It’s finally here- the season 2 finale. All of Claire and Jamie’s planning and plotting comes down to one early-morning battle at Culloden Moor. Their strategy has shifted over the past 12 episodes- from trying to prevent the Rebellion altogether to simply trying to change the outcome. Now it’s their last chance. Whatever happens on the battlefield will be preserved in history forever. With all that is undecided, there are at least a few things that have to be left on the battlefield. Here are the top 5 things that shouldn’t be preserved along with the battle’s outcome.
- The life of Black Jack Randall. He and Jamie have been dancing around each other for two seasons now. It’s time to get resolution to this story line. Episode 212 showed viewers that there is still a man hiding way down underneath the monster, but also hinted that he may not be able to be saved. His death has been recorded by history as occurring at Culloden, and there are quite a few characters who would be glad to be the ones to make that come true. Will Claire and Jamie’s actions to change the future for themselves cause Black Jack to be preserved as well?
- The mystery over Claire’s daughter. In ‘Faith,’ viewers saw a flash-forward to Claire sitting in a library with a red-headed little girl. Viewers will also remember that Claire is pregnant on her return to the future. Her and Jamie’s first child was stillborn, but what will become of this new child? And will Claire be able to tell Jamie the news before she goes back through the stones?
- The utter ineptitude of Prince Charles. The Bonnie Prince once confided that he fears his father, King James, doesn’t like him very much. As Charles can’t fight, can’t strategize, can’t find his way down a marked path in the dark, and threatens to kill himself whenever the idea of living in Poland comes up, it’s not hard to see where that fear comes from. However, he is fighting to restore his father’s throne and to free the Scottish people from the English. There may be redemption for him yet. If Charles can turn that self-awareness into action, he just may be able to become the Prince that the Jacobites so desperately need.
- Jamie’s death. It’s time to be real here- if Jamie dies at Culloden, there’s going to be hell to pay. Something sends Claire back through the stones to Frank Randall, and it’s hard to believe that anything less than death would separate her and Jamie. She has Frank to return to, and all of the safety and protection of the 20th century, but will it be enough? And how will she return to a more modern existence?
- Fergus being harmed in any way. Still keeping it real here- that precocious pickpocket better not have one hair of his unruly mop harmed at the end of the finale. He made it from a lonely life on the streets of Paris to a loving place with the Frasers in Scotland. If that doesn’t earn him the right to a happy ending, nothing does. He snuck off once to battle. Here’s hoping his experiences at Prestonpans scared him off from trying it again at Culloden.
Episode 213, ‘Dragonfly In Amber’ airs Saturday, July 9th at 9 pm/8 pm central on Starz. The finale will be extended to a 90-minute episode. For those needing to catch up beforehand, Starz is showing a marathon of the entire season on Saturday, July 2nd. Viewers can also catch up anytime on the Starz mobile app. Check back here to FanFest.com for the full episode review and continuing coverage of Outlander news.
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