Outlander: 4 major changes you missed between Outlander and the books

Outlander: 4 major changes you missed between Outlander and the books


 With nine action-packed books in her collection, it’s fair to say author Diana Gabaldon has poured rather a lot into the Outlander novel series The book’s unwavering popularity is similarly reflected in the Starz series thanks to the gripping storyline and fantastic performances by its cast However, there are a handful of differences between the two and here are four of the biggest changes Frank should’ve been left in the past Frank (played by Tobias Menzies) and Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) tumultuous marriage was, without doubt, the biggest plots of season one  Despite being an overly chauvinistic character in the books, Frank was rather toned down to show a softer side  This didn’t stop him from engaging in taboo romances in the Starz series, however, but that’ll be addressed later  For now, it’s the fact that Frank shouldn’t have even be seen in the series once Claire time travels to 1743  In the novels, his story stops there but Starz bosses decided to have him continue his search for his loved one in the 20th century   Frank was a one-mistress cheater As mentioned earlier, novel Frank was rather a hit with the ladies  Gabaldon’s depiction of him showed him engaging in several affairs with a number of unnamed women during his marriage to Claire  In the TV series, Frank only has eyes for one mistress, however, Sandy (Sarah MacRae)  Again, this was perhaps an attempt to make Frank more likeable compared to his novel version, especially considering Claire and Jamie (Sam Heughan) would have a relationship of their own   Claire and Jamie’s baptism In arguably one of the hardest scenes to watch throughout Outlander was Claire miscarrying her and Jamie’s baby  Accompanied by Mother Hildegarde (Frances de la Tour), Claire delivered her child in a heartbreaking episode of season two  There were a handful of differences between this incident in the books and TV series  The most notable, however, was the fact Mother Hildegarde decided to baptise the dead child – something that never happened in the books   Laoghaire’s return The character of Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) was never written by Gabaldon to come face-to-face with Claire once she left  However, Outlander bosses decided to have her return for a reunion with her nemesis  In the series, viewers see her apologise for her infatuation with Jamie while asking for Claire’s forgiveness  In the books, Laoghaire never gives Claire the satisfaction of grovelling. 

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