You can’t change the past.
If we’ve learned anything from Outlander’s epic second season it’s that history does repeat itself, no matter how hard a certain time travelling nurse tries to stop it. Season two of Outlander has taken us from the muddy shores of Scotland to the couture-wearing courts of France and back again and the show’s 90 minute finale is promising fans a satisfying payoff to a storyline first introduced all the way back in season one.
That’s right. The Battle of Culloden is here, and with the British army bearing down on the Highlander rebels, things aren’t looking good for Lord and Lady Broch Tuarach. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) have been scheming all season to thwart Bonnie Prince Charlie’s (Andrew Gower) plans for a Jacobite Rebellion on Scottish soil but despite their best efforts, that confrontation seems almost destined at this point.
With war (and probably a few character deaths) looming, we’re looking back at some of season two’s biggest storylines and how they should be wrapped up before the credits roll and talk turns to dream castings for season three. Here are some things we hope to see when season two of Outlander ends.
That Pregnancy Reveal
This seems to be the metaphorical elephant in the room, at least when it comes to the last half of season two. One of the most heartbreaking scenes this season was when Claire lost her baby and both she and Jamie have been grieving the child ever since returning to Scotland. There’s also been a suspicious lack of sex scenes for the show that’s built its reputation on steamy romps and bodice-ripping action. Here’s what we do know: Jamie and Claire have another child. Her name is Brianna and we’ve been promised a meeting with her in the season two finale. She also plays a large role in the books which means her conception, or at least the reveal of it — perhaps in a heartfelt scene between our favorite married pair before they’re separated at Craigh na Dun — is in order.
Claire’s Time Jump
Claire pulled a Marty McFly and Back to the Future-d herself in this season’s premiere episode. Book readers know why and when exactly that happens but now, with the finale upon us, fans of the show should be clued in as well. The synopsis for “Dragon Fly in Amber” hints that the episode will begin with Claire living in the future (possibly with a grown Brianna) and the two may travel to Scotland for the funeral of Reverend Wakefield (the man Claire and Frank met all the way back in season one). Handling the time travel element of Diana Gabaldon’s story has been tricky but the show’s done a good job of it so far. Here’s hoping the finale’s no different.