It’s one small step for Claire, one giant leap back to the source material for Outlanderkind.
The moment fans of Diana Gabaldon’s novel series have been waiting for — the introduction of Brianna and Roger — will happen in the 90-minute Season 2 finale, Starz announced Monday.
Spoilers ahead, so bail out now if you don’t want any inkling of what’s to come.
The July 9 season-ender (9/8c) will flash forward to 1968, as Claire visits Scotland with her 20-year-old daughter, Brianna (played by Sophie Skelton). There, the pair will meet a grown-up Roger Wakefield (played by Richard Rankin) — heretofore known as the little boy hanging around the Rev. Wakefield’s home in the 1940s — and Claire will visit places from her past in an attempt to make peace with what happened.
Finally, Claire will reveal Bree’s true paternity (as book readers know, she’s Jamie’s kid), while the 1960s revelation is intercut with scenes from the day of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Per the official synopsis: “When Jamie’s last-ditch attempts to deter The Prince fail, he and Claire come up with a dangerous plan — which Dougal overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage. Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves, even if it means saying goodbye to some — or all — of them.”
Dragonfly in Amber, the book on which Season 2 is based, using Claire and Bree’s trip to Scotland — and the revelation that happens there — as a framing device to tell the story of the Frasers’ experience trying to stop the Jacobite Uprising. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore chose to tell the start of Season 2 in a more straightforward manner.
Peruse the the first photo from the episode above, then hit the comments with your thoughts!