Outlander: Is Black Jack Randall really dead? Diana Gabaldon drops clue

Outlander: Is Black Jack Randall really dead? Diana Gabaldon drops clue

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Outlander season three saw Black Jack Randall (played by Tobias Menzies) killed once and for all on the battlefield of Culloden. However, a new interview from Diana Gabaldon during the Outlander End of Summer series has left some wondering if he could come back.

Is Black Jack Randall really dead in Outlander?

Captain Randall was Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) big enemy in the first few seasons.

The evil Redcoat had a vendetta against Jamie and went to some horrifying lengths to inflict pain on him.

Therefore, some fans were pleased when he was finally killed off during the Battle of Culloden back in season three.

Viewers will remember how after wounding Jamie, he died on top of him and succumbing to his own injuries.

However, ever since this moment, viewers have been skeptical if he had actually died or not.

This is especially the case as he had avoided death once before at the end of season one.

Posting on Quora in January, one fan called AceMoe wrote: “Well, BJR/Frank is very cunning.

“Did he die at the battle? Most likely not. He was impaled but it may not have went onto anything major.”

While there has been no indication the dastardly character is still alive in the show, there is some hope for those wanting to see him back.

During a new series of interviews on Facebook called the End of Summer series, author Gabaldon gave an interesting tease.

When she was asked by show producer Maril Davis if she has ever gone back on storylines, Gabaldon revealed she had.

She explained: “As my husband has said, ‘You can’t tell if anybody in your books is really dead unless you saw them go [dying noise] right in front of you.’”

The author didn’t give any indication about whom she was talking about, but it seems possible some characters thought to be dead could make a reappearance.

Viewers will just have to wait and see if Randall might be one of them when the series continues.


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Is Black Jack Randall alive in the books?

WARNING: This section contains spoilers from Written in My Heart’s Own Blood.

Outlander is currently on book eight with the ninth book in the series on its way.

So far in Gabaldon’s novels, Randall is definitely dead in Jamie and Claire’s timeline.

However, he did make an appearance in book eight Written in My Heart’s Own Blood.

Readers will remember how Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) heads back in time to 1739 to visit Randall at Fort William.

He does this in order to try and find out more about some dog tags he uncovered during his search for his missing son.

After Randall tells him all he knows about them, he then asks him to pray with him, which Roger does.

So while Randall is dead in the book series as far as fans can tell, he does appear once again.

And now heading into book nine, it is also possible fans will see more of him when the series returns as well.

Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video now.

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