"Outlander" Season 5 "Between Two Fires": Jamie Can't Escape His Obligations [PREVIEW]

"Droughtlander" officially ended this weekend with "The Fiery Cross", the fifth-season premiere of STARZ's Outlander – and in the season-opener, we heard the drumbeats of war growing louder and louder. Even with the joyous occasion of a wedding, Jamie (Sam Heughan) can't escape his obligations to the crown: hunt down and kill Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) – and his Regulators, if necessary.

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Which is what he finds himself doing in the following preview for next episode "Between Two Fires" – while Claire (Caitriona Balfe) looks to take a possibly dangerous proactive step to save her patients (followed by a new trailer previewing what's still to come):

"Outlander" season 5, episode 2 "Between Two Fires": Jamie continues to hunt Murtagh and his band of Regulators, with a dedicated lieutenant and a contingent of redcoat soldiers at his side. When a settler at the Ridge dies of a preventable illness, Claire is inspired to take action.

Last month, executive producer Maril Davis and STARZ President/CEO Jeffrey Hirsch had good news: the cable network is in discussions for more Outlander – including additional seasons, spinoffs, sequels, and storyline extensions. Here's what Hirsch had to say to Deadline Hollywood:

"As long as the fans continue to crave the story, we'll continue to have Outlander on the air. We are constantly talking to our partners at Sony and the show continues. We're excited about season five and because we bought seasons five and six [together], we feel that arc is great and Ron and Meril are doing a great job."

"We think there's a lot of opportunity in the Outlander universe to have story extensions, spin-offs or sequels, we continue to look at that and talk with our partners at Sony. Hopefully we'll find something that feels great and that we can continue to tell that story."

Season 5 of Outlander finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Gov. William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.

With her family together at last, Claire must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.

Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie's respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can't.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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