We haven’t got to know the Bugs all that well in the Outlander TV series, but they have a big storyline in the books. Will they be in Outlander Season 7?
There are a few storylines in An Echo in the Bone that we hope to see in Outlander Season 7. One of those is the Bugs’ storyline.
Introduced in the fifth season, the Bugs haven’t been all that prominent in the TV series. I don’t think that matters too much based on how they’re used in the books. The way they’re used in the books doesn’t connect to their big storyline. Everything they do is behind the scenes, and their storylines take a sudden turn.
I think by not involving them too much in the TV series, the same feeling is gained once their storyline comes up. That is if their storyline does come up.
Outlander Season 7: Will the Bugs return?
Will we even get to see the Bugs? I think we will. There was a photo doing the rounds of Sam Heughan with Hugh Ross, who plays Arch Bug. I can’t find it now, but I do remember seeing it and thinking “Oh, Arch is back.” Of course, it could have been an older photo, but I doubt it considering the series is filming right now.
Merida Bug is only in the first part of An Echo in the Bone, and then Arch remains but more in the background until the very end. He’s important in Ian’s storyline as Ian finds love again. I think we need this storyline to play out in full since it connects to Ian’s fear of loving and his attempt to hold back when he does find the woman he wants to be with. We also see how he is willing to change for the woman he loves, and the compromises that need to be made in relationships.
Of course, there’s also the French gold storyline. The gold was mentioned in Outlander Season 6, and I think that was there as a tease to tell book readers that the Bugs’ storyline is sure to come up in Outlander Season 7.