Fans are often quick to lash out when a TV show makes any changes from the source material, butjust 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:
Not sure when or if they’ll see each other again 😭💔
— Angela 💖🙎🏻🇦🇺 (@Angela1303)
YESSS! I usually hate it when TV shows substantially change plots from the book, but THIS CHANGE I CAN GET BEHIND!
— ButHerEmails🇺🇸 (@Scimommy)
..we will see them together again❤I bet😊..here’s what RDM said to Mashable abt Murtagh👇…
— Thérèse Seay 💚🏈📚 (@tes1226)
Murtagh is aliveeee!!!!!!!
— Outlander love (@LOutlander)
Don’t hate me. I’m loving this stray from the book.
— Ashley Hicks (@MrsAHicks13)
SO on board with any adaptation where Murtagh lives!
— Tobias’s Tribe (@TribeTobias)
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)
Wow!you just made a million fans happy by !
— Diana Dreams of OL (@dtwymandavis)
You have no idea how happy we are that Murtagh is still alive!!
— Tanjung Rambutan (@EydaACastillo)
THEY SAVED MURTAGH I REPEAT THEY SAVED MURTAGH THEY SAVED MURTAGH
— kathryn 🤗 (@florencewelches)
Thank you! We don’t know when we’ll see Murtagh again, but we’re so happy he’s alive. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Murtagh’s Maidens (@MurtaghsMaidens)
I can’t even express how happy I am that Murtagh is still alive. That is my take away. He lives!
— just me (@lizzie135)
“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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