Outlander season 5 spoilers: Claire and Jamie sex scene detail sparks puzzling theory
Outlander fans are eagerly awaiting season five of the romantic historic drama, but it was recently announced the show won’t be returning until 2020.
Until then, viewers can busy themselves rewatching their favourite scenes and tiding themselves on the powerful love story between Jamie (played by Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe).
One theory has emerged that the now-aged Claire’s appearance changes in her lovemaking scenes with red-headed Highland Scot Jamie.
One fan claimed the character’s hair changes from her daytime scenes to those when she is having sex with her husband, claiming it is to show the characters as their younger selves.
Reddit-user FeeFiFauxFun speculated: “Has anyone else noticed that when Claire is tending to the sick or working the garden, her hair is clearly going grey, but every love making scene with Jamie, and her hair is suddenly completely black again?
“It thought it might just be the lighting, but it happens EVERY time.
“Are they trying to make her look younger because it’s not sexy to see old people getting it on?”
The fan continued with their theory, becoming more and more passionately against the possibility of the production choosing to hide Claire’s age.
“People have sex after the age of 25!” the fan exclaimed.
“I wish they would keep them looking old during the sex scenes to be more true to life,” they then added.
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missm0011 didn’t agree however, joking: “I’m gonna disagree with you on this one. I’ve walked in on my grandparents having sex and I’m ok with this level of suspension of belief.”
MrsChickenPam offered an explanation for the startling change in appearance with Claire.
“I think it’s the lighting,” the fan guessed.
“They just have strands of grey in her wig and I think in certain styles and lighting they don’t stand out much.”
Could there be truth to the theory, or is it just a trick of the light?
Regardless, Jamie and Claire remain the heart and soul of the historical drama.
It was recently revealed a new character will be joining the show in the form of actor Leonard Cook, according to a talent agency.
Hardcore fans already know Frasers’ Ridge will see new tenants moving in, and the family are already going to have their hands full now Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton), Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) and their new baby will be there too.
Is Roger set for yet more trouble after the harrowing trauma he experienced getting sold to the Mohawk clan last season?
Outlander season five returns to STARZ and Amazon Prime Video in 2020.