Outlander is by far, my favourite TV show at the moment and it is very addicted indeed. I absolutely love the show. Apart from other hit dramas such as Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale, this series, as I see it from my perspective, it is powerful, romantic, sexual and sometimes, political. The Season 4 of Outlander is available now on Lightbox (New Zealand) and Starz (US). Created by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and based on the books written by Diana Gabaldon, the show has been renewed for Seasons 6 and 7.
This enthralling hit drama series tells the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), an English World War nurse, who in 1945, transports to 1743 in Scotland. There she meets a very handsome and chivalrous highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), whom becomes the love of her life and husband and they both get ensnared in the Jacobite risings.
Two very important characters in the first three seasons include the malicious Jonathan ‘Black Jack’ Randall, an English officer and Frank Randall, a historian at Oxford University, Claire’s husband in the 20th century and passes away in Season 3. Both roles are portrayed by Tobias Menzies. Other characters are also very important to the story, Brianna Randall (Sophie Skelton), Claire and Jamie’s daughter, born in Boston in the 20th century, was raised by Frank and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin), a Scottish historian, who befriends Brianna in Scotland.
Throughout the past three seasons, Claire and Jaime have encountered love, despair, grief, rape, kidnapping and death. Prior to the start of Season 4, in the last episode of Season 3, Eye of the Storm, Claire and Jamie have had arrived in the American land of Georgia, just after being washed out and experiencing a heinous shipwreck.
In the first episode, America The Beautiful, Claire and Jamie have settled in North Carolina in 1767, alongside Young Ian (John Bell), Fergus (César Domboy) and Marsali (Lauren Lyle). As for Young Ian, he have made a new friend called Rollo, a half-wolf breed dog (real name is Dewey). There is also a new villain on board, Stephen Bonnet (Ed Spellers), who robs Claire and Jamie at the end of first episode. In the following episode, Do No Harm, which is available now on New Zealand’s Lightbox, Claire and Jamie, along with Young Ian and his new buddy, Rollo are heading off to the River Run plantation to visit Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and a tragedy will strike at the plantation. Also, later on in the season, we will see Brianna and Roger’s romantic relationship and how the two get to know each other even better and more. The fourth installment of Outlander is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn and it resonates very deeply with immigration, slavery and the presence of Native and African American communities.
Here is the sneak peek clip of Season 4 posted above to watch. For those ones who haven’t seen the show yet, I encourage you to do so, as for me, it is one of the best shows on TV.
Catch Season 4 of Outlander every Monday 8 pm on Lightbox (New Zealand) and every Sunday 8 pm on Starz (US). Also available now on the Starz app.