Roger struggled with his place in the 1980s in Outlander Season 7, Episode 4. Here are his top three moments from the whole episode.
If there are some characters who we know are men of their time, it’s Roger. He is a man who has been raised in the 1950s and 1960s. Those decades set him up partly for a life in the 18th century. While he couldn’t do many of the tasks needed, he accepted that it was up to the man to provide for the family while the woman raised the children.
Now he’s in 1980 and things are changing. Bree is the one working while he stays at home. That is taking a toll on him, and it led to some interesting moments of character growth. It’s time to look at his top three moments from Outlander Season 7, Episode 4 in order of when they happened in the episode.
3 top Roger moments from Outlander Season 7, Episode 4
Realizing the musket ball was gold
While Roger put together a guide for time travel, he played with the musket ball. After two or so years, he’s realized that the musket ball isn’t actually a musket ball. It’s a piece of gold.
This brought up the letters from Jamie and Claire. It’s clear that the rumors of the missing Jacobite gold has some truth to it. Does Jemmy really know about it? If not the gold, could he get the MacKenzies to it? Should they use it to help their financial problems?
He’s a logical man, so of course he was going to bring this up. But he’s also a caring father, and he won’t put his son in danger.
Talking to Bree about his thoughts
The Roger of Outlander Season 4 would have likely bottled things up for a little longer. Instead, he knew he needed to talk to Bree about how he was feeling. They have come such a long way.
He knows Bree needs to work, but that doesn’t mean he has to be happy about it. He made a promise to Claire and Jamie, and he doesn’t feel like he’s holding up his end of that promise. On top of that, he’s struggling with a crisis of faith as he wonders what God’s plan is and whether there is one.
We get to see and hear his doubt, and this is important to understand what’s going on with his actions.
Knowing the legends
It wasn’t surprising to see that Roger knew all about the pixies. While he was a little confused about why Jemmy and Mandy would mention pixies, they are a common legend. It’s the nuckelavee that stood out.
He immediately knew the legend from the Scottish Isles. We’re reminded that he is a scholar as well as a minister. It was also a great way to put in an explanation of the lore for the rest of us who have never likely heard of it.