- Outlander -The 'Outlander' Season 6 Episode Titles Are Here
I pledge allegiance to the Outlander writers. Because Starz has released the Outlander Season 6 episode titles and they've given me plenty to think about when it comes to mapping out the upcoming season.
The Season 6 premiere episode title, "Echoes," was revealed by showrunner Matthew B. Roberts when it was announced that Season 6 was in production. So fans have been able to speculate about what "Echoes" could mean for nearly a year. And turns out that those leaked episode titles — "Allegiance," "Temperance," and "The World Turned Upside Down" — were correct, too.
The episode titles only give a small glimpse of what could be in store for Outlander Season 6. But now that Starz has officially revealed all of the titles for all eight episodes in order, let's explore what the titles could mean based on what happens in Diana Gabaldon's sixth book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Spoilers ahead.
Episode 1: "Echoes"
Though it's the start of a new season, the gang is going to feel echoes of their past. If the new Scottish settlers arrive on the Ridge in the premiere — the Fisher-folk and the Christies — that could possibly mean the Ardsmuir Prison flashback that Diana Gabaldon confirmed. The arrival of more Scottish people could also leave characters like Ian, Roger, and Marsali a little homesick. As for Claire, she will inevitably be feeling the aftereffects of her horrific abduction and sexual assault.
Episode 2: "Allegiance"
Jamie's going to be called on by the British to become an Indian Agent to the Crown. So "Allegiance" may have him reflecting on how he can serve the king with the mindset that he'll need to fight against the British in the impending American Revolution.
Episode 3: "Temperance"
This one could have something to do with Roger's calling to become a Presbyterian minister and perhaps the growing tensions between the Presbyterian Fisher-folk and the Catholic Frasers. Maybe the episode will give insight into the strict, religious upbringing of Malva Christie. It could also feature Roger using his buddy ministry skills to help Amy McCallum. If it's a double reference to abstinence from alcohol, the episode may have Fergus engaging in too much drinking, which César Domboy has mentioned.
Episode 4: "Hour of the Wolf"
With a title like this, this episode better focus on Young Ian's backstory with the Mohawk. Perhaps there will be flashes of his wife Wakyo'teyehsnonhsa (or, Emily as Ian calls her) and their attempts to have children. In A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Chapter 36 is called "Winter Wolves," and features Ian telling Marsali about Emily losing their child. It also features Fergus running away from home after the birth of Henri-Christian. So perhaps the episode will be the climax of Fergus and Marsali's marital woes that Domboy and Lauren Lyle have been teasing. Plus, the fans demand some more Rollo content! This episode might also contain the sickness that spreads through the Ridge with Claire incapacitated.
Episode 5: "Give Me Liberty"
This episode will probably be American Revolution-centric, perhaps featuring Jamie resigning his role as Indian Agent. If it's true that Flora MacDonald's BBQ will be in this season, that event may also be in this episode... especially since Flora the Jacobite calls for the Scottish people to remain loyal to the British. Patrick Henry gave his "Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!" speech in 1775, so this might be a clue about the timeline. And could this Revolution talk be how Lord John and Aunt Jocasta get involved in Season 6?
Episode 6: "The World Turned Upside Down"
Though non-book readers may be hoping for a Hamilton reference, people who are familiar with Chapter 80 in A Breath of Snow and Ashes likely know what this episode's all about. (Plus, the Battle of Yorktown hasn't happened in the Outlander books yet let alone the show.) But hey, maybe this is an elaborate trick by the writing team to mislead readers. However, it seems very likely that this episode will feature Malva claiming she's pregnant with Jamie's baby.
Episode 7: "Sticks and Stones"
Ooo, this title's a good one. The saying goes, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." That could be referencing that the rumor that Malva is carrying Jamie's baby doesn't get to Claire because she knows it's not true. But the title could also be referencing that after Malva is found murdered, people suspect that Claire's the killer. As for those stones, they might be literal since when Claire gets arrested by Richard Brown, the accused murderess and her hubby get stoned while on the road to prison.
Episode 8: "I Am Not Alone"
If Claire's the "I" in this title, then perhaps the season ends with Claire being rescued from being imprisoned. The Season 6 trailer and opening credits show a chase on a beach (maybe the Cherokee helping Jamie take down Richard Brown's gang?), so it could make for a dramatic ending... though, not house-burning dramatic. Based on this title, maybe the Big House will stand to see another season after all.
But there is a Christian worship song called, "I Am Not Alone," that features the lyrics, "When I walk through deep waters/I know that you will be with me/When I'm standing in the fire/I will not be overcome." Sure, that's talking about God and not King of Men, Jamie Fraser. And yeah, the writers probably weren't influenced by this random song. But even if it seems less and less likely with these episode titles, I'm not willing to rule out Season 6 ending with the house fire just yet.