Roger had a tough decision to make in Outlander Season 5, Episode 4, and he chose wrong. Here are his three best moments from The Company We Keep.
Outlander Season 5, Episode 4 took us to Brownsville. Roger and the militia got there first, leading to a big decision to be made. Of course, Roger thought with his 20th-century knowledge, and it didn’t go down so well.
He had some standout moments during the episode. Looking back at “The Company We Keep,” these are the three moments that stand out the most for me.
3. Defending his decisions to Jamie
Jamie put Roger in charge of the militia as a way to protect him. What Jamie didn’t think about was Roger having to lead that militia without Jamie around. Of course, Roger was going to use his 20th-century knowledge to handle a situation. You can read about 18th-century life all you want but it doesn’t mean you know it.
Roger did a fine job trying to defend himself. By sharing the origin of the phrase “Dutch courage,” he made a point of him being a scholar. This isn’t a life Roger is equipped for, furthering a reminder that maybe he would be better off in his own time. While I know some book fans don’t like this version of Roger, I love it because I feel like I can relate to him more, which is necessary in a TV show.
2. Speaking of love
As Isaiah Morton returned, we got this story of love. As Jamie and Roger have both said, you will do stupid things for love.
I adored that we got to see Roger and Jamie agreeing on something. They know their women are the most important things to them. They will do everything in their power to keep them safe. There was a look from Jamie that helped him remember that Roger is trying to the best of his abilities and that’s something to respect.
1. Singing to boost morale
Each episode has included Roger singing. During Outlander Season 5, Episode 4, she sang to help boost the morale after Jamie and Claire made it to Brownsville. It was the only thing he could do after disappointing his father-in-law.
For those wondering why Roger is singing so much, it’s definitely foreshadowing something that will happen. It’s getting us ready for a traumatic moment that will happen, and I love hearing Roger sing all the more because of it.
What were your favorite Roger moments from Outlander Season 5, Episode 4? Share in the comments below.
Outlander airs Sundays on STARZ.