Outlander’s viewers who are conversant in the novels on which the series is based have known for a while. That Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser was living on borrowed time.
Outlander-Duncan-LaCroix-leaving-Murtagh-dies-season-5 Jamie’s godfather/right-hand man died on the Culloden battlefield in Diana Gabaldon’s third novel, Voyager. And in Starz’s adaptation of the books, poor Murtagh met his end during the Battle of Alamance in North Carolina.
An interview with Duncan:
Given the present state of the important world, a news channel jokes with Duncan Lacroix during a talk earlier within the week. The channel asked that book readers have known this was coming, but how far ahead did he discover out that it might happen this season?
Just shortly before we started shooting season five, it had been explained yeah, that this was getting to be it for the old kid.
Duncan on playing a dead:
The reporter said I do know you’re friends with both Sam Heugh and Caitriona Balfe. Both of their characters have moments with Murtagh after he passes away. Tell me about playing dead while your friends are weeping over your body.
I’ve just needed to stop breathing and stay as still as possible. Oftentimes, the more you consider that it all goes wrong. So it’s a bit like you quite like zone out of the entire scene. But you’re quite aware that the performance is happening around you. There was some extent — it’s when Caitriona took my hand and put it on my chest. Just the way she was playing it, touching my corpse, because it was, which quite need to be a touch, yeah. It had been emotional.
On post-death scenes:
He was then asked was it harder to urge through the post-death scenes with Caitriona or Sam. Duncan replied, “Well, when you’re there, you only need to allow them to. We shot that scene at the tree twice, as well, but the primary time we shot it yeah, I got really emotional that day for a few reasons. I didn’t expect to… it had been just that scene, saying goodbye to the present guy that I’ve inhabited for 6 years. It all quite came crashing down on me between takes. Sam did such a tremendous job in those scenes and within the triage tent.”