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If This Is Where Claire Is Headed, Outlander Is About to Get Dark

If This Is Where Claire Is Headed, Outlander Is About to Get Dark

If you think Outlander heroine Claire Fraser has been through a lot in three seasons, well, you’re right. She works as a military nurse in World War II, gets married, travels through time, gets married again, gets pregnant twice, loses a child, gives birth to a child, loses a husband, travels through time again, and is now off on a high seas adventure to the West Indies.

For a preview of what’s in store for Claire in what’s left of season three, check out our guide to Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager. But to find out what might befall Claire in seasons four, five, and beyond, read on below for a guide to Gabaldon’s other novels in the Outlander series.

Be warned of spoilers from books four through eight below.

Drums of Autumn

On their way to the plantation owned by Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta, Jamie, Claire, Ian, and Fergus are robbed by Stephen Bonnet, a man they had previously helped escape the gallows in Charleston. He makes off with the rest of their money, treasure, and Claire’s gold wedding band from her marriage to Frank.

Upon establishing that they don’t want to take over Jocasta’s plantation, the Frasers settle Fraser’s Ridge in North Carolina, making it a place for ex Ardsmuir prisoners to call home. This is where we suspect we’ll see Murtagh again after he survived Culloden on the show (he perished there in the books).

After establishing their settlement, word of Claire’s skills as a medic spreads far and wide, and she begins traveling the nearby countryside to tend to the sick.

She is reunited with Brianna when her daughter arrives at Fraser’s Ridge, having traveled through time to warn her parents because she found a record of their death notice in an old newspaper (though that printing turned out to be incorrect). When Claire learns that Brianna is pregnant, she agrees to keep her daughter’s secret that she was raped by Bonnet and he may be the father of her baby.

After Jamie’s misunderstanding about who raped Brianna, Claire must travel with Jamie and Ian to rescue Roger Wakefield from a local Native American tribe that is holding him prisoner. They manage to get Roger back when Ian agrees to take Roger’s place; Ian is adopted into the Mohawk tribe and stays with them for a long while.

Claire helps Brianna deliver her son, and Roger says he’s the baby’s father, the paternity notwithstanding.

The Fiery Cross

The Frasers attend Jocasta’s wedding where a slave ends up dead and Claire suspects foul play. Upon investigating, they figure out it was one of Jocasta’s would-be suitors whose advances she rebuffed. He also attacked Jocasta and her husband-to-be, Duncan. But he was not connected to the men looking for “the Frenchman’s gold,” a reference to money sent by Louis XV of France to help in Charles Stuart’s rebellion.

Back at Fraser’s Ridge, Claire starts improving her medical supplies by cultivating her own penicillan from moldy bread. It saves Jamie’s life when he is bitten by a snake while hunting.

Much of The Fiery Cross is actually focused on those around Claire, while she works to be the best 18th-century doctor she can be. But at the end of the book, she, Brianna, and Roger all confess to Ian that they’re from the future.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Claire holds down the homestead while Jamie must go off to act as an “Indian agent” for the government, which culminates in him helping start a Committee of Safety (one of the first forms of local government in the United States). On a trip to the malting shed (where they are making their own whiskey), Claire is attacked and kidnapped by a group of criminals that includes a fellow time-traveler named Wendigo Donner from 1968.

While captive, Claire is assaulted and raped. She manages to escape and Jamie, Ian, Fergus, and Co. slaughter most of the men who kidnapped her.

As she continues her medical practice, Claire manages to make her own ether and eventually uses it to perform a successful appendectomy on a sick young boy. She also treats people for a devastating plague, saving as many as she can.

Eventually Claire’s medical prowess begins to be seen as a kind of witchcraft. When a young pregnant girl named Malva is found dead, Claire tries to save the unborn baby, which lands her in jail on trial for murder. The only thing that saves Claire is the governor’s need for a midwife for his wife. Due to rising political tensions in New Bern (the Revolutionary War is less than a year away at this point), Claire poses as the governor’s wife so that his real wife may be smuggled out in the middle of the night.

Eventually Malva’s father confesses to her murder, and Claire is exonerated and allowed to return to Fraser’s Ridge. A few months pass, and Brianna gives birth to a daughter, Amanda, whom Claire says has a heart murmur that will require surgery – surgery she cannot perform safely in 1776. So Brianna, Roger, and their two children travel back through the stones to the 20th century.

Claire and Jamie continue their lives at Fraser’s Ridge until Donner and his companions loot their house looking for gemstones (which aid in traveling through the stones). In the riot, Ian sets the house on fire, trapping all the criminals inside. With their house gone, Jamie says they need to return to Scotland to retrieve his printing press.

An Echo in the Bone

Of course, you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men – they often go awry.

Claire, Jamie, and Ian try to set sail for Scotland, but their ship is stopped by a British naval vessel that presses Jamie and Ian into service. When a second ship attacks the British ship, Jamie is forced to join a militia for a while. During the Battle of Saratoga, Claire works as a medic for the militia and must amputate one of Jamie’s fingers. At the second Battle of Saratoga, Jamie’s cousin, Simon Fraser, is killed. Simon’s general asks Jamie to take Simon’s body back to Scotland for a proper burial, so Jamie, Claire, and Ian finally set sail for home.

They arrive at Lallybroch to find that young Ian’s father, Ian Sr., is dying, but Claire soon receives a letter from Marsali back in Philadelphia, asking her to come perform life-saving surgery on Marsali and Fergus’s youngest, a boy named Henri-Christian. Claire and young Ian return to America, while Jamie stays behind to be with Ian and Jenny while Ian passes.

After Ian’s death, Jenny decides to go to America with Jamie, but they miss the boat they initially were meant to be on and must take another one. When the first boat sinks, everyone in America (Claire, Ian, Lord John) think that Jenny and Jamie have perished at sea because they haven’t gotten word of the travel plans changing. A British captain wants to then arrest Claire as a spy, so she marries Lord John for protection. The two eventually become intimate – not because they love each other, but out of their shared grief for Jamie.

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Jamie and Claire are finally reunited (again) and reconcile, even though Jamie has a lot of feelings to work through about Claire and Lord John. But as the country is in the throes of the Revolutionary War, Claire and Jamie don’t have much choice but to join the fight.

They join General Washington’s army, but within a month Claire is shot, and Jamie resigns his post to stay with her as she recovers. They eventually decide to return to Fraser’s Ridge, but are waylaid by the death of Henri-Christian, who dies in a fire in Fergus’s print shop. The grieving Frasers and Murrays move to Savannah, GA, to start again, but when the British invade the city, Jamie takes Claire, Ian, Ian’s wife Rachel, Jenny, and Fergus’s eldest son, Germain, back to Fraser’s Ridge. Fergus, Marsali, and their two daughters remain in Savannah.

Back at Fraser’s Ridge, the man who raped Claire those many years ago when she was captive appears. Jamie leaves to find him and kill him, while Brianna, Roger, and their two children show back up at Fraser’s Ridge.

While Claire has been embroiled in the Revolutionary War, Brianna and Roger have been having a time-traveling adventure of their own that involves Jemmy being kidnapped and all of them ending up decades farther back in time than they meant to go, 1739. But they are eventually able to find each other and get back to Claire and Jamie. And that’s where the latest book ends.

If Outlander manages to go eight seasons, suffice to say that there is still plenty of action and adventure in store for the characters.

14 Celebrity Feuds That Left Us Thoroughly Shook in 2017

14 Celebrity Feuds That Left Us Thoroughly Shook in 2017

I don’t think I’d shock anyone by saying 2017, for the most part, has been the worst. For instance, if Mona-Lisa Saperstein was a year, she’d be 2017, no doubt. Luckily for everyone who pays attention to celebrity news, there were plenty of high-profile skirmishes (and adorable reunions) throughout the last 11 months to keep us all distracted from the raging dumpster fire that is reality. From Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to Lady Gaga and Madonna, the following celebrities had feuds rivaled only by the one between Starbucks and homophobic coffee drinkers; 2016 has officially met its match.

14 Celebrity Feuds That Left Us Thoroughly Shook in 2017

14 Celebrity Feuds That Left Us Thoroughly Shook in 2017

I don’t think I’d shock anyone by saying 2017, for the most part, has been the worst. For instance, if Mona-Lisa Saperstein was a year, she’d be 2017, no doubt. Luckily for everyone who pays attention to celebrity news, there were plenty of high-profile skirmishes (and adorable reunions) throughout the last 11 months to keep us all distracted from the raging dumpster fire that is reality. From Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to Lady Gaga and Madonna, the following celebrities had feuds rivaled only by the one between Starbucks and homophobic coffee drinkers; 2016 has officially met its match.

Rejoice, Because Wonder Woman 2’s Release Date Is Now 1 Month Earlier

Rejoice, Because Wonder Woman 2’s Release Date Is Now 1 Month Earlier

If you’re one of the many superhero fans champing at the bit for the highly anticipated sequel to Warner Bros.’s Wonder Woman, then we have some good news and some bad news. The good news? The as-yet-untitled Wonder Woman 2 has an official release date! The bad news? It’s extremely far away.

Back in July, the studio revealed that the sequel, which will take place during the Cold War in the ’80s, wouldn’t hit theaters until Dec. 13, 2019. Now Warner Bros. has (thankfully) decided to move the date up by a month, opting for Nov. 1, 2019, instead. The news comes hot on the heels of star Gal Gadot’s rumored condition that she would refuse to star in the sequel unless producer Brett Ratner was no longer attached to the project. Multiple women, including actress Olivia Munn, recently came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Ratner.

“She’s tough and stands by her principles,” a source told PageSix of Gadot’s decision. “She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet.” At the moment, Ratner’s production company isn’t committed to finance Wonder Woman 2 (although he was a passive financier of the first film), and Gadot is still on board to reprise her role as the daughter of Hippolyta.

While there’s still far too long of a wait for the sequel for our liking, the new date they picked does make sense. Before Warner Bros. can begin working on the sequel for Diana, the studio has to release Justice League (part one debuts on Nov. 17, 2017, part two on June 14, 2019), as well as finish The Flash and Aquaman (due out March 16, 2018, and Dec. 21, 2018, respectively). On top of that, Wonder Woman 2 will now face zero competition thanks to the date being moved up a month.

Rejoice, Because Wonder Woman 2’s Release Date Is Now 1 Month Earlier

Rejoice, Because Wonder Woman 2’s Release Date Is Now 1 Month Earlier

If you’re one of the many superhero fans champing at the bit for the highly anticipated sequel to Warner Bros.’s Wonder Woman, then we have some good news and some bad news. The good news? The as-yet-untitled Wonder Woman 2 has an official release date! The bad news? It’s extremely far away.

Back in July, the studio revealed that the sequel, which will take place during the Cold War in the ’80s, wouldn’t hit theaters until Dec. 13, 2019. Now Warner Bros. has (thankfully) decided to move the date up by a month, opting for Nov. 1, 2019, instead. The news comes hot on the heels of star Gal Gadot’s rumored condition that she would refuse to star in the sequel unless producer Brett Ratner was no longer attached to the project. Multiple women, including actress Olivia Munn, recently came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Ratner.

“She’s tough and stands by her principles,” a source told PageSix of Gadot’s decision. “She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet.” At the moment, Ratner’s production company isn’t committed to finance Wonder Woman 2 (although he was a passive financier of the first film), and Gadot is still on board to reprise her role as the daughter of Hippolyta.

While there’s still far too long of a wait for the sequel for our liking, the new date they picked does make sense. Before Warner Bros. can begin working on the sequel for Diana, the studio has to release Justice League (part one debuts on Nov. 17, 2017, part two on June 14, 2019), as well as finish The Flash and Aquaman (due out March 16, 2018, and Dec. 21, 2018, respectively). On top of that, Wonder Woman 2 will now face zero competition thanks to the date being moved up a month.

15 Movies You Can Stream on Amazon Prime to Kick Off the Holidays

15 Movies You Can Stream on Amazon Prime to Kick Off the Holidays

Amazon has thousands of holiday films to queue, but for many of them, you have to rent or purchase in order to watch. However, some movies come included with your Amazon Prime membership – and we’re here to help you find the best ones. From well-known flicks like Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooged to some obscure gems like The Wizard’s Christmas and Jingle Hell, there’s a little something for every member of the family.

Your Jaw Will Drop When You See How Many Celebrities Sia Squeezed Into Her New Video

Your Jaw Will Drop When You See How Many Celebrities Sia Squeezed Into Her New Video

Sia’s new holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas, is here, and in true Sia fashion, we’re getting some high-quality music videos out of it. For the album’s first single “Santa Is Coming For Us,” the singer-songwriter enlisted the help of Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Henry Winkler, Susan Lucci, J.B. Smoove, Stranger Things‘s Caleb McLaughlin, and It‘s Wyatt Oleff and Sophia Lillis to bring her festive vision to life. The video will get you into the Christmas spirit in no time and is basically like Pokémon, but for celebrities: can you spot them all?

Aw! Chris Pratt Pets a Tiny Dinosaur in New Jurassic World Footage

Aw! Chris Pratt Pets a Tiny Dinosaur in New Jurassic World Footage

It’s been more than a couple years since Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard brought us back into the dinosaur kingdom with Jurassic World. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it), we haven’t seen the last of these gargantuan prehistoric creatures. Time is ticking down to the June 2018 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and this week, we finally got to see some footage of the sequel. Unfortunately, the clip – which was shared by director Colin Trevorrow on Twitter – is only six seconds long. But considering it shows Pratt melting while petting a tiny dinosaur, we will happily accept it. The real issue is not watching it 100+ times.

Lindsey Stirling Plays Violin While Ballroom Dancing Because She’s That Freaking Amazing

Lindsey Stirling Plays Violin While Ballroom Dancing Because She’s That Freaking Amazing

Just when you thought you had all the contestants figured out on Dancing With the Stars, Lindsey Stirling hits you with a major curve ball. Just before the finale, the violinist brought out her secret weapon for her freestyle with pro Mark Ballas on Monday night. Not only did the pair creatively imitate two conductors during their fun-filled number, but at one point, Stirling actually broke out her instrument and managed to flawlessly play and dance AT THE SAME TIME. Yes, really. Get ready to have your mind blown.

10 Essential David Cassidy Songs to Listen to in Honor of the Star’s Passing

10 Essential David Cassidy Songs to Listen to in Honor of the Star’s Passing

You probably know David Cassidy best for his role as Keith Partridge on the popular 1970s series The Partridge Family, which put the teen heartthrob’s star on the rise. Long after the show ended, however, the late singer and actor’s musical career continued on for decades. From songs like “I Think I Love You,” which marked the first hit for the made-for-TV family band, to his solo work, Cassidy made a name for himself that attracted legions of loyal fans.

In honor of his recent passing – Cassidy died from organ failure on Nov. 21. surrounded by his family in Fort Lauderdale, FL – let’s take a look back at the catchy songs that made him a star.

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