3 / 3 The Droughtlander is hitting Outlander fans hard, leaving them eagerly seeking any relief from the hiatus.
Fortunately, Starz has an official podcast that provides viewers with tidbits from the most recent series, offering behind-the-scenes insights into the making of the show.
In one of the podcast episodes, Outlander's showrunner, Matthew B. Roberts, opened up about the concerns he and the rest of the team had regarding ,
the midseason finale, specifically Jamie Fraser's (played by Sam Heughan) hand injury.
In Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels, Jamie ends up having a finger amputated due to severe damage suffered during the second Battle of Saratoga.
However, in the TV series, Jamie's finger is saved thanks to the medical knowledge of his wife,
Claire Fraser (Caitríona Balfe), who comes from the 20th century.
Roberts discussed the challenge of adapting this storyline for television, stating, "We knew we were going to have some issues with the hand.
The wound in the book is very severe, and we knew we didn't have enough runway to provide the time for the perfect healing.
We had to jump time in the episode, so that was always a concern."
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