'Outlander' season 4: Crucial and intimate moments that the TV show missed from 'Drums of Autumn'

Brianna giving birth in the presence of her parents was an omission fans are disappointed with, added to the fact that there was fewer sex scenes between Claire and Jamie Fraser


                            'Outlander' season 4: Crucial and intimate moments that the TV show missed from 'Drums of Autumn'

A month-long of 'Droughtlander' has made fans reminisce a lot of 'Outlander' season 4, and while the talks of season 5 suggest that we will be getting more of the Frasers only next year, an option to re-binge on the show and follow up on Diana Gabaldon's book series is always there. Hence fans, who are re-living the 'Outlander' wonderland all over again have pointed out some major differences between the series and the books.

Some omission of the book is granted, but a lot happened in season 4, which was not there in the books, and even more, happens on the books which were not there on TV. Based out of 'Drums of Autumn', the series, however, brought Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) back to life and paired him up with Aunt Jocasta, whose actual lover, at least in the books, was supposed to be a man named Duncan Innes.

Aunt Jocasta and Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Starz)
Aunt Jocasta and Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Starz)

Season 5 will depend heavily in the finale of season 4, which witnessed Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) being ordered by Governor Tryon (Tim Downie) to capture and kill Murtagh, who also happens to be his beloved godfather. The Starz's version has actually altered the course of Galbaldon's book by the sheer resurrection of Murtagh. However, this isn't the only diversion we witnessed last season.

Much to the disappointment of book readers, a very crucial scene was dismissed in season 4. One of the prime regrets of viewers is that Claire and Jamie Fraser could not get to River Run before Brianna Randall Fraser gave birth to her son.

On TV we saw Claire and Jamie return empty handed, without Roger MacKenzie and without Young Ian. Added to that, their return took place two months after Brianna gave birth. But in the books, both her parents are present at the time of her delivery and moreover, Claire is the doctor who delivers her own grandson. This omission upset many fans.

'Outlander' season 4 finale featuring Brianna, Claire and Jamie (Starz)
'Outlander' season 4 finale featuring Brianna, Claire and Jamie (Starz)

The final elimination was the much talked about the absence of romantic scenes between the OG couple, Claire and Jamie Fraser.

In the books, there's a particular scene where they find the field of strawberries and decide to make it their home, Frasers' Ridge. This scene was included in episode 3 where Jamie mentioned that strawberries are the emblem of the Fraser clan. But what was more in the books was a very intimate scene on finding their home. They make love in the field of strawberries and Jamie tells Claire; "You are my heart and I am your compassion. We are neither of us whole without the other."

Fans are of course disappointed, especially with the omission of the final mentioned point, but Maril Davis, the executive producer of the show has promised that when the show returns for season 5, there will be a lot of Jamie and Claire moments. Fingers crossed.