Outlander boss addresses ‘concern’ over Jamie Fraser story in midseason finale

After a dramatic midseason finale that saw the show’s hero put in jeopardy, Starz’s epic series Outlander is taking a break.

Fans are being severely affected by The Droughtlander, and many are searching for some comfort.

Fortunately, Starz has an official podcast that provides listeners with snippets from the most recent series and some behind-the-scenes information about how the show is made.

Matthew B. Roberts, the show’s executive producer, spoke candidly about his worries in one of the episodes about the midseason finale, particularly Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) hand injuries.

Jamie in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books had to have a finger removed after the second Battle of Saratoga because the digit was so severely damaged.

However, in the program, Jamie Fraser’s finger was saved by his doctor wife Claire Fraser (Caitrona Balfe) because of her familiarity with twentieth-century medical procedures.

“We knew we were going to have some issues with the hand,” Roberts stated in reference to the scene in the TV show.

We were aware that we didn’t have enough runway to give the wound in the book the appropriate amount of time to heal.

“We had to jump through some time in the episode, so that was always a concern.”

In addition, “We had a lot of meetings about the hand, what it was going to look like initially and moving forward, the healing process, the scars and everything.”

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