The Battle of Culloden looms large as Outlander heads into the Season 2 finale.
While Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) continue their fight to change history, executive producer Maril Davis teases an “amazing” finale.
But what else needs to happen before the next Droughtlander?
In speaking to Movie Fone, Davis hinted that everything will come together on the eve of battle.
“We’re getting closer to Culloden and closer to war, and we’ll see a lot of old favorites come back. It’s war time, and we know what happens with war, and people are divided and loyalties are torn,” Davis explained. “So I think the last two episodes are amazing, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how everyone reacts.”
The battle will wrap up a lot of storylines that developed in Season 2. According to TV Guide, there are still a few things that need to happen before the epic battle takes place.
For starters, somebody needs to kill Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies). His death was teased at the end of Season 1, so fans need something more definitive this time around.
Not only will Black Jack’s death please fans, but it also ensures Mary’s (Rosie Day) safety following the Battle of Culloden.
Speaking of safety, Fergus (Romann Berrux) needs to be sent away before the battle. Even if everyone else dies on the battlefield, Fergus cannot become a casualty.
We already know that Claire will leave Jamie before the battle unfolds. Before Claire returns to Frank in 1948, however, she needs to find out that she’s pregnant again.
In regards to Claire leaving, she and Jamie need to have sex one last time before she goes. After all, who knows when they will see each other next?
The Outlander finale also needs to introduce Claire’s daughter, Brianna. Brianna is expected to play some kind of part in the season’s final episode, and her appearance should answer a lot of burning questions. Is she like her father, Jamie? Does she know who he is? What does she know about his life?
If this is the last battle for Jamie and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), then they definitely need some more bromance time together. Whether it’s another heart-to-heart chat or a punch to the jaw, these two need to get together before the battle.
Of course, Jamie and Murtagh wouldn’t be in the dire situation they are in without the help of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Andrew Gower). Before the battle wreaks havoc on everyone, it would be nice to see his ego take a severe hit.
According to Carter Matt, Gower recently opened up about his character’s intentions this season.
“He sure means well but it doesn’t always work out for him. I think he probably did have the desire to do his part, but he is far from a warrior,” Gower told Yahoo TV. “…I have taken some license with Charles and I do hope that people appreciate that we are trying to link the beginning of the series with the end of the series.”
Whether or not Charles survives the upcoming battle is yet to be seen. Gower did, however, promise that the finale is a fitting end to the season.
“I am going to give you very short, mysterious clues — wax, an unfinished battle, and more God. It is going to be a great, great episode. Not to be missed,” he shared.
Lastly, and perhaps the most important, Jamie needs to survive the Battle of Culloden. There is no Outlander without Jamie, and with two more seasons already in the works, he can’t die on the battlefield.
The Season 2 finale of Outlander airs July 9 on Starz.
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