STARZ Warns ‘Outlander’ Viewers About Portrayal of Sexual Violence in s4e8

STARZ series Outlander is hitting a pretty big tv milestone tonight with their fourth season eighth episode, “Wilmington”. It’ll be the landmark 50th for the time travel series, and they pull out all the stops to present the next chapter of the story.

There is also the matter of the official Twitter account for the series posting a PSA reminding viewers that the series is intended for mature audiences only, and warning of portrayal of sexual violence in “Wilmington”.

Readers of Diana Gabaldon‘s source material “Outlander” book series no doubt know what’s coming- we’ve already been introduced to character Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speelers) who will become a not-so-small part of the misfortune that plague the Frasers in the New World. And, it was only a matter of time before a rather harsh occurrence happens, facilitated by Bonnet.

As a reviewer for the series, I have already watched the episode, and can tell you only that the scene is portrayed mostly off-screen; but those who are sensitive to depictions of sexual violence may want to avoid this episode.

So, be advised- mature audiences only, and those who need trigger warnings for such things in their media, this is an episode you can read a recap of, or maybe have someone fast forward it for you if you need it.

Outlander season 4 airs on STARZ on Sundays.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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