6. Facing off against Stephen Bonnet
At the end of the season, Brianna finally gets the chance to face her rapist. Believing that the baby is his, she shows him the bump and leaves him with some final words. He’s not going to matter in her child’s life. The baby will never know who Bonnet was.
We get to see this strength to Brianna that she hasn’t been able to show up to this point. There’s an inner strength to show that she’s not going to let the rape affect her anymore. She’s a stronger person in spite of it or maybe because of it.
I’ll admit that this moment is a little stronger in the books as it turns out Bonnet isn’t chained. She goes a little weaker learning about this but then finds her strength again to help Lord John Grey. However, the show offered the strength we needed from Bree in this scene with Bonnet.
5. Accepting that the rape wasn’t her fault
After telling her mother about the rape, Jamie learned the truth. Now it was time for Brianna and Jamie to bond. Whether you like the way Jamie went about it or not, this was a strong moment for Brianna in Outlander Season 4.
Brianna had been bottling so much up. She was detached during the rape, meaning that the trauma was worse afterward. She felt like she should have done something to fight back, and it takes Jamie to prove that there was nothing she could do.
Finally, Brianna gets some relief. She realizes that this wasn’t her fault. This was Bonnet’s fault.