Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 Return Date: When will the series return after the mid-season break?

Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 Return Date: When will the series return after the mid-season break?
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“I think it’s best if ye dinna touch me, ’cause if you do, I’ll take ye, here and now, and then it’s too late for us both.”

If you recall this quote from the eighth episode, then we can assure the readers that you are in for a wild ride that will be filled with a lot of surprises that you’ve never seen before in Outlander! As the first part of the seventh season was just the beginning of the end, we are certain that the beloved series will soon start to unravel the conclusion of this epic tale, which makes one wonder what’s in store for their favorite characters in the next chapter. 

There’s no doubt that it will be filled with even more drama, romance, and adventure! The viewers who tuned in to watch the prior episodes were not left disappointed, and we can confidently say that the story has just begun with so much more to offer in the remaining episodes! So it’s fair to say that it’s finally time to buckle up and anticipate what Outlander Season 7 has to offer in the upcoming episodes, even though the overall story has been kept well hidden!

We guess it has been kept under wraps on purpose so that viewers can start watching with excitement as the season is now halfway finished. On the other hand, if you have streamed the prior episodes, then you’ll have an idea of where the next episodes might be heading. As a result, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, which will definitely have you ready for some unexpected big revelations to conclude the overall arc of the show. 

Continue reading to learn more about Outlander Season 7 Episode 9.

Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 Return Date: When will the series return after the mid-season break?

Outlander Season 7 Episode 9: Will it premiere in 2023 or 2024?

We are certain that the fans are awaiting some new updates about the much-awaited ninth episode, which will be the second part of the seventh season of this historical drama television series that is based on the Outlander novel series by Diana Gabaldon, which has been confirmed to be the penultimate season that has been ruling the hearts of the fans since its inception back in 2014. There is no doubt in our minds that after the premiere of the eighth episode, which is the first part of the seventh season, the fans have been wondering when the midseason break would be over! 

If you are curious to know when the series will make its official comeback, then we can confirm to you that the ninth episode, whose official title and synopsis have not been released yet in order to avoid early spoilers, but we are delighted to inform you that the release window has been confirmed to return next year. Yes, you read it right! The premiere of the second part will begin sometime around 2024, as the network has not confirmed the exact release date. But this is a great heads-up for the fans to know about the upcoming schedule, which we have observed will take a bit longer than usual. 

On the other hand, the new episodes of the series are expected to premiere at the same time slot as the midnight (ET) premiere via streaming and internationally on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platform in the UK. For linear viewers, the show will premiere every Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. While you wait for the series to return to your television screens, check out this official post of the cast talking about what to expect in the new season, as shared on the official Twitter handle, quoting, “The story continues in 2024. Here’s your first glimpse at what’s to come. #Outlander”

Outlander Season 7 Plot: What to expect?

The upcoming season is adapted from a book titled, “An Echo in the Bone,” which is the seventh book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The book follows the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser as they continue in America during the Revolution, joined variously by their nephew Ian Murray, longtime friend Lord John Grey, and Jamie’s illegitimate son, William Ransom. The plot also follows Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna and her husband Roger MacKenzie, who have finally managed to return to the 20th century with their two young children, Jeremiah and Mandy.

The official description of the season also follows: After the harrowing events of Season 6, Jamie and Young Ian race to rescue Claire before she’s tried and wrongfully convicted for the murder of Malva Christie. But their mission is complicated by the beginning of a geopolitical firestorm: The American Revolution has arrived. In the seventh season of Outlander, Jamie, Claire, and their family are caught in the violent birth pains of an emerging nation as armies march to war and British institutions crumble in the face of armed rebellion.

The land the Frasers call home is changing – and they must change with it. In order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers have to navigate the perils of the Revolutionary War. They learn that sometimes to defend what you love, you have to leave it behind. As the conflict draws them out of North Carolina and into the heart of this fight for independence, Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger are faced with impossible decisions that have the potential to tear their family apart.

Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 Return Date: When will the series return after the mid-season break?

Outlander Season 7 Cast: Who will return in the new episodes?

The cast who will reprise their roles are as follows: Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall, John Bell as Young Ian Murray, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss Beardsley, Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta Cameron Innes, Mark Lewis Jones as Thomas Christie, Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie, Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley, and Andrew Adair and Matthew Adair as Jemmy MacKenzie. 

There are several new actors who will be joining the cast which includes: Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock, a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America, Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold, the notorious Revolutionary soldier, turned traitor, Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron, a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna, Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister, and Young Ian’s mother. 

Other new faces who are speculated to return in the new episodes include Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter and Joey Phillips as Denzell Hunter. There can be some cast members who might not return and it will be confirmed later. Moreover, Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe, and Sam Heughan executive produce the series, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander Season 7 Episodes: Where to stream? 

As we know by now, the seventh season will be supersized and will feature 16 episodes with an average runtime of 53 to 90 minutes, which is more than the sixth season, which only had 8 episodes. 

The first eight episodes aired on a weekly basis just like the prior seasons, and as mentioned before, the remaining eight episodes will be back in 2024. The ninth through sixteenth episodes were written by Barbara Stepansky, Luke Schelhaas, Sarah H. Haught, Toni Graphia, Madeline Brestal & Evan McGahey, Diana Gabaldon, Danielle Berrow, and Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia, respectively. 

That’s not all! The series has also been renewed for the eighth and final season, for which details will be disclosed later. In the meantime, take a look at the official episode titles of the first eight episodes (spoilers included) as released by the Starz network to get an idea about this season’s story so far, in case you haven’t streamed the series yet, which are as follows:

Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 Return Date: When will the series return after the mid-season break?

Season 7 Episode 1: A Life Well Lost – June 16, 2023: Jamie races towards Wilmington to rescue Claire from the gallows, only to discover that the American Revolution has well and truly reached North Carolina.

Season 7 Episode 2: The Happiest Place on Earth – June 23, 2023: Claire makes a startling discovery about Roger and Brianna’s newborn daughter. A familiar face returns to the Ridge with explosive consequences.

Season 7 Episode 3: Death Be Not Proud – June 30, 2023: Jamie discovers Arch Bug has been keeping a dangerous secret. In the 20th century, Roger and Brianna find a link to Jamie and Claire.

Season 7 Episode 4: A Most Uncomfortable Woman – July 7, 2023: On the way to Scotland, Jamie is pulled back into the Revolutionary War. William is sent on a covert mission. Roger and Brianna struggle to adapt to life in the 1980s.

Season 7 Episode 5: Singapore – July 14, 2023: At Ticonderoga, Jamie and Claire prepare for an imminent British assault. Roger compiles information about time travel while Brianna earns the respect of her coworkers.

Season 7 Episode 6: Where the Waters Meet – July 21, 2023: Jamie and Claire help civilians flee Ticonderoga after the fort falls into British hands. Roger discovers the identity of the mysterious ‘Nuckelavee’.

Season 7 Episode 7: A Practical Guide for Time Travelers – July 28, 2023: Jamie prepares to face British forces in battle. Roger and Brianna question Buck MacKenzie’s intentions in the 20th century. William fights in the First Battle of Saratoga. 

Season 7 Episode 8: Turning Points –  August 4, 2023: Jamie fights in the pivotal Second Battle of Saratoga. Roger and Brianna search for Jemmy.

The fans can stream Outlander Season 7 along with all the prior episodes on STARZ and the STARZ app, with new episodes most likely premiering on Friday nights. Moreover, the previous seasons can currently be viewed on Amazon, the STARZ app, Netflix, and Hulu, depending on the region you live in and the membership plan you choose, so you can explore the vast catalog of the streaming service. It is internationally distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

Take a look at the official Outlander Season 7 trailer below to get some insight into the plot and character arcs:

Outlander | Season 7 Official Trailer | STARZ

While you wait for Outlander Season 7 Episode 9 to make its official comeback, let us know in the comments what you thought of the first eight episodes.