'Outlander' season 4: Bree's MIT studies and long distance relationship

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'Outlander'
A picture of Sophie Skelton as Brianna and Caitriona Balfe as Claire in "Outlander" TV series. Outlander/ Facebook

The “Outlander” season 4 premiere is just around the corner, and the cast members shared more details about the show recently. Speaking at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the cast members spoke about the relationships, storylines, and sex scenes.

According to a report by EntertainmentWeekly,  Sophie Skelton (Brianna) talked about the relationship between her character and Roger (Richard Rankin). At the start of season 4, Bree will be seen dealing with the aftermath of the events in season 3. The actress pointed out that her character went through a rollercoaster of emotions, as she started with two parents that became three and finally she was left all alone.

Brianna will be in the US in the next season. She has changed her life, and is studying engineering at MIT. She’s also in a long distance relationship with Roger.

The love story of Roger and Brianna will be fraught with challenges. The two characters will become close at the beginning, but they will eventually get torn apart. Rankin added that the separation is “mostly Brianna’s fault.”

Skelton joked that her on-screen parents were present, and Rankin shouldn’t get on their bad side. Rankin, however, managed to score a victory by getting Sam Heughan’s (Jamie) approval for the relationship. Heughan felt that Roger’s intentions were pure, so he “doth approve” of the relationship.

There may be some sex scenes involving Roger ad Brianna. Rankin said that they trust each other enough for such scenes.

Talking about the sex scenes, Caitriona Balfe (Claire) explained that there are always discussions about such scenes to make sure they serve a purpose. She said that these scenes need to explain where a character is at or move the story forward in some way.

“Outlander” season 4 is set to premiere on Nov. 4. Another interesting aspect to look forward to on the show is the introduction of a new dog character Rollo.