On Outlander Season 5, Episode 7, Roger delivered the message to Murtagh about the Battle of Alamance. Why him when there were so many others?
When Brianna came to warn everyone about the Battle of Alamance, they knew they had to warn Murtagh. Roger was the one to deliver the message on Outlander Season 5, Episode 7, but why him?
There are a few reasons that it just had to be Roger. There’s no way Jamie could send a message with any of the other militiamen. Even Fergus wouldn’t have really understood the situation—and where was he, by the way? I don’t remember seeing him.
The information the group had was from the future. Jamie and Murtagh are the only two that know Claire, Brianna, and Roger are from the future. Taking information about the future would have seemed odd, and it’s not like this could be something put in writing. So, it had to be one of the people from the future or Jamie.
Jamie couldn’t be the one to go to the Regulator camp. Someone would have seen him and questioned his loyalties. Governor Tryon could have found out and it would have put Jamie’s whole family in danger.
Brianna and Claire couldn’t go. It would have been too dangerous for them, even if they were heading to Murtagh. So, Roger was the best person for the job.
But why did Roger volunteer to go?
Roger knew that he was the only person who could safely deliver the message, and even then, he knew that it wasn’t safe. But he had to give the Regulators a chance, and he knew that meant putting himself in a risky situation.
At the same time, Roger is on the side of peace. He mentioned a few episodes earlier how being raised as a minister’s son could prevent him from shooting. He doesn’t believe in killing and he would have wanted to do anything possible to prevent the Battle of Alamance.
He would have felt like it was his duty to encourage a peaceful situation. He would have wanted to protect the Regulators knowing how it was all destined to end. This wasn’t just about Murtagh but about preserving as many lives as possible.
It made a lot of sense for Roger to be the one to deliver the message when you consider everything about his character and the whole situation.