The EPs take us Inside the World of Outlander Season 5, Episode 10. Was it mercy? Why was the story pulled forward? Here’s a look at the featurette.
As with previous episodes, Matt B. Roberts and Maril Davis take us Inside the World of Outlander Season 5, Episode 10. It’s a chance to explain some of the decisions made. And this one was one with many questions.
Fans wanted to know why a major storyline from Book 6, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” was pulled forward. It’s all about Stephen Bonnet. Knowing that there would be questions, the two EPs talk about why this happened.
The reasoning was simple. They wanted to finish the story in this season. And while it has annoyed some fans, it’s gained praise from others. There have been questions for many years about whether books would be combined, and this season has seen the most combination of storylines ever.
Roberts also talked about making Bonnet different to Black Jack Randall. They’re not the same type of villain. Bonnet is more of a sociopath than Randall, able to mimic others’ actions. BJR’s demeanor is just him.
Davis goes into the questions about Bonnet’s mindset. Did he really want to be a gentleman? Did he want to be a father or husband? Or could it all be an act?
We also got a look at Brianna reading “Moby Dick.” She wasn’t reading the actual book but reading the parts that she remembered. This is something that some fans have overlooked for one reason or another, but shows just how smart Brianna is.
Of course, the discussion of Roger’s question came up. I fully defend him asking it (and it is partially for the audience’s sake) but I love that Brianna doesn’t give an answer. It doesn’t matter why she did it. Whatever the reason, she made that choice and she was the one who got to make that choice.
Roberts and Davis touch on that and why the question isn’t answered in the end.
What did you think of Outlander Season 5, Episode 10? What would you love the EPs to talk about? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Outlander Season 5 continues on Sundays on STARZ.