‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Talks ‘Emotional’ Season 2 Finale, And A Shocking Twist Even For Book Readers

Outlander is only a few weeks away from wrapping up its second season.

While fans wait to see what unfolds in the Battle of Culloden, Sam Heughan has opened up about the exciting finale, “Dragonfly in Amber.”

According to Enstarz, Heughan described the finale as “emotional.”

“I haven’t seen the last episode. Obviously, I was in it somewhere, but I just remember it being very, very emotional and critical, actually,” Heughan shared in a YouTube video with Access Hollywood.“The time is getting so close to zero hour, to the point that they have to stop history from happening. Whether or not they do is the spoiler.”

Whatever happens in the finale will be important to Heughan’s character, Jamie Fraser.

In the episode leading up to the finale, fans watched as Colum (Gary Lewis) declared Jamie the guardian of the Mackenzie clan’s heir.

According to International Business Times, Jamie wasn’t thrilled about his new position, though he couldn’t refuse such an important appointment.

Part of the reason why Jamie didn’t want the role was because Dougal (Graham McTavish) was eying the position.

Dougal is Colum’s brother and expected to become the clan leader or the guardian. However, Colum picked Jamie because of his leadership skills and the wars to come.

Jamie and Dougal have always had a complicated relationship. [Image via Starz]
Because of his position as guardian, Jamie will try his best to keep the men underneath him as safe as possible. Considering the coming battle, that is going to be a difficult task to accomplish.

At the same time, Jamie’s sworn enemy, Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), went through some surprising developments in the episode.

Fans watched as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) allied with Randall, who hoped that she could save his brother from certain death. After Randall’s brother succumbed to his illness, he broke down and mourned.

In an interview with Variety, the entirety of which can be seen on YouTube, Heughan discussed Randall’s revealing moment in Season 2 of Outlander.

“At that moment when his brother finally dies, you see Randall mourn him then become very angry, and you see that dark side of Black Jack Randall again,” Heughan stated. “And that’s just a terrific moment.”

Meanwhile, fans can expect a lot of heartbreak in the finale, as well as a new twist.

According to Enstarz, writer Matthew B. Roberts hinted at an emotional episode in a series of posts on Twitter.

“Yes, Toni and I wrote the finale… I suggest tissue, whiskey, and tissue,” he wrote on Twitter.

For those who have read the books by Diana Gabaldon, there are still some surprises ahead.

In fact, Ron Moore opened up about the upcoming finale and what it might entail.

“Ultimately the show has always been about relationships. Not only is that the climax of history, but it’s also the climax of the relationships that are happening at the time. It’s all doomed, and we can’t stop history from happening,” Moore stated.

Will Jamie and Claire say 'good-bye' in the Season 2 finale of 'Outlander'? [Image via Starz]
Heughan then told IGN that even book readers will be surprised by the finale.

“[Season 2] certainly has a climax. [Ron Moore] has also got some surprises,” Heughan said.

Unfortunately, Heughan failed to offer any hints at what those surprises might be.

In the meantime, Starz has released an official summary for the final episode.

“Claire and Jamie reunite with the Lallybroch and Mackenzie men as they train for war,” the network shared. “Jamie’s power struggles with Dougal and Claire’s personal battle with her memories of WWII weigh upon them, but new, helpful information comes to light when a young Englishman named William Grey pays a surprise visit to their camp.”

The Season 2 finale of Outlander, titled “Dragonfly in Amber,” will air July 9 on Starz.

Watch Sam Heughan talk about the Season 2 finale of Outlander below.

[Image via Starz]