Why did Roger go through the stones in Outlander?

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

Roger travels through the stones in Outlander Season 4/Drums of Autumn. Why does he head to the past? What’s there for a man of the 20th century?

During Outlander Season 4/Book 4, we see a lot more people head to the past. One of those is Roger. Now, despite his love for history from an educational perspective, this is not a man who would like to live in the 18th century. He is a man of his own time, and he struggles to find a place in the past at first.

It’s clear that going through the stones wasn’t his first choice. Something else took him through those stones. Why would he do such a thing? It’s all about love.

Roger goes after Brianna in Outlander

Roger learns that Bree has gone through the stones. She’s learned about the obituary, and she couldn’t just stick around in her own time and allow it to happen. With the ability to time travel, she had to go back in an attempt to save Claire and Jamie.

The past is a dangerous place, especially for a woman. Roger knows this, and he decides that he needs to head back in time for Bree. If anything, he wants to keep her safe. It doesn’t matter that they’ve broken up. He loves her, and he wouldn’t be able to forgive himself if he allowed her to remain in the past alone.

There are all sorts of things that could happen to Bree. She might not even be able to get to Claire and Jamie in time to save them. At least he has more of a chance of survival despite not being a man of the 18th century.

The two end up staying in the past. Roger chooses to remain with Bree, even if Jemmy isn’t his biological son.

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