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Outlander fans are anxiously awaiting the highly-anticipated return of season 7 after a midseason break. The Droughtlander is agonizing with so many cliffhangers in episode 8. When will we finally see episode 9 and the rest of the season? Let explore the potential premiere date, plot hints, cast and the future of the time-traveling drama we love.
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Season 7 episode 8 aired on 11 Aug 2023 leaving viewers with months of anticipation for what comes next. This gap is due to COVID-19 delays that shortened season 6 to 8 episodes with the rest pushed to season 7. Season 7 will be 16 episodes split into two parts to avoid a long hiatus between seasons.
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Fans can expect episode 9 to drop sometime in Feb or April 2024 based on typical premiere months. An exact date is not yet official. But we hopefully will not have to endure too long a Droughtlander!
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Episode 9 will pick up right after the cliffhanger ending of episode 8 with Roger, Rachel and Rollo frightening an encounter with a mysterious creature. Jamie and Claire will attempt a rescue while facing their own obstacles. Brianna meanwhile will continue struggling with her risky pregnancy and friendship with the duplicitous Malva Christie.
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We can expect events from An Echo in the Bone like Roger meeting Buck McKenzie who is his time traveler ancestor while the plot will not follow the book exactly. Potential new characters include Dottie Grey, Denzell Hunter and rebel leader Rob Cameron. Drama and surprises await!
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All the main cast members from episode 8 are expected to return. That includes Caitriona Balfe as Claire, Sam Heughan as Jamie, Sophie Skelton as Brianna and Richard Rankin as Roger. Also back are John Bell, César Domboy, Lauren Lyle, David Berry, Jessica Reynolds and more.
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Some new and returning supporting characters may emerge too such as Graham McTavish as Buck McKenzie and Steven Cree as Jamie brother Ian Murray. More fresh faces from the book could also make appearances.
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There will be a season 8 serving as the final season based on book 8 Written in My Own Heart's Blood. It will have 10 episodes concluding Jamie and Claire story. A prequel spinoff called Blood of My Blood is also in development following Jamie parents. Fans still have much adventure to enjoy with the Frasers while the end is inevitable.
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The long wait for Outlander season 7 episode 9 will persist for several more months but will undoubtedly be worth it. Jamie and Claire fate hangs in the balance after the midseason finale foreboding events. Passionate Outlander fans will endure Droughtlander because more sweeping romance and rollicking time travel awaits!
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