OMG! Crusty Murtagh in all his silver fox glory. I'm thinking my overly excited reaction while watching (screaming, tears, yelling to go into the smithy - at Jamie) had more enthusiasm than when Claire strolled into the print shop (not that I wasn't dying to see that too). Did you notice the similarities to the print shop scene? Murtagh turned around recognizing the voice behind him. Now he didn't faint but those eyes filled with manly tears. *sigh* It is almost a father and son reunion because we all know Murtagh loves Jamie as if he were his own.
I want Brianna to call him grandpa or something. OMG. Brianna went back in time and Murtagh is back with Jamie and Claire and he knows about Brianna. *diez* I need to see this. It has to happen. Murtagh and Brianna screen time please. Will he think she's a ghost of Ellen?????
Now, did I love that essentially Jamie and Murtagh are on the opposite side of things? Nope. But conflict you know. Plus, they really aren't. It just seems that way. But Jamie and Claire trust Murtagh and can tell him what is up and that they'll need to walk a line to achieve their goals because we all know Jamie isn't going to stay on the wrong side of history.
I've seen some fans speculate that Murtagh may take over for a character named Duncan Innes which so far is a non-entity in the show. However, the executive producers and DG have stated that won't be the case.
I did wonder about the Arch Bug character but assumed this also wouldn't be the case as that characters future becomes very complicated and one would hope the path of that character isn't one Murtagh would take.
My speculation is that his story will be entirely his own considering in the books he died at Culloden, which I always disliked. Now, we have Murtagh back and I'm hoping he is around for a very long time.
If Outlander author Diana Gabaldon’s time-traveling romances depend on anything, it’s a strong current of serendipity—or, if you prefer, fate. How else would characters lose and find each other again and again, across centuries and continents, in a time when there was no social media, text messaging, or e-mail to help reconnect?
Viewers got a heavy dose of that special brand of destiny this week, when two characters were reunited after years of painful separation. We’ll offer up one last chance to leave before the spoilers come flying fast and furious, courtesy of the episode’s surprise guest star, in the article below:
[Warning: the following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Outlander, "Savages."]
Outlander hosted a very welcome reunion in Sunday's episode in yet another major departure from the books.
Going into the season, fans already knew that the Starz adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn would eventually see the return of fan-favorite character Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), Jamie's (Sam Heughan) godfather, as executive producer Ron Moore previously saved him from his book fate of dying at the Battle of Culloden. But when he would pop back up in the story was a mystery.
His change of fate had already been revealed last season when he was reunited with Jamie once at Ardsmuir prison, but his story was once again left up in the air when Jamie was sent to Helwater and Murtagh was shipped "to the colonies." Sunday's installment, "Savages," revealed that Murtagh ended up in the same place as Jamie when a chance encounter with Young Ian (John Bell) led the two long-lost friends to reunite.
I find anything about Scotland's history endlessly interesting and tend to read, watch and learn about all of it. But the added bonus here is we can also support Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh) in the process. I'll be watching.
Q Murtagh is my favorite character, so happy he’s alive! What’s been your favorite scene to film in the whole show?
A OOOH that’s a tough one. There’s a few that I love, but the best fun I had filming was chasing the cows at Wentworth with Steve and Grant.
Q Any special Murtagh scene that will always be your favorite?
A Not as much fun as spanking cows but my favorite scene is the scene in the stables before the wedding talking about Claire’s smile.