What Caitriona Balfe Wants Outlander Fans To Take Away From The Show

Outlander Caitriona Balfe Claire Randall Fraser Starz
(Image credit: Starz)
(Image credit: Starz)

Outlander fans are anxiously awaiting the return of their beloved show. The Starz series ended its fourth season at the end of January 2019. Now, the so-called “droughtlander” is going full steam. In the meantime, the cast is discussing the series.

There are a lot of themes that run throughout Outlander. Thus, there is no shortage of potential takeaways that fans can pull from the series. When asked what she ultimately hopes people take away from the show, Caitriona Balfe (who plays Claire Randall Fraser) responded by telling Parade:

One thing I love about it is it shows love is worth fighting for. I think that is something we explore continuously in the show.

When it comes to Outlander, there are countless demonstrations of people fighting for love. Caitriona Balfe wants viewers to know from the show that it is worth it. Outlander has certainly made a strong case for enduring hardship for love throughout its four seasons, and you can look no further than what the series’ lead characters have fought to keep theirs.

Jamie and Claire have battled for their love over four tumultuous seasons on Outlander. The pair have dealt with horrible tragedies and the impact of time travel, among many other adversities. Throughout it all their love has survived.

Claire and Jamie already dealt with an extensive physical separation which lasted two decades. Despite that, they found their way back to each other. Granted, it took a lot of time, effort, and sacrifice. Outlander is a love story, after all. But, the show also deals with the love of family.

The Frasers have had a rough time trying to all be together in the same place, at the same time. Having to go back and forth in time will do that to a family. Jaime spent Season 4 trying to connect with his long-lost daughter, Brianna. Season 5 will undoubtedly be filled with lots of opportunities for them to strengthen their relationship.

Following that massive cliffhanger, Season 5 should be off and running, quickly. Still, fans undoubtedly want to know everything they can about Season 5. Richard Rankin (who plays Roger on the series) opened up on how the adaptation process was going. Time will tell how many changes ultimately get made.

Outlander will be adapting the fifth book in Diana Gabaldon’s series entitled The Fiery Cross. Season 4 brought the entire fourth installment, Drums of Autumn, to life, and that is a story that CinemaBlend’s Laura Hurley argues could have been told over two seasons.

In the lead up to the fifth season in March 2019, Outlander has teased fans with a sneak peek at the set for Season 5. The first look at a very much in love, Claire and Jamie arrived a month later, and a Season 5 video has also stirred excitement for what is to come. Considering what we've seen from the series so far, I have no doubt that we'll continue to see just how the characters fight for love and, as Caitriona Balfe noted, what a worthy endeavor that is.

A premiere date for Jamie and Claire’s continuing story in Outlander Season 5 has not been announced yet. Stay tuned and allow yourself to enjoy some of what summer television has to offer in the meantime. The first two seasons of Outlander are currently available to stream on Netflix, along with other upcoming premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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