Dougal and Geillis are coming back in Outlander Season 7. How is that going to be possible? We’re taking a look at the spoilers from the books.
Caution: This post contains spoilers from An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
There were likely some surprises when Outlander announced some of the casting for Season 7. We saw there were some interesting returning faces. Two of those are Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan.
The two characters are long dead in the world of the series. Dougal died before Culloden at the end of Season 2, while Geillis died in Jamaica at the end of Season 3. Just how could they return in 1776 America? What if it isn’t 1776 America?
How will Geillis and Dougal return in Outlander Season 7?
One of the great things about this series is time travel. It allows for multiple characters to make a return, and we’re certainly going to see some of that in Season 7. If you’ve seen photo leaks, you’ll know that Roger and Brianna end up in the 1980s. What if one of them ends up time-traveling?
That happens at the end of An Echo in the Bone. Roger thinks that someone has taken Jem through the stones and ends up on a search for him through time. This leads to him running into Buck MacKenzie, and the two end up running into Geillis Duncan in 1737. Yes, they’re in Cranesmuir before Claire gets there. The story takes place in the eighth book of the series.
Dougal turns up a little earlier than that. Roger and Buck run into him while Dougal is collecting rent. Dougal invites Roger to Castle Leoch, sharing the Colum will welcome him, and he is certainly interested in hearing the story of Roger surviving a hanging. This leads to questions about the woman hanged and burned in a croft, who turns out to be Geillis Duncan.
We’re certainly excited to see how the show is combining the seventh and eighth books. It certainly suggests the series is getting ready for an ending by doing this.
What do you hope to see take place in Outlander Season 7? Which character are you most confused about returning? Share your thoughts in the comments below.