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The New 'Outlander' Season 6 Photos Tease Some Well-Known Book Storylines

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The New 'Outlander' Season 6 Photos Tease Some Well-Known Book Storylines

Oh, World Outlander Day, you glorious celebration. What better day than today to announce that Season 6 has finished filming and will premiere in early 2022? And the gifts just keep on coming since along with the announcement from Starz came four new photos of Outlander Season 6. The first look at the season shows Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin and they seem to feature some significant moments from Diana Gabaldon's sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Book spoilers ahead.

And yes, there is smoldering... but don't let Balfe and Heughan's steaminess distract you from what's really going on in the photos. As Entertainment Weekly teased, "Season 6 explores what happens when the disharmony and division among the inhabitants of your home makes you feel like the outsider — or an outlander, if you will — marginalized and rejected in your own home." And these pictures hint at some of the trouble coming to Fraser's Ridge this season. Let's investigate what potential A Breath of Snow and Ashes stories these four photos are telling.

Jamie & Claire

Claire and Jamie intimately embracing is what keeps the Outlander world going 'round. But what has warranted this specific embrace? The photo is marked as being from Episode 2 and if the leaked episodes titles are correct, it's called "Allegiance." Maybe Jamie has agreed to become an "Indian Agent to the Crown" and is saying farewell to Claire as he heads up off to visit Native American tribes. Or, maybe, he needs "a touch of a hand" after sharing what it was like in Ardsmuir Prison, the memories prompted by Ridge newcomer Tom Christie. As for her own trauma, Claire could be still processing the events of the Season 5 finale.

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