When fans talk about the popular Outlander series, a lot of focus is given to Claire and Jamie’s love story. However, their relationship is just a small piece compared to the background of the story and the tragic climax that will happen: the Battle of Culloden. Aside from Jamie, who would survive it and how much will Outlander Season 3 show it?
The Battle of Culloden happened on the fateful day of April 16, 1746 as the Jacobites fought against the British army who were more highly trained and geared for battle. But, that did not stop these fierce Scots from fighting for their freedom.
Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) was one of those who fought in that battle. Before he did that, he sent off Claire (Caitriona Balfe) back to Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) and the safety of 1948. The Jacobites fought long and hard and many perished that day.
Luckily, Jamie was one of the survivors. But, he was hurt and out of his wits. Black Jack Randall (played by Menzies also), on the other hand, perished in the battle. According to history, more than 2000 Jacobites perished during the battle while the British only suffered 50 casualties. The ending of Outlander Season 2 gave viewers a glimpse of the battle.
How much would be shown in Outlander Season 3? According to producer and showrunner Ronald Moore, the third season will make the viewers feel the horrors and pain of Culloden. He added that viewers will be able to make sense of all what happened on that fateful day.
Moore also added that the TV version will be different from what Diana Gabaldon wrote in her book, The Voyager, on which Outlander is based. On the other hand, Heughan described the scene as one of the spectacular parts of the show.
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