‘Outlander’ Season 5: Will Claire Fraser Really Have to Choose Between Jamie and Brianna?

Fans can’t wait to see the new season of Outlander. With only a few months left to go in Doughtlander, there are already so many speculations as to what’s going to happen in the highly anticipated season. According to the new trailer that’s just been released for season 5, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) might have to make a choice between staying with her husband Jamie (Sam Heughan) or leaving with her daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton). Would she really make such a difficult choice?

Everyone is finally together again, at least for now

Caitriona Balfe
Caitriona Balfe | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

The members of the Fraser clan seem to be struggling with choices next season. Claire somehow feels responsible for everyone being in North Carolina together again. Fans will remember that Brianna traveled back in time to warn her parents about an impending fire that would claim the lives of one or both of them. Roger (Richard Rankin) went after Brianna back in time through the stones. They eventually found each other, and after being separated more than once, they are together at last going into season 5.

Claire Fraser feels responsible

Claire seems to feel conflicted that everyone is in North Carolina. “It’s my fault that you’re all here, fighting the dangers of the Carolina wilderness,” Claire says. “I hope you don’t stay.” She appears to be telling Roger that in the trailer, but it isn’t exactly clear because viewers only see Claire and the back of someone’s head. It would make sense that Claire would be speaking to Roger urging him to take his family to safety.

Claire has already told Jamie of the American Revolutionary War that’s coming

Claire has told her husband Jamie of the great war that is coming soon. The last time the duo faced a battle, Claire went back through the stones to her time. “When this war you’ve told me about eventually comes, it would be safer in your time,” Jamie says to his wife Claire. Could that mean that he will encourage her to leave?

Will Brianna and Roger leave?

It looks like Brianna and Roger are also struggling with their ultimate choice to stay or go. “You wanna go back don’t you?” Brianna asks Roger. “Our family is here.” Brianna seems to want to stay with her parents, but Roger may be on the fence about the whole thing. It isn’t even known if their child can go back through the stones. But if they could all travel safely, they may choose safety in their home time over where they currently find themselves.

“If I am to keep us safe here, time, space, history, be damned,” Claire says. “It’s safer in the future. It’s time.” The cryptic words could mean a future separation for the Frasers. The new trailer is hitting fans deep and making them more excited about what’s to come.

Will Claire have to choose between Jamie and Brianna?

Caitriona Balfe
Caitriona Balfe | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Claire may have to make a decision that will change the course of her future forever. She may very well go back to the future with her daughter for safety. She’s done it before so it wouldn’t be out of character for Claire to leave Jamie. However, it would be surprising to see her leave again after they spent so much time apart the last time she left before a battle.

Luckily, there isn’t much longer to wait to find out what’s going to happen. Season 5 of Outlander premieres on February 16, 2020. Get ready to travel back in time to revisit Fraser’s Ridge.