Sam Heughan jokes about Black Jack Randall’s return in Outlander Season 4

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Sam Heughan had fun with his Instagram followers when he shared a bottle from a very special brewery. It was all a joke about Black Jack Randall’s return in Outlander Season 4.

“Black Jack’s…alive?” Sam Heughan shared on one of his Instagram stories, according to The Daily Express. It was just an inside joke with his Sassenach followers, joking about the possible return of Black Jack Randall in Outlander Season 4.

There certainly isn’t anything serious about it. Black Jack Randall definitely died at the Battle of Culloden. That part of history played out as it did before Claire went through the stones. The notorious villain is not going to return for the fourth season, although some fans may like to see him back to cause havoc because it would mean the return of Tobias Menzies to the show.

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The joke simply came about because the bottle of lager Sam Heughan was holding was “Jack Black’s” lager. Twisted around, it would be Black Jack, the nickname given to Jonathan Wolverton Randall.

There are other characters who could return for the next season, but not Black Jack Randall. That is unless the show opted to completely jump the shark and veer off from the books. Diana Gabaldon’s novels see Randall die at Culloden. Of course, the show has already saved one character from certain death.

If Menzies is to return, it’s likely in the form of Frank Randall through flashbacks. This would make sense through the story since Frank is still an important part of Brianna’s story. She has many memories of her “Daddy” growing up, and he plays an important part in getting her ready for her expected trip through the stones to her biological father, Jamie Fraser.

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Outlander Season 4 premieres on Nov. 4 at 8/7c on STARZ. Like Claire and Jamie on Facebook for more fun teases and jokes from the show’s cast and crew.