Will Joe Abernathy return in Outlander Season 7?

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There are a few characters we would love to see return in Outlander Season 7. Dr. Joe Abernathy is one of them, but will he be back?

Caution: There are spoilers from An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood in this post for those who haven’t read ahead just yet.

The Outlander books see a few characters return later in the story. Joe Abernathy is one of them. He returns when Bree and Roger head to their own time again to save the life of their daughter, Mandy. Don’t worry; Joe knows all about time travel at this point. Well, he knows the basics, although he might not fully believe in it.

Joe can help get Mandy the surgery she needs; a surgery that Claire can’t perform in the 18th century. We know that Bree and Roger are heading back to their own time period based on leaked images from Outlander Season 7 filming, but does that mean Joe will be back?

Is Wil Johnson returning to Outlander Season 7?

So far, there have been no signs of Joe returning to the series. We haven’t seen any leaks of Wil Johnson on set. That doesn’t mean he isn’t returning, but it makes it harder to say if the books are going to follow this storyline exactly.

There would always be the option of Bree and Roger just talking about Joe helping them. This would get around issues if the actor can’t make it to set or the writers decided to work around the potential issue without even checking.

This is part of the problem with TV. Guest stars will end up with other projects, and we know that Wil Johnson is in House of the Dragon. There’s very little Outlander can do if schedules don’t align. We’ve seen that problem with other actors, including Steven Cree.

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