'Outlander' season 3: Rabbit theme confirmed; Major character skipped

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'Outlander'
A picture of Sam Heughan as Jamie and Caitriona Balfe as Claire from the first season of Starz TV series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

A common theme in “Outlander” season 3 that astute fans have spotted are rabbits. In a new behind-the-scenes video, the producers have confirmed such, explaining its significance in the storytelling. Meanwhile, a major character has been skipped in the voyage but is expected to make a surprise appearance in Jamaica. The following article contains spoilers.

When a small rabbit hopped in front of the camera on the battlefield at Culloden, a lot was curious as to why the writers made this specific addition. Things got more interesting when baby Brianna got a stuffed rabbit to play with. In the episode “Heaven and Earth,” there was the rabbit again in the form of a talisman.

In the video (see below), co-executive producer Matthew B. Roberts confirms that the rabbit’s foot is part of the theme this year. It certainly has ties to Brianna (Sophie Skelton).

The foot in this instance may help remind the audience about Brianna. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) took on a motherly role with the new character Elias Pound (Albie Marber), while Jamie (Sam Heughan) continues to be a father figure to Fergus (César Domboy). On top of this are pictures of Bree that help the character make her presence felt, even though she lives in a different time period.

While there was too much going on in this highly emotional episode, there was a character who was supposed to make an appearance, based on the book “Voyager” by Diana Gabaldon. The writers do not address the issue in the video but may offer a clarification when the character returns.

Lord John Grey’s (David Berry) story is far from over, so the Aussie actor will return soon. The character will be in Jamaica, where Jamie and Claire are headed, too. Lord John Grey was supposed to meet Claire onboard the British Man of War, but that part has been skipped.

Credit: Outlander/ Twitter

 

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