'Outlander' season 3: Even death may not stop this character from coming back, Ronald Moore teases flashback possibility

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Executive producer Ronald Moore, actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and author Diana Gabaldon participate in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

“Outlander” season 3 will be the end of at least a few characters; however, the performance of one particular actor has impressed the producers so much they are considering to bring him back in the future. Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore has teased the possibility of flashbacks.

Everyone knows that Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) will die in the Battle of Culloden. Even the villainous officer knows this. As far as Frank Randall is concerned, the producers spent a lot of time with the Boston flashbacks, in the first half of next season, to give  insight on what life without Jamie (Sam Heughan) was like for Claire (Caitriona Balfe), and how Brianna (Sophie Skelton) grew over the years. Frank, too, as fans already learned, died eventually.

With the next season, the role of Menzies should ideally come to an end. However, Moore told TV Guide that they are talking about the possibility of bringing the actor back in the future. They could do this in the form of flashbacks, which would be in line with the books written by Diana Gabaldon. In the books, the character continues to make his presence felt for a long time, given that he is a significant part of Claire’s life before Jamie and helped raise Brianna.

"There's always the possibility of flashing back and revisiting him in either role if we had a reason to. Diana in subsequent books kind of touches back to Frank for various reasons. We might do that. It really depends on how we break that in subsequent years," Moore said.

The fans could therefore get to see the powerful performance of Menzies again after “Outlander” season 3. However, even if the producers decide to bring him back in the future, it may only be a cameo appearance for a few episodes because the main story will continue to be about Jamie and Claire.

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Diana Gabaldon complimented the cast and crew of “Outlander” season 3 for a job well done. The author, who has seen the first few episodes of the next season and keeps herself updated with the filming, teased this is the “best yet” from the team.  (Read more: 'Well done' says Diana Gabaldon; Maril Davis shares 'Looks like we made it' song and more)

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