Season 7 of Starz’s historical drama “Outlander” shifts its storyline toward the Revolutionary War and features James “Jamie” Fraser making the difficult choice to join the Continental Army despite initially planning to go home after confronting William Ransom during this conflict.
Episode 7 of Season 7 features a critical moment when Jamie actively participates in the Battle of Saratoga alongside other Rebels against Crown forces. As viewers sit transfixed throughout, Episode 7 closes with an intense and suspenseful scene that leaves everyone wondering whether this valiant Scotsman survived their encounter.
Who is Sam Heughan?
Sam Heughan hails from Scotland and is best known for his acting, producer, writer, and businessman talents. For his stellar portrayal of Jamie Fraser on Starz drama series ‘Outlander’ (2014), he received multiple accolades, such as the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor as well as Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television; furthermore, he received a nomination for Critics’ Choice Television Award’s Best Actor in a Drama Series award nominations as well.
Heughan has proven his acting talent on television as well as in films. He appeared in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018) drama “The Empty Train” and will take on the role of Bloodshot (2020).
Heughan’s passion for writing resulted in receiving a well-received nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for “Outlying Islands” at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. Additionally, together with “Outlander” co-star Graham McTavish he co-authored “Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other” which quickly rose up the bestseller lists of New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list and combined print/e-book nonfiction list!
Heughan has also found success as an entrepreneur in spirits. His whiskey brand, “The Sassenach,” named for Jamie Fraser’s affectionate nickname of Claire from “Outlander”, achieved great success. Receiving two gold awards at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 and then again the following year cemented its status as an extraordinary spirit.
Are You Wondering If Jamie Is Dead In Outlander?
After seizing Fort Ticonderoga in Outlander Season Seven Episode 7, the British Army takes advantage of Daniel Morgan’s Militia-led First Battle of Saratoga under Simon Fraser to strike at Rebel forces weakened by Ticonderoga. Simon leads his troops onto the battlefield under Morgan’s Militia leadership – where Jamie actively participates with Daniel Morgan’s riflemen during battle – leaving audiences anxious as the camera pans over fallen rebels until it stops on Jamie and freezes on him… ending this episode on his lifeless form leaving us all questioning whether his fate.
Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ book series, adapted from the show, provides fans with answers about Jamie’s fate in its novels. He survives the Revolutionary War and even manages to shoot off William’s hat during Saratoga Battle! Furthermore, events depicted in “An Echo in the Bone”, book seven in this novel series, has yet to take place on screen; further supporting that Jamie may still be alive and kicking!
Diana Gabaldon has yet to complete her portrayal of Jamie’s story in its entirety, with its final chapter expected in the eleventh book of the series. Given how faithfully the show adheres to its novel storyline, one may assume they remain alive, given no indications of deviating from it. Additionally, suspenseful moments like an explosion in the second episode heighten narrative tension, while an abrupt ending of episode seven strengthens this effect further.
Concerned with Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie on Outlander, possibly leaving soon, let’s further examine this situation.
Sam Heughan’s Departure from Outlander?
Sam Heughan has committed to remain with ‘Outlander’ until its eighth and final season concludes, something fans like myself eagerly anticipate witnessing. Additionally, recent statements by an actor involved with Season 8 on the podcast “Happy Sad Confused” suggest their desire to complete their journey before walking away prematurely – though if Jamie Fraser survives Saratoga, they may even need not to.
Regarding Heughan’s role in Season 7, fans should know he was present for its entire filming process – dedicating 220 days. He expressed gratitude for the hardworking staff members and the audience throughout that time, eagerly anticipating Season 8. Filming of Season 8 should start once SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes are resolved, and fans can rest assured he’ll return to continue his role in the series.
As Season 7 wrapped, an unmistakable sense of closure was on set. Realizing this may be the last time anyone participates made for an emotional atmosphere on set; Sam Heughan expressed how saying farewell would represent a significant transitional phase for them all – something reported by Happy Sad Confused.
Based on available evidence, Sam Heughan will likely continue playing his recurring role of Jamie Fraser throughout the series.