The Hanged Man: Mental Health and Roger Mac’s Transformation

Outlander Episode 508 tackled some very important mental health issues — PTSD, depression and suicide — after Roger’s hanging and Young Ian’s yet-to-be-revealed troubles. Andrée Poppleton looks at how successfully the show portrayed these important ideas.

Roger Mackenzie has had his neck on the line since the first few minutes of Outlander Season 5. His father-in-law takes to him with a cut throat razor on the morning of his wedding, with more than a tad of hidden angst between the two. Jamie has not forgiven Roger for taking his time coming back to Brianna, and there is an uneasy detente between them.

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