Sorry, “Outlander” fans. You’re going to have to wait another week for the Season 2 finale. The Starz drama is not airing a new episode on Saturday, July 2.
The decision to hold the finale for another week is likely due to Fourth of July weekend. Many viewers will be out at Independence Day barbecues rather than watching TV. However, those who aren’t going out Saturday night can still get their “Outlander” fix. Starz will marathon the first 12 episodes of Season 2 starting at 12 p.m. EDT.
The “Outlander” Season 2 finale will air Saturday, July 9, at 9 p.m. EDT on Starz, and it looks like it’ll be worth the wait. The episode will be extended to 90 minutes and is titled “Dragonfly in Amber” for the Diana Gabaldon book the season has been based on. As previously reported, the finale will introduce Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and the adult version of Roger (Richard Rankin).
While readers of the novels are excited for their introduction, Skelton seems a bit nervous to see the reactions. “There’s been this buildup for so long,” Skelton told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a scary thought because of things like the fact that Brianna’s from Boston, but we decided not to go with a Boston accent. We just assumed that given how she was raised in a private Catholic school in the ‘60s, she sort of had any Boston drummed out of her and she’d be a standard American.”
[Spoiler Alert: Details about the finale are below. Don’t read if you’d like to be completely surprised.]
The finale will take viewers back to the future, much like the season premiere, but this time viewers will see 1968. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and her 20-year-old daughter Brianna will go to Scotland and meet with Roger. Claire decides to finally tell Brianna the truth about her past.
Brianna’s introduction will be intercut with scenes of Jamie (Sam Heughan) gearing up for the Battle of Culloden. “When Jamie’s last ditch attempts to deter the Prince [Andrew Gower] fail, he and Claire come up with a dangerous plan — which Dougal [Graham McTavish] overhears, inciting him to a murderous rage,” the episode 13 synopsis teases. Jamie will have to find a way to save his loved ones.
The action-packed finale is sure to leave fans wanting more. Luckily, “Outlander” Season 3 is already in production. It might even score an earlier premiere next year.