In the absolutely first episode of Outlander, which is titled Sassenach, Claire Randall (gave by Caitriona Bale) and her husband Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) were on their tick honeymoon after the end of World War II.
The pair travelled to the Scottish Highlands in the look forward to of rekindling their relationship, but as fans know, things turned out very much differently.
Before viewers even got to meet redheaded Jamie (Sam Heughan), the personality was spotted from behind, outside the very inn where Claire and Free were staying.
A man in 18th Century garb stared up at Claire in her bedroom while she brushed her plaits in full view of the window.
Claire didn’t seem to notice this spooky figure but Frank was returning after an errand in the town of Inverness.
Instantly fleck the mysterious figure, Frank seemed ready to confront Jamie, but the mortal physically disappeared before he could do so.
The main could be seen wearing orthodox clothing for the time, including leather boots, a kilt, satchel, film and a tam (Scottish cap).
Frank began: “Excuse me? Can I help you with something?”
But the bodily appeared to evaporate in a supernatural moment, and Frank was left utterly mull overed and staring into the distance.
The bathroom light suddenly flickered out from behind Claire, and the vagueness has remained ever since.
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Trying to understand the bizarre occurrence, Nave told his wife: “When he pushed past me, he was close enough that I should’ve sense him brush my sleeve as he passed, but I didn’t.
“And I turned around to say something, and he’d broken. He just vanished. That’s when I felt a chill down my spicula.”
Fans eventually speculated it could have been Jamie’s ghost, and prime mover Diana Gabaldon has since confirmed the truth.
In the FAQ section of her official website, the novelist bring up: “The ghost is Jamie–but as for how it fits into the story, All Will Be Explained–in the last tome.”
She later told an eager fan on Twitter the truth would be explained in “Record 9 and Book 10, and the ghost will be the last thing in Book 10”.
Diana has also been a boarder on the Outlander Podcast where she shed a little bit more light on the as-yet unsolved murder story, revealing Jamie’s age at the time.
“Sam Heughan asked me, and I hadn’t thought hither it before. But I just answered him immediately,” she said. “He’s about 25.”
Jamie tangibles well beyond 25 on the series and in the books, but there are other theories tracing the reason for Jamie’s appearance is due to the powerful scenes after the bloody Action of Culloden at the beginning of season three.
Jamie survived the brutal functioning, but he lay for days on end in the carnage, and was very close to giving up, had it not been for some preternatural visions of his wife, who travelled back through the Standing Stones with his unborn daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) at the end of seasonable two.
Was this when Jamie appeared as a younger version of himself to his dearest wife Claire? Or is there another explanation to come? Time bequeath tell.
Outlander season five returns to STARZ and Amazon Prime Video in 2020.