In the eleventh 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). We’ve also hosted recap and analysis videos for the first episode, second episode, third episode, fourth episode, fifth episode, sixth episode, seventh episode, eighth episode, ninth episode and tenth episode.
In “If Not For Hope,” the eleventh episode of season four of the Starz hit drama “Outlander,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Young Ian (John Bell) embark on a long and uncertain journey to rescue Roger (Richard Rankin), while Brianna (Sophie Skelton) forges a friendship with one of Jamie’s old friends as she fends off Aunt Jocasta’s (Maria Doyle Kennedy) attempts to secure her a husband. Meanwhile, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) enlists Fergus’s (César Domboy) help with a dangerous task. The episode was written by Shaina Fewell & Bronwyn Garrity and directed by Mairzee Almas.
“Is this ‘The Bachelor: River Run,’ and will there be a rose ceremony?” Rob laughs sarcastically as he discusses the scenes where Brianna is paraded in front of potential suitors by Aunt Jocasta. Paula agreed that it felt that way, noting that a woman expecting a child in that era would not have been able to easily get away with being single. Ultimately though, both Rob and Paula thought the episode was not as exciting as the last few. “After the emotional rollercoaster of the last three episodes, which I have said that I loved,” Paula explains, “I think this wasn’t a letdown, but a much slower pace. I felt like we went from running to a really slow walk in this episode.”
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