Claire will have a big choice to make in “Outlander” Season 3. In a new video released by Starz the executive producers and writers of the TV series talked about a big choice that Claire now faces and also talked about the grave scene in the finale episode.

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In the finale episode, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) found out that the love of her life Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) was still alive. In a video posted on Starz website, Executive Producer and writer Toni Graphia said that the question the protagonist faces on the show now is – can she leave her daughter behind?

While Claire loves Jamie deeply, her love for Brianna (Sophie Skelton) is also important. “She has some choices to make. And I think that’s what we’ll see going forward,” Graphia said.

Talking about the finale, Graphia said that the episode was about “ghosts, especially from the Battle of Culloden. Claire visits what she thinks is Jamie’s grave and tells him everything about her life after she left him.

Co-Executive Producer and writer Matthew B. Roberts said Claire did not say “goodbye” in the “Outlander” Season 2 finale for a reason. The writer revealed that saying goodbye was a moment when a person lets go. However, the writers wanted Claire to not let go because they needed her love for Jamie later on in the story., when she finds out he is still alive.

Meanwhile, Diana Gabaldon shared her thoughts on the final scene of Jamie and Claire together, before she goes back through the stones. In a lengthy Facebook post the author explained that she wasn’t particularly thrilled about the changes from the book the writers of the TV series made.

In the books Claire asks Jamie to cut her as a mark of their undying love. The writers told the author that instead of the cutting they will have the protagonist gift a dragonfly in amber as a gift to her husband.

Gabaldon explained to them that there is big emotional difference between “I love you so passionately that I want you to shed my blood and scar me forever so I can remember your touch,” and “Here, darling, take the ugliest wedding present ever to remember me by for the forty-five minutes before you die.”

The writers admitted that the author was right, but insisted on the change because they felt the cutting would be “messy,” with the fake blood getting on the costume, and it would also interrupt the pacing of the scene. The crew members apparently had a bad experience with the blood-knife in the wedding scene previously, which made them reluctant to use it again.

Production of “Outlander” Season 3 is expected to begin soon. Unlike the second season, the writers may find it easier to adapt the more linear story from the book “Voyager” this time around.