Roger and Brianna are set to reunite in Outlander Season 4, but the actors who play the characters are hinting they may have some struggles on the way. Roger actor Richard Rankin teased some potential trouble for the couple looking ahead and shared his opinion on how they'll handle it.
Richard Rankin teased some choppy waters for Roger and Brianna's relationship, but he thinks their sea of love will navigate through well enough. After all, one would imagine that daughter of a woman who literally travels through time to reconnect with her lover would be pretty flexible in making long-distance relationships work out well enough. Even so, Rankin said things have been somewhat difficult for the two as of late, as their contact has been limited.
The contact is a result of Roger and Brianna's increasingly busy lives. They're still in love, but that love is hampered by the ocean that separates them a majority of the time. Rankin shared how the two have made the relationship work despite Brianna being in Boston and Roger in Oxford, England, and detailed just how frequently the two are touching base.
On top of that, Sophie Skelton shared with EW there's a fundamental problem in Brianna and Roger's dynamic at the moment. While the Outlander couple has bonded on their shared experiences, there's a part of Roger that triggers painful memories for Brianna. Skelton said Brianna seeing Roger rustles up memories of Frank's death, as well as Claire's leaving to be with Jamie.
Sophie Skelton added in a behind-the-scenes featurette for Outlander another potentially telling quote, which may hint Brianna isn't quite ready to fully commit to a life with Roger. Skelton mentioned the fear of connecting with someone, only to learn there may be a deeper love they're missing out on elsewhere. What that means for Brianna and Roger is up in the air, but it could hint the long-distance relationship has her wondering if this is a commitment she truly wants.
SPOILER ALERT: Roger helped Brianna travel back in time to reunite with Claire and meet Jamie in the books, which could be what Outlander is laying the groundwork for. This would mean a much longer distance relationship for her and Roger, where not even a phone call a week could happen.