5 major takeaways from the Outlander Season 5 key art

Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ
Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ /

The Outlander Season 5 key art is finally here. It’s time to break down the image to see the major takeaways for the upcoming season.

STARZ has brought us a new year treat. The Outlander Season 5 key art is here, and there’s plenty of positivity to take from it. Are you ready for the season after this?

After initially releasing an image urging everyone to “make an oath,” the key art now tells us that the season will “Stand for All.” What does that mean? I’ll leave you to decipher, as I break down the image with these five major takeaways.

I will say that I’m disappointed that only Claire and Jamie are included in the Outlander Season 5 key art. Roger and Brianna become such a bigger part of the story and I would have loved to have seen them included in some way, similar to the way Frank and Black Jack Randall were included in the key art for the first season. But that’s my only real complaint.

I’ll let you take another look at the key art before getting into the five major takeaways:

5. Claire still wears Frank’s wedding ring

I adore this. Claire continues to hold Frank close to her. After all, while they weren’t in love, she did still love him at the time of his death. There was a mutual understanding between them, and she does, arguably, owe him a lot considering the time period. Frank didn’t have to take Claire back when she returned through the stones. He certainly didn’t have to agree to raise another child as his own, knowing he would never have a biological child of his own.

Regardless of the ill-will at times and the stress that Jamie’s “ghost” caused, Frank and Claire did love one another. They had a respect for each other, and they wanted the best for Brianna. It’s not surprising that the ring still means the world to her.

4. The fire and the cross

These two pointers go together. Jamie holds a flame with the large cross in the background. There’s a big explanation behind fiery crosses in the fifth Outlander novel for those who know nothing about it, and I’m not going into it all here.

Just know that this is a call to the “clan.” Jamie is building his militia.

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3. Looking into the distance

Claire and Jamie’s eyes are fixated on something in the distance, beyond the camera taking the photo. It’s clear they’re looking ahead at the coming storm. And there is a storm coming.

They’re in one of the most dangerous parts of American history. Claire, Brianna, and Roger all know what’s to come, Brianna more than anyone else. They know the dangers and the horrors they’re about to witness, but Claire and Jamie are ready, taking a “stand for all.”

Outlander Season 5 Key Art and Marketing Shoot – Sep 17-21 2019
Outlander Season 5 Key Art and Marketing Shoot – Sep 17-21 2019 /

2. Jamie is back in his kilt

You saw it, right? The kilt? Of course you did! A major complaint throughout Outlander Season 4 was that Jamie wasn’t wearing his kilt, something that he wears in the books. While kilts were outlawed in Scotland, that law didn’t quite reach the Colonies. Jamie was able to get back into his Fraser tartan.

And that’s what he’s doing in the fifth season by the looks of things. Is this just for a promotional image? Hopefully, not! We want to see the kilt back, right?

There’s a lot of Jamie’s dress that reminds me of his Scottish dress. I’m excited to see more of this.

1. The tartan wraps around Claire

Both Claire and Jamie are pulled together by Jamie’s kilt. It wraps around Claire, keeping her protected in a way. One thing that it makes clear is that the two are on the same page. They’re going to stand by each other as they move forward in the next stage of their lives together.

At the same time, the kilt sort of protects Claire. It’s like Jamie is holding onto her to make it clear that he won’t leave her and he’s not going to let anything happen to her.

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What do you take from the Outlander Season 5 key art? What are you excited to see in the fifth season? Share in the comments below.

Outlander Season 5 premieres on Feb. 16 on STARZ.