In 1968, Claire returns to Scotland for the first time in 20 years to make peace with the past… and in 1746, we finally learn how Jamie and Claire are forced apart. Get a sneak peek of Outlander‘s upcoming season finale “Dragonfly in Amber”.
Sassenachs, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said?
After binge-watching Outlander Season 2 during last Saturday’s marathon, we know that as we approach the season finale, there is some serious heartbreak in store.
Despite Jamie and Claire’s best attempts, despite Jamie’s “The Hail Mary” plan to surprise attack the British, history (and Prince Charles) are marching the Jacobites to Culloden. We also know that a distraught and unpredictable Black Jack Randall is lurking about…
Because of the first episode in the season (“Through a Glass, Darkly“), we know that somehow Claire makes it back to Craigh na Dun BEFORE the Battle of Culloden (because she asks the man she comes across about the outcome of the conflict).
We know that, in 1948, Claire is unable to find any evidence that Jamie survives Culloden. And we know Claire is pregnant and agrees to raise her child (a beautiful red-head girl, as seen in “Faith“) with Frank in Boston.
Yet, even knowing these facts doesn’t mitigate the impending heartache… because we don’t know the circumstances that lead Jamie and Claire to separate.
And I don’t know how to survive watching this.
A few weeks ago STARZ announced that the Season 2 finale “Dragonfly in Amber” (written by Toni Graphia and Matthew B. Roberts, directed by Philip John) would be a 90-minute mega episode. We also got this extended synopsis:
Flashing forward to 1968, Claire travels to Scotland with her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, and meets Roger Wakefield. Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the past, while Brianna and Roger bond over researching Randall family history. Claire finally reveals the truth to Brianna about her time travel through the stones, her life in 1700’s Scotland, and Brianna’s true parentage.
The story is intercut with another one back in the 18th century, which happens on the day of the Battle of Culloden. 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.
Today STARZ shared this more compact summary of the season finale (below):
Flashing forward to 1968, Claire revisits the past and reveals to her daughter, Brianna, the truth about her parentage. Back in the 18th century, the day of the Battle of Culloden has arrived, and Jamie must do everything he can to save the ones he loves.
A lot can happen over 20 years…
I’m really eager to meet older Claire, Bree, and Roger, but I’m also HELLA nervous about Claire’s return to Scotland. How does Claire share these incredible, unbelievable experiences? And how can she help Bree reconcile these hard truths with the life she grew up knowing? HAVE. MERCY.
As of now, STARZ hasn’t released any clips from “Dragonfly in Amber”, but if/when they do, we’ll make sure to update this post!
In the mean time, enjoy these eight photo stills, which includes a closer look at Bree and Roger getting to know one another.
Remember that the finale airs this Saturday, July 9 at 9:00pm ET|PT on STARZ. Tune in and come live tweet with @WeSoNerdy!
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) July 4, 2016