The sixth season of Outlander will follow much of the storyline in A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. As a result, viewers will see Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe) struggle to deal with a disease she has never encountered before. So far in the series, fans have seen the medic cultivate penicillin as she tries to keep the settlers at Fraser’s Ridge safe and healthy. But her modern day medical knowledge will be of no use when a sickness spreads throughout the settlement.
WARNING: The following article contains potential spoilers for season six.
Fans of the Starz series are desperate for any morsel of information about season six and actress Caitriona has teased upcoming episode will be particularly difficult for Claire.
The time traveller will have her knowledge tested as she faces a disease which is making many of the settlers ill.
Caitriona explained: “We are so excited to bring you season six. There’s lots of exciting stuff going to happen.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
“It’s going to be a really exciting season where things are coming to the Ridge that will even challenge Claire Fraser’s medical knowledge.”
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Outlander season 6: Claire Fraser comes close to death as Caitriona Balfe teases challenge (Image: STARZ • GETTY)
Outlander season 6: Claire Fraser will face her toughest medical challenge yet (Image: STARZ)
In A Breath of Snow and Ashes, much of the settlement come down with dysentery but Claire and Tom Christie, a newcomer, will display different symptoms.
The pair will be struck down with the mystery illness but realising her symptoms aren’t the same as her patients, Claire will decide to investigate.
In the novel it is later revealed Tom’s daughter, Malva, has used the bones of Ephraim, a deceased settler, to