A picture of Caitriona Balfe (Claire) and Sam Heughan (Jamie) in the Starz TV series "Outlander." Outlander/ Facebook

A new character has been introduced in a recently aired exclusive scene of “Outlander” season 4. But viewers did not get to see the character because his body was wrapped in a sheet. The following article contains spoilers.

The preview, which is yet to be officially released online, shows Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) taking a “dead body” with them in a carriage. The Frasers are stopped by a few British soldiers to search their carriage.

As one of the soldiers take out a dagger to check if it's really a dead body instead of a living criminal, Jamie prepares to strike. However, the soldiers are satisfied, and the Frasers are allowed to go on their way.

For fans who only watch the series and haven’t read Diana Gabaldon's “Drums of Autumn,” this may seem like a dead body. However, according to a report by Hollywood Life, the Frasers are actually carrying a live person.

The new character in this scene is Stephen Bonnet, played by Ed Speleers. Though the character is alive and well, he doesn't make a sound when the British soldier uses the dagger, saving Jamie from becoming a fugitive again.

In the scene, the British soldier mentions a hanging that took place earlier. Stephen was supposed to be hanged at that time with a man named Gavin Hayes, one of the survivors of the Battle of Culloden.

Stephen asks for Jamie’s help to get of town in “Drums of Autumn,” and the Scotsman saves his friend by hiding him in a carriage. They manage to escape in the scene because the soldier stabs the “dead body” in the leg. The pain may have been intense, but it won’t be fatal.