'Outlander' season 3 air date, spoilers: Will Jamie meet Brianna in period drama's upcoming installment?


Aside from the budding reunion of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) after a 20-year separation in “Outlander” season 3, another tipped plot point is Jamie meeting his daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), for the first time.

By the end of season 2, Claire appeared to be motivated to once again travel through time in the hopes of finding Jamie following her realization that he survived the Battle of Culloden. Skeptical at first, Brianna, has also finally accepted her mother’s story after witnessing Gillian also known as Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) disappearing through the stones.

Given that the Fraser ladies have already arrived at a certain understanding of what is happening, what are the chances that Claire will take Brianna with her in her quest to meet up with the latter’s father?

Reverting back to the source material for the upcoming season of “Outlander,” Diana Gabaldon’s “Voyager,” the redhead beauty will be staying at the present time with Roger (Richard Rankin) while her mother returns to the stones. What is interesting is that it is still unknown how much of her story will be featured given that once the period drama jumps back in time, there will be so many things to cover in that period. And it will not be until the fourth book, “Drums of Autumn,” when the father and daughter will have their first meeting.

That being said, the new installment will also be tracing the lives of the star-crossed lovers in the 20 years that they lived separate lives. It is still unknown how this duration will be presented but it can be expected that fans will have snippets of how Brianna grew up.

Needless to say, with folks working on the Starz drama having creative license on how they choose to tell the Frasers’ story most effectively, it’s possible that Jamie could finally meet Brianna in the flesh as rumors suggest. After all, showrunner Ronald D. Moore has already revealed that they did some changes in the season 3 premiere of “Outlander” compared to its book counterpart via the Battle of Culloden.

“It just felt like for the TV show, we’ve been promising this for a while and it just felt like we should have something,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

The exact return date of “Outlander” has yet to be disclosed. However, it is expected to don the airwaves of Starz once again in 2017.