh my God. Oh my God! Wow,” Paula enthusiastically responds when attempting to describe her reactions to the episode. “In that general order,” she adds, tongue in cheek.
“The best thing about this episode,” Rob proclaims, “is that we get to go back to the 20th century, back to the future, and we get to see Roger and Brianna, and I want to put this on the record, that I am really really beginning to love these characters,” he says. “I loved seeing them back again,” Paula declares, explaining that she was was so excited to see what Roger and Brianna have been up to, for very good reason. “This is my theory,” she explains. “We love Jamie and Claire, but they are the ‘older’ married couple now. But Brianna and Roger; they’re new, they’re still figuring things out, and it’s still passionate and young and fun, [which] is what everyone’s like at their age.”
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