The hotly anticipated Season 2 finale of Outlander will stream online and fans may even be able to catch the incredible, 90-minute special second-season conclusion to the captivating fantasy/historical/romance series based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon a day early, if they choose the streaming option.
In recent weeks, the Starz network has made the Saturday Outlander episodes available for online streaming on Friday nights. And fans will want to stream the Season 2 finale, “Dragonfly in Amber,” as soon as they can, because the episode contains what is sure to be a huge thrill, especially for fans of the books.
Mild spoilers for the Outlander Season 2 finale follow, so readers who want to avoid any spoilers and simply find out how to stream the episode online should skip to the bottom of this article.
The trailer for Outlander Season 2 finale hints at the revelations, and can be viewed in the following video.
Fans of the Outlander series may already suspect what the big reveal — or one of them — in the 13th and final episode of the second season will be. The time-travel aspects of Outlander come to the fore as the episode jumps from 18th-century Scotland all the way to 1968, to introduce the character of Brianna, daughter of series co-protagonists Jamie and Claire.
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Brianna is 20 years old by the time Outlander catches up with her and her love interest, Roger Wakefield, also plays a significant part in the Season Two finale. English actress Sophie Skelton plays Brianna, while Richard Rankin, who is Scottish himself, is cast as Roger.
“They’re very tricky roles to cast, especially when you’re casting the adult child of two of our leads,” Outlander Executive Producer Ron Moore said in an interview this week.
“You want to see both characters in her immediately, which is a big challenge, just in terms of who that actress is going be. She also has to play, literally, the daughter of Claire in the 13th episode. And she has to have a certain chemistry with Roger,” Moore said.
Actor Andrew Gower, who portrays Prince Charles Edward Stuart, leader of the Jacobite rebellion that has formed the backbone of the Outlander Season Two plotline, also offered his own spoilers for the finale — though he was careful not to give too much away.
“I am going to give you very short, mysterious clues,” Gower said in an interview. “Wax, an unfinished battle, and more God.”
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The Outlander Season 2 finale, at least the 17th-century Scottish action, will center around the Battle of Culloden, the bloody confrontation between the British army and Jacobite rebel forces. The real-life battle took place on April 16, 1746, and resulted in a crushing defeat for the Jacobites.
With nearly 2,000 of their 8,000 fighters killed in the battle which lasted only about an hour, the Jacobites were forced to surrender and give up their rebellion against the British throne — which then enforced a brutal crackdown on the remaining Jacobites throughout Scotland.
Those are the historical facts. But the question for Outlander fans is how Jamie and Claire will survive the carnage at Culloden and make their escape. And what is the link between the violent events of 1746, and the emergence of Brianna and Roger in 1968?
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There are a few options to stream the Outlander Season Two finale online. The episode airs on Saturday, July 9, at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on the Starz premium cable network. But the StarzPlay site at this link, as well as the StarzPlay mobile app, often posts new episodes on Outlander online up to 24 hours prior to the official airtime. Fans without cable or satellite TV can also subscribe to Starz online through Amazon.com with a seven-day free trial — $8.99 per month after the first week if the subscription is not cancelled — by visiting this link. That means Outlander fans can stream the Season Two finale legally and for free. Amazon and several other online streaming services also offer Outlander for purchase at $2.99 per episode, including the Season 2 finale.
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