Anyone who has devoured Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series about the time-traveling nurse should have recognized that a key plot point was changed in Sunday’s return of Outlander. Before we reveal the, ahem, modification to the story, a SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read on unless you’ve seen the season 4 premiereof the Starz drama.
In the final moments of the episode, the devilish Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) steals one of Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) most precious items — the ring Jamie gave to her when they were married. But that’s not what happens in Drums of Autumn,the fourth book in Gabaldon’s Outlander series on which this season is based. In the tome, Bonnet takes Frank’s gold band, not Jamie’s ring. So why tweak the story?