'Outlander' season 4: Jamie and Claire's life in colonial America

By @sachintrivedig on
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A new video of “Outlander” season 4 has been released online. Along with some additional footage, the video also includes interviews with Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire), who tease some details about the plot and the setting.

Jamie and Claire found themselves on the shore of colonial America in the season 3 finale. A new video [see below] shows a scene from season 4 that appears to be the first time the Frasers announce in front of everyone that they have decided to build a life there, instead of heading back to Scotland.

The newlyweds Fergus (César Domboy) and Marsali (Lauren Lyle) are shocked by the idea. Young Ian (John Bell), who is not too keen to return to his rather demanding mother and sister, loves the idea of staying in America.

Heughan teased that there is “real unease” for Jamie and Claire when they first arrive in colonial America. Balfe said that the two characters slowly start understanding the politics of the time, which includes slavery and the frequent skirmishes with the Native Indian tribes.

Jamie feels an affinity to the warrior culture of the Native Americans, which reminds him of the Highlander culture. In both the cases, it is the British soldiers who are trying to get these people off their lands.

The Frasers will be in a dilemma after they are offered a huge tract of land. The prospect of being landowners means freedom, but Claire particularly knows that they would be on the wrong side of history if they accept.

It is a dangerous time and place to live in, and the Frasers don’t know who they can trust. What is also frightening for them is the knowledge that there is another big war on the horizon. The American Revolution is just eight years away.

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