Outlander Season 4, Episode 2: Inside the World and River Run

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

Matt B. Roberts and Maril Davis take fans Inside the World of Outlander Season 4, Episode 2. This is a look at why the slave storyline was so important and the introduction to River Run.

Outlander Season 4, Episode 2 deviated from the books considerably for timing sake. Rather than have Claire and Jamie spend three months at River Run, they realize immediately that they can’t stay there. The Inside the World segment for the week gives fans a look into Rufus’ storyline.

Rufus was the slave who had attacked the white worker and was being hung from a hook in his gut when Claire and Jamie made it to the group. It was an immediate shock of the events that would happen at the time. Of course, Claire decided Rufus was the one that needed saving, but it soon turned out she was doing more harm than good.

More from Interviews

During the Inside the World segment, EPs Matt B. Roberts and Maril Davis discuss the need for this scene. Claire and Jamie are centuries ahead, Claire especially. She lives in a world where a black man is her closest friend and one of the greatest surgeons in Boston. She detests slavery and this episode becomes more about two people against the whole world.

While they want to do the right thing for Rufus, they know that their actions could cause more harm for everyone. Their lives are put on the line and they risk Jocasta’s home and life. Then there are the other slaves to think about. This isn’t just about saving one many but doing the least amount of harm.

Meanwhile, the EPs discuss River Run and how they created that. When it comes to attention to detail, Outlander is on point. That’s what makes this series stand out.

Here’s a look at the segment to learn more about Outlander Season 4, Episode 2.

Watch Outlander with a FREE 7-day trial of Amazon Channels!
Watch Outlander with a FREE 7-day trial of Amazon Channels! /

One thing I will note is that I loved that the show focused on slavery — especially the downright awful parts of it. It touched on the big reason I’m fed up of Claire going on about her views. I respect her views and agree wholeheartedly with them, but she’s in the 18th century and in the south where most wanted to own slaves. I’ll share more about why I’m glad the show focused on this element of history later this week.

Next. 5 Top takeaways from the Outlander Season 4, Episode 3 promo and synopsis. dark

What did you think of the Inside the World segment for this week? What did you think about Outlander Season 4, Episode 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander airs Sundays at 8/7c on STARZ.