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Here's What Happens in the 5th Outlander Book, So You Can Prepare For Season 5 of the Show

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Bad news, Outlander fans - season five won't be premiering until Feb. 16, 2020. But the good news is that the book on which the season is based gives us all we need to know about what the season will entail. Read on to find out what you can look forward to, but be warned of spoilers.

Related: Outlander: Nervous About Roger and Brianna's Fate? Here's What Happens to Them in the Books

When we last left our intrepid heroes in season four, Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and Roger (Richard Rankin) were at Aunt Jocasta's (Maria Doyle Kennedy) plantation. Bree had just given birth to her son and Jamie had just been ordered by the governor to find and kill the leader of the Regulators - and wouldn't you know it, the leader of the Regulators is none other than Jamie's godfather, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix).

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Movie Review – For Love or Money (2019)

For Love or Money, 2019.

Directed by Mark Murphy.

Starring Robert Kazinsky, Samantha Barks, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Ed Speleers, Anna Chancellor, Tony Way, Ivan Kaye and David Hargreaves.

Synopsis:

A fairy tale romance takes an unexpected turn when Mark (Robert Kazinsky) discovers his beautiful bride-to-be, Connie (Samantha Barks), has actually been plotting against him.

For Love or Money is nothing that hasn’t been seen before. A self-proclaimed anti-romcom, the film details a fake relationship between Mark and Connie, who sets out to fleece him of an impending windfall. As his childhood crush, Mark is only too happy to be duped by his shallow, dismissive girlfriend – but when her plot is revealed to him, Mark delights in giving her in a taste of her own – bitter – medicine.

Although this reads like a truly standard bill of fare, there are sparks in the screenplay, and among the cast, that keep interest ignited. Robert
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Outlander: Season Five; Starz Series Production Begins in Scotland

Outlander is gearing up for a new adventure. Starz just announced production has begun on the TV show's fifth season.

The new season of the historical drama "sees a continuation of the Fraser family's adventures, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task - and protecting it proves even more difficult - particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina, during a period of dramatic socio-political upheaval." The cast includes Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, David Berry, John Bell, and Ed Speleers.

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Zombie Thriller Zoo Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour on Digital Platforms this May 28th

Zoo is a smaller zombie film, from production house PingPong Film. This title takes place during a pandemic as a couple struggles to piece their marriage back together. When their front door is attacked by their neighbours, John (Ed Speleers) and Karen (Zoe Tapper) may have been pushed to the point of no-return. Zoo had a film festival run, throughout Europe in 2018. Now, The Orchard renamed to 1091 Media, is set to show the film, on Digital platforms, this May. Zoo also stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side of Sleep) and Jan Bijvoet (Embrace of the Serpent). A preview of the film's impending launch are hosted here. The trailer shows John and Karen squabbling, during a zombie apocalypse, in their small apartment. Determined to stay alive, they gather all of the right tools, to defend themselves. Not very hospitable, this couple puts their neighbours to work as society continues to breakdown.
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Outlander on Starz: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

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Have Jamie and Claire found their way back to each other? Is the Outlander TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Outlander season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A Starz time-travel drama, Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser. The cast also includes Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, David Berry, John Bell, Ed Speleers, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, Colin McFarlane, Natalie Simpson, Kyle Rees, and Tim Downie.

Outlander, season four, is based on the fourth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, Drums of Autumn. It
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‘Outlander’ Season 4 Is a Reminder That Love Stories on TV Are Very, Very Hard

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‘Outlander’ Season 4 Is a Reminder That Love Stories on TV Are Very, Very Hard
Love stories on TV are hard, as has been observed many times in the past, because in the very long run, it’s hard for a romance to have a happy ending. Any first kiss implies that there is also a last kiss; whether it be separation or death, the idea of “together forever” is a hard one to pull off. Thus, the struggle for shows like “Outlander,” which just aired its Season 4 finale, a season which was grounded in the reunion of its central hero and heroine, but also felt the need to develop a new passion.

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the “Outlander” Season 4 finale, “Man of Worth.”]

The Starz time travel drama, created by Ronald D. Moore and based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, began as the story of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a woman from the 1940s unexpectedly whisked back to the 1700s, where despite being married to a man from her own era,
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If You're Curious About Outlander's Big Stephen Bonnet Cliffhanger, Read This

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If You're Curious About Outlander's Big Stephen Bonnet Cliffhanger, Read This
In the latest episode of Outlander, titled "Providence," there is indeed a bit of providence in the way the show's writers figured out how to dovetail a storyline from the book with a storyline that is wholly invented for the show. It works really well, so major props on that front, but it also leaves a big cliffhanger. Read on to find out where that might end up, but be warned: spoilers from the book to follow.

Related: Outlander: Nervous About Roger and Brianna's Fate? Here's What Happens to Them in the Books

On the show, Bonnet (Ed Speleers) is jailed alongside Murtagh, whom the Red Coats find with Bonnet's unconscious body and recognize from his wanted poster. So when Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Lord John (David Berry) show up so that she may say her piece to her rapist and possible father of her baby before he dies,
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Outlander: Season Four Viewer Votes

How rocky is the road for Claire and Jamie during the fourth season of the Outlander TV show on Starz? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Outlander is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the Outlander season four episodes for us, below.

A Starz historical, time-travel drama, Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser. The Starz cast also includes Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, David Berry, John Bell, Ed Speleers, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, Colin McFarlane, Natalie Simpson, Kyle Rees, and Tim Downie.

Outlander, season season four, is based on the
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‘Outlander’ Recap: Brianna Confronts Her Rapist in ‘Providence’

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‘Outlander’ Recap: Brianna Confronts Her Rapist in ‘Providence’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Providence,” the 12th episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

There were two competing narratives on “Outlander” this week — one that was largely invented for the show but was a very clever way to keep a certain character involved, and another that was also changed a bit from the novel, causing it to feel like a shameless play at the viewers’ emotions. Let’s dig into the clever one first.

In Wilmington, Fergus (Cesar Domboy) informed the Regulators of Murtagh’s (Duncan Lacroix) capture by the Red Coats. They quickly realized that Murtagh won’t be granted a fair trial — he’ll be hanged to send a message to the other Regulators. So it’s scheming time because the men need to break him out of jail before he is executed.

Meanwhile, in a plot that ended up dovetailing nicely with Murtagh’s imprisonment,
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'Outlander' Veers From Books Again in Major Cliff-Hanger

'Outlander' Veers From Books Again in Major Cliff-Hanger
[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the Jan. 20 episode of Outlander, "Providence."]

Outlander's worst villain made his return in this week's episode, but his fate was left dangling in a major departure from the books.

After Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) helped capture and imprison Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), along with getting put in chains himself, word traveled to Lord John Grey (David Berry) and Brianna (Sophie Skelton). Bree, inspired by a letter from her father, Jamie (Sam Heughan), decided she needed to face her rapist and, shockingly, forgive him for what he did to her. But ...
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Outlander: Nervous About Roger and Brianna's Fate? Here's What Happens to Them in the Books

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Outlander: Nervous About Roger and Brianna's Fate? Here's What Happens to Them in the Books
Non-book readers may be wondering just what is to become of Roger (Richard Rankin) and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) on Outlander this season and into the future. The pair have had quite the tumultuous relationship so far, between the time travel, Brianna's rape, the kidnapping, and Roger being kind of a jerk on several occasions. Read on to find out what's in store for the star-crossed lovers, but be warned: spoilers from the books to follow!

Related: Outlander's Executive Producer Dishes on That Roger Cliffhanger: "He's in a Dire Situation"

Thus far on Outlander, Roger and Bree haven't had too many happy moments together. They begin a relationship, only to have Roger freak out that Brianna wants to sleep with him - in his mind, they must be at least engaged first, though he has slept with other women already, so that's a touch hypocritical on his part. Then, when
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‘Outlander’ Recap: An Unlikely Couple Emerges in ‘If Not For Hope’

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‘Outlander’ Recap: An Unlikely Couple Emerges in ‘If Not For Hope’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “If Not For Hope,” the eleventh episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

The thrust of the action of “If Not For Hope,” the eleventh episode of “Outlander’s” fourth season centered on Brianna (Sophie Skelton) cooling her heels at River Run after the rest of her family took off in search of Roger (Richard Rankin). Brianna was content to read and sketch for the ensuing months until her parents return, but Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) had other ideas — namely, she needed to see Brianna wed before the baby arrived.

It was obvious Jocasta admired how much Bree is like the late Ellen Mackenzie, Jocasta’s older sister and mother to Jamie (Sam Heughan), who would not be forced into a marriage of convenience or political strategy. But Jocasta also couldn’t sit by and watch Bree’s child be branded a “fatherless bastard,
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‘Outlander’ Recap: Secrets and Misunderstandings Cut to ‘The Deep Heart’s Core’

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‘Outlander’ Recap: Secrets and Misunderstandings Cut to ‘The Deep Heart’s Core’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Deep Heart’s Core,” the tenth episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

In the aftermath of Brianna’s (Sophie Skelton) rape and pregnancy news, it would seem like everyone knew what was going on, but that was not the case — and these secrets caused some serious heartbreak and anger in “The Deep Heart’s Core.”

But first, in one of the best scenes between Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Brianna from the books that was adapted very well on the show, the father and daughter had a very frank discussion about Brianna’s rape. Jamie was convinced that Bree needed to be married now that there was a baby on the way, at which modern-day viewers might all laugh, but that was how things were back then, as executive producer Maril Davis tells Variety.

“In Jamie’s time, women got married
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Outlander's New Episode Changes 4 Key Plot Points From the Book - Here's Why That's a Good Thing

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Outlander's New Episode Changes 4 Key Plot Points From the Book - Here's Why That's a Good Thing
Warning: spoilers for Outlander season four, below.

It's no secret that the Outlander show writers have had a formidable task in adapting Diana Gabaldon's lengthy books for television. As executive producer Maril Davis told Popsugar in a recent interview, "Diana's books are huge and there's no way to get ever nook and cranny from the books onto the show."

That being said, the latest episode, titled "The Birds and the Bees," felt even more sped up than most entries into the series. The 50-minute story manages to cover months of time, condensing and omitting key plot points from the book left and right. In case you need a refresher about how exactly it all goes down in the Gabaldon's novel - or if you've never read the books and are curious - here are the biggest differences in the adaptation and what they mean for the show.

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‘Outlander’ Producer on Importance of Portraying On-Screen Father-Daughter Reunion as in the Novels

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‘Outlander’ Producer on Importance of Portraying On-Screen Father-Daughter Reunion as in the Novels
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Birds and the Bees,” the ninth episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

The latest episode of “Outlander” finally put on screen a scene book readers have been looking forward to for years.

In the episode “The Birds and the Bees,” Brianna (Sophie Skelton) managed to carry on with her mission to find her parents and warn them of their impending deaths despite having just been brutally assaulted by Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) in a pub. When she learned that her parents were actually in Wilmington already and set out to find them, Brianna located her birth father first, coming upon Jamie (Sam Heughan) as he took a bathroom break in an alley. It might seem a little weird to show-only viewers, but it happened exactly the way it happens in the book, which is just how the writers’ room wanted it.
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‘Outlander’ Recap: A Tearful Reunion and Confession in ‘The Birds and the Bees’

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‘Outlander’ Recap: A Tearful Reunion and Confession in ‘The Birds and the Bees’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Birds and the Bees,” the ninth episode of “Outlander” Season 4.

The latest “Outlander” episode continued to be quite the emotional roller coaster for poor Brianna (Sophie Skelton), who was just raped by Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), then met her birth father and was reunited with her mother in the span of about 12 hours. But the emotional punches didn’t stop there.

First, Brianna managed to stagger back to her sleeping quarters where Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryan) was horrified at Brianna’s state, easily figuring out what must have happened. But remember, the last thing Lizzie knew was that Brianna was being roughly pulled down the street by Roger (Richard Rankin). This will continue to be a big plot point.

Anyway, the next morning, Roger informed Bonnet that he was done serving the cruel captain, but Bonnet said no
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Outlander Season 4 Episode 9 Review: The Birds & The Bees

Bree lives the painful results of her recent trauma amongst the comforts of family in a powerful episode of Outlander.

This Outlander review contains spoilers.

Outlander Season 4, Episode 9

For the most part, this episode was excellent. It stays close to Bree as we see the consequences of Bonnet's act of sexual violence. It's about Bree's pain, her strength, her healing. Unfortunately, in the episode's closing minutes, it becomes about Jamie's pain, anger, and desire for revenge, and that takes this episode from something worth celebrating to another asterisked triumph for Outlander.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. After the emotionally and physically-devastating events of last week's episode, Brianna desperately needs something to go right, and that finally happens for her in the hour's opening act. Lizzie, who this show has done very little to characterize thus far, happens to chat with a Scot who mentions the story of Claire saving
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Outlander's Executive Producer on the Tragic Repercussions of Brianna's Rape: "It's Horrific"

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Outlander's Executive Producer on the Tragic Repercussions of Brianna's Rape:
Warning: Spoilers for the "Wilmington" episode of Outlander, below.

It is no secret that over the years, Outlander has featured several instances of sexual violence against various characters, which is a sensitive subject for any television show to tackle. The latest episode, titled "Wilmington," broached the subject once again with one of the main characters, something that is sure to cause some backlash from viewers who might deem it an unnecessary plot point.

In "Wilmington," following a sweet night with Roger (Richard Rankin) - which starts out with a beautiful handfasting ceremony and consummation of their relationship - things end with Brianna (Sophie Skelton) in tears after learning Roger knew about her parents' obituary and purposely didn't tell her. She then walks dejectedly back to the pub where she and Lizzie (Caitlin O'Ryan) are staying.

Upon reaching the pub, Brianna spies the villainous Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) gambling with her mother's silver wedding ring,
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Outlander: Season Four Ratings

Last year the Outlander TV show on Starz saw a dramatic increase in the Nielsen ratings. Consequently, the network gave it an early renewal through both its fifth and sixth seasons. While we don't have to worry whether Outlander will be cancelled or renewed for season five,, we're left to wonder whether it can keep on growing, or if it has reached its peak. We're keeping an eye on the ratings during the fourth season, so stay tuned.

An historical time travel drama, Outlander, stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser. The Starz cast also includes Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, David Berry, John Bell, Ed Speleers, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, Colin McFarlane, Natalie Simpson, Kyle Rees, and Tim Downie.

Outlander, season season four, is based on the fourth novel in Diana
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‘Outlander’ Producer on Dealing With ‘Different Sensitivities’ in Depicting Sexual Assault

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‘Outlander’ Producer on Dealing With ‘Different Sensitivities’ in Depicting Sexual Assault
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched, “Wilmington,” the eight episode of the fourth season of “Outlander.”

After a season that started by depicting slavery up-close-and-personal, “Outlander” once again waded into a controversial subject matter with its latest Season 4 episode, “Wilmington.” In it, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) was brutally assaulted in a pub after sailing to America in search of her parents to warn them about the death notice that they die in a fire sometime in the next decade. Upon reaching the North Carolina town, she came across the villainous Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) gambling with her mother’s silver wedding ring, which he stole.

Brianna offered to pay him for the ring, but instead, he wanted to give her the ring as “payment” for sexual favors. When Brianna refused, Bonnet beat and raped her in a back room of the pub while his crew members sat outside,
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