Outlander's midseason finale is quickly coming. This is the show's penultimate season, thus each episode takes us closer to the finish. The final season, Season 8, will be bittersweet.
However, due to the current WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, filming is now on hold. We could be in for another long Droughtlander, possibly the last one.
As the series nears its conclusion, series star Sam Heughanis reflects on what it means to wrap up after nearly a decade of Sam Heughan.
Prior to the strike, he spoke to The Herald about how he is coping with the impending shift in his life. Sam Heughan is growing melancholy about leaving Outlander behind.
"[I]t is really woven into my life," he remarked. "This is my life." It has consumed my entire life for the previous ten years.
It feels natural to be filming every day or doing press in New York - that recurring cycle and timetable we're on. And I am well aware that it will all come to an end.
Of course, there is still a long way to go; half of season 7 has yet to air, and the entire season 8 has yet to be filmed. We're probably looking at another year or more, depending on how long the strikes last.
As the play comes to an end, I believe we will require some major counseling. I'm not sure what life would be like without a Droughtlander.