Outlander season 5 spoilers: Brianna Fraser is in ‘a lot of pain’ following tragic scenes
Outlander fans were left devastated back in season four when Brianna Fraser (played by Sophie Skelton) was raped by the heinous villain Stephen Bonnet (Edward Speleers). This horrific act lead to Brianna falling pregnant – a baby which she decided to keep after the pregnancy.
It was not an easy journey for the youngster, but viewers saw her get through the tough chapter in her life and focused on moving on.
The situation was also difficult for Roger MacKenzie (Richard Ranking), who struggled to come to terms with the fact his wife was pregnant from the event.
Thankfully, he got over it, and vowed to be there for his wife no matter what.
Season five has a number of tragic events to jump into, including the continuation of this harrowing situation for Brianna, as well as the impending American Revolutionary War.
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Recently, Brianna star Sophie spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the next step in the story, and how the character would be acting in the new episodes.
She began by explaining: “There’s kind of a two-prong thing of Bree.
“She’s just in a lot of pain emotionally and physically. That’s one thing that I really wanted to keep going with this season.
“I wanted to make sure the post-traumatic stress syndrome — from the rape — is a tether for Bree.”
Sophie also explained that the overspilling trauma from season four’s events will leave her relationship with Roger a little strained.
She went on: “Being intimate and physically close to [husband] Roger is going to be a lot more difficult than it was [before the assault].”
While the duo are going to have a tough time in season five, the worst part of their story could stem from their child.
In the Outlander books, Brianna’s child develops a life-threatening disease, leaving the parents debating whether they ought to travel back to their time for medical aid.
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But will this be an option in the future, or will they be stuck in the past as the story continues?
Meanwhile, Claire Fraser star Caitriona Balfe recently spoke out about the ageing characters during a Twitter Q&A.
The actor was asked if she found it difficult seeing herself as an older woman on screen.
To which Caitriona responded: “No it’s good.
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“It helps counter balance all the c**p pressure I feel from all the bombardment of pictures and ads about how we should all look like teenagers. We shouldn’t. Wrinkles equals time equals life… Trying to love them.”
Fans of the show wee instantly elated by the star’s response, and instantly began praising her.
One wrote: “Love this soooooo much. Thank you for being such a champion on this issue.”
Outlander season 5 will air on Amazon Prime on February 16, 2020.
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