Save Duncan Innes! (SPOILERS)
If you haven't yet seen Episode 303 ("All Debts Paid"), there is a Major Spoiler below!
There's been a lot of speculation over the past few months among fans of the OUTLANDER TV series that Murtagh might assume Duncan Innes' role in the show, especially as we move into future seasons. Now that we know for sure that Murtagh (in the TV show) is not only alive, but when last seen was headed for the Colonies, the clamoring among the fans for Murtagh to replace Duncan Innes seems to be getting louder and more insistent by the day.
No offense to the people who love this idea, but the more people who pile on the "who needs Duncan Innes when we have MURTAGH!!!!" bandwagon, the more protective I feel of Mr. Innes, who appears to be in serious danger of being obliterated from the story, through no fault of his own. (What did he ever do to all those fans who seem so eager to get rid of him?)
Duncan is an important character in his own right, in the books, and he plays a significant role in the story, especially in FIERY CROSS and ABOSAA. I don't like the idea that many fans seem to have no qualms at all about replacing him with Murtagh.
I've been thinking that we need a #SaveDuncanInnes campaign!
Being a shy and modest man by nature, of course Duncan won't speak up for himself <g>, so I think the book-fans will have to do it for him.
If the rumor that Murtagh replaces Duncan Innes turns out to be true (and so far it's only a rumor, as far as I know), I'll live with it. But I don't have to like it.
What do the rest of you think?