Outlander season six will be airing on Starz soon and fans are finding out more about the new additions. Earlier in 2021, it was announced the Christie family would be joining the new season and they will be bringing plenty of trouble with them. Fans are keen to know whether Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) will have an affair with Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds).
Will Jamie Fraser have an affair with Malva Christie?
Outlander season six will introduce Malva Christie, her uncle Tom (Mark Lewis Jones) and brother Allan (Alexander Vlahos). Although Malva was raised as Tom’s daughter, she is in fact his niece as Tom’s wife had an affair with his brother, Edgar.
She becomes an apprentice for Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and she proves to be a talented worker.
Claire started acting as a mother to Malva, offering advice about her personal worries. However, Malva may be the one to rip James and Claire apart as Jamie is accused of cheating. In the books by Diana Gabaldon, Tom discovered Malva is pregnant and she accused Jamie of being the father of the baby.
On hearing the news, Claire knocked her over in a fit of rage and fled from the house.
A few days later, Claire came across Malva’s body with her throat slit and she attempted to save her unborn child. Devastatingly, the baby died and both the child and Malva were buried together. Claire is accused of killing Malva and she is threatened with execution.
The truth about Malva’s pregnancy is revealed in the books and it was not Jamie who had an affair with her. In a shocking twist of events, it was actually her brother Allan who got her pregnant.
He had been sexually abusing her since she was a child and in order to hide the real father’s identity, Malva started sleeping with other men.
Allan convinced her to tell everyone that Jamie was the father. However, she was unable to go through with the plan and confessed the truth, and was then killed by Allan. She suffered a terrible fate in the books, but Allan is unable to carry the burden of his sins for too long.
He visited Malva’s grave and confessed to Claire about sexually assaulting his sister. He also revealed he was the father of her child and he killed her because she was going to confess the truth.
Claire said he should not punish himself by taking his own life, but he ended up being killed by Ian Murray (Steven Cree).
Malva actress Reynolds is on Instagram and she gave fans some insight into her character. Speaking about the response from fans, she said: “It really genuinely warmed my heart to see these people, you know, become so involved in this show.”
One fan responded: “Excited to see your Malva! I’m gonna hate her but will adore you.”
Another said: “So excited for this season! And all the havoc from the Christies!”
A third added: “I can’t wait to see Malva!! The Christie storyline is about to be fire. Congrats on wrapping!”