PUBLISHED: 08:53, Wed, Oct 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Wed, Oct 14, 2020
How Jamie Fraser’s (played by Sam Heughan) ghost appeared in the opening episode of Outlander has been one of the show’s biggest mysteries so far. But a new theory might have revealed why he appeared then as well as how he impacted Claire Randall’s (Caitriona Balfe) travel back to the 18th century - here’s what you need to know.
In the first episode of Outlander, fans will remember how a ghostly figure appeared outside of Claire’s window.
He was spotted by Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) but when he went to confront him, the figure disappeared.
While viewers do not see the ghost, it has since been confirmed it was Claire’s future love Jamie.
Then, the very next day, Claire travels through the stones at Craigh na Dun and is sent back to the 1700s.
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Outlander Jamie ghost theories: Did Claire to time travel back to stop Jamie Fraser death? (Image: STARZ)
Outlander Jamie ghost theories: Why did Claire travel back in time? (Image: STARZ)
So far in the show and the books, there has been no correlation drawn between the two events.
As well as this, both of these moments still have a lot of unresolved questions about them.
However, a new fan theory has speculated how they might actually be interconnected.
Posting on Reddit, fan Ksuri422 came up with the idea the ghost appeared to Claire to send her back to the past.
Outlander Jamie ghost theories: Did Jamie bring her back? (Image: STARZ)
And the reason for this was to save Jamie’s life who had already been badly injured.
They wrote: “I think Jamie died the day that Claire arrived in the 18th century.
“That’s why we saw his ghost as the same age that he was at that time, hairstyle and all.
“He died because he could not defend himself with that dislocated shoulder.”
As viewers will