"We decided fairly early on that part of the story would involve Frank because in talking about Brianna's journey and her going back, the fact that she's never met her birth father and was raised by another man for the first 20 years of her life and that's the only father she's ever known . . . how torn she would feel, as a character?" says Davis, adding that Brianna is wrestling with feelings of guilt over her perceived betrayal of the man who raised her.
"We were like, 'Oh my god, there's a face under there!'" executive producer Maril Davis tells The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh about seeing Rankin clean-shaven for the first time. "But unfortunately the head of our hair and makeup department has told us since she started working with us that beards were not common back in this time. I thought, well John Quincy Myers [Kyle Rees] had a beard! We're always fighting for beards, but she's always telling us that it's not historically accurate. This time, we bowed to pressure."
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One of the biggest upsets for Outlander fans is the idea that Claire had to listen to Sandy rant about how selfish Claire is and how she (Sandy) and Frank could have been happy if only Claire had let him go. Caitriona Balfe weighed in with her thoughts:
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