Warning: spoilers forward for the “Uncharted” episode of Outlander Season three AND the Voyager novel within the Outlander e book saga.
Outlander stored Claire and Jamie separated in different centuries for the primary half of Season three, and the second half has seen them cut up aside but once more after a British captain kidnapped Claire to make the most of her medical experience. Whereas on the British warship, Claire found that warrants for murder and high treason had been issued in opposition to Jamie and he or she could be used as bait to lure him to Jamaica; unwilling to let Jamie be captured and virtually definitely killed, Claire jumped overboard in a determined try to achieve land and reunite with Jamie. In “Uncharted,” Claire did handle to reunite with Jamie, however she additionally found a time journey clue that can change the course of the collection ceaselessly. Ebook readers know the place the story is probably going going, however might the show change it?
This is what occurred. “Uncharted” noticed Claire wash up on the shores of Saint-Domingue — a.ok.a. Haiti — after her determined soar from the Porpoise, and he or she encountered a disgraced (and distinctly crazy) priest by the identify of Father Fogden, who superior a plot launched in an earlier episode by Margaret Campbell: the thriller of Abandawe. Fogden obtained a jar of beetles from a cave referred to as Abandawe, and he had this to say:
Voracious little fellows from a sacred cave referred to as Abandawe. It’s hallowed to the natives of Jamaica. A spot of nice energy. It’s mentioned that folks disappear there.
Father Fogden’s description of Abandawe sounds an terrible lot just like the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, the place Claire handed via time a couple of occasions within the collection to date. Earlier in Season three, purported seer Margaret Campbell instructed Claire that “Abandawe will devour” her. Now, within the Voyager novel, none aside from the not-so-dead Geillis Duncan/Gillian Edgars did enterprise to Abandawe with the intention of touring via time, and Claire arrived simply in time to complicate issues for her. It is a key a part of the e book and the saga as an entire, however now we have to surprise: might the present go in a special course and ship Claire via time once more?
Geillis hasn’t been part of Season three up to now, and there are solely two episodes left. If she turns up and out of the blue has an enormous function, it’d really feel out of the blue. Claire has struggled with being separated from both Jamie or Brianna by two centuries all season; it stands to purpose that maybe one thing might inspire her to return to the 1960s for the sake of her daughter. The Season three opening credit point out that some extra supernatural shenanigans are doubtless on the best way earlier than the tip, and there is precedent in Voyager for Claire kinda sorta listening to from Brianna even whereas caught within the 18th century. May she journey via Abandawe to return to Brianna? Margaret did say that Abandawe would devour her, and it isn’t like Claire will die in Season three when there is a Season four on the best way…
That mentioned, it is potential that neither Geillis nor Claire will journey via Abandawe, even when Geillis does seem earlier than the tip of the season. If Ronald Moore goes off-book, he might theoretically carry Roger or Brianna into the combo previously. The Season 2 finale indicated that the kids and descendants of time vacationers also can move via locations like Craigh na Dun, and each Roger and Brianna heard the buzzing that accompanies passage via time whereas on the standing stones.
Admittedly, Outlander has been largely correct to the novels thus far, and viewers have been instructed earlier than Season three even began that the following batch of episodes would be mostly faithful. That mentioned, no one behind-the-scenes would spoil such an enormous twist as a Claire/Geillis switcheroo on the finish of the season, and it is potential that showrunner Ronald Moore desires to place his personal twist on the magic of the grand story. Readers won’t be totally proud of such an enormous departure from the supply materials, however something can actually occur in a story about time travel.
All issues thought of, the chances are fairly good that any person will likely be touring or making an attempt to journey via time by way of Abandawe, and we are able to wager that Claire will find yourself at that place sooner fairly than later. Absolutely she could not go away the West Indies with out visiting Abandawe when she’s so shut, and there are nonetheless two full episodes in Season three earlier than we’re caught in one other hiatus ready for a brand new season. Whether or not Geillis or Claire or any person else is the time traveler in query will stay to be seen.