Why Outlander Season 4 could be the most dangerous yet

Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

Outlander Season 4 could be the most dangerous yet… here’s why.

As if the Scottish Highlands, the royal court of France and the Caribbean Islands weren’t dangerous enough, we may be set to see one of the most dangerous season of the series so far. That is, of course, due to the new location in Outlander Season 4 — the Colonies.

For those of us history buffs it’s pretty clear why this time and location is a boiling pot, but for those new to this era I have broken down five distinct reasons why season 4 may be the most nail-biting season to date.

Warning, spoilers may be ahead.

Native Indian tribes

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The native Indian tribes that populate the New World were not always peaceful, we know this. Next season we’ll see Claire and Jamie face to face with quite a few different tribes and they won’t always be well received (can you blame the Native Americans?). When the Fraser’s arrive in the Colonies a large land war has just been waged between the settlers and the Native Americans, so tensions run high.


One of the most famous fight scenes in the books is when Jamie is confronted with a bear. The dramatic scene would make for great television so we’re hoping it doesn’t get cut, but of course, it’s extremely dangerous. In addition to bears are other wildlife — mountain lions, wild birds, and snakes (among many other things) that could pose a serious risk for the newly settled Fraser clan.


We already know that Irish outlaw Stephen Bonnet will be the worst villain that Outlander has ever seen, but there may be other obstacles (outside of Bonnet) that will pose a threat to Claire and Jamie.

Outlander Season 4
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New land

This is a whole new landscape for Claire and Jamie. Even though Claire has lived in America, it’s nothing like the bustling city she left. They will need to forage and hunt for food in a land that is unfamiliar, fight against a winter like one they have never known, and discover their way through a location without an already beaten path.

Impending war

The American Revolution begins in 1775, and Claire is well aware of how awful it was for the people involved. It’s not just the official war they have to worry about though. Skirmishes and mini-wars happened abundantly in the lead up to the revolution, but Claire isn’t as versed on where and when (and how those turn out).

Season 4 will be a gamble on many, many levels.

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Outlander Season 4 premieres in November 2018. Like Claire and Jamie on Facebook for more news.