Dragonfly in Amber begins in 1968 at the wake of Rev. Reginald Wakefield. Roger is watching the Avengers with a group of children in a daze when Fiona comes and tells him he should really get back to his guests. Roger goes out and toasts his “father” [Rev. Wakefield was his Great Uncle but his adoptive father after the death of Roger’s parents].
Roger sees a red haired girl and goes looking for her. Getting distracted by those paying their respect he thinks he’s missed her when she finds him, asking if he’s Roger Wakefield. An older Claire appears reminiscing about how young Roger was the last time she saw him and him meeting her daughter but Roger says he’s not had the pleasure (boys got it so bad). Bree introduces herself. Then Claire explains she’s an old friend of his father’s and that her husband was also. Roger finally realizes Claire is Frank Randall’s wife. He mentions her being a nurse and she tells him she’s now a doctor but Brianna comments her mother is being modest because she’s actually a surgeon. Claire asks after Mrs. Graham and we learn she died a few years back. (So is that three deaths in the 1960s? Frank, Rev. Wakefield and Mrs. Graham.)
Claire goes to look around and remember her time at the Manse while Roger asks Brianna if it is her first time in Scotland. Brianna has always been interested in Scotland but they don’t have time to take in the sites which Roger thinks is a shame as it is a “beautiful, wild country.” Fiona appears and drags Roger off to say goodbye to his guests.
Entertainment Weekly's new edition hit the stands today and while the cover is about Star Wars Rogue One, mostly, there is a small indication that there is something Outlandish afoot.
"It's a girl for Claire and Jamie! Meet the much-anticipated addition to Outlander bonny Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her love interest - a very grown-up Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin)."
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I can't help it. I'm mildly in love with Rik Rankin. Kind of like I am with Sam. Of course, this is in a fangirl kind of way not an actual in love kind of way. Still it is really hard not to like Rik.
I have no idea what he said half of the time but YAY!
It is official! Richard Rankin is Roger Wakefield!
He’ll play Roger Wakefield, the grown-up version of Reverend Wakefield’s adorable adopted son introduced in Season 1. After his parents died in World War II, Roger was raised by the Reverend (with help from his housekeeper, Mrs. Graham) and is a proud Scot through and through. Now a professor at Oxford, Roger has a keen interest in history and all the secrets and insight it presents.
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