20 best moments from Outlander Season 5

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12. Stephen Bonnet’s death

Episode: Season 5, Episode 10

I was definitely not expecting this to happen so early, but I’m glad that it did. From a TV show standpoint, it makes sense to move the death of Stephen Bonnet up to the end of Season 5. We can start with a new villain in Season 6.

But what is it about this that stands out? It’s the multiple sides we see of Bonnet. There is a side to him that could have been good, but the circumstances of life made him go down a dark path.

Yet, Brianna feels some sort of mercy for him. She never explains why she killed him, but I think it’s both mercy and to make sure he’s dead.

11. Roger and Young Ian’s shared pain

Episode: Season 5, Episode 8

Having two men in deep pain together in the wilderness could have gone horribly wrong. The two could have gone through with those dark thoughts and nobody would have realized for weeks or even months.

Instead, it worked out for the best. They were both able to help each other.

Young Ian’s presence was arguably part of the reason Roger was able to pull himself out of the darkness. The time away with Young Ian, who didn’t push for explanations, gave him time to work through his trauma.

Meanwhile, Roger realized what Young Ian was about to do and stopped him. Roger saved Young Ian’s life, strengthening their bond considerably.

Now is the time to focus more on this bond more.