‘Outlander’ Season 3 Viewers Really Loved That Major Change From the Book Album

Fans are often quick to lash out when a TV show makes any changes from the source material, but “Outlander” just illustrated an exception.

*Spoilers ahead from “Outlander” Season 3, Episode 3.*

In Season 3, Episode 3, “All Debts Paid,” it was shown that Jamie’s godfather Murtagh Fraser (Duncan Lacroix) had actually survived the Battle of Culloden and joined Jamie in prison. That was a change from Diana Gabaldon’s novel, which killed Murtagh during the battle.

For once, fans were very happy with the change, and agreed with showrunner Ron Moore’s decision-making process:

@LacroixDuncan @SamHeughan
Not sure when or if they’ll see each other again 😭💔@OutlanderHQ @OutlanderHome @ClanHeughan @JAMMFWarriors

— Angela 💖🙎🏻🇦🇺 (@Angela1303) September 25, 2017

YESSS! I usually hate it when TV shows substantially change plots from the book, but THIS CHANGE I CAN GET BEHIND! #Outlander #Prisoners

— ButHerEmails🇺🇸 (@Scimommy) September 25, 2017

..we will see them together again❤I bet😊’s what RDM said to Mashable abt Murtagh👇…

— Thérèse Seay 💚🏈📚 (@tes1226) September 25, 2017

Murtagh is aliveeee!!!!!!! @Outlander_STARZ #OUTLANDER #Prisoners

— Outlander love (@LOutlander) September 25, 2017

Don’t hate me. I’m loving this stray from the book. #Murtagh #Murtagh #Murtagh #ClanLeggings #Outlander

— Ashley Hicks (@MrsAHicks13) September 24, 2017

SO on board with any adaptation where Murtagh lives! #Prisoners #EyesOpen4Tobias

— Tobias’s Tribe (@TribeTobias) September 25, 2017

Yes! They kept Murtagh alive! Best decision ever 😊.. I always thought his death in the books was very wrong in every way.

— Ulrika Svensson (@Ulle_81) September 25, 2017

Wow! @TheMattBRoberts you just made a million @Outlander_STARZ fans happy by #SavingMurtaugh! #Prisoners

— Diana Dreams of OL (@dtwymandavis) September 25, 2017

@LacroixDuncan @RonDMoore @Outlander_STARZ You have no idea how happy we are that Murtagh is still alive!! #Murtagh

— Tanjung Rambutan (@EydaACastillo) September 25, 2017


— kathryn 🤗 (@florencewelches) September 18, 2017

Thank you! We don’t know when we’ll see Murtagh again, but we’re so happy he’s alive. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Outlander #Prisoners

— Murtagh’s Maidens (@MurtaghsMaidens) September 25, 2017

I can’t even express how happy I am that Murtagh is still alive. That is my take away. He lives!

— just me (@lizzie135) September 25, 2017
“Outlander” Season 3, Episode 3 included some sadder news, especially for fans of Tobias Menzes. Episode 4 continues the story with “Of Lost Things,” airing Sunday, October 1 on Starz: “Jamie is pulled into intrigue while serving as a groomsman at Helwater; in 1968, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie’s whereabouts, leaving Clarie to wonder if they will ever find him.”

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