Outlander season 6 is coming to Starz and fans want to know everything about the upcoming series. Will Jamie have an affair in Outlander season 6?
Filming for Outlander season six is currently underway in Scotland and fans are counting down the days until the season premiere. Fans of the books will know Jamie (played by Sam Heughan) and Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) relationship will meet some obstacles in series six but will Jamie have an affair? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Will Jamie have an affair in season 6?
Season six of Outlander is based on the sixth novel A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon.
The sixth outing will see the introduction of the Christie Family – Tom (Mark Lewis Jones), Malva (Jessica Reynolds) and Allan (Alexander Vlahos) who cause significant trouble for Jamie and Claire at Fraser’s Ridge.
One particular member of the Christie family has caught the attention of fans and many are fearing the worst as she will becoming particularly close to Claire Fraser.
In the case of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, Malva’s relationship with Claire allows her to get close to Jamie.
In the book A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Claire offers Malva some sex advice, suggesting women do it for pleasure and not as a duty to their husband.
Malva later falls pregnant and in a dramatic twist of events, accuses Jamie of being the father, inevitably damaging his relationship with Claire.
To make matters worse, Malva even tries to poison Claire and pass it off as the wave of dysentery sweeping up the Ridge and killing people.
Speaking on the official Outlander podcast, executive producers Matthew Roberts and Maril Davis teased “very traumatic and very emotional” scenes.
They said: “Certainly this season, we’ve had a lot of moments. There are some very traumatic and very emotional times.
“It’s a difficult season for Jamie and Claire and everyone”.
Fans of the book series will know Jamie is not the father of Malva’s child.
Malva had several relationships with men at the Ridge including Young Ian Murray (John Bell), who says the child could have been his.
Another possibility is fellow settler Bobby Higgins (David Trickett), who is already married.
In the end, the father was revealed to be Malva’s half-brother, Allan and it was under her father’s influence she was encouraged to blame Jame.
Speaking in a video posted on the Outlander Instagram page, Jessica Reynolds who plays Malva in the series, shared some details about her character.
She said: “She’s kind of in awe of Claire, I think when she gets to the ridge, she’s heard so much about Jamie and she expects him to kind of be the hero of her story and then she sees, then she sees the woman and she’s like ‘Oh no, I’m more interested in that.’
“There’s an opening for an apprentice going, and I sneak in.
“We kind of start off with a very innocent, kind of eager to learn, you know she’s got the world in front of her, she thinks this is her kind of chance to blossom and become a woman potentially like Claire, and then lots of stuff gets in the way…so it’s gonna be fun.”
Fans have been sharing their excitement for the Malva Christie storyline online.
One fan tweeted: ” Ok Let’s get ready for Tom and Malva Christie …. I’ll say no more. #outlander @Outlander_STARZ #CaitrionaBalfe #SamHeughan.”
A second fan added: ” Oh my. It’s Malva Christie. The plot thickens…”
A third fan wrote: ” Malva Christie. A strange, damaged young woman- but one I’d loved. Who perhaps had loved me, as well as she could.” This betrayal will always hurt so bad. So bad. #MOBY.”
Outlander season 6 is coming soon to Starz.