Outlander Season 4, Episode 12 remains one of my all-time favorite episodes

Outlander Season 4 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ
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Outlander Season 4 — Courtesy of STARZ
Outlander Season 4 — Courtesy of STARZ /

Roger shows off his compassion and willingness to make sacrifices

Next up is Roger’s storyline. We see him connect with the priest while in the hut. He’s now a prisoner of the Mohawk, and he has no idea what is going to happen to him. So, he knows he needs to find a way to escape on Outlander Season 4, Episode 12.

He gets that chance, but he also knows the priest is going to face a painful death. While walking down the dirt road, Roger realizes that he has to go back. We see this level of compassion and a willingness to make a sacrifice.

It’s not the first time he’s done this. He didn’t go back through the stones earlier in the season because of Brianna. However, that sacrifice was for the woman he loved. This sacrifice is for a guy he barely knows, but he’s not a killer and he’s not going to let someone suffer if he can do something about it.

This moment is important for later points in the story. There are other times that he’s been on the side of compassion, although he goes through a lot of change during Season 5.

It’s actually Roger’s story that I love the most throughout Seasons 4 and 5, especially on this particular episode. The ending to Outlander Season 4, Episode 12 still gives me chills.