“Outlander” Season 3 is set to premiere this spring and the cast and crew are already in the middle of production for the Starz time traveler series. Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have finally reunited on set, as the 37-year-old actress teases a “steamy” but complicated reunion between Jamie and Claire.
‘Outlander’ Season 3 Story Plot
That seemed like the end of Claire and Jamie’s story (although fans of Diana Gabaldon’s novels already knew that there’s plenty more of this tale to be told, with eight books currently published and more to come — not to mention the fact that the show was already renewed for season 3 and season 4), until Claire discovered that Jamie survived both Culloden and the execution of Jacobite soldiers that followed the battle, meaning that there was a chance they could still reunite if she went back through the stones — albeit after 20 years apart.
Given the number of books in Gabaldon’s series (and the fact that viewers would probably riot if Sam Heughan suddenly disappeared from the show), it’s not much of a spoiler to say that Claire and Jamie will someday find each other again. “There’s a lot of challenges to season 3 — there’s a period of time where Jamie and Claire are apart; he thinks that he’s lost her, or at least that she’s alive and well but in the future, so what is he living for? What sort of man is he now?” Heughan observes. “She will eventually return, but they’re both older, so what is Jamie, who is the man he’s become” in the time since they last saw each other?
While many fans and viewers are looking forward to the reunion scene between Jamie and Claire, “Outlander” Season 3 spoilers tease that it will not be as sweet and easy. In an interview with Elle, Balfe explained that Jamie and Claire spent a significant time away from each other and things are bound to be awkward and complicated between them.
However, Balfe teased that this will also lead to a “steamy” reunion once they are able to get past through their time apart from each other. “Outlander” Season 3 spoilers from the actress also reveal that the Starz drama will show Claire and Jamie’s lives in those 20 years they spent apart.