The seventh season of Outlander, a prevailing fan-favourite show, is set to enthral viewers again later this year. However, devoted fans are pointing out some conspicuous uncertainties about the show's intriguing time travel dynamics.

Renowned television character, Claire Fraser (emblemed by Caitriona Balfe), although a popular figure in the realm of time-travel, has left fans with a myriad of conundrums.

The captivative historical fantasy tale, thoughtfully written by Diana Gabaldon, has been transformed into a gripping screen saga by Starz. Eight new episodes are expected to grace our screens later this year.

While the series will wind up with its eighth season, which is currently under production, the narrative will continue in the much-anticipated prequel, Outlander: Blood of my Blood.

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser reading a book
The Starz series omits some key details from Diana Gabaldon's novels

Since 2014, viewers from all over, including from Glasgow, have been immersed in Claire's engrossing historical adventures with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Fans are already looking forward to the drama's continuation this November.

However, those delving through the narrative thus far have found themselves bewildered over the series' exceptional concept of time travel.

A curious viewer took to an online forum to pose an intriguing question: why doesn’t Claire seem to carry anything significant for her time-travelling stints through the stones at Craigh na Dun?

It was understandable she was unprepared on her first unexpected time travel, but what about the subsequent journeys? This has left fans, including those in Glasgow, puzzled.

Thankfully, Claire was eventually reunited with her Highland heartthrob, Jamie, back in the 18th Century. However, fans argue she potentially could have been more prepared for her trip with a bit more forethought about her travel essentials.

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan at Craigh na Dun
Do Outlander's rules of time travel really make sense?

To add to the puzzling nature of the series, a crucial element about time-travel, thoroughly explained by Diana Gabaldon in the novels, is absent from the screen adaptation.

“If time travel is so effortless, why don't they use it more often?” queried a fan.

Long-time viewers and readers highlighted that, according to the novels, crossing timelines is risky with fatal potential, something the series seems to gloss over.

Regardless of these discrepancies, the series continues to hold a devoted global fandom. Those who find themselves at odds with the adaptation are always encouraged to delve into Gabaldon's original series – a commitment of a prolonged reading session.

Outlander season 7, part 2 is set to premiere Friday, November 22 on Starz.