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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