Outlander Cuts a Major Book Character to Deliver Its Most Heartbreaking Storyline This Season

This post contains frank discussion of Outlander Season 3, Episode 10, “Heaven and Earth.” If you’ve not yet watched the latest episode of Starz’s time-traveling Scottish romance, now is the time to leave. Outlander has proved a major hit with die-hard fans of the Diana Gabaldon book series, but for those viewers unfamiliar with ins and outs of the novels, the show has occasionally struggled to hold attention outside the urgent will they/won’t they of the oft-separated lovers Jamie and Claire Fraser. But in its third season, as Jamie and Claire are reunited (we hope for good), Starz’s Outlander has been much more successful in developing and investing in the characters outside the Frasers. This will ensure that the broader audience will stay tuned in even as Claire and Jamie settle into their marriage. Well, as much settled as they can be when one half of the couple has been kidnapped onto another ship. But at this point, it seems pretty clear that no matter the distance or time, Jamie and Claire will always find their way back to each other. It’s no longer a matter of will they? It’s more a matter of when. So it’s vital that […]

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