The premiere of Outlander’s fourth collection left viewers reeling because the evil Stephen Bonnet revealed his true colors.
The episode had been a slow-burn at first, with Jamie Fraser (performed by Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) determining their lives within the New World after the lack of their pal Hayes.
The pair determined to construct their very own residence within the rural colony of North Carolina with Younger Ian (John Bell) and his new canine Rollo in tow, however every part was ripped away from them.
Ambushed on their river boat, Jamie and Claire had been horrified when Irish pirate Stephen revealed he’d been following them ever since their sudden assembly within the woods.
Stephen stole Claire’s marriage ceremony ring from Jamie, and killed one among their companions, earlier than paddling away with a smile on his face.
However what’s going to occur in episode two? The pirate additionally took the married couple’s gems and cash, leaving them fully destitute and devastated on the loss.
The teaser trailer revealed the cross-century couple will probably be heading to see Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) on her plantation in Riverrun, so issues might be trying up.
However Stephen will certainly return, and now Downton Abbey actor Ed has hinted on the horror that’s to return.
“I’ve been crying out to play a personality like this for a really very long time,” the star shared in an interview with Radio Instances.
“I imply if [fans] find yourself hating him, then doubtlessly I’m doing the appropriate factor,” Ed continued, hinted at extra despicable acts within the season.
“Stephen Bonnet is a multifaceted, layered character,” he went on. “An enormous drawing card for me was simply getting the chance to play somebody like this as a result of there’s a variety of depth to him and there’s a variety of conflicting emotional turmoil occurring with him.
“He’s a captivating man on the finish of the day, he has a variety of drive and a variety of ambition, and he’s a pirate, he’s a smuggler.
“I really feel he has sturdy views on the world, and I feel sturdy opinions on the place his place on the earth is, I feel in his thoughts he considers himself a gentleman.”
The star admitted he’s felt the stress to do an excellent job following Tobias Menzies’ unbelievable portrayal of the evil Black Jack Randall on the collection.
Black Jack tormented Claire and Jamie for 2 stable seasons on the collection, and left Jamie specifically with the long-lasting trauma of abuse.
“There’s an unlimited quantity of stress in some methods due to the job Tobias has executed,” Ed thought of. “It’s massively commendable and attending to phrases with the fabric on this present, in fact I watched every part.
“However simply watching that man and what he has delivered to that character is unbelievable.
“He’s a world class actor. In order that’s introduced a variety of stress.”
Outlander continues Sunday on STARZ within the US and follows Monday on Amazon Prime Video within the UK.