Two fan-favorite characters are definitely returning for Outlander Season 8

Two fan-favorite characters are missing from Outlander Season 7, but they will be back for the final season. Take a look at the details.
Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ
Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ /

Outlander fans were disappointed to see a lack of two specific characters in Season 7. Then we found out that they wouldn’t be in the second half of the season either. There is some good news when it comes to Outlander Season 8, though.

Yes, we’re talking Marsali and Fergus. The two became fan-favorites from the earlier days (Fergus in Season 2 and Marsali in Season 3). We saw their love for each other, and we also saw how Marsali opened herself to accepting Claire despite everything she’d heard from her mother.

Maril Davis had previous shared that the two wouldn’t be in Outlander Season 7. There just wasn’t the time to fit the story in. After all, there is a lot going on and Season 7 needed to introduce Adult William while expanding Bree and Roger’s storyline in the 1980s.

Marsali and Fergus are back for Outlander Season 8

Starz revealed the great news on April Fool’s Day, and it was not a joke. Caitriona Balfe shared a video to let us know Marsali and Fergus would return. We even got to see them in costume, making it clear they are filming scenes right now.

This isn’t all too surprising with some recent casting calls. It looks like the show has been after an older actor for Henri-Christian, which suggests that a very certain, heartbreaking storyline is to come. We won’t share any spoilers in this post but do get ready for more heartbreak.

The good news is that we’ll see Fergus and Marsali at some point in the final season. Hopefully, we’ll get to see how everyone is back together on the Ridge as a way to say goodbye to the series. Of course, if you know the books, you know the storylines to come first.

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Outlander Season 7B premieres in November 2024 on Starz.