Outlander Warns Fans to Avoid Large Rock Formations in PSA

Posted by June 21, 2018 Comment

Today, the official Outlander Twitter account reminded fans that June 21st marks the Summer Solstice, with a friendly PSA to would-be time travelers.

“Stay away from any large, circular, rock formations,” the tweet read, followed up quickly with a “or don’t, Or don’t… we all know 21st century dating is hard.”

The account is, of course, referencing series main character Claire accidentally falling through time via a stone monolith which stood guardian over a portal. In both the book and television series, these portals (spoiler: there’s way more than one) are most widely open during solstices and fire feast days, pretty much lending credit to the traditions of celebrating the changing of seasons as a powerful time.

Our personal favorite example of Solstice celebrations in television is the Dance of the Druids from season 1 of Outlander, which was remarkably well done. As Claire says in the book:

“They should have been ridiculous — but the hairs on the back of my neck prickled at the sight, and some small voice inside warned me: I wasn’t supposed to be here. I was an unwelcome voyeur to something ancient and powerful.”

Or, you could just watch the ORIGINAL Wicker Man from the ’70s for one of the happiest endings this side of The VVitch.

Outlander is scheduled for a fall of 2018 return to STARZ.

(Last Updated June 21, 2018 3:35 pm )