All the Outlander Easter eggs throughout the fantasy world in the Season 5 finale

Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ
Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ /
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Outlander Season 5 finale
Outlander Season 5 — Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ /

Connections to the second season

There were a few connections back to the second season. One of the obvious is Murtagh’s mention of Prestonpans, which was an important battle in the Jacobite cause; one that they won.

At one point, Germain is playing with a toy dragonfly. While the dragonfly in amber was given to Claire in the first season, there’s also a couple of second season references. Claire saw the dragonfly in amber in the Culloden museum in the final episode. There’s also the moment a young Roger was playing with the toy airplane in a similar way to Germain.

The most important one is the orange. This is something that has a lot of people stumped but it comes back to Claire’s time in Paris.

After sleeping with the king to free Jamie, Claire picked up an orange and walked away. The orange reminded her of the dignity she held after the events, and the sacrifice she made for the man she loved. It all comes back to Claire’s strength and dignity that she still holds despite everything that happened to her. She refuses to break her oath and hurt Lionel despite everything he has done to her.

Of course, we can’t overlook the red dress. This is a connection back to the red dress in Paris; of happier times with Jamie.

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Third season connections

Brianna and Roger’s car accident is an immediate connection to the third season. It does also connect us back to the fourth and fifth seasons. At this point, Claire is sure that she’s lost her daughter for good and that plays a part in this fantasy world as reality bleeds in.

However, the car accident is a connection to the way her parents and Frank were killed. Okay, so her parents are mentioned in the first season but Frank was killed in the third season. With it being Brianna, my mind was on Frank more than Claire’s parents.

Then there’s the rabbit that Claire sees. This rabbit is a connection to the Culloden battlefield and to all the rabbit references throughout the third season. It’s a symbol of new life, which suggests that Claire is focusing on getting through the ordeal (or she wishes for a life like her fantasy world).

I didn’t see as many Season 3 connections in the fantasy world, but there are some in the rest of the episode. When Claire does see Brianna after the attack, she says “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again.” This is a connection back to “A. Malcolm,” when Jamie mentions he didn’t think he’d ever see Claire again.