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Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser)
"I'm pleased with Jamie's look this season," Heughan tells EW. "He's older, he's matured. And he has his 50th birthday this year!"
Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser)
"Claire finds ways to perform certain surgeries that would have been so commonplace in the '60s," explains Balfe.
Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fraser)
Murtagh will put Jamie in a difficult situation this season. "Jamie's working for two different camps. He's trying to protect his people and Fraser's Ridge," explains Heughan. "He's done a deal with the British while also looking out for Murtagh and the Murtagh regulators. And to be honest, we all know Jamie's heart. His line of thinking is more in Murtagh's direction than the Brits. So yeah, he's definitely playing two different characters."
Sophie Skelton (Brianna Fraser)
"Bree will always have that feisty streak," she tells EW. "I don't know that she's hitting as many people this season. That's something."
Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield)
Roger may not want to stay long at Fraser's Ridge — much to the growing consternation of Bree. "She is the daughter of an 18th century Highlander and her family is here," explains Skelton. "I think that's one thing that Brianna and Roger will have to talk about at some point, whether they go back to the future or not. Even though she's had a horrific time in the past, it's starting to feel like where she belongs now."
Ed Speleers (Stephen Bonnet)
Bonnet looms large this season — both figuratively and literally for Bree. "I wanted to make sure the post-traumatic stress [from the rape in season 4] remains as a kind of tether for Bree," Skelton says. "Being intimate and physically close to Roger is going to be a lot more difficult than it used to be."
Maria Doyle Kennedy (Aunt Jocasta)
"This role fits like a glove," she tells EW. "I mean it's been like an effortless transition finding this character. It's just so wonderful."
Lauren Lyle (Marsali)
Fergus' bride comes in mighty handy this season in Claire's surgery.
The best-selling author of the Outlander books managed to find time to write an episode for season 5 while finishing up “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone”— the ninth book in her best-selling series.
David Berry (Lord John Grey)
Whenever we see the great David Berry, we think back to this promising quote from Starz chief Jeffrey Hirsch about a possible Lord John Grey spinoff: "We continue to talk on a regular basis about developing the storyline around Outlander. It’s something that we are aware of. We want to continue to serve that audience with what we think are the best stories."
Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
While Executive Producer Matthew B. Roberts runs the day-to-day operations and the writers' room on the show's Scotland set, Moore continues to oversee the Starz drama.
An Adso imposter
There's no way this cat was the actual feline who played the pivotal role of Claire's pet in season 5. But any Adso is better than no Adso, so this cat is purr-fect!