OUTLANDER SEASON 2 FULL TRAILER + PREMIERE RELEASE DATE

Written by: Blake Larsen



*SPOILER ALERT*

THE WAIT IS NEARLY OVER LADIES AND GENTS! The release date for Outlander season 2 has finally been announced in exclusive stories for EW and PEOPLE by STARZ.  The magic date? April 9, 2016.  And while I'm happy we have the date - can we just talk about the BOMB Ron Moore and co. decided to drop on us with the corresponding new trailer that was just released?  Hit the jump for the full trailer and more on the big moment we have seen...




First and foremost - if you want to go in to Outlander season two with ZERO spoilers, then DO NOT watch this trailer.  Trust me.  If you don't care - then get ready for some heavy stuff.  Analysis to follow the trailer.




Alright - let's get down to brass tax here - CLAIRE GOES BACK!?!?!  There are an INFINITE amount of questions that come as a result of this hydrogen bomb that Ron Moore has dropped on us. 


Why is she back? What happens? Did she choose to go back? Does she only have a certain amount of time allowed in 1743? Did fate and time course correct and kick her out of the 18th century? Or, conversely, did she succeed in changing time? When in the story line does it happen? How long of a time period in the 20th century pass? Does she have the baby in the 18th century? Or does the baby come out in the 20th? Seriously -- the questions are endless.  And, of course, as always, I trust Ron Moore to give us a perfectly reasonable answer.

BUT - I will call out the reasoning behind giving us this MASSIVE FREAKING SPOILER in the trailer.  

Seriously.  What in the right f*$%  is the final scene doing in there? It almost reminds me of the awful trailer for Terminator Genisys that revealed John Connor as a terminator. You can't take a twist like John Connor, or Claire going back to Frank and just spoil it right off Jump Street.

I say that because it takes everything we saw in the trailer (stuff with Murtaugh, Jamie, France, Claire's burden,) and minimizes that struggle in comparison to the immediate reaction of, "HOLY EFF CLAIRE? PLANES?! FRANK?!?!WHAT?!?!?!?!?"

 Of course, someone will suggest to me that Claire going back to Frank is inferred when Jamie says, "promise you will always find a way back to me." Right.  I get it.  

But, let's infer it. Keep the quick shots of Frank, the shot of the planes flying in the sky, maybe even the quick shot of Claire coming down the stairs in modern clothing.  All great.  But, let the viewer discover that bomb WITHIN the story - not in the trailer.

Which makes me also think that it must happen early in the story.  Notice, she is not pregnant so it has to happen fairly early on.  AND, again, we do have the promise that she made to Jamie.  Perhaps the main thrust of the season will be, how the heck Claire returns to Jamie?  Additionally, knowing Ron Moore's work - he's not going to show his cards this early either.

So, all this being said, it's an interesting twist (one that I predicted on the podcast btw thank you very much) and I am hooked for season two.  The trailer is darker, grittier, and bleak than the teaser, and it shows the actual toll the time changing mission  is taking on Claire and Jamie - but most specifically, Claire.  Which, the teaser lacked.  Seeing Claire ripping apart at the seams is where the story should naturally progress and, to be honest, is the most provocative situation in which we have found her character yet.

(By the way - I LOVE the song in the trailer.  After some searching, it's DEAR GOD by Lawless feat. Sydney Wayser.  You can purchase that song on amazon here.)

 I think this gives us our clearest look into season two yet, and while I enjoyed season one for what it was, I am happy that we are finally going to see our dynamic duo of Claire and Jamie actually STRUGGLE.  Not necessarily with outer forces (because who could forget Wentworth?)  but I mean, struggle with each other. 

This season will test their relationship, and force them to ask whether or not they've actually EARNED each other.  And to be honest, if we the viewers have earned them too.  It's nice to love Jamie and Claire thru things like the Search, The Wedding etc. - but what happens when things are not well between the two?  

Oh, Ron Moore - you're an expert.  And, I love you.  Take me where you will.

STAY TUNED TO THE OUTLANDER CAST BLOG AS WE WILL BE BREAKING DOWN EACH IMAGE FROM THE TRAILER SOON!

What did you guys think of the trailer? What about the Frank bomb?


30 comments

  1. I love the trailer, and I'm excited for what they do with the story. We have no reason not to trust that they will make this an exceptional season two. I can't believe they haven't announced a season three yet!

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  2. Oh Blake you non booking reading lovely ��. Sooooo freaking excited after seeing the trailer. Anyone know when it'll air in the UK on Amazon prime? I can't wait.

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    1. I believe that amazon uk will air season 2 starting on April 10th.

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    2. I believe that amazon uk will air season 2 starting on April 10th.

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  3. Blake, I'm laughing because you reaction was exactly the same as everybody who finished Outlander and eagerly dove into Dragonfly in Amber. Seriously, go ask Mary, she'll tell you. Also, you made an Outlandish Prediction a while back that was remarkably prescient. That's all I'll say :)
    I think this season will be even better than S1. So excited!

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  4. You're so cute. I will tell you one thing. Yes, this is following the books.

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  5. Loved the trailer. Blake, it looks like your Team Frank is still in the game.

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  6. Well....All I am going to say is...I read the books...so I get the sequence of events...but, if you have not...I guarantee...this season is going to keep you on the edge of your seats! Happy Discoveries!

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  7. Unless you read the book, you "ain't" neva gonna guess. I am so excited for season two. I love they way it is being handled. Book 2 was the most difficult story-wise for timeline. Nuff said...

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  8. That's exactly what i was goingvto say - hehehehehe. Poor Blake.

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  9. Not a bomb to me - it happens in the book .... The end of the book.

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  10. Things are as Dragonfly in Amber go, albeit with a Ron Moore twist. Gosh, I love that man! Can't wait for Season 2! C'mon April 9!! Must have more Jamie, Claire, Murtagh, Frank.....Gahhhh!

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  11. Love it, love it, love it! I can't wait! I also wish they would announce a least a Season 3! Can you imagine ending the show leaving it with the cliffhanger at the end of Season 2. Fans would storm Starz and Sony!

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  12. Love it, love it, love it! I can't wait! I also wish they would announce a least a Season 3! Can you imagine ending the show leaving it with the cliffhanger at the end of Season 2. Fans would storm Starz and Sony!

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  13. Get down to brass tacks
    The phrase get down to brass tacks (not brass tax) is an Americanism dating from the 19th century. In the idiom, brass tacks means (1) the essentials, or (2) the basic facts, so to get down to brass tacks is to focus on the essentials.

    The phrase’s exact derivation is unknown, though there are a few theories. One is that the expression is inspired by the centrality of actual brass tacks in furniture and upholstery. Another is that brass tacks is simply a bit of rhyming wordplay derived from facts. In any case, the phrase was widespread in its modern sense by the early 20th century.


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    1. Excellent copy and paste. ;)

      I'll credit your source: http://grammarist.com/usage/get-down-to-brass-tacks/

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  14. Love reading your reaction Blake...and wait till you see the details filled in! (Yes, I'm a book reader).

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  15. Love reading your reaction Blake...and wait till you see the details filled in! (Yes, I'm a book reader).

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  16. Blake, I dearly love you and your Outlandish theories, heh heh heh. Just you wait, you ain't seen nuthin yet!

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  17. Hey! The book readers got a similar "bomb." Actually I think our Bomb was WORSE. We didn't have all the Jamie/Claire-in-France before the bomb was dropped on us. So get over it! Suck it up, man!

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  18. Oh, Blake, what you think you is so not what you think know! It's a roller coaster ride for sure. tee, hee!

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  19. Have read and re-read the books more times than I can remember. I love the reactions from people who haven't read the books. Makes me excited all over again!

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  20. This is a SPOILER-FREE blog. Spoilers will be immediately deleted. No exceptions. Blake has not read the books, nor does he plan on it.

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  21. Marva, I would like to know what Bomb you are speaking of for the readers. But if its a spoiler...never mind. When I started DIA I too was sure I had missed a book. Went to Outlander Fans website and asked. They just said...Keep on reading! I did. Now on 6th book. SO EXCITED!

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  22. Do love the trailer,so far RDM made OL more interesting with his adaptation so waiting&hoping it'll continue,have read all books so not too many suprises for me!
    Thank You for your enthusiastic blog!

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  23. Fear not about season 3.. But the maestro is mixing up a fair bit of book material..in a good way!!

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  24. I know you haven't read the books so no spoilers from me. But I hope you are planning to read Outlander now as season one is over. I'd hate for you to miss all the extra stuff in the books, just wait till after each season ends and catch up.

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