Outlander Season 3, Episode 9 Has New Music And Opening Images

Outlander season 3 episode 9 “Doldrums” had some big changes in store for fans, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know what they are.

EW broke the news as the show was airing in the east coast time block that the iconic opening sequence featuring “The Skye Boat Song” was changing to again reflect the main character’s locations and adventures.

In “Doldrums”, Jamie and Claire set sail aboard the Artemis to seek out Young Ian, kidnapped from Seal Island at the end of episode 8.  As fans of the show know, Jamie doesn’t do so well with ships, so this ought to be trying for the Frasers in more ways than one.

The opening sequence with music by Bear McCreary has been changed before on the show, the bagpipes giving way for harpsichord during season 2 when the action happens in France.  In season 3, the bodhran and pipes have largely been downplayed in the opening, as the time for war has passed.

Executive producer Matthew B Roberts told EW:

“We talked about it early on and asked [composer] Bear McCreary about what he thought. He thought it was a great idea. It gives it a different feel. We always call Outlander a road show. We are never in one spot very often. It’s always moving. That helps us. We change our main title to depict where we are in the story. We will do that again. We will evolve.”

Soon as the new version of the theme is available, we’ll post it for you.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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