Fans are often quick to lash out when a TV show makes any changes from the source material, but "Outlander" just 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:
— Angela ???????????????????? (@Angela1303) September 25, 2017
— ButHerEmails???????? (@Scimommy) September 25, 2017
..we will see them together again❤I bet????..here's what RDM said to Mashable abt Murtagh????... pic.twitter.com/eyjd5fpX17
— Thérèse Seay ???????????? (@tes1226) September 25, 2017
— Outlander love (@LOutlander) September 25, 2017
— Ashley Hicks (@MrsAHicks13) September 24, 2017
— Tobias's Tribe (@TribeTobias) September 25, 2017
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) September 25, 2017
— Diana Dreams of OL (@dtwymandavis) September 25, 2017
— Tanjung Rambutan (@EydaACastillo) September 25, 2017
THEY SAVED MURTAGH I REPEAT THEY SAVED MURTAGH THEY SAVED MURTAGH pic.twitter.com/o6UAWBP541
— kathryn ???? (@florencewelches) September 18, 2017
— Murtagh's Maidens (@MurtaghsMaidens) September 25, 2017
I can't even express how happy I am that Murtagh is still alive. That is my take away. He lives!
— just me (@lizzie135) September 25, 2017
"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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