In the eighth instalment 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). We’ve also hosted recap and analysis videos for the first episode, second episode, third episode, fourth episode, fifth episode, sixth episode and seventh episode.
In “Wilmington,” the eighth episode of season four of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” Roger’s (Richard Rankin) desperate pursuit of Brianna (Sophie Skelton) finally pays off when he finds her in Wilmington. But their happy reunion is short-lived when Brianna discovers that Roger purposefully withheld pertinent information from her concerning the well-being of her parents. Meanwhile, Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) loyalty to the Governor is tested when he learns of a plot that would put a family member in jeopardy and ultimately decides to team up with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) to avert disaster. The episode was written by Luke Schelhaas and directed by Jennifer Getzinger.
“This is actually the 50th episode of ‘Outlander! 50th! That’s a big deal, so congratulations, cast and crew,” Rob declares to open up another lively chat between Gold Derby’s resident married couple. “This is a big, big episode with lots to talk about … first thoughts?” he asks. “Yay, oh my God, and … sigh,” Paula says enthusiastically, as she attempts to verbalize the range of emotions she felt watching what was probably the most pivotal episode of the season to date.
“OK, I don’t know where to begin!” Rob laughs. “Should we start on the high?” Paula asks. “OK, what’s the yay, what’s the oh my God and what’s the sigh?” Rob asks. “OK, yay is Roger and Brianna are finally together,” Paula joyfully sings. “The oh my God is Jamie and Claire trying to save the ‘family friend’, and then the sigh,” she explains, “is the very end scene of the episode.”
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