Roger (played by Richard Rankin) was wrongfully hanged at the Battle of Alamance and despite being rescued by Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), he lost his voice and was unable to sing to his son Jemmy.
There is a period where he mourns the loss of his voice because it is part of his identity, and we did see a little of that during the fifth season of the series. As Roger tries to sing again, he ends up with all the memories of being hanged. In the series, Roger has got his voice back.
In the books, Roger doesn't get his singing voice back. At least, he hasn't got it back yet. While his throat has healed, his vocal cords were damaged. Claire hasn't found a way to heal them just yet.
“I just wanted to get a more rounded idea of what Roger was about and what the fans would expect and their perception of him. “And also to give myself an idea of where he was headed so I'm then in a better position to plot that throughline for Roger.”
Roger is a descendant of Geillis and Dougal's son. Roger has Geillis's green eyes and inherited her ability to pass through the stones. He meets her in 1739, having traveled through time in search of his son, Jem.
Margaret's vision produces the following information: "When twice 1,200 moons have coursed, 'tween man's attack and woman's curse, and when the issue is cut down, then will a Scotsman wear a crown.” To put it simply, it's Brianna, the baby who was born 200 years after she was conceived.
The simple answer is no. Claire and Jamie don't have any more children after Brianna. Claire heads through the stones while pregnant with Brianna at the end of the second season/book. She spends 20 years in the 20th century, and she and Frank don't have any children together.
"I think that Jamie found the respect for Roger. There was a lot of misunderstanding between the two of them from the off, but he's seen him in the light of what he is and has a respect and admiration for Roger, which will presumably continue from here on in."
Bree and Roger do eventually go back to their own time in the Outlander novels after Brianna gives birth to their daughter Mandy. Mandy has a heart condition that Claire can't treat in the 1770s, so the MacKenzies head back to the 1970s at the end of A Breath of Snow and Ashes to attempt to save their daughter.
Apparently, the stones realized that Brianna and Roger weren't ready to leave the 18th century just yet. They both said they'd wished to go "home" as the stones whisked them away, and that's exactly where they went: the place they now consider to be home, back with Jamie and Claire.
Outlander's Richard Rankin on Finding Roger's Voice Again in Season 5 Ep 8, Famous Last Words.
Roger Is Suffering from Severe PTSD.
Last week, Jamie, Claire, and Brianna found Roger hanging with the bodies of several Regulators—and everyone assumed the worst. The good news is that Claire manages to save Roger's life by performing an emergency tracheotomy.
Roger and Brianna are distantly related in Outlander
Brianna is the child of Claire and Jamie. Jamie is Dougal's nephew. This is important to remember as it does mean that Brianna and Roger are both related to Dougal MacKenzie. Roger is not the son of Geillis and Dougal.
In November 1774, Jemmy has lice and Jamie shaves the boy's head, revealing an unusual birthmark on his scalp that Claire says would be genetic. Roger shaves his head as well to show that he has a matching birthmark, confirming Jem's parentage.
After all, there was a chance that Roger was Jemmy's biological father. When Jemmy seemed to be more in tune with the stones and time travel than others had shown, it seemed to suggest that Roger was Jemmy's father. However, it was the Outlander Season 6 finale that this was finally confirmed.
This makes Roger seven years older than Brianna. Frank died in a car crash in 1966, and Brianna and Claire traveled to Scotland in 1968. Claire went back through the stones at Craigh na Dun on Nov. 1, 1968, and landed in 1766.
When Jemmy holds the stone, it feels incredibly hot. It's so hot, it breaks in his hands. The stone is hot to the touch for Claire, Bree, and Roger, too.
Unbeknownst to Bonnet, Brianna then makes a deal with the whore to get word to her family that Bonnet is taking her to Ocracoke. Later, Bonnet insists Brianna sleep next to him in bed at night. She comforts him during his nightmares, which reveal his deep fear of death by drowning.
Diana Gabaldon has confirmed there is no possibility that Jamie Fraser will time-travel into the future and live out his life at Lallybroch.
When Brianna travels to 18th-century Scotland, she marries Roger MacKenzie. They have a son, Jeremiah "Jemmy" Fraser MacKenzie, and a daughter, Amanda MacKenzie.
Roger and Brianna Are Married!
Everyone gets colonially lit at the wedding and then, friends, we get to the wedding night.
We found out what happened to Roger very quickly in Outlander Season 4, Episode 11. In the end, the Mohawk made him run the gauntlet, but why? Outlander Season 4, Episode 11 very quickly told us what happened to Roger. We had to fill in a few gaps with a throwback to Season 1 filming, but that wasn't too hard to do.
Just as she begins to worry that Jamie might be capable of lying to her, Jamie quells her fear by revealing to her his indiscretion with Mary MacNab, a woman who worked at Lallybroch, while Claire was back in 1968 with Frank and Brianna. This confession soothes Claire, and the two find themselves realigned once again.
For instance, Lord John Grey learns the truth about Claire, Brianna, and Roger... though he has a hard time believing it. And speaking of Roger and Brianna, they get into their own time-travel trouble — Roger with his ancestor Buck and Brianna with Rob Cameron.