When Does ‘Outlander’ Return With New Episodes?

The March 29 episode of Outlander ended on a major cliffhanger, and fans are anxiously waiting to see what happens next. But unfortunately, the show is taking a short break. So when does the series return? And more specifically,  when can fans expect to see season 5, episode 8?

[Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Outlander, season 5, episode 7.]

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Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan | Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for STARZ

What happened in the March 29 episode of ‘Outlander’?

In season 5, episode 7, titled “The Ballad of Roger Mac,” Jamie (Sam Heughan) is finally forced into battle by Governor Tryon (Tim Downie). It’s a fight Jamie’s been avoiding since last season, especially because Tryon is hellbent on killing Murtagh (Duncan LaCroix). 

But for the safety of his family and the people of Fraser’s Ridge, Jamie upholds his oath to Tryon. With the Regulators and Murtagh on one side and the Red Coats on the other, The Battle of Alamance turns into a bloody fight, with Jamie emotionally stuck in the middle. 

As much as he tries, Jamie can’t save Murtagh. He is shot by one of Jamie’s young militiamen. And when Jamie drags Murtagh’s body to Claire’s medical tent, she confirms he’s dead. Understandably, Jamie takes it very hard, and he expresses his anger to Tryon. 

But Roger, who had snuck into the Regulator’s camp the night before to warn Murtagh, goes missing. His last encounter was with his ancestor Morag Mackenzie and her husband Buck (Graham McTavish). When Buck thinks Roger is trying to get handsy with his wife, he hits him with a gun and knocks him out. 

Later, after the battle, when Brianna (Sophie Skelton), Claire, and Jamie go looking for Roger, they find a body wearing his jacket hanging from a tree. 

When will ‘Outlander’ return with episode 8?

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The last episode ended on a major cliffhanger, and it left fans with a ton of questions. First, the body the Frasers found was hooded, so it’s unclear if it was Roger or not. Then, there’s the question Buck Mackenzie and whether or not Jamie will meet him and recognize him as his cousin. 

With no new episode airing on April 5, fans are wondering when the show will return. Luckily, the series isn’t taking too long of a break. Season 5, Episode 8, titled “Famous Last Words,” will air Sunday, April 12. 

What does the sneak peek of episode 8 reveal?

In the trailer for “Famous Last Words,” Jacosta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and Jamie mourn Murtagh’s loss together. Brianna learns that Tryon has given her 5,000 acres of land in the backcountry. Claire thinks this gesture is Tryon asking for forgiveness for what happened to Roger. 

An aggravated Brianna says she doesn’t want the land, but she just wants her husband back. So does this mean Roger is really dead? Or is he just missing or unwell? 

The sneak peek also raises questions about who is taking hemlock from Claire’s stores. And it ends with Claire holding baby Jemmy, and Jamie guarding her, telling her to hide. It looks like there’s a lot more action coming this season, but fans will just have to wait until April 12 to see how the drama unfolds.