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Outlander 2. Looking Like Sam Heughan And Caitriona Balfe. Who Is Brianna?

Outlander 2. Looking Like Sam Heughan And Caitriona Balfe. Who Is Brianna?
Isabel del Rio
Outlander 2. Looking Like Sam Heughan And Caitriona Balfe. Who Is Brianna?

Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). Outlander

Outlander 2. Looking Like Sam Heughan And Caitriona Balfe. Who Is She? She Is Brianna, Their Daughter.

Outlander Season 1 finale is going to air on May 30. Aren’t you excited? However, Outlander Season 2 is coming! Currently, it’s still in production but the second season will be based on the second book of the ‘Outlander’ series by author Diana Gabaldon, “Dragonfly in Amber” and while there is no official premiere date yet, it is expected to air starting August.

Now, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be jumping back to 1968 and then back to the mid-eighteenth century in order to help Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) prevent the Jacobite uprising.

Brianna is Claire’s daughter in 1968 and is already a fully grown woman. Brianna did not know the story of her true parentage until the man she had thought was her father, Frank Randall, died and her mother took her to Scotland, where she told Brianna and Roger MacKenzie about her journey through time and her life with Jamie.

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Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). Outlander

Showrunner Ron Moore in an interview with Zap2It said that they are looking for the actress, and openly expressed the team’s desire to find someone who looks like Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan but also had excellent acting capabilities. Who could she be?

Physically, Brianna strongly resembles her father Jamie, standing at about six feet tall, with waist-length hair the color of a red deer’s pelt, and slightly slanted blue eyes over high cheekbones.

Brianna was raised in Boston by Claire and Frank. She has a degree in engineering from MIT.

** Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. It’s created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank Pictures for Starz, the show began its first run of 16 episodes on August 9, 2014. On August 15, 2014, Starz renewed the series for a second season of at least 13 episodes.

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  • joanne

    Haven’t read the books, and I’m getting a bit confused as to why! is Frank and Claire raising Jamie’s daughter, so where and what has happened to Jamie? I don’t wanna think that she has left Jamie, I be so upset and that he never got to raise his daughter with Claire.Oh god! so nervous about the second season.
    Or am I miss reading and getting myself silly!
    Jamie is my favourite character and so looking forward to seeing him have some happiness in his life.

    • margaret

      Yes! Somebody said exactly what I’m feeling, thinking, and worried about! That this whole Brianna situation is a very delicate one. The thought of Jamie not raising his own biological child is really bothering me and I’m super worried about how Ron D. Moore will play out Brianna’s story. From what I’ve heard and read by the time Jamie meets her she is full grown. Where is the father-daughter relationship? Brianna is one of if not the most important character in the series other than Claire and Jamie, so how is it that her story is basically short changed. I feel like Starz has an amazing opportunity go further than the book with Brianna’s story, but I’m worried and nervous that they won’t. If anything I truly appreciate the often deviations from the book because it allows the writers, producers, actor, and directors to explore the characters stories more. I feel that Brianna deserves that. After all she is the true symbol of their love, their fight, their journey. Why is it that in the book Claire basically ditches Brianna in the future to run after Jamie again? Leaves her behind alone without her parents who’s entire history is wrap up into Brianna. That is not fair. Then to only have Brianna turn around and have to run after her parents? That is so not fair. Don’t they care about her, does jamie wonder about her. Also in the book Jamie does end up having a illegitimate child with some woman who ends up dying and Jamie raises the boy. Now how is it that Jamie can raise some illegitimate kid but can’t raise his own biological child? A child he and Claire fought for and almost died for?

      • JellyBelly

        MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS HERE!! Jamie sends Claire back to the future to protect her and the child, believing that he will die at Culloden. Claire believes that Jamie did die at Culloden, after all, he went there specifically to die, and over 2000 did. She brings Brianna up with Frank, who despite having reasons not to, loves Brianna as his own. It’s only after Frank dies and Claire tries to find out if the men of Lallybroch survived Culloden that she finds out that Jamie did survive, and as Brianna is now a grown woman, and tells Claire to go back to find him, that she does. Also, Jamie doesn’t get to raise his illegitimate child, he does get to spend time with him as the groom to his son who is a Lord, till he’s 6 years old when it becomes fairly evident who the child’s father actually is, then Jamie returns to his home at Lallybroch. In later books Brianna does get to meet her father and they do have a lovely father/daughter bond. He does also get to see his son again and while they don’t as yet have a father/son bond, I’m hoping something will come eventually in book 9, fingers crossed.

  • C Fergy

    Yes, you should read the books. The STARZ series covers all the important things about the story but there are lots of little things that get overlooked from the book.
    Since you asked I will tell you the spoiler….Claire is pregnant with Brianna and just before the battle of Culloden, where Jamie believes he will die, he takes Claire back to the stones in Inverness and tells her to go back. In the second book “Butterfly in Amber” they start out with Claire in 1968 but jump back to Jamie and what has happened to him after the battle of Culloden. Claire eventually goes back through the stones when she finds out that Jamie in fact did not die at Culloden. However when she goes back, it is 20 yrs after Culloden and their adventure starts again.
    I am currently reading An echo in the bone, which is the 7th book. I am half way through. This is one of the best book series I have ever read.

    • JellyBelly

      Well you’re almost right. The second book is Dragonfly in Amber and yes it starts out in 1968, but it jumps back to right after the end of Outlander, with Jamie and Claire in France and about to embark on trying to stop Culloden from happening. Jamie waking after Culloden and Claire’s return to the past don’t happen till the 3rd book, Voyager. The books are absolutely worth reading and do not interfere with your enjoyment of the show at all, the show enhances enjoyment of the books, because you have faces and voices to put to the characters while reading.

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