25 Days of Claire-mas Day 15: How did Claire know Roger in Outlander Season 2?

Outlander Season 2 -- Courtesy of STARZ
Outlander Season 2 -- Courtesy of STARZ /

On the 15th day of Claire-mas, we look at how Claire knew Roger Wakefield as soon as she saw him in the Outlander Season 2 finale.

After spending time in 1948 and then the 17th century, the Outlander Season 2 finale spent some time in 1968. We got to meet Roger Wakefield for the first time, but we already knew this man as a boy. We weren’t the only ones.

Claire also knew him. She said as much, and she event mentioned how she knew him so we would know who he was. So, to mark the 15th day of Claire-mas, we’re going into that connection.

Claire-mas Day 15: Claire met Roger as a boy in Outlander

Claire knew Roger from 20 years earlier. Roger was the little boy at the manse all those years ago when Claire originally went through the stones.

Roger is the great-nephew of Reverend Reginald Wakefield, and he originally has the surname MacKenzie. When Roger’s parents died, Roger went to live with his great-uncle, and Reginald gave him the Wakefield surname. That’s what Roger grew up with, but he knew his real surname. In fact, the Reverend had done the family tree.

This is when we get to know more about how Claire knows Roger. She knows Roger’s lineage. There’s a point in the family tree that Claire knows is incorrect. That point is from the 1740s, when a young MacKenzie couple have a baby. They actually raised William Buckleigh MacKenzie, the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan after Geillis was found guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to death. Dougal made sure his child was raised in a loving home.

Claire was able to tell Roger where the incorrect part of the tree was and why. After all, it was understandable why the Reverend believed the tree was right, just like it was understandable why Frank believed he was the direct ancestor of Black Jack Randall.

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