Outlander still has a few episodes left to air before Season 2 wraps up; however, we’re already learning details about the big season finale. This week, we learned that the final Season 2 episode on Starz will last for a whopping 90 minutes on the network. In addition, the subscription cable channel just released the episode description for the finale, and it reveals some incredible details. Namely, we finally know when the drama will flash forward to 1968, focusing on the adult Brianna and Roger. Check it out.
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.
If you’ve read Dragonfly in Amber, you should know the book actually kicks off with the episode description sent out by Starz this week. Then, as Claire tells the story about her past life with Jamie, the book flashes back to much of the stuff we’ve seen in Paris and elsewhere on Outlander this season. On the show, the premiere episode kicked off with Claire arriving back in 1948 and resuming her life with Frank after letting him know she is pregnant with another man’s child. We’ve seen snippets of Brianna in the time since, but we have known for a while that the adult Brianna and Roger were cast and would be appearing in the new season.
Still, Outlander has taken its sweet time about letting us know when those characters would appear. Normally, when there’s a TV show based on a book, it’s not difficult to figure out when characters might show up for the first time, but since events in Season 2 were shuffled into a different structure than the books, it’s been a whole lot more difficult to tell when things will happen with this series. On the bright side, now we officially know Brianna and Roger will be back for the finale, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Brianna and Roger both become important characters in Diana Gaboldon’s novels as the series goes on. In addition, they both get POV chapters in the books, so we get to know them quite well. In the TV series, Brianna will be played by Sophie Skelton while Roger will be played by Richard Rankin.
Like previous episodes, the Outlander Season 2 finale will also split time between Claire’s life in the past and her life after she returned to her present time. The second part of the episode description focuses on Jamie and Claire getting closer to the Battle of Culloden and a tough choice they will have to make leading into Season 3.
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.
Since Season 2 kicks off with Claire returning to 1948, this episode description isn't all that shocking, but it will still be exciting to see how the final showdown and the Battle of Culloden play out in the long run. You can catch new episodes of Outlander on Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET. You can also rest easy knowing that the Starz series has already been renewed for Season 3 and 4. Here's what else TV has coming up this summer.