Outlander Season 3 is going to be crazy good. After traveling through the stones back in 1968 in the season finale, we’ll finally see Jamie and Claire reunite eventually. Caitriona Balfe, who plays the time-travelling nurse, spilled major spoilers about the upcoming season including what the couple’s reunion will be like.
In the books, the event dubbed the print shop scene is a powerful exchange between Outlander‘s beloved leads. Shock, disbelief, and euphoria all play a part of it and the show’s adaptation will be no different.
“I think it was written very beautifully,” Balfe told Entertainment Weekly. “Matt B. Roberts wrote it. It has every emotion in it. The excitement, the tentativeness, the nerves, everything. I think it’s really beautiful.” However, spending 20 years apart from Jamie has taken a toll not just on her but on Jamie as well, so things won’t exactly be straightforward for the pair.
The actress described the scene would be “very fraught” at the same time. “Because I think anyone who’s spent any time apart from someone that they love, even if it’s just a long-distance relationship, once you see each other again, you have all the expectations, and you have all of the things that you think you’ll say, and the way you think it’ll go,” she explained in a separate interview. “Life’s never like that. I love that it’s kind of complicated.”
More Sex Scenes
Fans of the Jamie and Claire ship, do not need to worry, though, because it will ultimately become steamy later on. As reported earlier, there will be more sex scenes in Outlander Season 3. And Balfe said their age shouldn’t be a problem. If anything, Jamie and Claire’s love is “timeless” and as far as sex is concerned, she says “old people have good sex too.”
Season’s 13 episodes will be based upon the Voyager novel, the third installment in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series. Filming for Season 3 has already wrapped last month while Season 4 is already in full swing in the writer’s room, bringing book four, Drums of Autumn, to life this time around.
Outlander returns on Starz 8 PM Sunday, September 10.